Chemical Plant Operator

Chemical Plant Operators control the operation of chemical production plant.
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    Overview

    Chemical Plant Operators control the operation of chemical production plant.

    Day-to-day

    • controls equipment that performs continuous and batch processes to process chemicals
    • controls the preparation, measuring and feeding of raw material and processing agents such as catalysts and filtering media into plant
    • patrols and inspects equipment to ensure proper operation and sets operating controls on equipment
    • analyses samples and readings and records test data
    • controls records of production, quantities transferred and details of blending and pumping operations
    • checks equipment for malfunctions and arranges maintenance.

    Considerations

    • Working outdoors

    To become a Chemical Plant Operator

    • You can work as a Chemical Plant Operator without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. A certificate III or IV in process plant operations might be helpful.

      Find a Certificate in Process Plant Operations