Profession chemical processing plant controller

Chemical processing plant controllers operate and monitor chemical plants and adjust and maintain, processing units and equipment which distil, filter, separate, heat or refine chemicals.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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Knowledge

  • Good manufacturing practices

    Regulatory requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) applied in the relevant manufacturing sector.

  • Chemical processes

    The relevant chemical processes used in manufacture, such as purification, seperation, emulgation and dispergation processing.

  • Basic chemicals

    The production and characteristisc of organic basic chemicals such as ethanol, methanol, benzene and inorganic basic chemicals such as oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen.

  • Manufacturing plant equipment

    The characteristics and functioning conditions of manufacturing plant equipments such as chemical reactors, addition tanks, pumps, filters, mixers.

Skills

  • Test chemical samples

    Perform the testing procedures on the already prepared chemical samples, by using the necessary equipment and materials. Chemical sample testing involves operations such as pipetting or diluting schemes.

  • Test production input materials

    Test the supplied materials prior to their release into processing, ensuring the results are complying with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and to the suppliers` COA (Certificate of Analysis).

  • Monitor chemical process condition

    Monitor the conformity of the chemical process, checking all indicators or warning signals provided by the instruments such as recording instruments, flowmeters and panel lights.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Adhere to standard procedures

    Adhere to and follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Prepare chemical samples

    Prepare the specific samples such as gas, liquid or solid samples in order for them to be ready for analysis, labeling and storing samples according to specifications.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

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

  • Use ICT systems

    Select and use ICT systems for a variety of complex tasks in order to meet a variety of needs.

  • Use chemical analysis equipment

    Use the laboratory equipment such as Atomic Absorption equimpent, PH and conductivity meters or salt spray chambre.

  • Cope with manufacturing deadlines pressure

    Cope with a tight schedule on the manufacturing processes level and take the necessary actions when deadlines approach or when some processes fail.

  • Manage chemical testing procedures

    Manage the procedures to be used in chemical testing by designing them and conducting tests accordingly.

Optional knowledge and skills

ict software specifications develop energy saving concepts perform risk analysis inspect quality of products hazardous waste storage write batch record documentation oversee production requirements multimedia systems energy efficiency manage chemical processes inspection control minor maintenance operate forklift mathematics clean mixer mechanics