Process Plant Operator

Also known as: Process Plant Equipment Operator, Production Plant Operator

Process Plant Equipment Operators operate machines and equipment to produce chemicals and chemical products such as soaps, detergents, pharmaceuticals, toiletries or explosives. 


  • Weigh, measure and mix ingredients;
  • Clean, maintain and disinfect machines;
  • Operate machines to combine and process ingredients or finish products;
  • Check machine operations and adjust pressure, temperature, tension and other controls;
  • Place products on drying trays, or allow them to cool;
  • Apply coatings to flavour, colour, preserve or add medication to products;
  • Measure and test products; and
  • Weigh and package products.

Skills Required

  • Interested in practical and manual work;
  • Able to work as part of a team;
  • Physically fit;
  • Able to carry out tasks quickly and methodically;
  • Able to read instructions; and
  • Safety conscious.


$40,000 - $55,000