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Chemical Production Operator

Kaiwhakamahi Whakaputa Matū

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Chemical production operators perform a variety of tasks involved in producing toiletries or pharmaceutical products, including ointments, creams, aerosols, tablets, capsules, bandages and vaccines.


Chemical production operators with up to four years' experience usually earn

$17-$22 per hour

Chemical production operators with more than four years' experience usually earn

$22-$28 per hour

Source: Competenz and New Zealand Pharmaceuticals, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting work as a chemical production operator are poor because the industry is small and turnover is low.
Chemical production operator oversees a production line in a factory

Chemical production operators control the temperature and operation of machines

Last updated 19 November 2018