Chemical Production Machine Operator

Chemical Production Machine Operators operate machines to produce chemical goods such as soaps, detergents, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and explosives.

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    Overview

    Chemical Production Machine Operators operate machines to produce chemical goods such as soaps, detergents, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and explosives.

    Day-to-day

    • operates crushing machines to reduce solid chemicals and other materials to a size suitable for processing
    • operates mills to grind and pulverise solid chemicals and other materials into particles of a specified size
    • inspects samples of these materials and monitors the removal of the ground product
    • operates machines in which the ingredients used in chemical and related products are mixed and blended, and ensures the accuracy of the blend
    • may be designated according to the type of material mixed, the product obtained or the machine operated.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become a Chemical Production Machine Operator