Chemical Production Machine Operator (Occupation Code : 713101)
DescriptionMonitors and operates machines to blend, mix, process and package a wide range of chemical products such as soaps, detergents, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and explosives.
TasksSetting up, starting, controlling, adjusting and stopping chemical production machines.
Measuring, weighing and loading chemical ingredients following formulation cards.
Monitoring meters, gauges and electronic instrumentation on one or more chemical or formulation units such as mixers, kettles, blenders, dryers, tableting, encapsulation, granulation and coating machines.
Monitoring reaction processes and transferring products in conformance with safety procedures.
Taking samples and performing routine chemical and physical tests of products and recording production data.
Cleaning and performing minor repairs to machines.
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No formal qualification 1
Step 1 : Admission requirements
- No formal qualification
You don't need any formal schooling or formal qualifications to enter this occupation. However, employers may set their own entry requirements when they recruit people for positions in this occupation.
Step 2 : In-service training
- In-service Training
Short courses, skills programmes and on-the-job training are offered by employers.
Step 1 : Admission Requirements 2
- Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Level 3
Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Level 3
Step 2 : Learnerships
- Learnership - Chemical Operations NQF Level 1
Step 3 : Learnerships
- Learnership - Chemical Operations NQF Level 2
Step 4 : Learnerships
- Learnership - Chemical Operations NQF Level 3
Step 5 : Learnerships
- Learnership - Chemical Operations NQF Level 4