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Chemical Operators (2nd Shift, Training on 1st)

2nd shift
Summary: 
Tends reactors by performing assigned job duties.
Requirements and Education: 

REQUIREMENTS/EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with chemicals, equipment, and instrumentation. Any mixing experience is also helpful.

*Must be a non-smoker to work in chemical production facility.
*Valid driver’s license required for forklift operation.

NOTE - This position requires applicants to successfully pass a pre-employment, as well as an annual pulmonary function test (PFT). This position may expose the employee to isocyanates which are chemicals known to be respiratory irritants and sensitizers. While TSE provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to its employees working around such chemicals, the most current and best available medical data indicate that individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions including but not limited to asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and the like are at high risk or experiencing serious, and possibly fatal reactions to isocyanates, even at concentrations below the legally permissible exposure level (PEL). Therefore, due to this direct threat to their safety, TSE does not hire individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions to work in this position. Employees in this position are required to wear a full face respirator and comply with TSE Respiratory Protection Program and Title 29 CFR 1910.134. Employees with facial hair or other conditions that would compromise the facepiece-to-face seal cannot work in this position. Examples of these conditions include beards or sideburns that interfere with the facepiece seal or valve function, certain dentures or dental conditions, facial deformities (e.g., scars, deep skin creases, prominent cheekbones), or the use of jewelry or headgear that projects under and interferes with the facepiece seal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Weigh and/or measure specific quantities of varying types of ingredients. Mix ingredients in proper sequence and proportions. Tend mixing equipment and maintain desired control over time, heat, pressure, color or other variables. May perform blending, filtration and drying operations. May test according to prescribed procedures and specifications. Maintain batch, time, weight, color, pressure, heat, production and/or other records as required. Fill drums and buckets as needed. Troubleshooting with supervisor to devise solutions to any foreseen difficulties. Other duties may be assigned as needed.