Operator - Chemical
East St. Louis, IL 
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Operator - Chemical
Job Locations US-IL-East St. Louis
ID 2021-2732
Category Manufacturing
Type Regular Full-Time
Job Description

Scope of the Position

This job is diverse in the mechanical ability to perform general plant operator duties. The Chemical Operator is an integral part of our production team and will be responsible for the overall chemical production process. This will include weighing, mixing chemical ingredients, monitoring equipment and the manufacturing process. The ideal candidate will be attentive, knowledgeable, and have a desire to work with other production team members to develop the best processes and products.

Position: Chemical Operator

Shift: Monday to Friday - 40 hours - Overtime

Key Responsibilities

    Perform chemical manufacturing operations in safe and effective manner.
  • Recording information, such as ingredients, weights, and temperature, and inputting into database.
  • Monitor and control pressure and temperature of chemical process equipment.
  • Operate plant equipment as per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Handle, transport and process chemicals safely.
  • Document plant processes and record production data.
  • Operation of tank truck and railcar vessel opening, loading and unloading of product, operation of pumps, piping and valves.
  • Troubleshooting issues with production equipment and processes.
  • Plant inventory record keeping.
  • Operation of the following mobile equipment: Backhoe, Trackmobile, Forklifts, and other mobile equipment.
  • Daily plant upkeep and daily maintenance. Ability to perform daily housekeeping duties.

Working Environment

  • Chemical manufacturing plant producing Liquid Alum, ACH and PAC chemicals
  • Physical capability of performing tasks in 100 degree ambient temperatures while wearing Protective Personal Protection.
  • This job requires climbing stairs and ladders and also lifting (within OSHA guidelines).
  • This job consists of outside elements where radiant heat or cold is normal work environment, and rotating shifts.
  • Following all plant safety guidelines such as: Confined Space, Working with heights Management of Change, Hot Work and Operating Procedures
  • Must be able to work scheduled 8-hour days with intermittent 14 - 16 hour days for emergency operations/repairs.

What You Need To Be Successful

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • 1-3 years of experience working in chemical manufacturing or manufacturing/production.
  • Experience working with forklifts preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience using Microsoft programs, maintenance management systems and email.
  • Aptitude for mechanics.
  • Willingness to comply with safety and quality regulations, including wearing protective gear when necessary.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more.

Reports to: Plant Manager

CHEMTRADE is a publically traded (TSX: CHE.UN) chemical manufacturing and handling company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with 65+ locations across North America and Brazil. Chemtrade provides industrial chemicals and services to our customers in three main business segments; Sulphur & Performance Chemicals, Water Solutions and Electrochemicals. Chemtrade is a reliable industry partner to the Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment, Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries and is committed to the codes and ethics of Responsible Care 14001.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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