Summary Chemical Operator, Chemical-processing near Vancouver (BC)
Find key facts and figures about working as a chemical operator, chemical-processing. The following information is applicable to all Chemical plant machine operators (NOC 9421).
Chemical plant machine operators monitor and operate units and machinery to blend, mix, process and package a wide range of specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cleaning and toiletry products. They are primarily employed in chemical, cleaning compound, ink and adhesive industries, but may also be employed by chemical processing departments in other industries.
High school or specific training
High school diploma or occupation-specific training usually required
Median wage in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
The job outlook is good in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
advertised in British Columbia
- Monitor instruments on one or more chemical formulation units
- Measure, weigh and load chemical ingredients following formulation cards
- Start up, shut down and troubleshoot equipment
- Take samples
- Perform routine chemical and physical tests of products
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