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9212 – Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

Supervisors in petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators (9232), Power engineers and power systems operators (9241), Water and waste treatment plant operators (9243), Chemical plant machine operators (9421) and Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities (9613). They are employed by petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical companies, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, electric power utilities, water and waste treatment utilities and in a range of other industries and institutions.


Index of titles

Example titles

By-products extraction foreman/woman – chemical processing

Chemical processing plant foreman/woman

Chemical processing supervisor

Chemical unit foreman/woman

Chief power engineer

Chief stationary engineer

Chief substation operator

Chlorine plant foreman/woman

Coating and calendering worker foreman/woman – chemical processing

Compost facility supervisor

Compressor station foreman/woman

Continuous process foreman/woman – chemical processing

Cosmetics processing foreman/woman

Crushing and grinding worker foreman/woman – chemicals and related materials

Detergent and remover manufacturing foreman/woman

Distillation foreman/woman – chemical processing

Evaporator foreman/woman – chemical processing

Foreman/woman – petroleum, gas and chemical processing

Gas distribution foreman/woman

Gas field supervisor

Gas plant foreman/woman

Gas transmission supervisor

Grinding and packing foreman/woman – chemical processing

Head refrigerating engineer

Heating plant foreman/woman

Hydro-electric station chief operator

Incinerator foreman/woman

Ink preparation foreman/woman – chemical processing

Landfill supervisor

Lead collections operator – water treatment

Natural gas plant foreman/woman

Oven foreman/woman – chemical processing

Paint making foreman/woman

Paint processing foreman/woman

Petroleum processing foreman/woman

Petroleum processing shift supervisor

Petroleum refining supervisor

Pharmaceutical compounding foreman/woman

Pharmaceuticals production supervisor

Pilot plant foreman/woman – chemical processing

Pipeline foreman/woman

Pipeline operations supervisor

Power engineer foreman/woman

Power plant chief substation operator

Power plant foreman/woman

Power station operators foreman/woman

Power station shift supervisor

Power station supervisor

Pumping and blending foreman/woman – chemical processing

Pumping and pipeline equipment operators foreman/woman

Pumping station foreman/woman

Refinery unit foreman/woman

Refrigeration plant foreman/woman

Sanitary service foreman/woman

Sewage disposal foreman/woman

Sewage treatment plant supervisor

Sewer services foreman/woman

Specialty chemicals production supervisor

Stationary engineer foreman/woman

Stationary engineers supervisor

Steam engineers foreman/woman

Steam plant engineers foreman/woman

Steam plant foreman/woman

Viscose filtration foreman/woman – chemical processing

Waste treatment supervisor

Water and sanitation-utilities equipment operating occupations foreman/woman

Water and sewer foreman/woman

Water filtration plant supervisor

Water pollution control foreman/woman

Water purification plant foreman/woman

Water treatment chief operator

Water treatment lead operator

Water treatment operations supervisor

Water treatment plant foreman/woman

Water treatment plant superintendent

Water treatment plant supervisor

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate petroleum refineries, chemical plants, water and waste treatment plants and equipment, pipelines, heating plants and power stations and systems

Identify, investigate, correct and document potential environmental and safety problems

Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments

Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality

Provide information for maintenance plans to ensure that maintenance and production objectives are met

Requisition materials and supplies

Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy

Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions

Prepare production and other reports and develop and manage operating budget for area of responsibility

May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of trades workers, labourers or other workers.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is required.

Post-secondary education in chemical processing or sciences may be required for some occupations in this unit group.

Several years of experience as a senior operator in the same company or plant are usually required.

Some occupations in this unit group may require a specific licence or certification, such as a power engineer licence, refrigeration certification or wastewater treatment certification.

Solid waste, landfill or compost facility operator certification may be required.

Additional information

There is some mobility between occupations with similar technological or licensing requirements within this group.


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