Acid Plant Operator
Chemical Plant Operator
Sulphuric Acid Plant Operator
Minimum 8th pass
Will be updated
The tasks an Acid Plant Operator is expected to perform include:
Maintaining and operating the acid plant for manufacturing specific acids by treating raw materials with acid or steam
Collecting the required amount of raw materials for preparation of desired acid
Setting up and checking equipment, valves, gauges and other instruments
Charging vessels with predetermined amount of chemicals
Regulating feed of materials into equipment
Controlling temperature in vessel by adjusting steam pressure
Checking progress of process by looking through peep holes
Observing temperature readings, pressure gauges and other instruments and making simple chemical tests
Regulating material feed and heating or cooling devices, as necessary
Removing acid when the process is completed
Knowledge of acids, chemical salts and their properties
Proficiency in making gadget readings and noting them
Well-versed with processing of raw materials like salts and acids, etc.
Competent in performing simple chemical tests
Knowledge of health hazards and safety guidelines
Ability to keep records
Alert and attentive
Ability to follow instructions
Good observation skills
Good analytical skills
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 company to company
Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)
The job is considered hazardous or dangerous
Occupational hazards may include acid or steam injuries, infections, rashes or scalds, suffocation, breathing problems, eye or skin infections, etc.
Health risks include possible injuries due to exposure to steam, strong acids and chemical salts, chemical fumes and odours, etc.
For fresher - INR 280 to INR 380 per day
For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 400 to INR 500 per day
(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, 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 Acid Plant Operator.
Acid and chemical manufacturing plants in India
Chemical treatment plants in India
Cities and towns across India