plant operator resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Hardworking operator adept at tending, controlling and operating power-driven, stationary and portable pumps and manifold systems. Motivated Plant Operator over 25 years of experience monitoring and analyzing data to maintain chemical plant operations. Resourceful in adjusting equipment with accuracy and efficiency to preserve the quality of production. Expert in maintaining safety while operating heavy equipment.

  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
01/2022 to 01/2023
Plant Operator Francisan Health Carmel, IN,
  • Used forklifts, pumping equipment and air compressors frequently.
  • Followed EPA and OSHA regulations to maintain safety of water and personnel.
  • Performed tests and maintenance using specific instruments, equipment and tools.
  • Collected samples to assess water quality and tested for pH, hardness and sediment levels.
  • Closely inspected equipment for safety problems, leaks and wear and tear.
  • Coordinated ongoing maintenance and housekeeping of plant and [Type] equipment.
  • Made sound and logical judgments regarding process changes.
  • Maintained proper chemical inventories.
  • Documented and recorded critical metrics in database related to pressure, temperature, level and flow data to maintain and update accurate repair logs.
  • Responded to and initiated proper corrections to process alarms.
  • Maintained correct temperature, levels and pressures on process systems and equipment.
  • Recorded operating data on daily work sheets from laboratory analysis and flow metering equipment.
  • Trained new operators and implemented new division operator training program to improve retention rates and increase production.
  • Started up, shut down and checked water and wastewater treatment processes.
11/2008 to 01/2022
Chemical Operator Ashland Chemical Company Piedmont, SC,
  • Adhered to safety procedures and protocols when using equipment and moving hazardous chemicals.
  • Checked work areas to detect leaks and equipment malfunctions to promote safe operating conditions.
  • Operated various machinery and equipment, including forklifts to perform chemical drumming operations.
  • Observed gauges, recording instruments and flowmeters to maintain specified conditions.
  • Tested product samples for specific gravity, chemical characteristics, pH levels, concentrations and viscosities.
  • Operated fork trucks safely and reported process upsets, chemical releases and security events to appropriate departments.
  • Made decisions and executed changes based on process data, quality checks and test results to keep products at target and within specifications.
  • Interfaced with PLC control system to manage and monitor blending of raw materials into finished products.
  • Completed regular inspections of equipment to identify malfunctions and leaks impacting performance or safety.
  • Operated equipment to transfer chemicals to and from storage tanks.
  • Managed routine upkeep of equipment with basic repairs and lubrication of high-friction components.
  • Controlled risks of fire, explosions and burns by carefully following safety protocols.
  • Collected product samples at precise times using correct methods to monitor and analyze chemical processes.
  • Identified issues promptly and immediately notified supervisor regarding potential project delays.
  • Promoted high customer satisfaction by resolving problems with knowledgeable and friendly service.
  • Approached customers and engaged in conversation through use of effective interpersonal and people skills.
  • Displayed strong telephone etiquette, effectively handling difficult calls.
  • Assisted with customer requests and answered questions to improve satisfaction.
07/2019 to 06/2021
Production Coordinator Carlisle Syntec, Inc. Philadelphia, PA,
  • Prepared for production by checking inventory levels of items needed to complete work.
  • Assessed current inventories and brought in supplies to keep stock within optimal levels for expected demands.
  • Assisted production schedulers in forecast and inventory for upcoming demand fluctuations and prevented material shortages and production downtime.
  • Received and reviewed sales orders against work in process using material requirement planning report.
  • Assisted teams with data gathering and analysis to support operational decisions.
  • Released purchase orders for production material, floor stock items and purchases to support business unit.
  • Coordinated with production lines and created schedules to meet promised delivery.
  • Conferred with department supervisors to determine status of assigned projects.
  • Suggested efficient manufacturing methods to improve production.
  • Coordinated with supervisor in assigning work to meet on-time production and quality goals.
  • Reviewed daily workload distribution to prioritize and distribute job assignments.
  • Verified pricing and computed product totals to complete detailed invoices.
  • Investigated, provided and submitted information to quality department about special incidents, events and complaints.
  • Created and implemented production schedules to meet pick-up times.
  • Organized order information to prepare for production of [Type] products.
  • Created and conveyed production and inventory reports to management and sales daily to keep track of changes and issues.
  • Outlined production commitments and product timetables using sales forecast information and consumer trends.
  • Delivered on-time production jobs by allocating projects to teams of [Number] staff.
  • Entered information into system to update status reports.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
High School Diploma:
Decatur High School - Decatur, AL
  • Advanced Exterior Firefighter

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School Attended

  • Decatur High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Plant Operator
  • Chemical Operator
  • Production Coordinator


  • High School Diploma

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