A Plant Operator supervises the operation of an industrial plant. Examples are: manufacturing plants, production plants, processing plants, power plants, gas plants, oil fields, smelters, mines, mills, refineries, arenas, recreational complexes, and other industrial facilities.
A Plant Operator's duties are to operate, monitor and troubleshoot control equipment and processing units found in these industrial settings.
Recommended education: Chemistry 11, Physics 11, Principles of Math 11 and 12, and English 12.
This specialized 24-week program offered at Selkirk College prepares students for entry-level positions as plant operators. Students learn about industrial plant functionality and gain a critical understanding of plant systems, process fundamentals, and plant operations.