Position Title: Production Operator
Grand Rapids, MI
Starting pay is $20/hr with progressive increases based on achieved company-provided training certifications; with a $1 shift differential for overnight shift.
Position Hours: Day and Night Shifts available: 6:00 – 6:00; three on / three off.
The Production Operator is responsible for the manufacture, packaging, and distribution of specialty chemical products. The desired candidate must be safety conscious and a highly motivated team player, ensuring that all activities under his/her direction are performed in accordance within regulatory compliance.
Load reactors with raw materials, monitoring and troubleshooting batch process parameters, performing in process and final product QC testing
Operate forklift to move materials around the plant
Participate in the following daily communications meetings: Safety Meeting, Shift Change, Shift Planning
Coordinate daily activities with and reports any issues to the Production Team Lead
Maintain proper Housekeeping practices in the production area
Support other Production Team members as needed, if properly trained for the task
Health, Environment, Safety, Quality Responsibilities:
Follow site procedures and practices to ensure safe and efficient operation of assigned plant areas
Proper handling/disposal of hazardous waste materials
As required, participate in Root Cause Investigations
Understand and execute Emergency Response procedures to mitigate unplanned events in the process
Ensure workplace safety by participating in the Behavior Based Safety (BBS) Observation program
Production Technician Responsibilities:
Operate and field check process equipment. Monitor process conditions, equipment and control systems
Performs tasks assigned to operations (Raw material charges, equipment preparation, process samples, etc.)
Perform in-depth troubleshooting of process equipment and systems to resolve process deviations and problems
Use plant knowledge and skills to make improvements in plant performance
Help troubleshoot plant and customer problems
Contribute to value creation by continuous improvement of procedures, the operations work processes and related tools and performance metrics
Follow housekeeping and safety procedures to ensure personal safety and the safety of others.
Routine use of a computer to communicate via e-mail, complete online training and other tasks as assigned.
All other duties as assigned.
Must have a high school diploma/GED
Experience in a chemical manufacturing environment preferred
Must be a safety-conscious, highly motivated team player who is able to work independently
Must be able to climb ladders, work outside in all weather conditions, lift up to 50 lbs and wear PPE, including full-face air purifying respirator
Must be willing to work overtime as needed
Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
To apply, visit Arkema’s website Careers page: https://jobs.arkema.com/?_ga=GA1.2.1335958204.1627305697
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