Ammonia Plant Operator
Chemical Plant Operators
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The tasks an Ammonia Operator is expected to perform include:
Controlling the converter and auxiliary equipment that combine hydrogen and nitrogen to produce anhydrous ammonia
Lighting burner and starting pumps, compressors, scrubbers, and absorption units
Moving controls on panel-board to regulate temperatures of solutions and opening valves to admit heated and purified air and hydrogen into combustion chamber of burner
Reading the instruments, such as thermometers, pressure gauges, and potentiometers
Making control adjustments according to operating instructions and charts
Pumping fresh solutions into scrubbing and absorption towers when readings indicate excessive alkalinity
Recording operational data in logbook
Knowledge of controlling equipment systems that process chemical substances into specified products
Ability to monitor the production process and ensure efficiency of systems and equipment
Well-versed with calculating material requirements or yields, according to formulae
Proficiency in reading the instruments such as thermometers, pressure gauges, potentiometers, etc.
Ability to repair or replace damaged equipment
Knowledge of computing percentage of hydrogen and ammonia in burner gases, using standard test procedure
Ability to follow instructions
Good hand-eye co-ordination
Attention to detail
Ability to focus for long hours
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
Chemical & petrochemical companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous
Occupational hazards may include injuries, burns, mental and physical stress, breathing problems, uneasiness, etc.
Health risks include possible injuries due to exposure to toxic material or fumes, working in congested and cramped spaces, continuous exposure to chemicals, contaminated work spaces, etc.
For freshers - INR 11,000 to INR 12,000 per month
For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 21,000 to INR 22,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Industry Outlook of Chemicals and Petrochemicals Sector
Indian chemical industry generates around 70,000 commercial goods ranging from plastic to toiletries and pesticides to beauty products. It is regarded as the oldest domestic sector in India and in terms of volume it gives a sense of pride to India by featuring as the 12th largest producers of chemicals. With an approximate cost of US$ 28 billion, it amounts to 12.5% of the entire industrial output of India and 16.2% of its entire exports. Under Chemical industries some of the other rapidly emerging sectors are petrochemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries.
Indian chemical industry comprises both small and large scale units, and presently, there are about 70,000 chemical manufacturing units located in the country. The industrys current turnover is about USD 30.8 billion which is 14 per cent of the total manufacturing output of the country.
Indian chemical industry is expected to register a growth of 8-9% in the next decade and is expected to double its share in global chemical industry to 5-6% by 2021.
Even though this industry is capital and technology intensive, the sector is a major avenue for large scale employment. The downstream plastic processing is the largest employer with over 3.53 million people deriving their livelihood from this sector. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Ammonia Operator.
Chemical and petrochemical companies across India
Cities and towns across India