Job Opportunity: IFF Chemical Plant Operator

Position Title:  Chemical Plant Operator

Salary:  $17.00 per hour

Job Description

Are you looking for a position where you can grow and develop to higher levels by working hard, dedication to superior performance, improving and enhancing your skills?  We have 1 new entry level chemical operator position available. We are looking for candidates who can excel in these roles and eventually move to the supervisor ranks or other opportunities throughout the plant. If you need to supplement your college education cost we provide a generous education reimbursement program.

This entry-level position is a general chemical plant operator who functions in a labor capacity.  The operator is responsible for the operation of the equipment and materials to process a liquid chemical for use in fragrance manufacturing. The facility is an outdoor facility and requires work during all-weather conditions. Tasks to include: Equipment Operation (includes Line-ups/Transfers, Tank Readings, Monitoring of Equipment, Cleaning of Equipment and other tasks assigned to operate the equipment); Wastewater Management; Product Sampling; Truck/Railcar Loading and Unloading; Safety and Housekeeping Details; Use of computerized equipment, Data Entry, etc.

Wages/Benefits/Hours of Work: The starting wage at the training rate is $17.00 / hour with a training program which we estimate to take approximately 2 – 3 years. Wages are increased as you move through the cycle with the current maximum hourly rate of $20.15.  The plant operates on a 24 / 7 basis with 12-hour rotating shifts from days to nights.  Employees work 2 weeks on day shift and then move to 2 weeks on night shift.  Every employee works a 3 day weekend from Friday thru Sunday every other weekend.  Employees work 3 shifts (36 hours) one week and 4 shifts (48 hours) the following week. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. Vacation and a generous 401k is also available.

Required SkillsEducation:  High School Graduate or GED required as a minimum.  Associates Degree is a plus.Math skills are essential in the function of this position including multiplication and division.Skills: Proven ability to multi-task, good communication and teamwork skills with peers and supervisors, ability to operate safely in chemical manufacturing facility.Physical Demands: The position requires that employees must be able to wear a respirator as well as lift, carry, pull and push equipment, materials and other required items up to 50 pounds. Predominantly the position requires standing / walking for up to 9 hours per shift.  Position requires the ability to climb multiple types of ladders including pole ladders and step ladders/stairs. Climbing heights of 12 – 90 feet is required. In addition vision (including color vision), hearing and smelling are essential functions of the position.Prefer: High School or college courses in chemistry.Required Experience

Requirements for Applicants with no college

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing plantMinimum of 2 years’ experience in the operation of moving equipment such as forklifts, tote and tank wagons, etc.Prefer minimum of 2 years’ experience in an industrial scale chemical plantRequirements for Applicants with Associates Degree or are currently attending collegeMinimum of 2 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment. Prefer minimum of 1 year experience in an industrial scale chemical plant.

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