Magnolia, Arkansas, United States of AmericaMagnolia, Arkansas, United States of America
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Job Description

Founded in 1969, over the last 50+ years Albemarle has grown into a global chemical manufacturing company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Here at Albemarle, we offer our employees competitive wages, career growth, excellent benefits, along with over 50 years of stability to build your next career on! 

The Operator will operate, regulate, and monitor chemical processes or batch reactor units and auxiliary equipment to produce products under supervision.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Follow all safety rules, policies, and procedures. Demonstrate safe work practices and philosophy in operations environment.
  • Receives and follows general work instructions orally, from emails, data files and/or from log sheets.
  • Monitors gauges and recording instruments and adjusts valves and controls to regulate temperatures, pressures, concentration of solutions and flow of chemicals through the process systems for prescribed reaction within critical limits, according to log sheets, procedures, and based on prior experience with equipment/process.
  • Monitor equipment for possible PM/PD (preventative maintenance/predictive maintenance) routine repair and interface with Area maintenance on maintenance needs.
  • Perform minor maintenance and assist in unloading raw materials, and general cleanup work.
  • Transfers materials from one container to another. Moves finished products to tank farm and loads bulk products into transportation containers.
  • Assure that company and plant policies and procedures are followed.
  • Write safe work, hot work, line opening, and confined space permits.
  • Provides instruction and OJT to less experienced operators and trainees who assist in processing operations.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, holidays, and 12-hour rotating shift.
  • Be willing to work on nonscheduled shifts (aka callouts) or working beyond your 12-hour rotating shift up to 16-hours on a non-routine basis.
  • Willingness to serve on Emergency Response Teams (Fire brigade, Rescue, EMT, Hazmat).
  • Be aware of the quality policies, quality objectives, and how you contribute to them.  Employees are required to follow and support the requirements of our quality management system.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Assessment Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a pre-employment assessment is required.
  • Successful completion of mechanical skills assessment

Minimum Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma/GED.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude which includes working knowledge in pumps, valves, and/or gauges.   
  • Good problem-solving and basic process troubleshooting skills.
  • Have good oral and written communication skills, basic math, computer, and electronic skills.
  • Be a team player and willing to work independently.

Preferred Experience and Education:

  • Associate degree in Process Technology and/or Industrial Technology, Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology (or related technical fields), or other related technical college degree
  • Experience working in a chemical/refinery manufacturing environment.
  • Prior experience as an Operator or Technician

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in varying degrees of heat and cold weather conditions.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces, tight spaces, high places and wear respiratory protection and required personal protective equipment (PPE) including slicker suit, when necessary.
  • Ability to lift 25-50 pounds frequently, 50-100 pounds occasionally with necessary assistance.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders frequently.
  • Ability to work from elevated surfaces.

Note: Please note that upon hire this role requires successful completion of an Albemarle led Operator School training program to continue employment. Successful completion includes written and field assessments. 

Magnolia site employees should be aware of both the Albemarle Magnolia Site Quality Policy and the Albemarle Magnolia Site Quality Objectives plus understand how their role contributes to each.  Employees are required to follow and support the requirements of our quality management system which is available on the ISO Sync site and can be accessed through Albert by all site workers.

We are partners to one another in pioneering new ways to be better for ourselves, our teams, and our communities. When you join Albemarle, you become our most essential element and you can anticipate competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and resources that foster your well-being and fuel your personal growth. Help us shape the future, build with purpose and grow together.

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