Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators
On the Job
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators run machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, food, pulp, plastic, or rubber.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Inspect production equipment.
- Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products.
- Record operational or production data.
- Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
- Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
- Apply solutions to production equipment.
- Collect samples of materials or products for testing.
- Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
- Operate pumping systems or equipment.
- Clean production equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
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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