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Other denominations

Specialised labourer; Process assistant; Chemical plant assistant; Production operator.


Chemical process plants require workers to help with different production-related tasks, such as handling materials, cleaning and maintaining the different work areas, machines and equipment, and standard plant work processes (preparation, manufacturing, packaging and storage). The figure of the specialist groundworker emerged naturally out of that of the groundworker, which is extremely common at industrial plants, with the former a higher rank within the same occupation. They usually work as part of a specific team, process or operation, in support of the plant oprators or other specialised and experienced ground workers, under the direction of the manufacturing manager and the shift managers. These professionals work in the chemical industries, as well as companies or organisations that provide waste treatment and recycling and water, electricity and natural gas distribution services. Nevertheless, their role is extremely versatile, which makes them able to adapt to any similar occupation within the manufacturing industry.


  • Prepare materials for use in the production process, through dusting, grinding, pressing or liquefaction.
  • Follow the instructions in the production sheet under the supervision of the shift managers and plant operators.
  • Load and unload machinery and the production equipment through pumping, opening valves, shovelling or pouring liquids, solids or gases.
  • Classify, control and weigh raw materials and products.
  • Mix different ingredients, in line with the established formula and procedures.
  • Clean the machines, equipment and production areas.
  • Deliver samples to the laboratory for analysis of whether they comply with the company's quality standards.
  • Transport and store raw materials, final products and products packaged at the plant whether manually or using mechanical equipment.
  • Help other workers to operate, repair and perform maintenance on the process, gas distribution ad water filtration machines and machines at waste and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Record all of the information about the process, including the coding for the materials used, the readings taken and its duration and any incidents involved.
  • Mark, identify and label the different materials and parts of the process, including pipes, hoses and pumps.
  • Undertake the preparation of orders.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental and safety standards and apply good manufacturing practices.

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