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Chemical Operator

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Chemical operators work as an integral part of the production team and may be responsible for retrieving, weighing, and mixing chemical ingredients, monitoring equipment during the chemical process, repairing machinery if problems arise, recording information about equipment and compounds, and assisting in the planning and improvement of processes or products.

The average annual salary of a Chemical Operator in North Carolina is $51,230 per year.*
*onetonline.org

Job Outlook

  • Chemical Operator Technician
  • Process Technician
  • Brewery Technician
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator

What You’ll Get

This course is designed to provide basic preparation for entry-level process technician jobs in bioprocess manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing and chemical manufacturing.

Some of the skills students will learn include:

  • Description of chemical processes
  • Chemical process operator roles and responsibilities
  • Basic physics for chemical processes
  • Valve types and operations
  • Pumps and fluid flow
  • Basic understanding of process instrumentation
  • Heat exchangers
  • Reactor operations
  • Distillation and stripping
  • Safety issues involved in process operations including electrical
  • Quality assurance issues
  • Measuring process variables
  • Transforming matter process technology (including processing equipment and plant utilities)
  • Controlling the process
  • Computer Control Systems
  • Career Readiness/Employability Skills/Leadership
  • Lock Out Tag Out Training
  • Confined Space Training
  • Safety Quality processes
  • Microsoft Suite

Students have the opportunity to earn the following certifications as part of the class:

  • Forklift Certification
  • OSHA 10
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