1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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CHEMICAL, PETROLEUM AND GAS PLANT OPERATORS control the operation of chemical production equipment, or pump oil and gas from wellheads and refine and process petroleum products.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • controlling equipment performing continuous or batch processes to process chemicals, natural gas, manufacture refined petroleum products or blend petroleum base stocks to produce commercial fuels, lubricating oils and asphalt
  • controlling the preparation, measuring and feeding of raw material and processing agents such as catalysts and filtering media into plant
  • patrolling and inspecting equipment to ensure proper operation and setting operating controls on equipment
  • analysing samples and readings and recording test data
  • controlling records of production, quantities transferred and details of blending and pumping operations
  • checking equipment for malfunctions and arranging maintenance


This section contains the following subsection :
              4987-01 Supervisor, Chemical, Petroleum and Gas Plant Operators
              4987-11 Chemical Plant Operator
              4987-13 Petroleum and Gas Plant Operator

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