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Chemical Operator

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Company :
Prefere Melamines LLC

Location :
Indian Orchard, Massachusetts

Expiry Date :
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
Prefere Melamines LLC, is a division of Prefere Resins (a German multinational) that produces technically innovative amino-resin based products for high-performance coatings and specialty industrial application, including tire, paper, textiles, and laminates. We enable customers worldwide to develop value-added solutions by providing a broad product portfolio, a strong market focus, and deep applications experience. Our commitment to sustained innovation is driven by our close customer relationship, and our leadership in product research and development. With manufacturing sites in the United States, Europe and Asia, Prefere Melamines extends a global reach. We are committed to a culture that values mutual respect, honesty, trust and safety.

Prefere Melamines LLC, manufactures resins sold under the Resimene trade name. Our plant in Springfield, Massachusetts, located in Central New England, is convenient to the Berkshires, Boston, Connecticut, Vermont and New York City. We have a proud 100+ year production history at this site. We strongly value excellent safety and environmental performance, and continuously explore opportunities to expand sales, improve quality, maximize asset efficiency and continuously improve our reliability.

We are currently seeking a Chemical Process Operator for our Springfield Plant that operates 24/7, 365 days/year. This is a 4-day on/4-day off schedule with alternating 12-hour day and night shifts. Every Operator works the day and night alternating schedule, including holidays and weekends.

The Chemical Process Operator is responsible for unloading raw materials, operating the reaction kettles, distillation columns and downstream filtration systems and associated equipment using computer and manual controls to produce resin liquids, recover liquid raw materials, and refine the kettle product to finished quality resin. Operations include start-up, shut-down, lock out, maintenance and non-routine processes. Operators monitor and maintain the production process to ensure correct operating conditions, using control room computer systems; physically monitor and sample tanks, columns and kettles to determine critical process adjustments; troubleshoot abnormal situations and take corrective action. The Operator also is responsible for transferring the finished resin into storage tanks, drums, bulk containers and tank trucks. Operators control the transfer of various bulk materials into or out of tanks trucks, railcars, etc., using valves, pumps, pipelines and conveying equipment. The Operator enters production quantities into the SAP computer system to ensure inventories are accurate; and uses SAP to enter notifications for required maintenance work and shipment data. The Operator is accountable for following all plant and process safety rules and procedures and completing periodic mandatory training. Operators carry out housekeeping and maintenance duties as assigned.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential functions of the job

Perform heavy work including lifting up to 50 pounds regularly, climb ladders and stairs, exposure to chemicals, must have the ability to safely wear a respirator, work in outdoor conditions year-round, use hand tools, operate valves, pumps, pipelines and conveying equipment, work at heights, inspect trucks, use hand trucks, receive detailed instructions orally and in writing, monitor and manage chemical processes through computer terminals, operate motor vehicles and fork lift trucks.

Qualifications and Preferred Experience

* Proficiency in oral and written English language skills; High School Degree or GED preferred but not required
* Willing and able to work in 24/7/365 manufacturing operation (requires working nights, weekends, holidays)
* Maintain strong focus on Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) principles
* Ability to follow and monitor prescribed processes; experience in Distribution Control Systems a plus
* Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills, able to prioritize work assignments with minimal supervision
* Computer skills, including email; High degree of initiative, and ability to adapt to changing priorities
* Ability to work effectively in team based environment
* Previous chemical operator experience is a plus
* Previous quality control lab and testing experience is a plus

Prefere Melamines LLC is a drug-free/EEO employer

_If offered a position, you will be required to complete and successfully pass a Background Record Check, Aptitude Test, Pre-Employment Physical and Drug Screening._

_Our company is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, veterans status or other protected status._

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.52 – $36.45 per hour

Requirements

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential functions of the job

Perform heavy work including lifting up to 50 pounds regularly, climb ladders and stairs, exposure to chemicals, must have the ability to safely wear a respirator, work in outdoor conditions year-round, use hand tools, operate valves, pumps, pipelines and conveying equipment, work at heights, inspect trucks, use hand trucks, receive detailed instructions orally and in writing, monitor and manage chemical processes through computer terminals, operate motor vehicles and fork lift trucks.

Qualifications and Preferred Experience

* Proficiency in oral and written English language skills; High School Degree or GED preferred but not required
* Willing and able to work in 24/7/365 manufacturing operation (requires working nights, weekends, holidays)
* Maintain strong focus on Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) principles
* Ability to follow and monitor prescribed processes; experience in Distribution Control Systems a plus
* Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills, able to prioritize work assignments with minimal supervision
* Computer skills, including email; High degree of initiative, and ability to adapt to changing priorities
* Ability to work effectively in team based environment
* Previous chemical operator experience is a plus
* Previous quality control lab and testing experience is a plus

Prefere Melamines LLC is a drug-free/EEO employer

If offered a position, you will be required to complete and successfully pass a Background Record Check, Aptitude Test, Pre-Employment Physical and Drug Screening.

Our company is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, veterans status or other protected status.

Benefits

Prefere Melamines LLC offers a competitive employee benefits package to include full health, dental, disability, life, 401K with up to 6% match and additional 3% on salary earned. Vacation and Sick. Tuition Reimbursement. Flexible and HSA accounts. Identity Theft Insurance. Registered Dieticians Services. Employee Assistance Program… and more.