Process Operator

Chemical Plant Operator

Chemical Process Operator

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The tasks a Chemical Process Operator (Radio-Active Materials) is expected to perform include:

Controlling the laboratory equipment to prepare radioisotopes and other radioactive materials for using as tracers in biological, biochemical and physiological and industrial research

Placing the specified amounts of chemicals to be irradiated into container and securing vacuum pump head to outlet valve on container to replace air with inert gas

Driving the pickup or forklift truck to transport container to nuclear reactor for irradiation and from reactor to processing area

Opening pneumatic valves or using slave manipulators to add specified types and quantities of liquid reagents to glass vessel, dissolving and transferring radioactive samples into ion exchange tube

Washing the radioisotopes from side of ion exchange tube into collection vessel and transferring sample of glass flask, observing chemical reaction through periscope

Placing the tube in metal container and crimping the top to close container

Placing the container in carbon, enclosing descriptive literature and sealing carbon

Compiling records including dates, production and related information

Decontaminating the glassware and other equipment during shutdown using cloth and soapy water

Proficiency in driving pickup or forklift truck

Well-versed with lifting container of irradiated material from truck using hoist and position container over opening in concrete and lead cell

Well-versed with draining liquid into glass tube and performing standard chemical analysis involving titration and filtration, to ensure that radioisotopes conform to specifications

Knowledge of moving remote control lever to open container and dump radioactive contents into glass tube in chamber of protective cell

Proficiency in maintaining the production data

Will be updated

Good judgement and dexterity

Good observation skills

Ability to think critically

Decision-making skills

Problem-solving skills

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Physically fit

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 5/6 days a week for 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include exposure to radioactive materials, chemicals, toxic materials, etc.

Occupational hazards may include respiratory problems, skin irritation, breathing problem, fatigue, back pain, tiredness, allergies, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Chemical & Petrochemical Sector in India

Global chemical market size was estimated at USD 3.9 trillion in 2013 and is expected to grow at 3-4% per annum over the next 5 years to reach USD 4.7 trillion by 2018. India currently accounts for approximately 3% of the world chemical market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry expanded in 2013 despite weakness in key export markets and subdued growth in the domestic market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry currently stands at USD 118 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% for the next five years.

Bulk chemicals form the largest sub-segment of Indian chemical industry with 40% market share whereas the specialty chemical with 19% market share is the fastest growing segment. Together, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh account for more than 50% of Gross Value Add (GVA) and Gross Output of the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

The petrochemicals industry is a significant industry for the Indian economy. The growth of this industry is closely linked to economic growth of a country. Today, petrochemical products permeate the entire spectrum of daily use items and cover almost every sphere of life like clothing, housing, construction, furniture, automobiles, household items, agriculture, horticulture, irrigation, packaging, medical appliances, electronics and electrical etc. The Indian petrochemical market has grown at a CAGR of 11% from USD 19.3 billion in FY11 to USD 24 billion in FY13. The demand for basic petrochemicals and end products petrochemicals is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% to reach 16 MMTPA and 19.5 million tonnes by FY18 respectively.

The current per capita consumption of products of chemical industry in India is about 1/10th of the world average. The low per capita consumption across industries and segments and strong growth outlook for the key end use are the key growth drivers for the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

Chemical and petrochemical industry is a human resource intensive industry and hence employs a large number of people across the world. Currently the industry provide employment to about 1 million people in India. With the growing demand, the manufacture and marketing of chemicals will continue to offer substantial employment opportunities both for skilled and unskilled persons. The industry also generates indirect employment for the chemicals, engineering, packaging and transport industry. With the additional emphasis on exports, there will be new opportunities in logistics and marketing as well. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Chemical Process Operator (Radio-Active Materials).

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