Associates engaged in mixing or polymerization operations who perform the following essential job functions. A Chemical Operator I is an entry level position typically defined as having been in the Chemical Operations department for less than 2 years and having been trained in less than 2 manufacturing areas within the department.
· Follows all safety regulations to include: grounding, bonding, nitrogen inerting, use of PPE, and appropriate use of exhaust vents.
· Wears appropriate clothing to include: ESD shoes, long pants, and long sleeves
· Performs a variety of production tasks which include, but are not limited to: setting up equipment, adjusting and operating equipment, observing for proper functioning of equipment, and inspecting/testing of products.
· Adds ingredients which require specific measurements, addition, and mixing techniques as required by procedures and batch records.
· Performs visual inspection of all materials used and produced
· Operates a variety of support equipment such as mixers, balances, pumps, mixers, mills, granulators, timers, and controllers
· Accurately performs work assignments and computer transactions that are required to adjust inventory.
· Accurately performs calculations using various units of measure.
· Maintains a safe and clean work environment following departmental 6S requirements, notifying lead operator and/or supervisor of unsafe practices, conditions, or acts.
· Achieve quality and throughput goals.
· Performs work according to SPAR’s, WI’s, and verbal instructions. Seeks lead operator and/or supervisor assistance in resolving problems not covered by procedures.
· Effectively communicates with other associates, lead operators and supervisors while maintaining the self-confidence and self-esteem of others; relays information to the next shift; voluntarily assists other associates, and communicates effectively to prevent problems from occurring.
· Completes required verifications and documentation accurately and neatly.
· Participates in training and assists with training where applicable.
· Participates in problem-solving and takes initiative to make changes through the UCM and change control process where applicable.
· Collaborates and contributes to the development of new products, processes, and equipment
· Responsible for following all applicable waste handling procedures
· Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
· Requires high school diploma or equivalent and previous production experience is highly desirable (preferably in web handling, such as paper or fabric manufacturing, printing, coating, etc.)
· Conforms to the Guiding Principles, Company Policies, Quality Systems, ISO, OSHA, etc.
· Uses procedures and skills, which require considerable training, to carrying out assignments
· Work environment involves moderate risks or discomforts requiring special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, machines, irritant chemicals; may be required to use personal protective equipment such as masks, uniforms, hairnets, gloves, safety glasses/goggles, shields, etc.
· Physical exertion such as long periods of standing, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities should be expected; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items (objects 50-100 pounds with lift assist); requires common physical characteristics and abilities, such as above-average agility and dexterity
· The work involves the execution of procedures which make up a finished product of a broader scope; the component product affects the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processing