About This Career
Bulk Plant Operators are employed in a bulk plant, a facility that houses pressure vessels or silos containing various powdered blends of chemicals, drilling fluids, cement, additives and acids used in the oil and gas industry. Bulk Plant Operators are responsible for ensuring the blending of chemicals and other materials is accurate and processed in appropriate amounts. They assist with maintaining a sufficient raw material inventory. They also ensure the plant is in good working order so that the blending of materials can be completed and the products delivered to a work site in a systematic and organized manner.
Bulk Plant Operators must be precise in measuring components used in the mixing and blending operations. Calculating quantities, volumes and weights is an essential part of the job, as is following the company’s mixture requirements.
Education: A high school diploma (or equivalent) is typically required.
Employment: This occupation is found in onshore environments and is typically employed in the oil and gas services sector of the oil and gas industry.
Example titles: Blender Operator, Blending Machine Operator, Warehouse Plant Operator
Long Periods of Standing
- Warehousing and storage
- Rail transportation
Oil and gas services
- High School Diploma (or equivalent)
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
- Forklift Operator
- Standard and emergency first aid
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Class 5 driver’s licence and a clean driving record
- Ability to pass a pre-employment physical assessment and drug test