Industrial Skills

Operator Responsibilities

Operator Responsibilities Courses

Industrial Skills

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady

How much do you know about how plants are operated? In this online interactive course we will cover how in a plant, many different systems work together to turn raw materials into finished products. Many different people work together to make sure the systems work the way they should. Some of these people are the plant operators who are responsible for running the process systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe operator responsibilities associated with controlling a production process, safe operation of a facility, and fire and accident prevention
  • Identify types of good communication in an industrial facility
  • Discuss an outside operator’s responsibilities during routine operations and inspections
  • Explain the general responsibilities of a control room operator
  • Describe effects of changing weather conditions on system operation

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady

The primary responsibility of a plant operator is to ensure that a unit functions safely and efficiently. To fulfill that responsibility an operator must be able to perform different types of duties under a variety of operating conditions. In this interactive online course, we’ll focus on operator responsibilities related to plant production and we’ll examine some safety responsibilities and regulations that apply to various operating conditions. We’ll also examine some safety permits and regulations that operators must be familiar with.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe operator responsibilities associated with routine production duties, data interpretation, waste disposal and vapor emissions monitoring
  • Describe operator responsibilities associated with preventative maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Describe operator safety responsibilities associated with normal plant conditions, startups and shutdowns
  • Describe the operator’s role in lockout/tagout procedures and confined space procedures
  • Describe the purpose of the following regulations: HAZCOM, HAZWOPER, SARA III
  • Describe the basic guidelines for effective operator communication and interaction with others inside and outside the plant

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

This course is designed to familiarize participants with basic operator responsibilities associated with trend analysis, equipment maintenance, and emergency situations. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe ways to detect and analyze trends, explain how work orders are used, and describe how to perform some minor maintenance tasks. They should also be able to explain how operators can prepare for emergency situations and describe operator responsibilities during emergencies.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how trends can be detected.
  • Describe a four-step approach to analyzing trends.
  • Explain the purpose of work orders.
  • Describe how valve packing can be adjusted.
  • Describe how to safely reset a tripped circuit breaker.
  • Describe how to change a strainer basket in a duplex strainer.
  • Explain how operators can prepare for emergency situations.
  • Describe general operator responsibilities during emergency situations.
  • Describe general operator responsibilities during fire emergency situations.

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

This course is designed to familiarize participants with basic operator responsibilities associated with interpersonal relationships and data collection and use. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe the components of a basic communication model and describe an operator’s responsibilities for communicating with other plant personnel, customers, and members of the surrounding community. They should also be able to describe operator responsibilities associated with collecting and using written data and with participating in effective shift changes.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a basic communication model.
  • Describe basic operator interpersonal responsibilities with the company, peers, supervisory personnel, personnel in other departments, and new operators.
  • Identify the four steps in an on-the-job training program for new operators.
  • Describe basic operator interpersonal responsibilities with customers and the community.
  • Describe operator responsibilities associated with scheduled readings, statistical process control (SPC) charts, sample and laboratory analysis reports, and logs.
  • Identify three characteristics of an effective relief.

Duration: 1:00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

In this course, you will learn how a plant responds to load demand changes and what the basic responsibilities of an operator are during a load change. You will describe the basic function of bearings, identify sliding surface bearings and roller contact bearings, and know some of the operator responsibilities for checking bearings and maintaining lubrication.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how a plant responds to load demand changes.
  • Identify the basic responsibilities of an operator during a load change.
  • Describe the basic function of bearings.
  • Review two bearing designs.
  • Review some of the basic bearing checks operators perform.

Duration: 1:00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

This training unit is designed as a refresher for experienced operators and a look at the operator’s changing role. The specific areas covered include operator responsibilities for safety, data collection, production, and interpersonal communications.

Learning Objectives

Safety Responsibilities, Part 1

  • Describe operator safety responsibilities associated with normal plant conditions.
  • Explain, in simple terms, the purposes of the following regulations: HAZCOM, HAZWOPER, and SARA III.

Safety Responsibilities, Part 2

  • Describe operator safety responsibilities associated with abnormal plant conditions.
  • Describe operator safety responsibilities associated with scheduled plant startups and shutdowns.
  • Describe the operator’s role in lockout/tagout procedures and confined space procedures.

Data Collection Responsibilities

  • Describe operator responsibilities associated with scheduled readings, statistical process control (SPC) charts, sample and laboratory analysis reports, and unit logs.
  • Describe the components of a basic communication model.
  • Identify three characteristics of an effective relief.

Production Responsibilities

  • Describe operator responsibilities associated with routine production duties, waste disposal, vapor emissions monitoring, data interpretation, preventive operations, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Interpersonal Responsibilities, Part 1

  • Describe basic operator interpersonal responsibilities with peers, supervisory personnel, and new operators.
  • Identify the four steps in an on-the-job training program for new operators.

Interpersonal Responsibilities, Part 2

  • Describe basic operator interpersonal responsibilities with customers, the company, and the community.

Duration: 1:00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Modern industrial facilities include complex groups of systems serving a multitude of functions. These systems, which consist of equipment, piping runs, and electrical cables, all work together to process raw materials into final products that can be supplied to customers. Many groups of people are involved in the operation of an industrial facility. This course focuses on the basic responsibilities of the people who operate process systems.

Learning Objectives

The Operator’s Role

  • Describe operator responsibilities associated with controlling a production process, safe operation of a facility, and fire and accident prevention.
  • Explain why good communications are important in an industrial facility.

General Outside Operator Responsibilities

  • Identify the types of information an incoming operator should find out during a shift changeover.
  • Describe an outside operator’s responsibilities during tours and inspections.
  • Describe an outside operator’s responsibilities during routine operations.

Maintaining Plant Equipment

  • Explain the purpose of work orders.
  • Describe how valve packing can be adjusted.
  • Describe how to safely reset a tripped circuit breaker.
  • Describe how to clean a pump strainer.

General Control Room Operator Responsibilities

  • Describe the general responsibilities of a control room operator.
  • Describe effects of changing weather conditions on system operations.

Trends

  • Describe how trends can be detected.
  • Describe a four-step approach to analyzing trends.

Abnormal and Emergency Situations

  • Describe general operator responsibilities during emergency situations.
  • Explain how operators can prepare for abnormal and emergency situations.
  • Describe general operator responsibilities during fire emergencies.