A chemical plant operator working at distilling liquids

Chemical Plant Operator

Chemical Plant Operators control the operation of chemical production plant.

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.

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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

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