• Chemical Operator

    Job Locations US-NC-Gastonia
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/2/2018 11:43 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-1312
    # of Openings
    3
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Production
  • Overview

    The role of Chemical Operator loads and monitors chemical batches in order to make a quality product in a safe and efficient manner.  They are responsibile for the housekeeping in the area and at times the packaging of the finished product into 55 gal drums, Pails, and Totes. 

    Responsibilities

    ·      Load and monitor chemical reactions per SOP

     

    ·      Perform necessary maintenance on associated equipment

     

    ·      Package urethane batches as required per SOP

     

    ·      Complete job assignments per Lean manufacturing concepts

     

    ·      Accurately record system data as required per Lean standards

     

    ·      Physically able to perform duties in a safe and efficient manner

     

    Qualifications

    ·      Minimum high school education some college preferred

     

    ·      Experience with loading and monitoring of chemical reactions requiring accurate additions to meet product specifications preferred.

     

    ·      Experience with vacuum systems will be viewed as a plus

     

    ·      Computer skills in Microsoft programs Excel and Word

     

    ·      Previous experience in Lean manufacturing environment

     

    ·      Ability to multi-task with emphasis on Safety and Quality

     

     

     

     

    Urethane Operator Physical Demands

     

     

    JOB TITLE: Urethanes Operator

    JOB DESIGN: 8Hour Shifts with two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute break/shift

     

    PHYSICAL DEMAND

    EXPOSURE: DURATION, TYPE, FREQUENCY, INTENSITY

    Walking

    ~50 to 60% of shift

    ·        To move between work areas

    Standing

    ~50 to 80% of shift

    ·        On floor (concrete/metal), steps/ladders (throughout shift)

    Balancing

    ~0 to 5% of shift

    ·        To climb or stand on a ladder while working at/above waist level or at/above shoulder level (as needed)

    Climbing – stairs and ladders

    ~15 to 30% of shift

    ·        Up/down stairs to move between levels within building (up to 3 levels, approx. 20-125 steps) (throughout shift)

     

    Laying Down

    ~0 to 2% of shift

    ·        Ground level or at ceiling height to install/remove pipes, fittings, and/or component parts (as needed)

    Twisting

    ~0 to 10% of shift

    ·        May occur to access pipes/equipment in order to remove/install (as needed)

    Squatting/Crouching/

    Kneeling

    ~ 0 to 10% of shift

    ·        May occur to install/remove pipes, valves, fittings, drain lines/equipment, etc. (as needed throughout shift)

    Bending

    ~0 to 30% of shift

    ·        May occur to access pipes/fittings/parts/equipment that are often located in areas with limited/restricted access to required location (i.e. at or near ceiling/ground level, along walls, between other pipe/equipment systems). In addition, crouching/squatting/twisting while reaching may be required to improve access (throughout shift)

    Lifting/Lowering/

    Carrying

    ~ 5 to 30% of shift

    ·        Of bags/pails of raw materials (can be in excess of 50 lbs.) (throughout shift)

    ·        Of empty 55-gallon drums (are in excess of 45 lbs.) (throughout shift)

     

     

     

    PHYSICAL DEMAND

    EXPOSURE: DURATION, TYPE, FREQUENCY, INTENSITY

    Pushing/Pulling

    ~ 20 to 35% of shift

    ·        When using bung wrench to tighten/loosen drum plugs -3/4” and 2” bungs- (requires force/leverage)

    ( throughout shift)

    ·        When using small wrenches to tighten/loosen nuts/bolts ( requires force/leverage)

    (throughout shift)

    ·        To ensure valves are opened/closed (requires force/leverage) (throughout shift)

    ·        When moving full 55-gallon drums (are in excess of 500 lbs.)

     

    Gripping/Handling

    Gripping/Handling

    ~ 20 to 35% of shift

    ·        Of various tools (e.g. wrenches) (throughout shift)

    ·        Of pipes (steel) variable lengths (up to 10 ft.)/variable diameter (1.5 to 2”) /variable weight (can be in excess of 100 lbs.) (as needed)

    ·        Of ladders to move throughout a building and/or throughout the facility (weight of ladders between 10 and 50 lbs.) ( as needed)

    ·        Of valves to stop/restore flow through pipes (as needed)

    Reaching – below shoulder level

    ~ 30 to 50% of shift

    ·        To access valves, lever-lock drums (weigh in excess of 50 lbs.), etc. In addition, crouching/squatting/twisting while reaching may be required to improve access (throughout shift)

    Reaching – above shoulder level

    ~ 5 to 10% of shift

    ·        To access forklift driving compartment (requires force leverage) (throughout shift)

     

    NOTE: The above listed is not intended to be, nor is it, all inclusive – should be viewed as a sampling of the physical capabilities required to perform the role of a Urethanes Operator.

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