Profession nitrator operator

Nitrator operators monitor and control equipment that processes chemical substances to produce explosives. They are responsible for the product storage in tanks.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Explosives

    Behaviour of explosives, pyrotechnics and blasting techniques. Associated risks and legal requirements.

Skills

  • Regulate chemical reaction

    Regulate the reaction by adjusting the steam and coolant valves so that the reaction is within the specified limits for explosion prevention.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

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

  • 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.

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Feed the nitrator

    Feed the nitrator with mixed acids or toluene compounds making sure the types and quantities are as according to specifications.

  • Tend agitation machine

    Tend agitation machine ensuring that there is a uniform agitation of the batch.

  • Ensure compliance with safety legislation

    Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.

  • Operate explosives production equipment

    Operate equipment used for mixing of chemical ingredients having as their end product explosives such as TNT, tetryl or nitroglycerin.

  • Transfer chemicals

    Transfer the chemical mixture from the mixing tank to the storage tank by turning on the valves.

  • Write batch record documentation

    Write reports on the manufactured batches history taking into account the raw data, tests performed and compliance to GMP of each batch of product.

Optional knowledge and skills

assist scientific research examine engineering principles manage chemical processes inspection hazardous waste storage test production input materials mechanics mathematics