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What’s it like to be a Chemical Plant Operator?
Chemical plant operators control the operation of chemical production
equipment used in processing minerals and in manufacturing a range of products
such as drugs, textiles, ammunition and plastics.
Chemical plant operators may work in production areas that are noisy, hot,
dusty and, at times, contain fumes. However, the work environments are
generally spacious, ventilated and well lit. The majority of the work may be
completed while standing. Shiftwork is sometimes required.
Plant operators usually work in teams and must adhere to safety regulations
due to the nature of the work. Protective equipment is supplied.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Chemical Plant Operator earn an average of $1781 per week.
The [average annual salary for this job is $92612 excluding super.]
- enjoy practical and manual activities
- able to work as part of a team
- able to follow written instructions
- good communication and numeracy skills
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- mechanical aptitude
- good problem-solving and analytical skills
- aptitude for working with computers
- good hand-eye coordination.
This job also involves:
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Good vision for detail
These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.
Handling chemicals/greasy items
These jobs involve the daily handling of substances which may cause irritation
to skin, eyes, etc., and may aggravate dermatitis or other medical conditions.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Non-trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study such as a Certificate III or IV, and on-the-job
training, may be required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspects of CHEMISTRY provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a chemistry-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Chemical Plant Operator
Chemical plant operators may perform the following tasks:
- prepare and measure raw materials
- feed raw materials and processing agents into plant machinery
- set controls and operate machinery
- check instruments and equipment to ensure correct operation, and attend to any abnormal operating conditions
- take samples for testing, test products and record process data.
Chemical and Hydrocarbon Plant Technician
A chemical and hydrocarbon plant technician controls the operation of plant
machinery and equipment to produce chemical products and to extract, refine
and distribute hydrocarbon and oil products. They generally work at a more
senior and more technical level to operators and will often be responsible for
the supervision of staff.