Chemical plant machine operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9421  ·  Browse All Occupations

Chemical plant machine operators monitor and operate units and machinery to blend, mix, process and package a wide range of specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cleaning and toiletry products. They are primarily employed in chemical, cleaning compound, ink and adhesive industries, but may also be employed by chemical processing departments in other industries.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Acetylene Plant Attendant
  • Acid Pumper - Chemical Processing
  • Acidulation Plant Tender
  • Asphalt Coater - Chemical Processing
  • Asphalt Heater Tender
  • Asphalt Plant Dryer Tender
  • Asphalt Roofing Material Mixer
  • Asphalt Roofing Materials Inspector
  • Autoclave Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Backing-in Machine Tender
  • Batch Mixer - Chemical Processing
  • Batch Still Operator
  • Battery Acid Adjuster
  • Battery Paste Maker
  • Battery Paste Mixer
  • Black Powder Grainer And Glazier Tender
  • Black Powder Press Tender
  • Bleacher, Oils
  • Bleaching Solution Maker
  • Blender - Chemical Processing
  • Blender Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Blender, Glues - Chemical Processing
  • Cadmium Liquor Maker
  • Calciner Tender
  • Capsule Filler - Chemical Processing
  • Capsule Machine Operator
  • Capsule Machine Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Carbon Black Pelletizer
  • Carbon Paste Mixer Operator
  • Cellulose Film Caster - Chemical Processing
  • Cellulose Film Dry-end Tender
  • Cellulose Film Rewinder
  • Cellulose Film Wet-end Tender
  • Centrifugal Separator Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Centrifuge Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Charcoal Burner
  • Chemical Plant Machine Operator
  • Chiller Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Chiller Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Cleaning Compounds Mixer
  • Coating Compounds Mixer - Chemical Processing
  • Coating Machine Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Coating Machine Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Coatings Mixer - Chemical Processing
  • Coke By-products Pump Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Colour Grinder Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Colour Matcher - Chemical Processing
  • Colour Mixer, Prints - Chemical Processing
  • Colour Weigher And Mixer
  • Composition Mixer - Chemical Processing
  • Compounder - Chemical Processing
  • Cooker - Chemical Processing
  • Cosmetics And Perfume Maker
  • Crusher Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Crutcher Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Crystallizer Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Dehydrating Press Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Detergent And Powdered Soap Screener-perfumer
  • Devulcanizer Tender
  • Digester Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Distiller Operator - Soda Ash Processing
  • Distiller, Wood Distillation And Charcoal
  • Drug And Toilet Goods Weigher
  • Dry Explosive Mixer
  • Dry Ice Maker
  • Dryer Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Dryer Operator, Soap Flakes
  • Dryer Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Dryhouse Attendant - Chemical Processing
  • Dye Maker
  • Electrode Oven Operator
  • Evaporator Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Explosive Primers Dryhouse Attendant - Chemical Processing
  • Explosive Primers Dryhouse Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Explosives Mixer
  • Explosives Mixer Tender
  • Extractor Operator, Phenol
  • Fertilizer Mixer
  • Fibreglass Binder Mixer
  • Filter Press Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Flaker Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Formulation Blender Operator, Pesticides
  • Formulations Blender Operator
  • Formulations Blender Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Furnace Cooler
  • Fuse Maker - Chemical Processing
  • Glue Blender
  • Graining Press Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Granulator Machine Operator
  • Granulator Machine Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Grinder Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Hydrator Operator
  • Ink Matcher
  • Ink Purifier
  • Insecticide Mixer
  • Kettle Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Kettle Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Lacquer Maker
  • Latex Coagulation Operator
  • Latex Compounder
  • Lead Oxide Maker - Chemical Processing
  • Lead Oxide Mill Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Light-oil Extractor Operator
  • Linoleum Oil Oxidizer
  • Liquefied Gas Drum Filler
  • Liquid Mixer, Photographic Chemicals
  • Loading Inspector - Chemical Processing
  • Match Head Maker
  • Mercury Recoverer - Chemical Processing
  • Mill Roll Tester - Chemical Processing
  • Mill Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Mixer - Chemical Processing
  • Mixer Helper, Wallpaper Colours
  • Mixer Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Mixer, Paints - Chemical Processing
  • Moulder - Chemical Processing
  • Moulder And Compressor, Toiletries - Chemical Processing
