• Chemical Plant and System Operators
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 65,870
    $40,250 range bar $85,200
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Chemical Plant and System Operators control or operate entire chemical processes or system of machines.

What do they typically do

  • Confer with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting safety, efficiency, or product quality
  • Move control settings to make necessary adjustments on equipment units affecting speeds of chemical reactions, quality, or yields
  • Interpret chemical reactions visible through sight glasses or on television monitors and review laboratory test reports for process adjustments
  • Record operating data, such as process conditions, test results, or instrument readings
  • Regulate or shut down equipment during emergency situations, as directed by supervisory personnel
  • Control or operate chemical processes or systems of machines using panelboards, control boards, or semi-automatic equipment
  • Draw samples of products and conduct quality control tests to monitor processing and to make sure that standards are met
  • Monitor recording instruments, flowmeters, panel lights, or other indicators, and listen for warning signals to check conformity of process conditions

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.3%
Job Openings 48

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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