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Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Job Information

Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels.


  • Workers involved in production and in installation, maintenance, and repair hold more than half of all jobs.
  • Earnings are higher than average compared with other manufacturing industries.
  • Employment is projected to decline, and applicants for jobs are expected to face keen competition.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $45,550/yr ($22.78/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education High School diploma