SOC Code 51-9011 - Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

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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.


SOC Code 51-9011 - Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders is a a final level code of the “Production Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 87,120 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $24.78 and average Annual Wage of $51,540.

Occupation Examples

  • Acid Purification Equipment Operator
  • Chemical Machine Tender
  • Chemical Process Equipment Operator
  • Chemical Processor
  • Chemical Treatment Operator

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