Chemical Plant Operator Job Description

Chemical Plant Operator Job Description

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Chemical plant operator provides chemical Engineering expertise in the improvement of Meggitt products, production equipment and production processes.

Chemical Plant Operator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Demonstrated knowledge of basic chemical blending processes
Knowledge of all safety policies and procedures
Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines including FDA, EPA and OSHA
Performs minor maintenance / adjustment duties as required
Teach lab and/or lecture portions of Chemical Plant Operator certification classes
Observe all safety rules and wear appropriate PPE, where required
Operate digester to dissolve oxides from calciners and filter impurities from solution
Wash and filter residue and package for shipment
Select and mix in tank the correct weight and volume of ingredients
Transfer slurry to digester, add steam, hold temperature, and discharge into another tank

Chemical Plant Operator Qualifications

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

Education for Chemical Plant Operator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the chemical plant operator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Associates, Graduate, Education, Technology, Process Technology, Military, General Education, Manufacturing, Industrial, Math

Skills for Chemical Plant Operator

Desired skills for chemical plant operator include:

Basic chemical blending processes
Experience in quality improvement processes
Processes and equipment
Safety policies and procedures
Air operated
Applicable to Manufacturing
Basic Mechanics and Power Transmission Systems- gearboxes and drives
Chemical metering and positive displacement Pumps and related equipment

Desired experience for chemical plant operator includes:

Treat the resulting tungsten solution by running tests to determine the amount of chemicals to be added
Pump solution through paper filters producing filter cakes which is washed twice, removed to drums, weighed, sampled, and labeled for shipment
Transfer acid and caustic from supply trucks to storage
Assist other operators as assigned
Must be able to read, write, do simple math, and maintain accurate records
Must be able to use both hands at the same time while pushing, pulling, twisting, bending, lifting, stooping, and walking

Chemical Plant Operator Examples


Chemical Plant Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a chemical plant operator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for chemical plant operator
  • Work from both verbal & written instructions of Shift Supervisor, standard procedures, batch sheet & loading sheets to operate reactors, , filling & loading systems
  • Participate in miscellaneous duties including painting, cleanouts, assistance to plant during outages, and maintain operating condition of key equipment
  • 90% of the work responsibilities will be performed outdoors
  • Taking responsibility for your own safety, complying with JMs safe working practices and following PPE direction and contributing to a healthy and safe working environment
  • Follow all relevant process related documentation such as risk analysis, process instructions and standard work documents
  • Supporting the operations team in the skilled execution of operator activities and adhering to the production schedule to ensure the on-time delivery of quality product
  • Completing all necessary batch sheets and handovers to ensure continuous production
  • Making suggestions for process improvements within area of responsibility
  • Ensure adherence to 5S standards
  • Carrying out tasks and duties as directed by the Production Lead that will contribute to the levels of performance and competence required
Qualifications for chemical plant operator
  • Must be able to work for long periods, while standing
  • Must be able to climb steps as often as needed
  • Must have good eye/hand coordination with all physical movements well coordinated
  • Prefer three year experience working in a chemical refining plant environment
  • Fork truck license preferred
  • Direct experience with weighing, conveying, and packaging operations with PSM Chemicals preferred

Chemical Plant Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a chemical plant 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 plant operator
  • Reporting incidents, near-misses, unsafe conditions and sources of error promptly
  • Working within a narrow focus area
  • Ideally have previous experience within the chemical process industry engineering and/or manufacturing
  • Ideally have an understanding of large scale complex manufacturing facilities/plants
  • Must have high level of personal Health and Safety standards
  • Understanding of EHS and its importance in the workplace
  • Be a team player and able to support other disciplines if required
  • Have a positive ‘can do, will do’ attitude
  • Organised and disciplines
  • Be safety and environmentally focussed
Qualifications for chemical plant operator
  • Requirements for Applicants with Associates Degree or are currently attending college
  • Must have chemical processing experience, experience working with chemicals in an industrial environment is required
  • Must be able to work all scheduled days of the shift
  • On-Call opportunities may be required, must be willing/able to reside within 70 miles of the facility
  • Fork Truck, Power materials handling equipment operation experience is preferred
  • Chemical Process Technology certification and/or degree, or Four (4) or more years of military training/experience in related field, is preferred

