USALCO Mentor Plant, LLC is a major unit within the manufacturing network of a leading provider of aluminum-based component products used in water treatment, pulp and paper manufacturing, the making of catalysts for oil refining, the housing market and other sectors. The right individual will have a “can-do” attitude, the ability to be part of a team while operating independently, and consistently performs to very high standards.
The person in this role is responsible for manufacturing, loading, and unloading chemical products while assuring compliance is achieved in all company associated policies. The position requires a motivated, detail oriented, and results driven team player who:
o Incorporates safety and quality into every decision while performing day-to-day activities
o Effectively communicates with Supervisor and peers
o Can efficiently operate chemical processes and equipment to safely manufacture quality products
o Will actively seek out opportunities for process improvement and take full responsibility for collaborating with management and peers to implement approved changes in a timely manner.
The employee in this position will be a positive-natured, task-oriented individual with chemical manufacturing experience and significant mechanical aptitude. The Chemical Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of plant processes and equipment. The person must possess excellent communication skills necessary to keep Supervisor and peers informed of process status. This person must be personally and professionally motivated to work constructively with team members at all levels within the company, to execute job responsibilities
ROLES AND RESPONSIBITIES:
1. Overseeing the safe and efficient operation of the process or processes assigned, including the safe transfer of hazardous chemicals.
2. Apply all plant safety rules, work guidelines / practices, and procedures
3. Wearing and maintenance of personal protective equipment required for working with hazardous chemicals
4. Developing and applying improvements in processes, equipment and procedures
5. Daily Responsibilities:
o Complete walk-thru of the process and equipment to audit safety and maintain operational records
o Document process conditions and update batch records for production evaluations.
o Collect samples and perform routine chemical lab analysis and calculations required to manufacture products and make batch modifications
o Assist with cleaning, and reloading of chemical reactors for production runs
o Operate and maintain equipment critical to operating the plant including process reactors, pumps, valves, filters, and other process equipment
o Monitor plant instrumentation and adjust process conditions in order to produce chemicals within company specifications
o Complete all paperwork accurately including batch sheets and lab reports
o Work with Production manager to coordinate manufacture of finished goods and ensure final products meet specifications within shipping schedule
o Blend and mix chemicals to meet customer requirements and complete quality documentation
o Load drums and/or totes with finished goods and properly label & seal containers
o Assist in shipping by coordinating the loading of bulk tankers and LTL trailers while completing all necessary paperwork and recordkeeping.
o Assist in receipt of raw materials to the site including offloading and completing all necessary paperwork and recordkeeping.
o Maintain a 5S mentality (Sort, Straighten, Sustain, Shine, Systemize).
▪ This is a USALCO philosophy to maintain a clean and orderly plant and includes inspecting your area and returning any and all tools, equipment, hoses, etc. to its proper place and maintain a clean work environment.
o Inspect plant equipment daily and report any issues to Supervisor
o Assist in routine maintenance activities, including but not limited to: pipe and valve installation,
pump replacement, etc.
7. Must be able to work overtime, provide physical labor and occasional weekend work as required to meet
8. Perform other duties as assigned in support of business goals and objectives.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
➢ Requires planning skills to prioritize daily process operation
➢ Must be able to pay attention to detail
➢ Knowledge of chemical manufacturing and equipment
➢ Must be dependable, flexible and able to respond on short notice to satisfy requirements of customers.
➢ Requires good interpersonal and communication skills.
➢ The ability to clearly communicate with others, both verbally and in written form
➢ Strong Analytical and Mathematical aptitude
➢ Typical office organizational skills, with basic computer literacy in Microsoft Office.
➢ General industrial maintenance/operations experience including pipe assembly, pump installation and repair, and general mechanical equipment knowledge.
➢ Forklift experience and certification preferred. If not, must be able to complete certification thru USALCO.
➢ A High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
➢ Chemical or manufacturing experience, preferred
➢ Prior Forklift driving experience
The Ability to:
➢ Must be able to wear a APR (SCBA respirator system), pass Spirometry test and comply to wear one, as required.
➢ Routinely lift 35 to 50 lbs. throughout the shift
➢ Routinely stand 80% of shift
➢ Routinely climb bulk tanker ladders to load tankers
➢ Work in awkward or confined spaces
➢ Work both indoors and outdoors during all season
USALCO is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. As a general policy, USALCO does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future.
To apply for this job email your details to Recruiting@usalco.com