Profession chemical processing supervisor

Chemical processing supervisors coordinate the activities and the staff involved in the chemical production process, ensuring the production goals and deadlines are met. They control quality and optimize chemicals processing by ensuring defined tests, analysis and quality control procedures are performed.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Chemical processes

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

  • Chemistry

    The composition, structure, and properties of substances and the processes and transformations that they undergo; the uses of different chemicals and their interactions, production techniques, risk factors, and disposal methods.

  • Laboratory techniques

    Techniques applied in the different fields of natural science in order to obtain experimental data such as gravimetric analysis, gas chromatography, electronic or thermic methods.

  • Contamination exposure regulations

    The regulations concerning exposure to contaminated materials or a hazardous environment which regulate the actions surrounding risk assessment, minimisation of further exposure, quarantine, and treatment of the exposed persons.

  • Analytical chemistry

    Instruments and methods used to separate, identify and quanitfy matter - the chemical components of natural and artificial materials and solutions.

Skills

  • Validate raw materials using adequate equipment

    Perform equipment validations and calibrations, along with methods and procedures for receiving incoming raw materials from suppliers.

  • 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.

  • Supervise worker safety

    Ensure safety of site personnel; supervise correct use of protective equipment and clothing; understand and implement safety procedures.

  • Communicate test results to other departments

    Communicate testing information such as testing schedules, samples testing statistics and test results, to the relevant departments.

  • 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.

  • Document analysis results

    Document on paper or on electronic devices the process and the results of the samples analysis performed.

  • Manage chemical testing procedures

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

  • Use chemical analysis equipment

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

  • Handle residual gases

    Handle the cylinder residual gases evacuation.

  • Define manufacturing quality criteria

    Define and describe the criteria by which data quality is measured for manufacturing purposes, such as international standards and manufacturing regulations.

  • Avoid contamination

    Avoid the mixing or contamination of materials.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Manage waste

    Manage or dispose of significant amounts of waste materials or hazardous materials. Ensure required licenses and permits are in place and reasonable management practices, industry standards, or commonly accepted farming practices followed.

  • Manage chemical processes inspection

    Manage the chemical in-process inspection, making sure the inspection results are documented, the inspection procedures are well written and the checklists are updated.

  • Run laboratory simulations

    Run simulations on prototypes, systems or newly developed chemical products using laboratory equipment.

  • Develop calibration procedures

    Develop test procedures for instrument performance testing.

Optional knowledge and skills

remove contaminated materials recognise signs of corrosion analyse energy consumption gas contaminant removal processes metrology corrosion types train employees radiochemistry assess environmental impact remove contaminants prepare chemical samples maintain stock control systems nuclear energy monitor nuclear power plant systems instrumentation equipment