Are chemical operator job opportunities growing or declining?

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Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing?

Where are the jobs? Which places have the most chemical operator opportunities?

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steve farawell in Elizabeth, New Jersey

75 months ago

Host said: Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing?

Where are the jobs? Which places have the most chemical operator opportunities?

I FEEL they are declining.if you work for a top fortune 500 company,than you have a chance.smaller companies do not pay as much.NJ has a lot of industry

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gval nj in Harrison, New Jersey

60 months ago

Where? I'm been looking around,i just find closed out plants.Any help
for where to find them.And where's any school for chemical operators.

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gval nj in Harrison, New Jersey

60 months ago

steve farawell in Elizabeth, New Jersey said: I FEEL they are declining.if you work for a top fortune 500 company,than you have a chance.smaller companies do not pay as much.NJ has a lot of industry

I'm sorry please read my comment below.Any help will be appreciated.

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barrjiesmith@optonline.net in Newark, New Jersey

60 months ago

Well it depend on how you look at it.Glass full on not.Well manufacturing has slowed,it's getting better.If our new but old government passes health care that will help out a great deal.Now chemical jobs,to me are moving down south were the laws are not so hard on them.We as Americans has to make it our cause to have (made in America) mean something again.Barry Smith chemical employed for 16 years.

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Eric in Louisville, Kentucky

56 months ago

It depends on what type of chemical you manufacture really, but for the most part I would say Chemical Plants are on the decline in the United States. For example, on the site that I work, a product line (Neoprene or Rubber) was shut down two years ago, and over 100 employees took early retirements. However, the line I work in has hired about 30 employees during that time period (Vinyl Fluoride, which is used in Solar Panels) It is a good line of work that can potentially pay very well, but really it depends on the plant. Chemical Operator is a broad job description, and depending on where and who you work for your pay could range from $10-$35/hour.

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Closedadeal in Memphis, Tennessee

56 months ago

Is the Operator pay about he same for larger companies such as BASF, DOW, and Dupont. I have heard that BASF pays much less than the other two. Is this true?

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I Know in Saint Charles, Illinois

41 months ago

BASF pays 32 and Hour for Process operators and 33 for Board Ops.

Dow Pays 33 for process operators and 35 for board operators,

MARATHON pays 29 process operators and 30 for board operators.

I know because I work for all. You better look at benefits not just salary.

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Cajuncrazy in Destrehan, Louisiana

40 months ago

I Know in Saint Charles, Illinois said: BASF pays 32 and Hour for Process operators and 33 for Board Ops.

Dow Pays 33 for process operators and 35 for board operators,

MARATHON pays 29 process operators and 30 for board operators.

I know because I work for all. You better look at benefits not just salary.

How about occidental in Taft? Do u know how much they pay. I know Valero is the big dog paying $42/hr.

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