Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
On the Job
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators set up and operate equipment that extracts, sorts, or separates liquids, gases, or solids from other materials.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
- Exchange information with colleagues.
- Inspect production equipment.
- Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products.
- Operate mixing equipment.
- Operate pumping systems or equipment.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids.
- Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
- Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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