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Reactor Kettle Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,292 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Reactor Kettle Operator is $46,292 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Reactor Kettle Operator is between $34,520 and $56,089. 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

  • 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.
Reactor Kettle 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 Reactor Kettle Operator jobs: 70

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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