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Chemical and Related Process Operatives

Job holders in this unit group operate plant and machinery in the processing of chemical and related materials by chemical, heat or other treatment, manufacture synthetic materials and bleach, dye or otherwise treat textiles, and treat hides, skins and pelts for making into fur, leather and skin products.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£21270

New workers start around £16275. Normal pay is £21270 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £39888.

Jobs

1156

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Withdraws samples for quality control testing, removes and regulates discharge of batch material upon completion of processing.
  • Cuts and trims skins, hides and pelts, removes wool, hair, flesh and other waste material, and washes, limes, tans, dyes and otherwise treats hides for making into leather, skin and fur products.
  • Operates machines to coat film and tape with sensitising material and otherwise impregnate materials by immersion, split and mould mica and produce asbestos pipes and sheets.
  • Operates kilns, furnaces and ovens to produce charcoal, coke and other carbon products.
  • Regulates input of polymer into melting unit, extrudes polymer, gathers extruded filaments and feeds strands through rolling, cutting and treatment units to produce synthetic fibre.
  • Prepares dye, bleaching, water repellent, fixing salt and other chemical solutions to finish and treat textiles.
  • Loads prescribed quantities of ingredients into plant equipment, starts operational cycle, monitors instruments and gauges indicating conditions affecting the peration of the plant and adjusts controls as necessary.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Monitoring

    55

  • Reading Comprehension

    53

  • Learning Strategies

    49

  • Critical Thinking

    48

  • Science

    46

  • Active Learning

    45

  • Mathematics

    43

  • Active Listening

    43

  • Speaking

    43

  • Writing

    41

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