Chemical Process Operator II

Website PMC Group

Brief Job Description:

The Process Operator is responsible for operating one or more job stations during their shift ensuring safety and compliance of all work rules and procedures. Responsibilities also include guiding/directing Bulk and Material Handlers as it relates to the manufacturing process the Operator is managing. Base pay is $25.17/hour plus shift differential when applicable.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

  • Safety first – follow all PPE guidelines, directions, and supervisory guidance·
  • Qualified to operate three or more job stations in the Cable Fill, Emulsions, Soap house, Granulator, Belt Flaker, Stearate reactors, and the Waste Treatment process.
  • Manages all process control and quality variables to standards and procedures.
  • Maintains rates and productivity of equipment.
  • Interacts between shifts to gain and pass along all information to facilitate a smooth transition without interruption.
  • Provides samples to the lab and on occasion will test certain batches of material to ensure compliance.
  • Accurately complete all paperwork assigned including checklists and any additional forms for performance/quality/downtime tracking.
  • Complete ownership of housekeeping for machine areas operated.
  • Provides shift reports and other escalations when department lead is absent\
  • Troubleshoot and correct operating problems.
  • Ability to verify shop supply inventory for assigned areas.
  • Train/mentor trainee and less experienced operate

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • The ability to manage heavy equipment and understand basic mechanic concepts is important.
    • Good communication between the Operator and Supervisor and co-workers is required.
    • The ability to follow rules and direction is required.
    • Capable of operating both a sit down & standup forklift

Working Conditions

  • Process Operators will work at the plant and be exposed to heat, cold, dust, dirt and wax build-up on floors, machines, and steps depending upon the operation assigned
  • Climbing ladders, high towers, rail cars is required to do the job.
  • Working with/in the vicinity of high temperature products/steam lines.

Education, Training, and Experience Required

  • GED or High School diploma desired but not required.
  • Five plus years of operator level experience is highly desired.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Experience on a forklift or other hauling mediums is a must.