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Working As A Process 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

  • $59,320

    Average Salary

What Does A Process Operator Do

A Process Operator supervises and coordinates the full production process of a manufacturing plant or other industrial facility. They monitor equipment and increase the quality, efficiency, and safety of the manufacturing plant.

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Process Operator Career Paths

Process Operator
Production Supervisor Operations Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Engineer
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Specialist Operations Manager
Division Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Process Technician Production Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Technician Engineering Technician Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Technician Production Supervisor
Plant Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager General Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Production Technician Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Work Director Administrative Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Process Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Loan Servicing Specialist Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Operator Project Manager Product Manager
Research And Development Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Loan Servicing Specialist Specialist Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Operations Manager
Terminal Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Driver Operation Supervisor
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Operator Operation Supervisor Production Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Chemical Operator 4.9 years
Unit Operator 4.4 years
Utility Operator 4.0 years
Process Operator 4.0 years
Process Technician 3.9 years
Relief Operator 3.9 years
Plant Operator 3.9 years
B-Operator 3.8 years
Coater Operator 3.8 years
Auxiliary Operator 3.7 years
Mill Operator 3.3 years
Dryer Operator 3.1 years
Filler Operator 2.8 years
Operator 2.8 years
Packaging Operator 2.5 years
Line Operator 2.4 years
Top Employers Before
Operator 8.5%
Cashier 6.0%
Technician 5.0%
Supervisor 4.2%
Manager 3.6%
Teller 2.8%
Top Employers After
Operator 8.9%
Technician 5.3%
Supervisor 4.7%
Specialist 3.4%
Cashier 3.4%

Process Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

68.7%

Female

29.6%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

77.6%

Hispanic or Latino

12.6%

Asian

7.7%

Unknown

1.5%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

64.1%

French

8.2%

German

4.1%

Hmong

3.5%

Mandarin

2.4%

Thai

1.8%

Portuguese

1.8%

Chinese

1.8%

Japanese

1.8%

Arabic

1.8%

Swedish

1.2%

Swahili

1.2%

Dutch

1.2%

Russian

1.2%

Italian

1.2%

Turkish

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Somali

0.6%

Korean

0.6%

Danish

0.6%
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Process Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.5%

Lamar Institute of Technology

10.0%

Lamar University

9.4%

Iowa State University

5.9%

Baton Rouge Community College

5.5%

Brazosport College

5.3%

Houston Community College

4.5%

College of the Mainland

4.5%

San Jacinto College District

4.3%

Victoria College

4.1%

Lee College

3.9%

Southeastern Louisiana University

3.7%

ITI Technical College

3.7%

Alvin Community College

3.3%

Texas A&M University

3.1%

Columbia Southern University

3.1%

Des Moines Area Community College

3.1%

Southern University and A & M College

3.1%

Ashford University

2.9%

University of the Virgin Islands

2.9%
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Majors

Business

28.7%

Accounting

6.5%

Criminal Justice

5.6%

Electrical Engineering

5.2%

General Studies

5.1%

Chemical Engineering

4.7%

Management

4.6%

Industrial Technology

4.2%

Computer Science

4.1%

Finance

3.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.3%

Education

3.0%

Psychology

3.0%

Health Care Administration

2.9%

Biology

2.9%

Marketing

2.7%

Communication

2.6%

Mechanical Engineering

2.5%

Information Technology

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.3%
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Degrees

Other

33.8%

Bachelors

31.7%

Associate

15.6%

Certificate

7.9%

Masters

7.6%

Diploma

2.5%

Doctorate

0.5%

License

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Process Operator

SafetyProceduresLabPlantOperationsProcessEquipmentRawMaterialsEmergencySituationsTroubleShootingDCSDataEntryPHCustomerServiceControlSystemsOshaPreventativeMaintenanceQualityProductControlRoomProcessUnitsGMPQualityChecksPPE

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Top Process Operator Skills

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Lab
  3. Plant Operations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Sustain safety procedures and emergency procedures.
  • Remove boxes up to 40 pounds from processing line, attach labels and complete necessary paperwork for inventory control.
  • Monitor and control plant operations.
  • Maintained and updated records and inventories, identified and troubleshoot process equipment, process problems, and responded appropriately to deviations.
  • Load and unload Ships and barges, raw materials and finished products.

Top Process Operator Employers

Process Operator Videos

Process Operator

A Day in the Life of Robert, Process Operator at Suncor Energy

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