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Chemical Operator

Date:  Mar 19, 2024
Location: 

Alexandria, LA, US

Company Overview

 

Grounded by a history that is deeply rooted in innovation, Hexion is a global employer committed to building and protecting the future by producing innovative performance materials.  Our materials are the building blocks for critical industries, including construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and infrastructure protection. Everywhere you look, you will find our materials and people at work to help customers make products that are stronger, safer, and cleaner. When you work for Hexion, you’ll join a team that is committed to operating safely and with integrity to build a more sustainable future for all, our associates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work.  

What We Offer

 

At Hexion, we prioritize providing progressive, inclusive, and competitive benefits that acknowledge the valuable contributions made by our associates while enhancing their overall well-being and promoting a healthy work-life balance. 

 

  • Healthcare, Vision, Dental and Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks’ vacation to start
  • 401k Match 
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time
  • & More
     

Our commitment to investing in our employees goes beyond these exceptional benefits, as we also offer continuous training and certification opportunities that enable you to advance your career with Hexion. 

Position Overview

 

Responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of reactor and associated equipment.  The job task includes being proficient in MES, Alexandria DCS system, SAP and Microsoft suite (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, etc).  The Resin Technician should be fully (and demonstrably) confident of their technical and personal abilities and should be able to use their abilities to positively affect the personnel and plant around them on a daily basis.

Job Responsibilities

 

Safety

  • Ensures that all Hexion safety practices and policies are followed during regular operations, unit maintenance and operational outages.
  • Participates in safety audits, training, inspections, incident investigations and PSM/PHA activities.
  • Ensures excellent housekeeping is maintained at all times - both personally and as a unit team. 

 

Environmental Compliance

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge the site air permit, water permit and discharge permit.
  • Maintain unit operations within permit guidelines. 
  • Knowledge of hazardous and nonhazardous wastes generation and the proper disposal. 

 

Quality

  • Demonstrates analytical insight and knowledge of testing equipment and equipment utilized in the resin manufacturing and shipping processes along with storage tank areas.
  • Participates in the investigation of quality incidents and takes action to prevent recurrence. 
  • Ensures raw materials are received per Hexion specification and finished product is shipped per Hexion and customer specifications and requirements.

 

Production & Shipping

  • Perform real time data entry using MES, SAP, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, etc as needed to perform job duties.
  • Sample raw materials, in-process, and finished product. Perform required testing and analyze results against established specifications.
  • Load finished product onto tank trucks following all Hexion policies and SOP’s.
  • Offload raw materials from tank trucks to raw material storage following all Hexion policies and SOP’s.
  • Perform minor unit maintenance under qualified supervision.
  • Clean and maintain equipment per guidelines.
  • Unload dry bulk raw materials and stage in production areas using forklift.

 

Regulatory

  • Understand and follow DOT, OSHA, EPA and other regulations.
     

Leadership

  • Works well with others; promotes attitude of continuous improvement.
  • Independently completes day-to-day tasks with minimal supervision and to complete other special assignments, with an appropriate level of supervisory involvement Practices Hexion Core Values in daily activities and adheres to all Company policies and procedures.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime as needed to maintain business coverage.

Minimum Qualifications

 
  • Attention to Detail
  • Computer experience
  • Strong Math Skills
  • Good Organization Skills
  • Strong Mechanical Aptitude
  • Critical Thinking/trouble shooting
  • Strong Team Player
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Self-Starter
  • Aptitudes:  Must possess the ability to understand the meaning of words and their ideas, as well as instructions and their underlying principles.  Perform some arithmetic operations, possess eye-hand motor coordination and be able to operator a forklift.
  • Temperament:  Must have the ability to accept responsibility, perform duties under stress, adapt to situations requiring preciseness and adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.  Must be able to adapt to situations involving the interpretation of feelings, ideas, or facts; be able to influence people in the opinions, attitudes or judgments; and be able to generalize, evaluate, make decisions and perform repetitive work.

Education

Higher Education
GED

Physical Requirements

Frequent standing/walking
Frequent sitting
Frequently pushing/pulling
Constantly work from heights, including stairs, and climbing ladders.
Constantly use far visual acuity
Constantly use near visual acuity
Constantly use fine manipulation
Constantly use gross manipulation
Frequently wear full and half face respirators.
Ability to enter confined spaces Frequently
Frequently Lift/Carry up to 55lbs

Other

 

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

 

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test , submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the Department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies

 

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

 

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

 

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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