Chemical Plant Operation

5427 - Chemical Plant Operating

The Chemical Plant Operating occupation includes jobs involved in operating and maintaining chemical plant equipment utilized in the development, manufacture, and processing of chemicals and chemical products or the development of chemical and related processes. Typically, such equipment includes reactors, filters, compressors, pumps, valves, furnaces, fractionating columns, generators, centrifuges, meters, stripping units, blenders, mixers, filling machines, evaporators, distillation columns, and other similar equipment. Work includes controlling temperatures, pressures, flows, and reaction time by reading and recording data, adjusting temperature, flow rate, pressure, and similar gauges and instruments, and performing routine chemical analyses and calculations.