8131-Chemical products plant and machine operators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Chemical products plant and machine operators
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Job 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.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) Setting up, starting, controlling, adjusting and stopping machines and plant
  • (b) Monitoring reaction processes and transfers of products in conformance with safety procedures
  • (c) Monitoring meters, gauges and electronic instrumentation on one or more chemical or formulation units, such as mixers, kettles, blenders, dryers, tabletting, encapsulation, granulation and coating machines
  • (d) Measuring, weighing and loading chemical ingredients following formulation cards
  • (e) Taking 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:
- Blender/petroleum and natural gas refining (ethyl) operator
- Still/petroleum and natural gas refining machine operator
- Pharmaceutical and toiletry products machine operators
- Candle production machine


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Chemical processing plant controllers -3133
- Petroleum and natural gas refining plant operators - 3134

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