How to become a Chemical Plant Operator

Chemical plant operators control the operation of chemical production equipment used in processing minerals and in manufacturing a range of products such as drugs, textiles, ammunition and plastics.

Personal requirements of a Chemical Plant Operator

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to follow written instructions
  • Good communication and numeracy skills
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Aptitude for working with computers
  • Good hand-eye coordination

Education & Training for a Chemical Plant Operator

You can work as a chemical plant operator without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a chemical plant operator through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

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