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Title: Operator A
Department: Manufacturing
Location: Alabama
Reports To: Synthesis Supervisor
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Job Function

The Operator A position is responsible for the safe and environmentally sustainable operation of plant assets. This position is also responsible for the operation, inspection, troubleshooting and maintenance of the chemical synthesis unit.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

• Displays leadership qualities.
• Incident commander on shift.
• Runs batch and continuous processes thru DCS units.
• Stands in as lead person responsible for synthesis unit when shift supervisor is unavailable.
• Conducts lab samples pulls as needed.
• Participates in Process Safety Analysis (PSAs) and Process Safety Analysis (PSAs) as required.
• Operates forklift and yard dog following all company and safety requirements.
• Prepares equipment/areas for confined space entry and hot works.
• Manages and executes multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently.
• Inspects, adjusts, isolates, monitors, operates and repairs plant equipment and systems.
• Identifies and reports plant conditions as necessary.
• Conducts chemical readings and makes adjustments as necessary.
• Completes and maintain accurate records and files.
• Assist mechanical/electrical maintenance and I&C activities as required.
• Work rotating shift to accommodate plant 24-hour coverage.
• Participates in Emergency Response Team.
• Complies with all regulatory safety requirements and with all regulatory environmental requirements.
• Complies with all company policies, practices and lawful directives.
• Other assignments as necessary and directed by management.

Skills & Qualifications

• Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts required.
• Knowledge of distillation processes required.
• Ability to operate DCS system.
• Must be forklift and yard dog certified.
• Ability to read and understand P&ID's, mechanical and electrical drawings.
• Ability to perform minor maintenance.
• Ability to physically meet the needs of the job in all types of extreme weather, to include, but not limited to climbing stairs, wearing respiratory protection, lift at least 70 pounds, open and close valves, sometimes overhead or in awkward locations, climb in pipe rack wearing fall protection, and monitoring field devices.
• Strong computer skills with a proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are required.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Able to work as a team member as well as independently.
• Must be prompt, dependable and have a good attendance record.
• Must participate in the Safety monthly blood draw program.
• Must be able to pass a physical and drug test.
• Must be able to pass a Department of Homeland Security approved pre-employment criminal background check.

Education Requirements

​• High school diploma or GED required.
​• 40 hour HAZWHOPER preferred and will be required.
​• Firefight Certification preferred and will be required.
​• Vocational or technical degree preferred.
​• AIDT Training strongly preferred.

Experience Requirements

​​• 3 – 5 years specialty or chemical plant operation required.

To Apply

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