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Working As A Plant Operator

  • Getting Information
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $45,753

    Average Salary

What Does A Plant Operator Do At Kelly Services

* Operators will follow all required EHS and Quality related requirements within the production facility
* Operators are responsible for following all SOPs (standard operating procedures) of OPS operations.
* Operator observes proper utilization of equipment to ensure completion of operation and possibly perform minor maintenance procedures.
* Operators are responsible for inspecting product during production, ensuring that production equipment is functioning correctly.
* Operators are responsible to identify and bring to the Plant Managers attention any potential production related equipment, quality, EHS issues.
* All tasks of the Operator revolve around making sure the manufactured equipment produce optimal performance.
* Other duties operators include proper documentation of production operations and their respective details such as how much product is being produced, how fast or slow the equipment is producing product and effectiveness the of production.
* The operator also ensures OPS equipment is working correctly every time by performing various procedures
* Each employee is responsible for tracking their work hours

What Does A Plant Operator Do At Emcor Group

* Log chillers and perform water treatment tests on a daily basis.
* Must understand the results and make adjustments accordingly
* Keep central plant and HVAC department areas clean and in safe condition at all times
* Maintain cleanliness and keep biological activity under control in cooling towers
* Perform scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs as needed
* Test and log emergency generators.
* Perform minor maintenance when necessary (i.e. add water to batteries and radiator, add oil and fuel to unit.
* Keep unit wiped clean)
* Perform other various duties as assigned by supervisor

What Does A Plant Operator Do At Airgas

* Operate forklift and handcart to safely load/unload compressed gas and liquid cylinders to and from delivery vehicles Identify, sort and palletize cylinders for efficient refilling and handling Complete truck manifest May be required to weigh cylinders May be required to perform the dock stock responsibilities May be required to adjust cylinder distribution if inventory is low May inspect cylinders prior to filling, using standard operating procedures May remove and replace labels Successful candidates will:Have a high school diploma or equivalent Have good math and reading skills Have the ability to organize, prioritize, and communicate well Have the ability to read and comprehend load sheets and material safety data sheets (MSDS).
* Be able to work occasional overtime, if necessary.
* Be able to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds.
* Be able to work in an industrial setting, outdoors in temperatures ranging from
* to over 110 degrees.
* Be able to operate in a drug-free workplace

What Does A Plant Operator Do At United Technologies Corporation

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* Monitor and operate all plant systems to meet production requirements in a safe and efficient manner.
* Prepare equipment and Plant status reports that are well written and accurate.
* Perform hourly plant inspections and fill out plant operations log sheets.
* Respond to upset and unordinary plant conditions to keep plant equipment and personnel in a safe condition.
* Report unusual conditions in plant status to the Plant Manager.
* Direct shift related safety policy and procedures including the development, issuance and clearance of lock/out tag/out and confined space procedures.
* Monitor and test plant water chemistry.
* Make changes as required per the system guidelines and procedures.
* Interface with customer and subcontractors as assigned.
* Maintain good Owner and Host relations.
* Perform all other tasks or responsibilities as assigned by the Plant Manager or Mechanic

What Does A Plant Operator Do At Oneok, Inc.

* Operate and maintain processing plant equipment including but not limited to:
* Compressors
* Motors
* Engines
* Cooling equipment
* Auxiliary units
* Pumps
* Turbines
* Treating systems
* DCS/Control Board
* Monitor and control pressures, temperature, flow rates, and reflux rates.
* Start, stop, and operateequipment.
* Prepare equipment for maintenance activities including but not limited to:
* Permitting
* Lock out tag out
* Decommissioning
* Provide training to less experienced operators.
* Assist mechanics and others in performing repairs to compressors, engines, turbines, auxiliary equipment, pumps, process controls, and related equipment.
* Identify and report any safety and/or environmental concerns.
* Compile and/or maintain information such as time sheets, work logs, safety/environmental forms, and equipment maintenance and repair records.
* Drive and ensure maintenance is complete on company vehicles.
* Regular and reliable attendance is required in performance of job.
* Employee may be required to perform additional duties as assigned

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Plant Operator Career Paths

Plant Operator
Production Supervisor General Foreman Mechanical Superintendent
Area Superintendent
8 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Lead Technician Production Supervisor
Assistant Plant Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Project Manager Product Manager
Business Unit Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Operations Officer
Chief Of Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Controls Technician Control Supervisor
Controls Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operator Maintenance Technician Facilities Manager
Director Of Facilities
12 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Plant Manager
Director Of Plant Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Operations Director Director Of Facilities
Director, Facilities & Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Foreman Engineer Environmental Engineer
Environmental Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Instructor Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
10 Yearsyrs
Technician Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Field Technician Field Supervisor
Field Operation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Correction Officer Foreman
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Liaison Production Supervisor
General Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Foreman Maintenance Supervisor Maintenance Manager
Operations And Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor
Plant Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager General Manager Driver
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Plant Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

91.3%

Female

7.6%

Unknown

1.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.6%

Hispanic or Latino

17.7%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.6%

Carrier

8.0%

French

3.4%

German

3.4%

Korean

2.3%

Italian

2.3%

Arabic

2.3%

Swedish

1.1%

Turkish

1.1%

Cherokee

1.1%

Romanian

1.1%

Dutch

1.1%

Somali

1.1%

Welsh

1.1%

Malay

1.1%

Kurdish

1.1%

Braille

1.1%

Urdu

1.1%

Portuguese

1.1%

Japanese

1.1%
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Plant Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.8%

Bismarck State College

7.9%

Texas A&M University

6.0%

Odessa College

5.3%

Maine Maritime Academy

4.9%

Midland College

4.5%

San Juan College

4.5%

Amarillo College

4.5%

Del Mar College

4.1%

California State University - Sacramento

4.1%

Western Wyoming Community College

3.8%

Thomas Edison State University

3.8%

University of Texas at Tyler

3.8%

Brazosport College

3.8%

South Plains College

3.4%

Louisiana Tech University

3.4%

Central Texas College

3.4%

Youngstown State University

3.4%

Oregon State University

3.4%

Navarro College

3.4%
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Majors

Business

19.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

6.8%

General Studies

6.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

6.1%

Automotive Technology

6.1%

Industrial Technology

5.9%

Electrical Engineering

5.3%

Criminal Justice

5.0%

Management

4.6%

Engineering

4.5%

Heating And Air Conditioning

3.8%

Precision Metal Working

3.7%

Mechanical Engineering

3.6%

Chemical Engineering

3.0%

Computer Science

2.9%

Education

2.9%

Biology

2.8%

Chemistry

2.6%

Environmental Science

2.2%

Accounting

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

44.0%

Bachelors

22.9%

Associate

16.4%

Certificate

9.4%

Masters

4.2%

Diploma

2.1%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Plant Operator

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  1. Safety
  2. Plant Operations
  3. Preventative Maintenance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Implemented preventive maintenance tracking systems and work order systems to ensure proper functioning and safety practices for Terminal Operations.
  • Developed new water management techniques for overall plant operations.
  • Fork Lift and heavy equipment operation Testing materials and product, maintaining quality standards Assist with equipment repairs and preventative maintenance
  • Composed and instituted all Plant Operational and Safety Procedures.
  • Coordinated procedures for facility and equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.

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