The average salary for a Chemical Process Operator in South Africa is R177,081.
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Job Description for Chemical Process Operator
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 chem…Read more
Chemical Process Operator Tasks
- Process chemicals by following guidelines and instructions on equipment such as reactors, distillation systems, etc.
- Package and transfer chemicals safely.
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Chemical Process Operator
Skills in Safety Compliance, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Machine Operation and Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting.
Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Process Operator
An entry-level Chemical Process Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R120,000 based on 9 salaries. An early career Chemical Process Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R122,054 based on 25 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Process Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R253,100 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Chemical Process Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R246,044 based on 15 salaries.
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