Chemical Operator I

Posted: 09/11/2022

Find your future at Summit Lubricants, a Quaker Houghton company, and help us change the world.

As the market leader in industrial fluids, we are all part of something bigger than ourselves. It’s important work because our customers produce the steel, aluminum, machinery, and industrial parts that make the global economy move, prosper, and grow. Specifically, our Summit Lubricants business serves as a wholesale lubricant and grease manufacturer to the Aerospace and Military, Food and Beverage, Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment and Heavy Industrial Industries. Our people are our greatest assets and as one of them, you will have the opportunity to deliver the best solutions in the industry.

Aside from being part of a growing company, you will also experience the great benefits we have to offer. We offer competitive hourly rates for everything from Packagers to Kettle Operators to Maintenance Technicians, including shift differentials for working 2nd or 3rd shift and $1500 sign on bonuses for select roles. We have set schedules with no rotating shifts and offer generous PTO (3+ weeks to start!) as well as 10 paid company holidays and 2 floating holidays per year! We also offer a 401k with a company match of up to 50% of employee contributions up to 6% of pay and a non-elective 401k company match of 3% of annual compensation following 1 year of employment. In addition we offer medical benefits with HSA and FSA options as well as wellness incentives, dental, and vision.

Position Summary:

Responsible for following manufacturing instructions to perform production and shipping related duties to ensure on-time production and shipment of product while adhering to high standards of quality, safety and customer service.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Operates production equipment in a manner consistent with training and work instructions to ensure safety and the highest level of product quality.
  • Prepares mixing vessels, necessary pumps and hoses for unloading. Inspects all containers prior to filling for cleanliness and integrity.
  • Fills containers as prescribed in the associated batch ticket, pick ticket, and or export order sheet and prepares containers for shipment including labelling, palletizing and wrapping and completes work orders in JDE.
  • Maintains neat, thorough and correct completion of all batch related documentation. Calculates batch yields and responds appropriately.
  • Store and stage inventory in assigned areas for batch preparation, further processing and/or shipping.
  • Assist in tracking material inventory and performing inventory counts, make inventory transfers in JDE.
  • Loads and unloads box trucks and flat-beds, tanker trucks and rail cars, either manually or using proper material handling equipment. Load containerized and bulk raw materials to production vessels.
  • Complete shipping responsibilities including; receive PO’s in JDE, ship items in JDE, communicate late shipments to OTC group, Prepare UPS and FedEx shipments and call trucks for shipment.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area and strictly adheres to all plant safety policies. Provides immediate containment, reporting and clean-up/recovery of spilled material or leaks.
  • Operates all types of Forklifts and other related motorized vehicles in a safe and proficient manner.
  • Holds team members accountable for safety and quality procedures. Routinely participate in site safety committee.
  • Assists in the investigation and resolution of customer complaints.
  • Others duties as assigned; Responsibilities may vary by work location

Work Environment/EHS/Physical Demands:

Will work in a manufacturing environment and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The associate is exposed to moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock and trip and slip hazards. The noise level in the manufacturing environment is loud.

Ability to lift bags and other containers up to 50 pounds in a safe manner as directed. Ability to move drums up to 500 pounds with mechanical equipment in a safe manner as directed. May be required to stand for long periods and walk great distances daily. May be required to work in small spaces and high locations.

Education, Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • This position is the entry level for a new production employee with 0-1 year of experience. 1-2 years of manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret batch sheets, SOPs and work instructions
  • Positive team oriented attitude
  • Reliable attendance
  • Demonstrate basic mathematical skills. Precise and accurate in dealing with figures and details.