Chemical Operator Job Description

Chemical Operator Job Description

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Chemical operator provides process, materials, and/or equipment engineering support to manufacturing operations to maintain production performance or restore process capability.

Chemical Operator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective chemical operator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included chemical operator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Make minor repairs to equipment and initiate maintenance action when needed utilizing the SAP work notification process
Ensures all documentation produced is in compliance with cGMP standards including good documentation practices
Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in
Proficient operation of the Mod V Process Control system an/or other plant control processes
Perform department and maintenance support as needed
Document, communicate shift activities through electronic log book
Troubleshoot plant problems and arrange for maintenance work to be performed as needed
Learn, follow, and occasionally create and update applicable procedures to ensure that all jobs are completed in a safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible manner
Perform in-process lab analysis such as sieve analysis, percent calcium, bulk density, SPC plotting, Collect, label, deliver, and store samples
Evaluate raw material inventories and site logistics shipment planning and be involved in the ordering, receiving, Certificate of Analysis, and computer input of these receipts and shipments

Chemical Operator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Chemical Operator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISO, CPR, GODI, H2S, CSTS, BF3, FSA, 9000, HAZWOPER

Education for Chemical Operator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the chemical operator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Manufacturing, Technical, Process Technology, Associates, Military, Science, Chemistry, Education, Technology, Communication

Skills for Chemical Operator

Desired skills for chemical operator include:

LEAN manufacturing principles
Work environment
Performance of job duties
SAP
Equipment and process
Relevant procedures
Relevant production experience
Fluid dynamics
Thermodynamics
Practices

Desired experience for chemical operator includes:

Lift 55 lbs up to 20 times per shift
Fine Manipulation of hands/fingers
Repetitive use of hands/arms
Process Technology Degree OR minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
Lock, Tag and Try (LTT) of equipment, issue Safe Work Permits (SWP), equipment isolations and preparing for line openings, Return to Operations (RTO) and issuing of other site permits
Perform simple tasks like changing small valves, fixing hoses, change gaskets

