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Serving Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, & Saginaw Counties

What Are Chemical Processing Jobs Like?

Chemical process operators work at companies like Dow Chemical, Hemlock Semiconductor, Michigan Sugar and others with the handling, transporting, transferring, storage and disposal of chemicals and other materials in compliance with all state and federal regulations; they operate, troubleshoot, monitor, and control both continuous and batch processes; assemble, disassemble and stage reactor systems; line up and management of valving stations and headers; understand and use pneumatic tools and equipment; connect, disconnect, load, unload and manage tanker transfer stations; are knowledgeable and uphold the standards regarding health, safety, and the environment; interface with chemical engineers and tradesmen, technicians, and co-workers involved with these processes; hands on and management of normal equipment maintenance; calibrate instrumentation; and handling of medium to heavy tools, products and equipment.

Starting salaries are $13-20 per hour. Delta College operates the program as needed, based on employer demand. Successful completers (based on instructional assessment standards and attendance) can earn up to 25 academic credits (CPI 110-260) toward the Chemical Process Technology Associate degree and be qualified to apply for employment as a Chemical Process Operator.

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Requirements for Chemical Process Fast Start

Applied Mathematics (Level 5 required; 5 required for employment)
Applied Technology (Level 3 required for employment)
Graphic Literacy (Level 5 required for employment)
Work Place Documents (Level 5 required for employment)

The cost of Chemical Process Fast Start training is $5,400 and is not covered by Federal Pell or Financial Aid. You may be eligible for funding from Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! (even if you are not a resident of Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland or Saginaw counties). To find out, complete the application process Chemical Fast Start 19 Application