Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9232  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Central control and process operators in this unit group monitor and operate petroleum, petrochemical and chemical plants and monitor, adjust and maintain processing units and equipment in these plants. They are employed by petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical companies and industrial, agricultural and specialty chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

Alternate Job Titles

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  • Continuous Process Chief Operator
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  • Controller - Oil
  • Cracking Plant Operator
  • Desulphurizer Operator
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  • Dissolver-precipitator
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  • Field Contract Operator - Oil And Gas
  • Filter Operator - Petroleum, Gas And Chemical Processing
  • Fractionator Operator
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  • Fuel Gas Treater
  • Gas Control Coordinator
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  • Gas Liquefaction And Regasification Plant Operator
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  • Gas Plant Operator
  • Gas Pressure Regulator
  • Gas Processing Compressor Operator
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  • Glycerine Refiner
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  • Grease Maker
  • Heavy Water Chemical Process Operator
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  • Lead Operator - Chemical Processing
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  • Nitroglycerine Nitrator Operator
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  • Oil Movement Coordinator
  • Oil Pipeline Operator
  • Oil Refiner
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Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing.

Sex Median Income
Male $63,947
Female $65,207
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 10
35 to 44 years 15
45 to 54 years 30
55 to 64 years 30
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 80
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 40
Part Time 50
Total 90
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 90
Female 10
Total 95
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 75
Self Employed 10
Total 85
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 70
Unemployed 10
Total 80
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 30
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 40
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 15
Total 95
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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