Skilled Trades & Vocational
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Chemical Process Technology Operators

Why Pursue A Chemical Processing Degree?

Many industries need chemical process technicians to operate and control their systems from the extraction and refinement of fuels to product manufacturing. These technicians ensure smooth and efficient operations of industrial equipment.

Chemical Process Technology Operators are highly knowledgeable and skillful individuals who work as process operators in various industries such as chemical processing, polymer production, petroleum refinement, and pharmaceutical industries. They are trained and qualified technicians who work in consumer product industries, power generation, water treatment, and industrial production equipment.

Roles of Chemical Process Technology Operator

Chemical Process Technology operator roles may include, but are not limited to the following operations:

  • To uphold environmental safety and health standards.
  • To work with handling, transportation, disposal, and storage of chemical and other such materials according to the prevailing Federal and State regulations.
  • To operate, monitor, and control processes.
  • To work with technical co-workers, chemical engineers, and manage regular equipment maintenance and troubleshooting as required.
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Job Opportunities and Income Potential

There are many industries that completing a Chemical Process Technology Operator program can prepare you for. Some of these include:

  • Oil and gas
  • Water and waste management
  • Paper and pulp
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical processing
  • Environment safety
  • Agriculture
  • Brewing and distilling
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

After completing the Chemical Process Technology Operator program, students can pursue different roles in a variety of industries including but not limited to the following:

  • Manufacturing Process Technician - average salary of $56,550/year in 2019 (1)
  • Water Plant Operator - average salary of $47,760/year in 2019 (2)
  • Power Plant Operator - average salary of $85,950/year in 2019 (3)
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.