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Chemical Operator - Starting rate $29.32/hour!

Date:  Jun 1, 2024

Springfield, OR, 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
  • Starting rate of $29.32/hour with opportunity for continued pay progression 
  • Incentive Bonus with potential for $5K annual payout
  • 3 weeks’ vacation to start
  • 401k Match 
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time


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


Work as part of a diverse team to produce adhesives and chemicals such as thermoset resins for sustainable wood products including plywood and particle board. Function as part of a respectful, safe, and environmentally responsible manufacturing team. Comply with all company policies, procedures, and rules.  Hexion will provide training on job duties and safety requirements.

Job Responsibilities



  • Proactively seek to identify and eliminate hazards in the workplace.
  • Understand and ensure safety standards are met.
  • Participate in safety training and audits.
  • Maintain working area in clean and safe conditions at all times.
  • Assist in permit generation for site maintenance and contractor work.
  • Follow policies and procedures to ensure the safe handling of hazardous materials and waste.
  • Ensure environmental incidents are properly reported and emergency response activities are activated.
  • Follow procedures so operations activities occur within the limit and boundaries of our operating permits and regulations.


  • Produce products to meet the requirements of Hexion customer specifications.
  • Transfer and package raw materials and products within the plant using automated and manual systems. 
  • Record batch information and manage inventory using Hexion’s computer warehouse system.
  • Contribute positively to the team environment and communicate between different shifts, departments, and external resources.
  • Troubleshoot issues with equipment and communicate with site maintenance to address issues.
  • Perform analytical testing of in-process samples and finished products.
  • Report deviations from the production schedule and help perform root cause analyses to minimize future lost time.
  • Understand, support, and ensure all company policies and procedures are followed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 3+ years’ experience in similar role
  • Chemical handling experience
  • Understanding of process equipment
  • Ability to use SAP
  • Experienced forklift operator
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in an industrial environment, willing to train and learn.
  • Ability to work shifts (rotating and on call).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude


High School Diploma

Physical Requirements

Constantly wear full and half face respirators.
Constantly work from heights, including stairs, and climbing ladders.
Frequently perform work indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions.
Frequently Lift/Carry up to 55lbs
Constantly standing/walking
Frequent sitting
Constantly twist to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl



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 for 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.

Nearest Major Market: Eugene

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