$83,380 earning potential
Operator or operating technicians, specifically chemical plant operators, operate equipment in a chemical processing facility. They maintain and inspect the equipment as well as the products to ensure the plant is running efficiently and keeping to safety standards.
You are comfortable with digital media
You are a natural-born problem solver
You like having a lot of job options
You have effective communication skills
You’re not a desk person
PACKAGING OPERATOR II
High school: Cabot High School
Where I trained: L’Oreal Maybelline Co.
What I Earned: On-the-job training
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I think people would be surprised to know how vast opportunities that are available to you in the manufacturing industry if you work in a company as big as the one I work in. I love that it’s competitive and that I work with machines rather than people."
"While I love being a line operator, if I decide to move up, there are many positions over the one I hold now that don’t require more than the experience that I've gotten in the job I work now and some more on-the-job training."
The kind of skills that I think are important for someone interested in becoming an operator or technician are to be self-motivated, competitive, able to work well with a team, and at least a willingness to learn mechanical skills if not mechanically inclined already."