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