Lithium Hydroxide Chemical Operator

Kings Mountain, North Carolina, United States of America
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Job Description

Lithium Hydroxide Operator I

A lithium hydroxide operator trainee is responsible for maintaining safe and efficient operation day-to-day operation of the Lithium Hydroxide plant. The operator will work a Dupont schedule, which consists of a 24 hour rotating schedule. The operator will be a part of team of 5 people.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Develop and foster a safe work environment in and around the facility as we continue on our Journey to Zero.
  • Can understand and implement how to incorporate the life-saving rules into day-to-day operation.
  • Contribute to daily tailgate meetings.
  • Strong hazard recognition abilities.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices including the usage of PPE.
  • Able to wear the correct PPE per the provided chemical matrix.
  • Able to pass a respiratory fit test.
  • Write Safe Work Permits.
  • Must be willing to serve and train on the Emergency Response Team.


  • Develop and foster an environment where any team member can stop the process if a quality parameter is at risk.
  • Ability to read department SOPs and execute as requested.
  • Package finished product to our final specifications without exception.
  • Monitor in process analytical and make necessary changes to perform additional work.
  • Maintain and promote the expectation of Quality expected in the department.


  • Support the department in its pursuit to hit daily, monthly and yearly production goals.
  • Maintain a clean plant, completing daily wash-downs and housekeeping as required.
  • Identify and bring safety, quality and productivity improvements to management to drive continuous improvement.
  • Experience with heavy machinery such as forklifts and tractors.
  • Understanding of PFDs, P&IDs, and basic chemical manufacturing equipment.
  • Ability to identify equipment based on P&IDs and locate that piece of equipment in the field.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office products, SAP, and Albemarle intranet resources.
  • Contribute to department KPI tracking and action plan.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, and drive issues to a solution.
  • Physically active. Able to work on your feet for 12 hours, spanning multiple floors. Able to lift 50 lbs at one time.
  • Train and pass the TRB (Training Review Board) within 6 months of hire date. This includes a written and a field test along with questions from the Training review board.
  • Make rounds per rounds checklist checking tank levels, pressures, perform flushes etc.
  • Monitor the use and inventory raw materials and packaging materials.
  • Perform light mechanical work. Changing valves, gaskets, checking fluids in equipment etc.
  • Perform LOTO on equipment.
  • Operate the plant using the DCS.
  • Perform Operational PM’s per the maintenance schedule and SOP’s.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2-3 years chemical experience preferred.
  • Willing to work over time to cover vacation and call outs.

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