Career outlook for chemical plant process operator
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would check and run the machines that make products like paints, plastics, cosmetics and toiletries.
The way in which these products are made is changing as we look for green and sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. Every day people all over the country, and even all over the world, would use the items you have helped to produce.
It would be your responsibility to follow manufacturing procedures and make sure the machines were operated safely.
- Set up the machines
- Measure, weigh, mix and load materials
- Check meter readings and adjust the machines
- Take product samples and record the data for quality checks
- Pack finished items into barrels, tanks or containers
- Close down and clean the machines
- Carry out small repairs
- Report any major problems
- Follow health and safety guidelines carefully.
Your work would be supervised by a shift manager and an engineer.
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