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Production Operator

Job ID 10046 Long Beach, California, 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. Novecare develops leading edge technologies that affect the behavior of fluids to give them cleansing, softening, moisturizing, hydrating, gelling, texturizing, penetrating or dispersing properties. Its products are found in shampoos, detergents, paints, lubricants, plant protection, mining and oil extraction.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for assigned duties as well as require general awareness of surrounding operations.  During the shift, the production supervisor may delegate certain responsibilities to the lead operator and utilize them to meet objectives for the shift.  In this scenario, the transfer & blending operator must follow the delegated work instructions given by the lead production operator.  In the absence of the shift supervisor, the lead production operator will act in their place, however with limited disciplinary scope.
The transfer & blending operator position is comprised of two general functions:  blending/packaging operator and truck/railcar transfer operator.  As there will be cross-training, an operator may be involved in all functions during any given shift. 
Depending on the assigned function, this role will require an expertise on certain production operations, including: blending operations; truck and railcar loading/offloading; material transferring/handling operations; emergency response & cleanup; material staging operations; utility operations; process monitoring operations; environmental compliance operations; Delta-V operations, and quality control operations.  The operator will need to alert supervisor of any unsafe practices of fellow employees; including utilizing the proper PPE. 
The transfer & blending operator is required to follow all applicable EH&S policies and procedures and respond to spills and other emergencies.  Furthermore, this role is encouraged to alert direct supervisor of any unsafe work environment.
During shift handoffs, the transfer & blending operator will interface with the incoming and outgoing shift.  This scope of this work is described in the shift turnover procedure. 


Education and Experience:
1-3+ years  of experience in the chemical or petrochemical field
Ability to read, write and speak English
Basic arithmetic proficiency
Working at heights (up to 15 feet)
Lifts up to 55#
Have full range of motion
Work well with others.
Forklift experience is desired.
Basic computer skills (internet browsing).



Skills:
Must comply with all Solvay safety rules and company policies.
Be able to follow company EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) regulations and report any deviations from such. 
Hold contractors and fellow employees accountable for safety compliance.
Participate in hazard reviews, pre startup safety reviews, and management of change and provide input as a production operator. 
Participate in emergency response and cleanup operations. 
Fulfills production requirements by meeting job expectations; properly communicating status to supervisor; reducing waste and limiting spills, and; performing work instructions in a safe and effective manner. 
Must have a general understanding of: material flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weigh system instruments as well as pumps, tanks and pressure vessels.
Encouraged to participate in employee engagement activities and be a supporter for safety and compliance.
Ensure that production logs, specific to job function, are being filled out accurately. 
Follow company procedures/processes as written, including proper documentation (This includes SOP’s and batch procedures). 
Maintain a high level of timekeeping to ensure quality data for metrics. 
Be able to meet time commitments for this role. 
Provide assistance to the production scheduler. 
Maintain housekeeping standards to ensure a clean and safe workplace.


Additional Information
Must comply with all Solvay safety rules and company policies.
Be able to follow company EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) regulations and report any deviations from such. 
Hold contractors and fellow employees accountable for safety compliance.
Participate in hazard reviews, pre startup safety reviews, and management of change and provide input as a production operator. 
Participate in emergency response and cleanup operations. 
Fulfills production requirements by meeting job expectations; properly communicating status to supervisor; reducing waste and limiting spills, and; performing work instructions in a safe and effective manner. 
Must have a general understanding of: material flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weigh system instruments as well as pumps, tanks and pressure vessels.
Encouraged to participate in employee engagement activities and be a supporter for safety and compliance.
Ensure that production logs, specific to job function, are being filled out accurately. 
Follow company procedures/processes as written, including proper documentation (This includes SOP’s and batch procedures). 
Maintain a high level of timekeeping to ensure quality data for metrics. 
Be able to meet time commitments for this role. 
Provide assistance to the production scheduler. 
Maintain housekeeping standards to ensure a clean and safe workplace. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Safety (near-miss, loss time, and shift’s adherence to SOP and Company Policy)
2.Quality (off-spec, mischarged loads)
3.Incident Investigation (include all interviews and summaries from involved parties)
4.Communication (assist communication between shifts)
5.Process Improvement

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