3133-Chemical processing plant controllers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Chemical processing plant controllers
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Job Description: 
Chemical processing plant controllers operate and monitor chemical plants and adjust and maintain, processing units and equipment which distil, filter, separate, heat or refine chemicals.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) operating electronic or computerized control panel from a central control room to monitor and optimize physical and chemical processes for several processing units
  • (b) adjusting equipment, valves, pumps, controls and process equipment
  • (c) controlling the preparation, measuring and feeding of raw materials and processing agents such as catalysts and filtering media into plant
  • (c) controlling process start-up and shut-down, troubleshooting and monitoring outside process equipment
  • (e) verifying equipment for malfunctions, carrying out routine operating tests and arranging for maintenance
  • (f) analyzing sample products, performing tests, recording data and writing production logs.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Chemical-heat-treating-plant operator
- Chemical-filtering and separating equipment operator
- Chemical-still and reactor operator
- Chemical process technician


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Petroleum and natural gas refinery operators - 3134
- Chemical products plant and machine operators - 8131

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