Plant Operator Jobs
How to Enter
Although in most cases, there are no specific educational entry requirements for becoming a Plant Operator, New Zealand employers prefer candidates who either have on-the-job industry experience or have prepared themselves by undergoing a pre-employment Certificate in Process Operations.
The personal requirements of a Plant Operator can include any of the following:
- Great communicator
- Can follow instructions
- Great at making judgements
- Good at analysing and solving problems
- Pragmatic and efficient
- Highly accurate with a great attention to detail
Plant Operators can expect to do some or all of the following job responsibilities on any given day:
- Using, maintaining and monitoring equipment that processes chemicals, natural gases and petroleum products
- Adjusting equipment to ensure chemical plant is operating safely and efficiently
- Recording temperature readings and equipment pressure
- Making requests for equipment maintenance and repairs
Following significant on-the-job training, Plant Operators can often move into supervisory or managerial positions. Plant Operators can also progress into Panel Operator roles where they monitor and control a plant’s production and equipment from a control room.
Entry: 50K – 70K per annum (NZD)
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