Chemical Plant Operator I Salary in the United States

How much does a Chemical Plant Operator I make in the United States? The average Chemical Plant Operator I salary in the United States is $42,979 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $37,212 and $49,527. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Controls equipment and systems that process chemical substances and materials into products. Operates equipment and monitors the production process to ensure efficient and safe output. Follows standard operating procedures and performs in process quality checks to identify and resolve issues during processing. Troubleshoots problems with equipment, respond to system notifications and makes required adjustments as needed. Enters required production data and information into logs. May unload or move materials. Follows all procedures for safe material handling and required safety gear. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or team leader. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Chemical Plant Operator I

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

  2. Up a level:

    Chemical Plant Operator II

    1 - 3 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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