Process Plant Technician

Also know as: Chemical Plant Operators.

Chemical Plant Operators control the operation of chemical production equipment used in manufacturing a range of products e.g., processing minerals.

Turning an almost worthless piece of rock into a commodity of value and use to society is one of our greatest achievements. This is what you will do.


  • Prepare and measure raw materials;
  • Feed raw material and processing agents into plant machinery;
  • Set controls and operate machinery;
  • Check instruments and equipment to make sure of correct operation, and attend to any abnormal operating conditions; and
  • Take samples for testing, test products and record process data.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities;
  • Able to work as part of a team;
  • Able to follow written instructions;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good numeracy skills;
  • Physically fit;
  • Mechanical aptitude;
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Aptitude for computerised work; and
  • Good hand-eye coordination.


$40,000 - $60,000