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​Plant Operator Jobs

Plant Operator

A Plant Operator in the engineering sector is responsible for running, maintaining and troubleshooting industrial machinery in various facilities such as power plants or factories. As a Plant Operator, they ensure that the equipment performs to its optimum capacity and complies with safety standards.

The role of a Plant Operator calls for technical aptitude, strong problem-solving abilities, and physical stamina to handle heavy machinery. While some companies ask for a related vocational qualification or an apprenticeship, others might require a degree in mechanical or chemical engineering.

When hiring a Plant Operator, prior experience operating industrial machinery within a similar sector is highly sought-after. Companies value Plant Operators who demonstrate a strong understanding of the machinery they operate, maintain outstanding safety records and show dedication towards efficient and effective plant operation.