CHEMICAL PLANT OPERATOR-ANZSCO :399211

SKILL LEVEL 3

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ANZSCO 399211: CHEMICAL PLANT OPERATOR


Major Group: 3 - Technicians and Trades Workers | Sub-Major Group: 39 - Other Technicians and Trades Workers | Minor Group: 399 - Miscellaneous Technicians and Trades Workers | Unit Group: 3992 - Chemical, Gas, Petroleum and Power Generation Plant Operators

Description: Controls the operation of chemical production plant.

Skill Level 3 : Occupations at Skill Level 3 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:

- NZ Register Level 4 qualification
- AQF Certificate IV or
- AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training.

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Specialisations
  • Chemicals Distiller
  • Chemicals Fermentation Operator
  • Industrial Gas Production Operator
  • Paint Maker
  • Pharmaceutical Plant Operator
  • Pilot Plant Operator
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.

UNIT GROUP 3992: CHEMICAL, GAS, PETROLEUM AND POWER GENERATION PLANT OPERATORS


Description: Control the operation of chemical production equipment, pump gas and oil from wellheads, refine and process petroleum products, and operate boilers, turbogenerators and associated plant to generate electrical power.

Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

- In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

- In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks
  • controlling equipment performing continuous and batch processes to process chemicals and natural gas, manufacture refined petroleum products, and blend petroleum base stocks to produce commercial fuels, lubricating oils and asphalt
  • controlling the preparation, measuring and feeding of raw material and processing agents such as catalysts and filtering media into plant
  • patrolling and inspecting equipment to ensure proper operation and setting operating controls on equipment
  • analysing samples and readings and recording test data
  • controlling records of production, quantities transferred and details of blending and pumping operations
  • checking equipment for malfunctions and arranging maintenance
  • operating power generation plant controls to produce required load
  • monitoring operation of power generation plant and interpreting instrument readings
  • authorising procedures to isolate high-voltage and low-voltage electrical apparatus and plant
  • writing reports and maintaining records on equipment performance, instrument readings and switching operations
  • carrying out routine operating tests
Other occupations in this Unit Group
  • 399212 - Gas or Petroleum Operator
  • 399213 - Power Generation Plant Operator