Skip to main content

Show filters

Hide filters

See all filters

Chemical products plant and machine operators

Description

Code

8131

Description

Chemical products plant and machine operators monitor and operate units and machinery to blend, mix, process and package a wide range of chemical products.
Tasks include -
(a) setting up, starting, controlling, adjusting and stopping machines and plant;
(b) monitoring reaction processes and transfers of products in conformity with safety procedures;
(c) monitoring meters, gauges and electronic instrumentation on one or more chemical or formulation units, such as mixers, kettles, blenders, dryers, or tabletting, encapsulation, granulation and coating machines;
(d) measuring, weighing and loading chemical ingredients following formulation cards;
(e) making samples and performing routine chemical and physical tests of products and recording production data;
(f) cleaning and performing minor repairs to machines and plant.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Candle production machine operator
- Explosive products machine operator
- Pharmaceutical and toiletry products machine operator
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Chemical processing plant controller - 3133
- Petroleum and natural gas refining plant operator - 3134

Concept URI