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Operator C Trainee

TETRA Technologies, Inc. • West Memphis, AR
a month ago

Summary: 

Under general supervision, operates in all areas of the plant.  Receives direction from the Lead Operator on routine operations.  Receives close direction on non-routine operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determines tank levels using level indicators, gauge glasses, measuring tapes, etc
  • Loads and unloads trucks ensuring correct connections to storage tanks and proper weight of loaded vehicles
  • Loads and unloads rail cars
  • Performs basic analytical tests, including pH, density, and alkalinity
  • Adjusts gas flow to control evaporator temperatures and samples evaporators
  • Operates forklift and loader
  • Charges solid raw materials from bags, supersacks, drums, or bulk storage
  • Loads drums and/or tote containers to correct weight
  • Maintains plant housekeeping
  • Must maintain knowledge of safety policies and procedures impacting work performed and observe safe work practices at all time
  • Responsible for personal safety through compliance with plant safety policies and procedures 
  • Recognizes and addresses unsafe actions or conditions to ensure the personal safety of fellow employees and to protect plant facilities
  • Must be fully competent in the use of all tools and instruments required to perform job duties
  • Must have basic process chemistry knowledge, including properties of acids, bases, and solvents 
  • Must have understanding of which raw materials are used for particular process steps
  • Must understand the sequence in which tanks are used and the contents of the tanks during processing
  • Other duties may be assigned 

Qualifications: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • 1+ years related plant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience 

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, such as inventory, log and batch sheets.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent accurately and in a timely manner. 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, and to see, talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with appropriate assistance.

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and hazardous or corrosive chemicals.  The employee routinely works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places, and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but there are some isolated areas of high noise levels.