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Kettle Operator Salary

$44,307 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$682

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Kettle Operator is $44,307 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Kettle Operator is between $33,039 and $53,683. On average, a Less Than HS Degree is the highest level of education for a Kettle Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Controls automatic or semiautomatic equipment to polymerize solutions in reaction kettles to produce synthetic-rubber polymers, such as silicone or neoprene, following written specifications: weighs solid or liquid chemical additives, using balance or floor scale.
  • Dumps ingredients into kettle, using overhead hoist.
  • Turns valves to load kettles with monomer, catalyst, and modifier solutions.
  • Starts agitator and turns steam or water valves to activate and control polymerization.
  • Observes and records dial and gauge readings, and draws and tests samples to determine degree of completion of polymerization.
  • Turns valves to release vacuum and to cool batch to terminate polymerization.
  • Starts pumps to transfer nonreacted materials to rerun tank.
  • Flushes kettle with water and changes filter socks, or cleans kettle, using brushes and cleaning solvents.
  • May remove reactor cover and manually dump catalyst in reactor.
Kettle Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 49,770

Estimated population of Kettle Operator jobs: 72

Rate of error: 2.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,364
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Kettle Operator Job Listings for United States

CDL Driver - Equipment Operator
Nov 19
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ITR Concession Company, LLC (Indiana Toll Road)
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Production Operator - $17
Dec 3
Hayward, CA, USA
Kelly Services
Kelly Services is seeking to fill a Production Operator position in Hayward, CA! Details: * M-F; 5:30 AM to 2:00 PM * $17/hr * Labeling * Palletizing * Must have strong written and verbal ...
Sr. Production Operator
Dec 2
Pompano Beach, FL, USA
Kira Labs
The Senior Production Operator is responsible to perform all manufacturing activities to ensure daily targets are met or exceeded. Manufacturing includes, but is not limited to: cleaning, equipment ...
Production Operator - 1st Shift
Nov 23
Commerce City, CO, USA
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Production Operator - 1st ShiftJob Description:The Production Operator is the front-line employee who performs the manufacturing processes that add value and quality to the inputs and create the ...
Production Operator
Nov 22
San Diego, CA, USA
Adecco
As a Production Operator, you will operate production machines, ensure the manufacturing lines have enough product to continue running, complete job quality and production reporting, and ensure ...

The average pay for a Kettle Operator is $44,307 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Kettle Operator is between $33,039 and $53,683. On average, a Less Than HS Degree is the highest level of education for a Kettle Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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The Seasonal Equipment Operator/Laborer receive detailed instructions before and during work to ... kettle, street sweepers and earth saws * Perform all tasks safely and support the culture of ...
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Dec 3
Hayward, CA, USA
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Kelly Services is seeking to fill a Production Operator position in Hayward, CA! Details: * M-F; 5:30 AM to 2:00 PM * $17/hr * Labeling * Palletizing * Must have strong written and verbal ...
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