The Chemical Operator is responsible for safely and efficiently handling chemicals
· Operate various reactors, scrubber systems, vacuum systems, mechanical seals, pumps (diaphragm, sealess, gear, centrifugal), filters and associated auxiliary equipment in a designated area. Operation of a forklift is essential.
· Must use proficient and safe cylinder handling techniques while transferring cylinders from one location to another as directed by supervisors.
· Must safely transport and load 50 lb bags of chemicals into various chemical processing equipment by hand.
· Must climb high vertical ladders several times during a shift as needed.
· Have high understanding and ability to troubleshoot equipment, operations and processes.
· Ability to train others through use of demonstration and verbal discussion.
· Must maintain attendance at an acceptable level.
· Must practice all operating, safety and environmental practices and procedures. Must wear required PPE (including but not limited to Hard hat, gloves, acid suit, splash shield, respirator) for required tasks.
· Must be able to multi-tasks skills and prioritize tasks at hand to maximize output.
· Ability to be a watch for hot work permit.
· Participate in timely investigation and reporting of incidents during the shift. Participate in follow up action items to prevent reoccurrence of any safety issues as well as proactively follow up on concerns prior to an incident occurring.
· Frequently inspect a specified production area during the course of a routine shift to ensure that all containers, vessels, etc. are properly identified and labeled, along with good housekeeping.
· When required, be available and work closely with Process Chemists and Engineers as members of Start-up Training Teams.
· Manage chemicals wisely including the use of raw materials, products and waste inventories.
· Ability to fill out batch sheets completely and accurately and proper use of material movement/location change forms. Ensure that all waste generated in assigned area is placed in appropriate containers and properly labeled.
· Diagnose and evaluate observations and instrument readings of chemical processing equipment within a specified area of responsibility.
· Maintain safety awareness related to the position including any safety precautions necessary when involved in activities in manufacturing areas. Adhere to all required safety programs and procedures to include applicable Standard Operating Procedures and Company policies.
· Maintain a current knowledge of ISO standards and requirements necessary for compliance with the company’s quality system.
· Support the identification and correction of quality deficiencies through cooperation with the internal audit teams and periodic departmental evaluations.
Critical Success Factors:
· Ability to work independently
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
Desired Skills and Experience:
· High school diploma or equivalent is required
· Post high school chemistry or physical science desirable
· Post high school laboratory (school or industry) experience desirable
· Must communicate well with associates and management team
· Must have strong Math skills
· Working understanding of simple algebra required
· Statistics and Statistical Process Control a plus
· Must analytically investigate issues to help determine root cause
· Must understand the validity of test results reported
· Moderate computer skills required. Experience with SAP desirable
· Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, drug screening and physical, including medical clearance to wear a respirator
· Must be willing to work flexible hours (including overtime) dependent on work load
· Must be willing to work rotating shifts and weekends
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $16.00 - $22.00 per hour
Ability to Commute/Relocate:
- Martin, SC 29836 (Required)
- High school or equivalent (Preferred)
- Chemical Operator: 3 years (Required)
- Forklift: 1 year (Required)
- Safely and Efficient Handling: 1 year (Required)
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous