Energy and Chemical Plant Operator

Kaiwhakahaere Rawa Pūngao, Rawa Matū

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Energy and chemical plant operators monitor, control, and adjust equipment at gas plants, oil wells, and power stations to make sure they are functioning safely and efficiently.

Pay

New energy and chemical plant operators usually earn

$50K-$70K per year

Energy and chemical plant operators with five or more years' experience usually earn

$80K-$100K per year

Source: Extractive Industries Training Organisation (EXITO) - now part of the New Zealand Motor Industry Training Organisation (MITO).

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an energy and chemical plant operator are good for people with experience, due to a shortage of workers.
Young woman turning power plant steering wheel

Energy and chemical plant operators monitor and control power station and gas plant equipment

Last updated 1 June 2017