Power process operators monitor and run processing equipment, using hand tools and measuring devices to maintain temperature and pressure levels in the power plant. They must know how to dispose of hazardous materials, write work orders, maintain log books, and monitor control panels.
Wood products processing operators monitor and maintain the equipment in wood products and pulp and paper plants. They must be skilled at operating processes from a central control room, controlling the chemicals being used in the plants, keep safety standards, and testing the products for quality.
Power process operators for refinery, chemical and liquid processes monitor valves, pumps, and other equipment to make sure the factory is efficient and productive. They must know how to gauge the pressure and flow of chemicals, adjust control panels, test samples of the products, and prepare safety and maintenance reports.