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Chemical Plant and System Operators

Control entire chemical processes through a system of machines.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$32.27 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -0.5%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Monitor equipment fluid levels.
  • Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
  • Operate chemical processing or water treatment systems or equipment.
  • Operate pumping systems or equipment.
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Job Title Examples:

Chemical Operator
Process Operator
Process Technician

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