Solid carbon dioxide, popularly known as dry ice, is an extremely versatile material.
Its applications span a wide variety of industries — from healthcare and lab research to food and beverage, transport, and shipping. In fact, almost any sector with temperature-critical processes relies on the substance.
So, why is dry ice more popular in industrial environments than wet ice?
Here are some of its benefits:
- Dry ice sublimates instead of melting, hence, it leaves no residue
- It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless
- It doesn’t become moist, making it bacteria and fungus-proof
- It doesn’t generate any waste
- It is more efficient since it’s three times colder than wet ice
- It is readily available and more cost-effective
These advantages make dry ice the perfect material for packing and transportation — whether it’s food, biological samples, or even critical human organs.
Given its usefulness, it should come as no surprise that the dry ice market is expected to be worth $670 million by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.4%.
This means that those capable of handling the substance will have a healthy pipeline of jobs in the near future. Let’s take a closer look at the role of a dry ice operator.
Dry Ice Operator
One of the most lucrative opportunities in the industry is the dry ice operator. All a candidate needs to apply for this job is a high school degree, a stable employment record, and a willingness to follow directions.
A dry ice operator is generally put in charge of loading and packaging the substance, maneuvering boxes of dry ice within a warehouse, and cleaning any leftover residue to prevent any accidents. All these actions must, of course, be taken following the strictest safety procedures.
The operator will be expected to follow the directions of supervisors, be mindful of safety processes, and be comfortable carrying around large heavy boxes of up to 50 pounds.
Provided that all these criteria are met, the dry ice operator gets to work closely with an experienced supplier that will not only share its KnowHow with them, but also introduce them to experts from a broad range of industries, including food production, universities, and research facilities.
At nexAir, the leading supplier of industrial gas across the Southeast, potential candidates who join the Carbonic Operations Team get to work closely with an experienced team of highly trained individuals who can help further your career.
Why Forge Forward with nexAir?
Since the 1940s, nexAir has shared its industry expertise with clients from across industries in the Southeast. As a leading supplier of industrial gas and welding supplies, we have the experience to kickstart careers, and the KnowHow to help young talent Forge Forward. When you work with nexAir, one of the best-managed companies of 2020, you can expect:
- Pay that exceeds industry standards
- A comprehensive retirement plan
- Medical insurance that includes dental and vision coverage
- Substantial paid leaves and vacation days
And, of course, the chance to work with one of the most promising materials on the market today!
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