NOC 9212 – Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities



Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Process Operators (9232), Power Engineers and Power Systems Operators (9241), Water and Waste Treatment Plant Operators (9243), Chemical Plant Machine Operators (9421) and Labourers in Chemical Products Processing and Utilities (9613). They are employed by petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical companies, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, electric power utilities, water and waste treatment utilities and in a range of other industries and institutions.

There is some mobility between occupations with similar technological or licensing requirements within this group.

Main Duties

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate petroleum refineries, chemical plants, water and waste treatment plants and equipment, pipelines, heating plants and power stations and systems
  • Identify, investigate, correct and document potential environmental and safety problems
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • Provide information for maintenance plans to ensure that maintenance and production objectives are met
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Prepare production and other reports and develop and manage operating budget for area of responsibility
  • May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of trades workers, labourers or other workers.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Post-secondary education in chemical processing or sciences may be required for some occupations in this unit group.
  • Several years of experience as a senior operator in the same company or plant are usually required.
  • Some occupations in this unit group may require a specific licence or certification, such as a stationary engineer`s licence or refrigeration certification.
  • Solid waste, landfill or compost facility operator certification may be required.

All Titles

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  • chemical processing plant foreman/womanchemical processing plant foreman, chemical processing plant forewoman, foreman, chemical processing plant, forewoman, chemical processing plant, plant foreman, chemical processing, plant forewoman, chemical processing
  • chemical processing supervisor
  • chemical unit foreman/womanchemical unit foreman, chemical unit forewoman, foreman, chemical, forewoman, chemical
  • chief operator, hydro-electric station
  • chief operator, water treatment
  • chief stationary engineer
  • chief substation operator
  • chlorine plant foreman/womanchlorine plant foreman, chlorine plant forewoman
  • compost facility supervisor
  • compressor station foreman/womancompressor station foreman, compressor station forewoman
  • continuous process foreman/woman – chemical processingcontinuous process foreman – chemical processing, continuous process forewoman – chemical processing
  • distillation foreman/woman – chemical processingdistillation foreman – chemical processing, distillation forewoman – chemical processing
  • evaporator foreman/woman – chemical processingevaporator foreman – chemical processing, evaporator forewoman – chemical processing, foreman, evaporator – chemical processing, forewoman, evaporator – chemical processing
  • foreman/woman – petroleum, gas and chemical processingforeman – petroleum, gas and chemical processing, forewoman – petroleum, gas and chemical processing
  • foreman/woman, chemical
  • foreman/woman, chemical processing plant
  • foreman/woman, coating and calendering workers – chemical processingforeman, coating and calendering workers – chemical processing, forewoman, coating and calendering workers – chemical processing
  • foreman/woman, cosmetics processingforeman, cosmetics processing, forewoman, cosmetics processing
  • foreman/woman, crushing and grinding workers – chemicals and related materialsforeman, crushing and grinding workers – chemicals and related materials, forewoman, crushing and grinding workers – chemicals and related materials
  • foreman/woman, detergents and removers manufacturingforeman, detergents and removers manufacturing, forewoman, detergents and removers manufacturing
  • foreman/woman, evaporator – chemical processing
  • foreman/woman, gas distributionforeman, gas distribution, forewoman, gas distribution, gas distribution foreman, gas distribution forewoman
  • foreman/woman, gas plantforeman, gas plant, forewoman, gas plant, gas plant foreman, gas plant forewoman
  • foreman/woman, grinding and packing – chemical processingforeman, grinding and packing – chemical processing, forewoman, grinding and packing – chemical processing, grinding and packing foreman – chemical processing, grinding and packing forewoman – chemical processing
  • foreman/woman, heating plantforeman, heating plant, forewoman, heating plant
  • foreman/woman, incineratorforeman, incinerator, forewoman, incinerator, incinerator foreman, incinerator forewoman
  • foreman/woman, ink preparation – chemical processingforeman, ink preparation – chemical processing, forewoman, ink preparation – chemical processing
  • foreman/woman, natural gas plantforeman, natural gas plant, forewoman, natural gas plant
  • foreman/woman, oven – chemical processingforeman, oven – chemical processing, forewoman, oven – chemical processing, oven foreman – chemical processing, oven forewoman – chemical processing
  • foreman/woman, petroleum processingforeman, petroleum processing, forewoman, petroleum processing, petroleum processing foreman, petroleum processing forewoman
  • foreman/woman, pharmaceuticals compoundingforeman, pharmaceuticals compounding, forewoman, pharmaceuticals compounding, pharmaceutical compounding foreman, pharmaceutical compounding forewoman
  • foreman/woman, pilot plantforeman, pilot plant, forewoman, pilot plant, pilot plant foreman – chemical processing, pilot plant forewoman – chemical processing
