Chemical process operator positions are classified as processing and production jobs. The chemical process operator is responsible for all chemical mixing, processing, and packaging operations within the production area. The operator must know and observe all safety procedures, organizational rules, and environmental policies. They are responsible for transferring the products through the various process and storage areas using conveyors, tanks, and other transfer systems. Additionally, the chemical process operator researches and troubleshoots any problems that occur during product transfer and reports these issues to the maintenance department. The chemical process operator may also be responsible for loading and unloading chemical delivery vehicles, conducting chemical product inventory, and ensuring general cleanliness of the area in which they work.
Chemical Process Operator Tasks
Monitor and maintain equipment, including adjusting controls, oiling or cleaning, and switching to backups.
Conduct laboratory tests and record results like pH, temperature, raw materials, water level, etc.
Process chemicals by following guidelines and instructions on equipment such as reactors, distillation systems, etc.
Package and transfer chemicals safely.