Chemical Equipment Operators control chemical changes in big machines that make products such as plastics, petroleum, medicines, chemicals, and metals.
• Operate chemical equipment.
• Monitor equipment.
• Adjust temperature, pressure, feed, flow and so on.
• Record data.
• Patrol work areas.
• Maintain equipment.
• Test product samples.
Where and When:
• They usually work near the big noisy machines. Could be indoors or outdoors.
• Could work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
What or Who They Work With:
• They make things like Chemicals, gas, paper, plastics, medicines, process coal, and metals
• Team of others
• Safety shoes, safety goggles, protective gear
• Hard Hats
• Chemical Machines or equipment
Education and Training:
• High school diploma or some vocational training.
• A few months to one year of working with experienced workers.
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
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Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World (Inquire & Investigate) (2016) by Carla Mooney
How Things are Made (2016) by Oldrich Ruzicka
How Thigs are Made: Volume 2 (2018) by Oldrich Ruzicka
Transformed: How Everyday things are Made (2007) by Bill Slavin
The Way Things Work Now by David McCaulay (2016)
Organic Chemistry for babies by Chris Ferrie (2018)
Chemistry: The Atom and Elements (Super Smart Science Series) (2013) by April Chloe Terrazas
Basher Science: Chemistry Getting a Big Reaction (2016) by Simon Basher and Dan Green
Janice VanCleave's Chemistry for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really work by Janic VanCleave (2010)