Resin Operator

Date:  Feb 1, 2024

Edmonton, AB, CA

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.  

Position Overview

Function as part of a safe and environmentally sound manufacturing team.  Comply with all policies, procedures, and rules.  Participate in safety committees.  Complete timely SAP entries for production and product control. Monitor and record process run data and monitor QC data to ensure product runs within specification.  

Job Responsibilities

Perform any and all duties as required by Production Superintendent or management, up to and including the following functions.

  • Ability to operate all Resin Reactors.  Including pre-start-up, shut down, lock-out and emergency procedures.
  • Communicate to lead technician’s opportunities to meet production demands.
  • Work with all production personnel to ensure production schedule needs are met.
  • Ensure that equipment needing maintenance attention is properly identified using the work order system. Perform routine maintenance as required.
  • Ensure that all standard operating procedures and PI sheet instructions are clearly understood and followed. 
  • Maintain accurate entries for Shift reporting and production logs.
  • Help facilitate minor and major unit shutdowns.
  • Maintain working area in clean and safe conditions at all times, which will include housekeeping audits and assignment of tasks.
  • Manage out of spec material by coordinating w/author and Production Superintendant along with appropriate documentation (T-changes/T-blends).
  • Ensure proper completion of shift SAP movements and production orders and immediately report deficiencies and errors.
  • Ensure operators complete all Maint. ISO and SOX PMs within the allotted time,  not exceeding 1 week from time of distribution.


  • Provide and manufacture quality in specification material.
  • Ensure NCR’s are entered in a timely manner for out of spec material.
  • Initiate quality incident investigations.  Be prepared to participate on investigation team.
  • Participate in quality improvement teams.
  • Perform daily/routine maintenance and calibration on testing equipment.
  • Maintain qualification and training on lab equipment. 


  • Ensure safety standards are met.
  • Understand and use proper PPE for the task.
  • Be an active member on the site EH&S committee.
  • Participate in safety training and audits.
  • Initiate safety incident investigations.  Be prepared to participate on investigation team.
  • Reviews adjust/modify confined space hazard evaluations.
  • Report all injuries, those requiring first aid and those not.


Personal Leadership

  • Works individually and as a team member to identify needs and opportunities for improvement and champions efforts to implement solutions.
  • Knows where, when, and how to ask questions and challenge
  • Makes decisions and accepts responsibility for own mistakes; helps others to do the same.
  • Recognized as a leader by peers & associates.
  • Actively demonstrates the initiative and desire to learn and grow.
  • Sets high expectations for self & others.


Trust & Teamwork

  • Shares technical knowledge and makes time to promote development of others.
  • Able and willing to coach others and share knowledge.
  • Fosters an inclusive, collaborative, empowered work environment that values the contributions of a diverse team.
  • Wins support of others by building and maintaining trust and credibility; gives effective constructive feedback.

Achieves Results

  • Able to see broader trends and patterns in daily work to anticipate future departmental needs.
  • Recognize when additional resources are required and act accordingly.
  • Sets individual and group goals that align with site objectives and overall Hexion strategy
  • Provides direction and prioritization to others as appropriate
  • Effectively manages multiple tasks and priorities
  • Investigates inconsistencies or errors and seeks to correct them.
  • Keeps commitments and meets deadlines

Positive, Helpful attitude (Impact, Drive, enthusiasm, dependability, flex, commitment)

  • Seeks opportunities to take on additional or new responsibilities.
  • Easily communicates and co-operates with other departments.
  • Receives feedback positively.
  • Maintains a positive energy level around commitments

Work history/functional ability

  • Demonstrates ability to learn SAP functionality
  • Effectively trains others within work group in concepts and techniques.
  • Can be relied upon to report accurately and honestly.
  • Exhibits ability to take on new tasks with minimal guidance
  • Makes efforts to assist other team members when own job is slow.
  • Is thorough.  Pays attention to detail, follows direction, and does not take shortcuts.
  • Performs assigned work efficiently and effectively to maximize personal productivity.
  • Able to troubleshoot basic mechanical problems associated with production and perform minor maintenance repairs.
  • Understand and be capable of manufacturing all three resin processes
  • Understands customer requirements of products and delivery and makes decisions that improve quality.
  • Uses data, root cause determination, and statistical methods as the basis for decisions and recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Job Qualifications & Experience: Good organizational skills; self-starter; 1-2 years manufacturing experience; good communication skills; PC understand and capability; understanding of industrial safety and housekeeping procedures., Mechanically inclined with basic knowledge of hand tools, air tools, etc; recognize and respond to equipment potential malfunctions.

    Education: 4th Class Power Engineer, Shall hold and maintain 4th Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency.
    Duties and Responsibilities under the Safety Codes Act Power Engineers Regulation 85/2003.

    Special Needs/Special Skills/Other: Computer literacy with Windows based program required.  First Aid training.  Able to work in a team environment; follow safety and environmental regulations. Be able to interpret printout data, maintain and update process specification as required, SAP Experience is a definite asset; able to recognize and respond to equipment potential malfunction.   Statistical process control and other related fields necessary to operate a facility from a control station.  Requires visual acuity to read and interpret computerized graphics.

    Physical:  Fit for Duty, safety sensitive site. Ability to work rotating shift work schedule. Requires the ability to wear full and half face respirators.  Must be able to work rotating 12-hour shifts.  Walking, sitting, climbing, lifting, balancing, kneeling, reaching, handling, dexterity, talking, hearing, seeing. Requires visual acuity to distinguish colors. 
    Aptitudes:  must possess the ability to understand the meaning of words and their ideas, as well as instructions and their underlying principles.  Perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately and possess eye-hand coordination.  Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English. 
    Temperaments:  Must have the ability to accept responsibility, perform duties under stress, adapt to situations requiring preciseness and adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.  


High School Diploma

Physical Requirements

Frequent standing/walking
Frequent sitting
Frequently pushing/pulling
Frequently working 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


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.