  • Neutralizer
  • Nitrocellulose Dryer Tender
  • Nitrocellulose Finisher
  • Nitrocellulose Screener And Weigher
  • Nitroglycerine Neutralizer
  • Odorization Technician - Chemical Processing
  • Operator, Chemical Plant
  • Operator, Chemical Processing Machine
  • Operator, Mixer - Chemical Processing
  • Operator, Packaging Machine - Chemical Processing
  • Operator, Sulphonator - Chemical Processing
  • Operator, Tital Liquor Plant
  • Operator, Wash-house And Recovery Equipment - Chemical Processing
  • Orthophosphate Wet Mix Operator
  • Packaging Machine Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Paint Maker
  • Paint Mixer
  • Paradichlorobenzene Equipment Tender
  • Perfume Maker
  • Pesticide Mixer
  • Phenol Plant Extractor Operator
  • Phosphoric Acid Extractor
  • Plastics Pelletizer
  • Plodder Operator
  • Powder Blender
  • Precipitator Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Print Colour Mixer
  • Pulverizer And Sifter Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Pulverizing And Sifting Equipment Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Reagent Mixer - Cellulose Film Manufacturing
  • Recausticizer
  • Recovery Equipment Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Recovery Vat Tender
  • Ring Furnace Operator
  • Ring Furnace Operator Helper
  • Saturating Machine Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Saturator Operator
  • Scratcher Tender
  • Screener - Chemical Processing
  • Sealant Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Separation Press Tender
  • Settler-filterer - Chemical Processing
  • Shredding Machine Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Slabber
  • Soap Boiler
  • Soap Chipper
  • Soap Cutter And Stamper
  • Soap Flake Dryer Operator
  • Soap Maker
  • Soda Dialyzer
  • Soda Solution Maker
  • Soda Solution Mixer
  • Solution Mixer - Chemical Processing
  • Solvent Recovery Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Spinneret Pack Preparer - Chemical Processing
  • Splash Line Tender
  • Spray Dryer Tender - Chemical Processing
  • Still Tender
  • Sulphonator
  • Tender, Recausticizer
  • Textile Treatment Solution Mixer
  • Tinter - Chemical Processing
  • Toiletries Moulder And Compressor
  • Tower Operator - Soap
  • Tracer Powder Blender
  • Varnish Maker
  • Vinyl And Asbestos-blending Machine Tender
  • Vinyl Fabrics Inspector
  • Viscose Filter Operator
  • Viscose Maker
  • Viscose Solution Mixer
  • Washer And Dryer - Chemical Processing
  • Wash-house And Recovery Operator
  • Wax Bleacher
  • Weigher - Chemical Processing
  • Weigher And Mixer, Colorants - Chemical Processing
  • White Lead Mixer
  • Batch Mixer - Chemical Processing
  • Blender - Chemical Processing
  • Capsule Machine Operator
  • Evaporator Operator - Chemical Processing
  • Formulations Blender Operator
  • Glue Blender
  • Granulator Machine Operator
  • Mixer - Chemical Processing
  • Screener - Chemical Processing
  • Soap Maker
  • Coating Applicator
  • Encapsulation Associate

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for chemical plant machine operators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $43,142
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 $50,346
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 chemical plant machine operators.

Sex Median Income
Male $51,697
Female $52,821
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 chemical plant machine operators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 15
25 to 34 years 50
35 to 44 years 50
45 to 54 years 55
55 to 64 years 25
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 200
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 Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for chemical plant machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 10
Manufacturing 145
Wholesale trade 15
Retail trade 0
Transportation and warehousing 0
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 0
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 10
Educational services 0
Health care and social assistance 0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0
Accommodation and food services 0
Other services 10
Public administration 0
Not Applicable 0
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 chemical plant machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 55
Part Time 150
Total 205
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 chemical plant machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 150
Female 55
Total 205
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 chemical plant machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 190
Self Employed 10
Total 200
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 chemical plant machine operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 190
Unemployed 10
Total 200
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 chemical plant machine operators. 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 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 105
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 50
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 40
Total 205
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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