  • foreman/woman, pipeline operationsforeman, pipeline operations, forewoman, pipeline operations, pipeline foreman, pipeline forewoman
  • foreman/woman, power engineersforeman, power engineers, forewoman, power engineers, power engineer foreman, power engineer forewoman, stationary engineer foreman, stationary engineer forewoman
  • foreman/woman, power plantforeman, power plant, forewoman, power plant, power plant foreman, power plant forewoman
  • foreman/woman, power station operatorsforeman, power station operators, forewoman, power station operators, power station operators foreman, power station operators forewoman
  • foreman/woman, pumping and blending – chemical processingforeman, pumping and blending – chemical processing, forewoman, pumping and blending – chemical processing, pumping and blending foreman – chemical processing, pumping and blending forewoman – chemical processing
  • foreman/woman, pumping and pipeline equipment operatorsforeman, pumping and pipeline equipment operators, forewoman, pumping and pipeline equipment operators, pumping and pipeline equipment operators foreman, pumping and pipeline equipment operators forewoman
  • foreman/woman, refinery unitforeman, refinery unit, forewoman, refinery unit, refinery unit foreman, refinery unit forewoman
  • foreman/woman, sanitary serviceforeman, sanitary service, forewoman, sanitary service
  • foreman/woman, sewage disposalforeman, sewage disposal, forewoman, sewage disposal, sewage disposal foreman, sewage disposal forewoman
  • foreman/woman, sewer servicesforeman, sewer services, forewoman, sewer services, sewer services foreman, sewer services forewoman
  • foreman/woman, steam plantforeman, steam plant, forewoman, steam plant, steam plant foreman, steam plant forewoman
  • foreman/woman, viscose filtration – chemical processingforeman, viscose filtration – chemical processing, forewoman, viscose filtration – chemical processing, viscose filtration foreman – chemical processing, viscose filtration forewoman – chemical processing
  • foreman/woman, water and sanitation-utilities equipment operating occupationsforeman, water and sanitation-utilities equipment operating occupations, forewoman, water and sanitation-utilities equipment operating occupations
  • foreman/woman, water purification plantforeman, water purification plant, forewoman, water purification plant, water purification plant foreman, water purification plant forewoman
  • foreman/woman, water treatment plantforeman, water treatment plant, forewoman, water treatment plant, water treatment plant foreman, water treatment plant forewoman
  • gas distribution foreman/woman
  • gas field supervisor
  • gas plant foreman/woman
  • gas transmission supervisor
  • grinding and packing foreman/woman – chemical processing
  • head refrigerating engineer
  • hydro-electric station chief operator
  • incinerator foreman/woman
  • landfill supervisor
  • lead collections operator – water treatment
  • lead operator, collections – water treatment
  • lead operator, water treatment
  • oven foreman/woman – chemical processing
  • paint making foreman/womanpaint making foreman, paint making forewoman, paint processing foreman, paint processing forewoman
  • paint processing foreman/woman
  • petroleum processing foreman/woman
  • petroleum processing shift supervisor
  • petroleum refining supervisor
  • pharmaceutical compounding foreman/woman
  • pharmaceuticals production supervisor
  • pilot plant foreman/woman – chemical processing
  • pipeline foreman/woman
  • pipeline operations supervisor
  • plant foreman/woman, chemical processing
  • plant superintendent, water treatment
  • plant supervisor, water treatment
  • power engineer foreman/woman
  • power plant chief substation operator
  • power plant foreman/woman
  • power station operators foreman/woman
  • power station shift supervisor
  • power station supervisor
  • production supervisor, pharmaceuticals
  • production supervisor, specialty chemicals
  • pumping and blending foreman/woman – chemical processing
  • pumping and pipeline equipment operators foreman/woman
  • pumping station foreman/womanpumping station foreman, pumping station forewoman
  • refinery unit foreman/woman
  • refrigeration plant foreman/womanrefrigeration plant foreman, refrigeration plant forewoman
  • sewage disposal foreman/woman
  • sewage treatment plant supervisor
  • sewer services foreman/woman
  • shift supervisor, petroleum processing
  • shift supervisor, power station
  • specialty chemicals production supervisor
  • stationary engineer foreman/woman
  • stationary engineers supervisor
  • steam engineer leader
  • steam engineers foreman/womansteam engineers foreman, steam engineers forewoman
  • steam plant engineers foreman/womansteam plant engineers foreman, steam plant engineers forewoman
  • steam plant foreman/woman
  • superintendent, water treatment plant
  • supervisor, chemical processing
  • supervisor, gas field
  • supervisor, gas transmission
  • supervisor, petroleum refining
  • supervisor, pharmaceuticals production
  • supervisor, pipeline operation
  • supervisor, power station
  • supervisor, sewage treatment plant
  • supervisor, specialty chemicals production
  • supervisor, stationary engineers
  • supervisor, water treatment plant
  • viscose filtration foreman/woman – chemical processing
  • waste treatment supervisor
  • water and sewer foreman/womanwater and sewer foreman, water and sewer forewoman
  • water filtration plant supervisor
  • water pollution control foreman/womanwater pollution control foreman, water pollution control forewoman
  • water purification plant foreman/woman
  • water treatment chief operator
  • water treatment lead operator
  • water treatment operations supervisor
  • water treatment plant foreman/woman
  • water treatment plant superintendent
  • water treatment plant supervisor


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