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Chemical Production Machine Operator

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

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
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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