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Chemical Operator

67

Statewide
Job Postings
311th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,390

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$19.20 - $33.81

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$17.04 - $29.98

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Chemical Operator - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 67 job postings for the occupation of Chemical Operator in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Chemical Operator. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

Top 3 Certifications

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What Chemical Operator Do:

Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels.

Common Job Activities:

  • Observe safety precautions to prevent fires or explosions.
  • Record operational data, such as temperatures, pressures, ingredients used, processing times, or test results.
  • Control or operate equipment in which chemical changes or reactions take place during the processing of industrial or consumer products.
  • Patrol work areas to detect leaks or equipment malfunctions or to monitor operating conditions.
  • Draw samples of products at specified stages so that analyses can be performed.
  • Adjust controls to regulate temperature, pressure, feed, or flow of liquids or gases and times of prescribed reactions, according to knowledge of equipment and processes.
  • Monitor gauges, recording instruments, flowmeters, or products to ensure that specified conditions are maintained.
  • Test product samples for specific gravity, chemical characteristics, pH levels, concentrations, or viscosities or send them to laboratories for testing.
  • Inspect equipment or units to detect leaks or malfunctions, shutting equipment down if necessary.
  • Open valves or start pumps, agitators, reactors, blowers, or automatic feed of materials.
  • Implement appropriate industrial emergency response procedures.
  • Read plant specifications to determine products, ingredients, or prescribed modifications of plant procedures.
  • Measure, weigh, and mix chemical ingredients, according to specifications.
  • Dump or scoop prescribed solid, granular, or powdered materials into equipment.
  • Notify maintenance engineers of equipment malfunctions.
  • Add treating or neutralizing agents to products and pump products through filters or centrifuges to remove impurities or to precipitate products.
  • Estimate materials required for production and manufacturing of products.
  • Observe and compare colors and consistencies of products to instrument readings and to laboratory and standard test results.
  • Direct activities of workers assisting in control or verification of processes or in unloading of materials.
  • Drain equipment and pump water or other solutions through to flush and clean tanks or equipment.
  • Flush or clean equipment, using steam hoses or mechanical reamers.
  • Make minor repairs, lubricate, and maintain equipment, using hand tools.
  • Inventory supplies received and consumed.

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