Chemical Plant Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of chemical plant operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for chemical plant operator
  • Follow Daily Operating Instructions
  • Record relevant information in log sheets at end of the shift
  • Keep Shift Facilitator, Supervisor, and/or area Engineers up-to-date on issues/concerns
  • Perform Lock Out Tag Out as necessary
  • Ensure environmental permits are satisfied
  • Apply proper treatments to waste and wastewater at specific stages of treatments
  • Monitor control panels, meters, and process equipment making adjustments as required
  • Establish and maintain preventative maintenance program on all equipment and plant facilities according to requirements
  • Complete logs, reports and documentation
  • Must comply with Conduct of Operations (CONOPS)
Qualifications for chemical plant operator
  • Five (5) or more years of chemical processing experience is preferred
  • Must be able to solve simple math problems by using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills to accurately record chemical additions, lot numbers, record scale readings
  • Must be able to read, understand and communicate in English to operate machines, Interface with PLC control screens, read and complete process orders, complete safety tests
  • 2 years fork truck driving experience
  • Batch managed, chemical production environment
  • High School Diploma or GED with at least that level in reading comprehension, writing, and math

Chemical Plant Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of chemical plant 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 plant operator
  • Active engagement in safety culture
  • Fully participate in safety and house-keeping activities
  • Enter work notifications for maintenance
  • Manage the raw material inventory and bulk ordering for pilot plant operation
  • Assist on Pilot Plant operations in High Heat Technology Group, including but not limited to batch formulation, spray over drying, chemical reaction, filtration, devolatilization extrusion, centrifugation, waste handling and material logistics
  • Routine sampling and basic analytical testing of pilot plant samples for formulation and operation of chemistries
  • Review and understand site standards (LOTO, line opening, pressure relief…) as they apply to chemical operations
  • Perform small modifications on pilot scale equipment, for example tubing, flexible hoses, local instruments, etc for temporary operations
  • Work closely with chemists and engineers during batch execution for safe and accurate execution
  • Flexibility to operate other High Heat Technology scale-up assets as needed by business priorities
Qualifications for chemical plant operator
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in an appropriate technology area and 5+ years of hands-on experience in chemical plant or refinery operations
  • 1 year experience in a Chemical Manufacturing or 3 years in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with various hand tools, fork trucks, snorkel lifts, dolly’s, manual material handling equipment
  • This position works under a union contract but the candidate is not required to be a member of the union
  • Proven ability to multi-task, good communication and teamwork skills with peers and supervisors, ability to operate safely in chemical manufacturing facility
  • The position requires that employees must be able to wear a respirator lift, carry, pull and push equipment, materials and other required items up to 55.1 pounds

Chemical Plant Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of chemical plant 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 plant operator
  • Handling raw materials and products in controlled amount of waste generated and waste disposable according to environmental requirements
  • Complete Hot List pour ups
  • Basic chemical blends
  • Drum batching from reactors
  • Safety participation
  • Lifting various raw materials
  • Manhandling drums less than 100 pounds
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with legislation and company procedures
  • Carry out chemical manufacture, using automated and manual chemical reactors in a fast-paced chemical processing environment
  • Participate fully in daily briefings and other meetings
Qualifications for chemical plant operator
  • Prior experience with explosion prevention systems
  • Experience entering data into computer system
  • Ability to pass required Work Key skills tests
  • The Position requires the ability to climb multiple types of ladders including pole ladders and step ladders/stairs
  • Hearing and smelling are essential functions of the position
  • Participates in the on-call rotation for all after hour deliveries and receives additional compensation for on- call hours

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