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Chemical Operator

Kansas City, KS 66105

Posted: 08/02/2017 Industry: Industrial Job Number: 812538

Seeking Lead Chemical Operators  with 3+ years of experience for 3 open positions for 3 shifts.  Individual  to monitor, maintain and lead the activities and operation of the Process  department on assigned shift in a safe and efficient manner.


Assist the Coach in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Process operation and personnel
Perform all duties of a Process Operator, as well as the duties associated with the Lead Process Technician position
Ensure all employees practice safe work habits and wear the required PPE as outlined in the Employee Handbook and by the EHS Department
Document safety incidents/accidents by completing an Injury Report and communicate to Operations Manager and Process Coach immediately
Under the direction of the Process Coach, assign operators to work stations, help staff overtime demand. Organize break schedules and fill-in for operators as needed
Identify and assist in development of training aids as needed
Provide operator training and guidance on Processing/Mixing processes and equipment
Ensure batching/processing is accomplished to specifications on assigned shift
Perform minor maintenance, set up and troubleshooting on equipment
Assist Process Coach with facilitation of shift transition meetings
Set an example for department employees by demonstrating leadership skills and work energy
Awareness of production schedule to insure materials are available to produce with minimal line downtime. Assist department Soap Process Resource to organize and maintain materials
Insure production entries are up to date in GP
Ensure critical process parameters are within specifications
Inform Operations Manager and/or Process Coach of any concerns with reference to personnel or disciplinary issues and provide documentation as needed
Coordinate changeovers with the Finishing Department, and be in charge of changeover tracking for assigned shift
Enter work requests, and assist maintenance as needed. Track and coordinate quarterly housekeeping needs on assigned shift.
Complete various and special projects as assigned
Ensure a high level of housekeeping is maintained within the Department
Maintain all cGMP guidelines at all times (i.E., no food or drink, etc.)

Meet the legal minimum age requirement
Authorized to work in the United States
High school diploma or equivalent with significant mathematical emphasis
1 year previous processing experience
2 years leadership/supervisory experience

High level of initiative and ability to plan activities in advance
Mechanical aptitude
Fork lift operation
Demonstrated good judgment
Ability to work independently, relying on self-motivation and direction
Ability to process information and apply appropriate methods of operation in a processing environment
Ability to use a logical thought process
Ability and desire to function in a team environment
Ability to interact with others in a polite and cordial manner

3 years experience in a chemical processing environment
1 year forklift operations

Ability to work in temperature extremes, both hot and cold
Working with chemicals (including fragrance fumes)
Working outside for 2-3 hours at a time
Lifting up to 50 pounds
Ability to stand and move around the majority of the day
Ability to climb ladders and work at heights

Work Hrs: 1st Shift - 7am to 330pm / 2nd Shift - 3pm to 1130pm / 3rd Shift 11pm to 730am

Pay Range: $43-45k DOE plus comprehensive benefits.

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