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Purification Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$43,467 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$643

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Purification Operator is $43,467 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Purification Operator is between $32,590 and $52,489. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Controls gas-scrubbing and related equipment to remove impurities from gases: observes temperature, flow, pressure gauges, and liquid-level indicators and moves controls to effect operating equilibrium in equipment, according to plant procedure and correlation of instrument readings.
  • Observes gas-scrubbing fluid through sight glasses to determine process efficiency, indicated by color and flow rate of fluid.
  • Turns valves to maintain brine in brine scrubber at specified strength and regulate temperature of hot water in scrubber jacket, according to indicated efficiency of scrubbing fluid.
  • Inspects pumps, motors, valves, and related equipment and replaces packing in column scrubbers and nitrogen-drying columns at specified intervals with acid, calcium chloride, or brine.
  • Draws samples of gases and fluids for laboratory analysis.
  • Maintains log of gauge readings and results of laboratory analyses.
  • Directs activities of purification-operator helper.
Purification Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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

Job family population: 48,450

Estimated population of Purification Operator jobs: 52

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$50,390
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Purification Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Manufacturing Quality Associate (GMP)
May 21
North Chicago, IL, USA
Beacon Hill Pharma
Work effectively with operators on the floor and make on the spot, risk based decisions; escalate ... purification and aseptic fill/finish o Experience with viral gene therapies and/or orphan disease ...
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