Profession chemical plant control room operator

Chemical plant control room operators monitor and inspect remotely the production systems during their shift, reporting all anomalies and incidents using the required systems. They operate the control room panels and ensure the safety of production workers and production equipment.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • React to mining emergencies

    Quickly respond to emergency calls. Provide appropriate assistance and direct first response team to incident scene.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

    Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.

  • Create incident reports

    Fill in an incident report after an accident has happened at the company or facility, such as an unusual event which caused an occupational injury to a worker.

  • Monitor environmental parameters

    Check the impact of manufacturing machinery on the environment, analysing temperature levels, water quality and air pollution.

  • Report on possible hazards

    Communicate hazard risks and malfunctioning equipment so that incidents are quickly dealt with.

  • Control minor maintenance

    Follow up on the maintenance and repairs to be carried out. Solve minor problems and pass harder problems on to the person responsible for maintenance.

  • Monitor plant production

    Monitor the plant processes set-up and efficiency to ensure the maximum output production levels.

  • Control production flow remotely

    Control remotely the flow of production from the start-up operations to the shutdown of the equipments and systems, using the control panel.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Use communication equipment

    Set up, test and operate different types of communication equipment such as transmission equipment, digital network equipment, or telecommunications equipment.

Optional knowledge and skills

report on production results good manufacturing practices manage administrative systems manufacturing plant equipment manage data sales strategies train employees