313-Process control technicians

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Process control technicians
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Process control technicians operate and monitor switchboards, computerized control systems, multi-function process control machinery and maintain processing units in electrical power generation and distribution, wastewater, sewage treatment and waste dsiposal plants, chemical, petroleum and natural gas refineries in metal processing and other multiple process operations.

Main Tasks include -

  • operating electronic or computerized control panel from a central control room to monitor and optimize processes
  • controlling process start-up and shut-down
  • operating and monitoring switchboards and related equipment
  • monitoring and inspecting equipment and systems to detect malfunctions
  • taking readings from charts, meters and gauges at established intervals
  • troubleshooting and take corrective action as necessary
  • maintaining records, logs and reports
  • communicating with other personnel to assess equipment operating status
  • cleaning and maintaining equipment
  • supervising plant and machine operators and other workers.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

3131 Power production plant operators
3132 Incinerator and water treatment plant operators
3133 Chemical processing plant controllers
3134 Petroleum and natural gas refini