Chemical Operator Gainesville, FL SUMMARY:
Safely and efficiently participate in the manufacture of chemicals under the direct supervision of experienced shift supervisor and trainer. Learn the skills necessary to advance to the Chemical Operator I position.
- Successfully complete the New Employee Orientation.
- Successfully complete the all assigned training courses in order to maintain employment status.
- Become familiar with all pertinent SOP's and departmental manuals and demonstrate ability to perform chemical operator duties.
- Successfully complete the Safe Forklift Operation Training Program within the first weeks of employment.
- Develop working knowledge of the setup, operation and cleanup of chemical process equipment; and demonstrate competency in operating assigned vessels.
- Become knowledgeable of required paperwork flow, product flow and terminology used in the production operations area.
- Learn to properly identify and safely demonstrate how to disassemble, clean, reassemble process filters utilized in commercial production processes as directed by supervisors.
- Learn and demonstrate how to generate in-plant Right To Know (RTK) labels using the computer system.
- Maintain assigned work station(s) in a neat and orderly fashion with minimal supervision.
- Become proficient in proper sampling, weighing and labeling procedures and demonstrate the ability to keep all containers properly identified and labeled at all times.
- Learn and become proficient in the operation of the following heating and cooling systems, including location of control switches, valves and regulators:
- City water
- Tower water
- Glycol cooling
- Steam boiler
- Learn and demonstrate a knowledge of the theory, fundamentals and operation of temperature recorders, pressure gauges and the various instruments in the Production Department work areas.
- Read and understand all written procedures contained in Chemical Process Documents. Demonstrate this ability by completing required procedural batch sheets without error.
- Become familiar with and be able to safely, and efficiently operate one of the sets of processes/equipment with some supervision.
- Demonstrate the ability to work and use time effectively under minimum supervision to accomplish assigned production goals and additional tasks to support safe and clean work environment.
- Demonstrate proficient and safe drum handling techniques while moving full 55 gallon drums on/off of pallets unassisted and by hand.
- Demonstrate proficient and safe cylinder handling techniques while transferring cylinders from one location to another as directed by supervisors.
- Learn and demonstrate the ability to safely transport and load 25 kg bags of chemicals into various chemical processing equipment by hand.
- Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others.
- Demonstrate the ability to listen to supervisors and follow both verbal and written instructions.
- Be familiar with and comply with established SiVance LLC Quality Policy.
- SAFETY – Adhere to all plant safety policies and compliance regulations. Actively participate in the safety process through completing of safety audits, participating in safety projects, identifying Site Hazards and contributing to safety improvements, and being an attending member of a safety team. Complete annual safety training as required.
- QUALITY – Become familiar with, understand and comply with Milliken Quality Policy, Standard Operating Procedure(s) (SOPs), relevant ISO 9000 standards and Company Policies that are applicable to this position.
- HAZARDOUS WASTE HANDLING - All associates who handle hazardous waste shall be given an overview of the regulations and company policies regarding the management of hazardous waste. The hazardous waste handlers shall receive detailed instruction on the proper handling, collecting, labeling, and transporting of hazardous waste as outlined in RCRA and OSHA regulations. Instructions shall also include whom to notify in case of a spill and proper procedures for spill response. Educational requirements include the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Instructions on handling hazardous waste shall come from the hazardous waste manager or appropriate designee.
- Physically able to roll full 55 gallon drums, lift 25 kg bags, climb long vertical ladders, move heavy equipment and have the ability to move freely in cramped quarters. Must be able to wear a full-face respirator when needed.
- Willingness to work all required shifts, including nights and weekends.
- Have good mechanical ability and willingness to learn.
- Must be capable of advancing to Chemical Operator I within twelve month training period.
The successful candidate should possess the following:
- High school graduate or GED.