What does an process operator do?
A process operator is someone who is responsible in a production process for the steady running of automated processes, for example in the pharmaceutical, (petro) chemical or food industry. The process operator is the person who checks whether the process is successful and intervenes if necessary.
The main task of a process operator is to control and monitor the production process, so that it runs smoothly. His precise tasks can vary from operating relatively simple machines to overseeing complex production processes from a control room.
The tasks of the process operator generally include the following activities:
- Monitoring and where necessary adjusting production processes, both on site (at the installation or machines) and in the control room
- Carrying out quality measurements, possibly with the aid of samples
- Identifying and reporting on defects, errors or other details in the process
- Supervising correct technical implementation by team employees
- Carrying out minor repairs
- Call in the technical service or other parties involved when major repairs are required
- If necessary, perform a "shutdown" (shutting down the machines or part of it)
- Checking the hygienic condition and cleaning the equipment if necessary
- Providing guidance to shift workers
- Compliance with safety regulations
- Possibly submitting improvement proposals to optimize the production process
In this company in this position you work in a production environment/ washing street. Of course you also do quality checks about the products. In addition, your daily activities as a Cleanroom Process Operator consist of:
- Cleaning of high tech parts according to instructions and protocols
- Carrying out assembly and cleaning activities
- Performing quality measurements
- Working on the basis of work instructions and technical drawings (Powerpoint)