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Plant Operator Resume

Plant operators are responsible for handling and managing most of the tasks at a particular plant such as an industrial plant or a power plant. Power plants may include petrochemical plants, gas extraction plants, or oil refineries. Working at these plants and supervising the duties of the employees requires high level of skills and one must mention them in good detail, so as to make the resume unique and ensure that the employer has a clear idea of the specific plant and skill level the resume has been put in for.

The nature of the job includes high risk; so it is mandatory for the plant operator to know the safety protocols and provide emergency first aid. The plant operators are hired on a contract basis, which usually lasts up to a year, but may even extend depending upon the organization. The nature of the job may also change with different organizations. The professionals should also be good at reading, as they are required to refer to operational machine manuals from time to time, depending upon the requirement and nature of job.

The candidate needs to have completed at least his/her high school and have an experience of 5 to 7 years in operating machinery and utilities. A bachelor's degree in science would help greatly and may also result in an advantageous situation where the employers will ask for lesser amount of experience. One must prepare himself/herself according to the specific organization he/she is applying into, as the requirements change according to different plants. Thus, one must know exactly how to draft a plant operator resume.

Below given is a sample for the same.

Antonio J. George
4822 Stratford Court
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 919-788-0287

Career Objective:

To work in a petrochemical plant as a Plant Operator using my technical skills and knowledge for providing excellent service to the organization and achieve professional growth at the same time.

Professional Summary:

5 years of experience as a Plant Operator.

Key Skills:

  • Good in communication skills
  • Good at following written instructions and understanding instruction manuals
  • Good at the operation of heavy machinery
  • Excellent knowledge of biochemistry
  • Good at computer operations and automation of tasks
  • Good at managing and leading teams
  • Good time management skills

Educational Qualification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry: Salem College, 601 S Church St., Winston Salem, NC (April, 2006 - April, 2009)
  • High School: Saint Mary's School, 660 W 5th St., Winston Salem, NC (March, 2006)

Professional Experience:

Plant Operator
(April, 2012 till date)
QAB Industries Pvt. Ltd. 2100 Silas Creek Pkwy., Winston Salem, NC

  • Supervising all the departments of the petrochemical plant
  • Overseeing the raw materials brought in to the plant and making sure that the necessary quality checks have been performed to receive pure raw materials
  • Performing periodic checks in various departments for ensuring that all the boilers and other equipment are working at their optimum levels
  • Recording and creating detailed reports of employee attendance, production quality, and production costs for the higher management
  • Researching for the latest technological changes and trends being followed in the market
  • Ordering new machinery to replace the old ones and proposing new budget on a quarterly basis
  • Providing training for new operators recruited
  • Conducting the technical round in the recruitment process
  • Coordinating with the computer department in case of system failure or loss of data backup
  • Taking unit samples as instructed and sending them to the quality department for quality analysis

Plant Operator (Trainee)
(May, 2009 to March, 2012)
APAC Petrochemicals Pvt. Ltd. 601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Winston Salem, NC

  • Assisting the plant operator with daily tasks and reporting duties
  • Conducting a market research for finding the latest technologies being used in the petrochemical business
  • Managing contracts from clients and maintaining a database for the same
  • Providing assistance in the recruitment process
  • Providing monthly feedback on the performance of the operators
  • Coordinating with the operators hired on a freelance basis, making sure that the assigned work has been done properly
  • Conducting workshops on the latest trends being followed in the market
  • Carrying out first line maintenance of all systems at the plant as per the monthly schedule advised by the operation supervisor
  • Maintaining and preparing log sheets and reports for the assigned units relating to the operational data
  • Maintaining a log of special occurrences during the shift such as system failure, data loss, equipment malfunction, etc.


  • "Best Plant Operator Award" - Awarded by the manager for the month of August, 2013 for exceptional performance
  • "Best Plant Operator Trainee Award" - Awarded by the plant operator for providing excellent support and performance during the training period, May, 2010


James M. Ahner
Plant Operations Manager
QAB Industries Pvt. Ltd. 2100 Silas Creek Pkwy., Winston Salem, NC
Phone: 785-861-2866

John B. Robinson
Plant Operator
APAC Petrochemicals Pvt. Ltd. 601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Winston Salem, NC
Phone: 484-288-2238

Due to increasing popularity of these jobs, there is a lot of competition in the current market. One has to make sure that his/her resume is as unique and persuasive as possible. The above plant operator resume example shows the basic format that needs to be followed. All the information provided should be genuine and appropriate documentation should be provided when asked for. Necessary changes can be made to the resume as per the organizational requirements and specifications.

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