Chemical Production Machine Operator

Operates machines to produce chemical goods such as soaps, detergents, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and explosives.
Training time 16 weeks
Average pay $65,817
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 1,200

What does a Chemical Production Machine Operator do?

  • fixing attachments to machines, setting controls and loading material to be processed
  • starting machines, observing operation and adjusting controls to regulate temperature, pressure, intake of raw materials and speed
  • sampling output for defects and variations, and adjusting machine settings accordingly
  • unloading and storing output
  • cleaning and lubricating machines and performing minor repairs

Specialisations

  • Bullet Maker
  • Candle Maker
  • Cosmetics Machine Operator
  • Explosives Mixer Operator
  • Nitrocellulose Maker
  • Paint Tinter
  • Tablet Making Machine Operator

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