Chemical Operator Examples

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Chemical Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a chemical operator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for chemical operator
  • Read warning signs, hazard labels, operating procedures and log sheets
  • Preparing final product blends
  • Running distillation reactions
  • Running high temperature reactions
  • Shipping and receiving of packaged and bulk materials
  • Conduction equipment set up and change overs
  • Computer transactions
  • HAZMAT Technician training
  • Other various duties associated with chemical manufacturing
  • Conduct routine operating inspections of the unit, troubleshoot operational problems and respond to area emergencies or to changing operational situations
Qualifications for chemical operator
  • High school diploma (or GED) required and at least 1 to 2 years manufacturing experience in a similar industry OR Associate degree in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Chemical, Nuclear or Process Controls with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0
  • Must be able to operate all equipment such as mixers, calciners, heat exchangers, as required to complete chemical processes
  • Must be able to work any shift with overtime and in normal to extreme environmental conditions
  • Must be able to acquire sufficient skill and knowledge of the chemical processes in order to conduct operations and processes with limited supervision
  • Lifting 50 to 55 pounds routinely
  • Willing to work holidays and weekends
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Chemical Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a chemical operator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for chemical operator
  • Investigate problems caused by process upsets or equipment failures
  • Perform daily housekeeping activities in order to maintain a safe and environmentally sound workplace
  • Assist with training of new employees in operation of units and cross-training technicians on new operational procedures
  • Participate in MOC procedures to ensure that process changes and their associated procedures are understood
  • Able to ascertain and react to dangerous conditions and understand chemical processes
  • Assist in laboratory scale synthesis projects as directed following written procedures
  • While packaging be able to lift 15-35 lbs
  • Under direct supervision, complete daily batches as assigned per batch ticket instructions
  • Includes the operation of production equipment such as pumps, blenders, reactors and weigh scales
  • Assist maintenance with preventive maintenance start-ups and shutdowns
Qualifications for chemical operator
  • Willing to work rotating shifts, holidays and overtime, as may be required
  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 0-2 years of experience in pharmaceutical production and/or chemical engineering environment
  • Ability to use a forklift
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures and procedure manuals
  • Process Technology Degree or 2 years relevant work experience
  • Prior operations, maintenance, or related industrial experience preferred
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Chemical Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of chemical operator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for chemical operator
  • Prepare drums, pails, totes, and other containers for transport of products
  • Make necessary hose line-ups for loading material from tankers into vessels and vice versa
  • Maintains a clean, safe, and environmentally compliant work and storage area
  • Labels packaged material in accordance with company policy & government regulations
  • Prepare drums and totes for loading and shipping
  • May perform necessary Quality Assurance tests
  • Stage and charge raw materials into batches
  • The incumbent is expected to fully understand, and to be fully committed to supporting the processes necessary to fulfill and maintain the requirements of the RC-14001 and ISO 9001 standards
  • Operate various pumps, fans, valves, and other rotating equipment throughout the plant safely
  • Identify mechanical problems with equipment
Qualifications for chemical operator
  • Process Technology Degree or 2 years relevant work experience preferred
  • Prior operations, maintenance, electrical, or related industrial experience preferred
  • Manufacturing related experience preferred
  • Must be willing and able to work an 8-hour rotating shift or a 12-hour rotating shift schedule when necessary, which includes weekends and holidays, on a routine basis and be willing and able to work overtime
  • Must be willing and able to participate on the emergency response team
  • Must have the ability to accurately perform basic mathematic equations and conversions
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Chemical Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of chemical operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for chemical operator
  • Responsible for setup, troubleshooting, and analytical sampling and testing
  • Responsible for data collection, analysis, and presentation of results
  • Assist in the development, documentation, and updating of testing methods and procedures
  • Ensure all laboratory equipment is running as designed and/or programmed by performing quality checks
  • Ensure safety and quality throughout the process following ISO 9001 and cGMP (as required by the product) guidelines
  • In compliance with change control procedures, improve processes through application of industry knowledge, experience, and principles
  • Responsible for accuracy of procedures to the existing processes
  • Must follow all Safety Rules, Regulations, Operating Procedures, Corporate/Plant Policies and Laws at all times
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds safely
  • Safely operate an industrial lift truck (sit down and stand up)
Qualifications for chemical operator
  • Previous chemical plant machine operating experience a plus
  • Practical application of plant waste handling and shipping requirements (RCRA)
  • Submit to background check, drug screen & respirator test
  • Advanced degree beyond High School (Associate, Bachelor, ) from an accredited program
  • Experience doing lockouts isolating hazardous energy sources
  • Experience operating mobile equipment fork truck
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Chemical Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of chemical operator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for chemical operator
  • Blending of chemicals and powders
  • Labeling and filling containers with product
  • Take samples of powder and liquids to ensure product quality, stage empty containers, maintain satisfactory housekeeping standards, prepare equipment for maintenance
  • Safely handling industrial chemicals using established safe plant procedures and processes
  • Accurately completing shop floor paperwork in both written and electronic format
  • Use of computerized MRP system
  • Work frequent overtime (12 hour shifts)
  • Participate in company safety meetings and training
  • Makes changes in instrument settings and formulas as described by the laboratory or supervisor
  • Monitors operating parameters by reading gauges, instruments, and meters
Qualifications for chemical operator
  • Flexibility to work whatever shift is required possible overtime
  • Chemical Process knowledge – Making Batches, follow batch operations documents
  • Following written instructions to complete batch manufacturing
  • Computer (PLC for batch manufacture, spread sheet)
  • Knowledge of chemical processing equipment including reactors, feeders, heat exchangers, piping networks, hoses, pumps, valves, instruments, vessels, scales, tanks, scrubbers, meters
  • OAble to read and comprehend written instruction and correspondence

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