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Chemical Operator

Company: PQ Corporation
Location: Gurnee
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

For almost 200 years, PQ has envisioned the future of performance chemicals through collaborative innovation, making products that touch all of us, every day.We are a leading global supplier of silicate and derivative products that serve as environmentally friendly substitutes for materials used in a variety of applications. These include end uses such as matting agents in surface coatings, clarifying agents for edible oils and beverages, additives to paints and coatings for thermal insulation, and sensory particles in personal care products to improve feel attributes.Operator Positions for PQ Corporation in Gurnee, ILWe have three openings currently for Chemical Operators at our Gurnee, Illinois facility.The Operator will be trained to safely start up and shut down the production unit, and manage the unit for efficient and safe operation.This position requires rotating shift work.Wages starting at $30.00 per hour.Responsibilities for the Operator include:* Operate in accord with Core Priorities - Health/Safety, Environmental, Quality/Customer Service and Production Reliability/Asset Management/Cost Control including operating in compliance with all health, safety and environmental rules and regulations.* Operate automated chemical processes utilizing computer interfaces.* Operate industrial vehicles in a safe and efficient manner. Follows all plant vehicle procedures and conducts inspections and preventive maintenance as assigned/required.* Routinely monitor environmental conditions in the plant, take appropriate investigative & corrective actions, and make timely notifications.* Monitor quality and production for all processes, interprets process data, and adjusts process to maintain quality output and production requirements.* Responsible for maintaining accurate logs and documenting process related data such as weights and all production from processes.* Maintain the housekeeping of the plant in a clean, orderly manner.* Understand that safe work practices are a condition of employment and actively engaged in safety activities such as identifying hazard ID's, voluntary Safety Committee and voluntary BBS process, updating and following work procedures, toolbox meetings, monthly plant audits, accident investigations and improvement initiatives and teams.* Communicate process information and issues with other operators, maintenance & management.* Take direction from Management, and support other operators, maintenance, and other plant personnel as team members.* Perform any additional duties assigned by Management.*RequirementsMinimum Qualifications:* High school education or equivalent and/or can demonstrate good math and reading skills. Post high school education desired.* Have had some experience working in a manufacturing plant environment. Process experience desired. Able to follow written and verbal instruction. Able to demonstrate basic computer skills. Able to troubleshoot or diagnosis situations, events or equipment. Good interpersonal skills, works well within a team environment. Good decision-making skills (makes decisions, acts upon them, willing to defend decisions over peer pressure). Must demonstrate a strong work ethic (attendance, attitude, on time, etc.).* Understanding of ISO management systems (e.g., 9001, 14001). Understanding of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) principles and Statistical Process Control (SPC).* Must meet the specified physical capabilities for this position.* Must be able to work shifts. Must be able to work overtime, holidays and weekends.* Plant operators will be subject to atmospheric heat and cold (w/o air conditioning and building heating), and process heat (from furnaces or dryer).* Plant operators will also be climbing multiple flights of stairs routinely.* Occasionally have to use force of 75+ lbs.

Keywords: PQ Corporation, Waukegan , Chemical Operator, Other , Gurnee, Illinois

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