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Working As A Process Operator

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $38,000

    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
Technician Team Leader Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Technician Team Leader Assistant Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Team Leader Project Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Maintenance Technician Foreman
General Contractor
5 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Process Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Process Engineer Project Manager
Division Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Manager
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Project Manager
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Specialist Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Buyer Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Operation Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Quality Assurance Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Production Supervisor
Plant Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Production Supervisor Superintendent
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing Engineer Manufacturing Supervisor
Packaging Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Engineering Technician Group Leader
Production Group Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Quality Assurance Technician Line Leader
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Line Leader 2nd Shift Supervisor
Shift Production Supervisor
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Chemical Operator 5.5 years
Refinery Operator 5.3 years
Tank Farm Operator 4.3 years
Plant Operator 4.2 years
Relief Operator 4.1 years
Process Operator 4.0 years
Process Technician 4.0 years
B-Operator 3.8 years
Filler Operator 3.2 years
Assistant Operator 3.2 years
Batching Operator 3.1 years
Operator 2.9 years
Packaging Operator 2.6 years
Line Operator 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Process Operator
Cashier 9.4%
Operator 7.9%
Technician 4.7%
Supervisor 4.2%
Teller 3.5%
Internship 3.2%
Manager 3.2%
Top Careers After Process Operator
Operator 8.8%
Cashier 5.9%
Technician 5.2%
Supervisor 4.5%
Specialist 3.9%

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Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
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$24,000
Min 10%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Control4
Highest Paying City
Bellevue, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does a Process Operator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Process Operator in the United States is $38,289 per year or $18 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $60,000.

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Top Skills for A Process Operator

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Plant Operations
  3. Process Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Follow safety procedures and company policies for equipment operation.
  • Controlled multiple chemical processes and physical plant operations utilizing instrumentation.
  • Utilized gas testing and monitoring equipment to ensure safety of mechanical personnel working on process equipment.
  • Verified raw materials required for process including coding descriptions and expiration data.
  • Managed day to day operations of encapsulation equipment which included proper set up and operation, trouble shooting and maintenance.

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Top 10 Best States for Process Operators

  1. North Dakota
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Texas
  4. Wyoming
  5. Alabama
  6. Kentucky
  7. Louisiana
  8. Ohio
  9. Illinois
  10. New Mexico
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Process Operator Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 11,092 Process Operator resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Process Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

61.9%

Female

28.3%

Unknown

9.9%
Ethnicity

White

58.6%

Hispanic or Latino

18.6%

Black or African American

11.8%

Asian

7.8%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.1%

French

8.1%

German

3.3%

Hmong

2.4%

Mandarin

1.9%

Russian

1.9%

Chinese

1.9%

Swedish

1.4%

Portuguese

1.4%

Japanese

1.4%

Arabic

1.4%

Swahili

1.0%

Dutch

1.0%

Ukrainian

1.0%

Thai

1.0%

Polish

1.0%

Vietnamese

0.5%

Somali

0.5%

Yoruba

0.5%

Italian

0.5%
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Process Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.8%

Lamar Institute of Technology

11.2%

Lamar University

8.3%

Lee College

6.2%

San Jacinto College District

5.9%

College of the Mainland

5.0%

ITI Technical College

4.5%

Brazosport College

4.4%

Houston Community College

4.1%

Baton Rouge Community College

3.9%

Alvin Community College

3.7%

Iowa State University

3.6%

University of Houston

3.5%

University of the Virgin Islands

3.1%

Metropolitan State University

3.1%

Southeastern Louisiana University

3.0%

Victoria College

3.0%

Des Moines Area Community College

2.9%

Southern University and A & M College

2.9%

Texas A&M University

2.9%
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Majors

Business

29.1%

Accounting

7.9%

General Studies

5.9%

Criminal Justice

5.6%

Electrical Engineering

5.2%

Industrial Technology

4.2%

Chemical Engineering

4.1%

Computer Science

3.8%

Management

3.6%

Health Care Administration

3.5%

Psychology

3.4%

Finance

3.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.1%

Communication

2.7%

Education

2.7%

Biology

2.7%

Mechanical Engineering

2.3%

Marketing

2.3%

Automotive Technology

2.3%

Medical Assisting Services

2.3%
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Degrees

Other

33.0%

Bachelors

31.8%

Associate

17.5%

Certificate

7.6%

Masters

6.1%

Diploma

3.1%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.3%
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What is it like to work as a Process Operator

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What do you like the most about working as Process Operator?

It's not physical demanding but more of a “great amount of knowledge” required type of job. If you're passionate about it, you'll try to be the best operator you can be which is challenging. That's the fun part. Pay for decent to large scale companies range approximately $35-$43 per hour, tons of overtime available and bonuses... Show More

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