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Chemical Operator

Job ID 10363 Alorton, Illinois, United States;
Regular

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. As the world’s leading vanillin producer, the Solvay Aroma Performance GBU is the partner of choice for flavors and fragrances producers. Its leadership rests on its ability to meet strict food safety and environmental regulations. In 2013, the GBU expanded its portfolio with a functional vanilla flavors range. Complementing its Rhovanil® and Rhodiarome® flagship brands, the new Govanil™ range opens promising horizons for food industry players looking to differentiate their product offerings.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The employee is responsible for operating the assigned process equipment to
maintain the expected production amount, within the approved quality and required
efficiency. Is responsible to follow all the safety procedures to ensure self-safety,
colleagues and site installations. Report on time and to the right designated person,
any deviation noted during his operation shift in relation to process equipment
operation, safety, quality and efficiency. Fill out all the necessary reports related with
his responsibilities.


Education and Experience:
1 year of minimum experience in a Chemical manufacturing Environment.
Must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). Technical
training (specialized training for operator or 2 years college) is desired. College
studies should include sciences, e.g. chemistry, physics, engineering, and math.


Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and
maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and
correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole
numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and
percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems. Offer solutions or advice to quality problems.
Initiate & verify corrective actions as requested. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Individual past
activities or work experience must indicate ability to organize, prioritize, and complete
several multi-task assignments simultaneously.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand;
walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
Must be able to climb stairs and ladders. May be required to perform this task several
times during a day.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to perform work tasks while utilizing respiratory protective equipment
(self-contained breathing apparatus).


Additional Information
Authority to shutdown processes on a priority basis for the following
reasons: shortage of manpower; health, safety and environmental
reasons; weather or other emergencies; and due to mechanical or
operational difficulties. Has responsibility for monitoring all direct
aspects of chemical process production, by field observation and by
control computer monitoring. Must know details of chemical processes
employed, associated hazards of chemical processes employed, and
mechanical equipment utilized in assigned units. Must take corrective
and preventive actions to keep the chemical processes within
acceptable control guidelines. Must take readings and recognize
abnormal conditions while performing daily routine tasks

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