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Chemical Plant Technician; Process Engineer.


The majority of Spanish companies have a constant need to improve processes to remain competitive in an international environment and follow the principles of sustainable development. Advanced control systems allow the follow-up of everything that happens in a plant and help achieve all-round safety with regard to processes and workers. Their ongoing updating and the application of new technologies entail the need for increasingly specialised professionals. The process controller is basically in charge of organising and monitoring activities typical of a chemical plant, rating the different phases of the production process, making proposals for the optimisation of manufacturing processes and supervising the consistency and improvement of quality as well as improving safety and environmental protection. These professionals tend to work in oil and natural gas processing companies, petrochemical, industrial, agricultural and specialised chemical and pharmaceutical compound production companies, coordinating work teams made up of maintenance, quality control and production staff.


  • Participate in organising chemical production for a particular process or the plant as a whole.
    Draw up standard operating procedures for different operations, including the start-up, shut-down and normal operation of the process.
    Contribute to the establishment of the production schedule, making rational use of available resources.
    Also in charge of the development of applications linked to improving the production process, evaluating the different operations and product manufacturing systems.
    Contribute to the decision-making process related to the concept of the product.
    Review the design, specification and implementation of new processes, from the development of the product to the production stages, in accordance with productive quality, cost and delivery objectives.
    Carry out studies regarding the dimensioning of production facilities in order to increase production capacity at the lowest possible cost.
    Register data, write production reports and draw up the operational budget for his/her area of responsibility.
  • Monitor the state of any equipment, facilities and auxiliary operations involved in the process.
    Ensure that all equipment and facilities operate properly and arrange the resolution of any failures detected.
    Develop and maintain automatic measurement and regulation systems for continuous and sequential processes.
    Participate in the planning and management of assemblies carried out in the plant.
    Contribute to the design, implementation and control of new production units.
    Monitor the operation of any equipment and facilities intended to generate and conduct heat, air-conditioning and other inert gases, the transport and distribution of solids and fluids and steam boilers, in accordance with the regulations established in the industrial chemical process.
    Authorise maintenance work orders.
  • Coordinate the production and control of the industrial chemical process.
    Monitor the efficiency, productivity and security of the plant, making observations and measurements and interpreting the data provided by the rest of the technical and operational staff.
    Execute manufacturing plans, ensuring the fulfilment of productivity and quality levels within the specified timelines.
    Control the programming of mixes and solutions, production of solids and fluids via mechanical of diffusional separation mechanisms and the production of chemical compounds through chemical reactions.
    Optimise the operation of equipment and processes, taking into account parameters such as effectiveness, product reliability and waste reduction, solving any incidents observed.
    Supervise the drawing up of product-specific analyses and laboratory tests.
    Work in partnership with other specialists, including the scientists in charge of checking the quality of raw materials, intermediate and finished products, with sales managers, regarding product specifications and production schemes, and with the operational staff.
    Supervise and coordinate the activities of workers who operate in the plant.
  • Guarantee the quality of the products before, during and after the industrial chemical process.
    Interpret, control and evaluate the fulfillment of the quality plan during the industrial chemical process, whether for raw materials, intermediate or finished products. Check that regular quality standards are met and improved upon.
  • Fulfil, and ensure that others fulfil, good manufacturing, safety and environmental chemical process regulations.
    Assume risk assessment duties, studying the potential dangers of the process for workers, the population and the environment with specialists in the matter.
    Participate in safety audits and programmes and provide the necessary response in the event of an emergency.
    Participate in the investigation of accidents.
  • Provide work process, safety and company policy training to operatives.

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