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Chemical Operator Job


Axis (Mobile), AL, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  261203
Posting Date:  Aug 11, 2022


The Kepstan Chemical Operator reports to the Production / Project produce  the Kepstan line of products using a two Reactor batch, centrifugal wash, vacuum dry and packaging process. The.  Jobholder will also rotate into the distillation unit that will rework solvent used in the initial production of Kepstan products. Trouble shooting to correct problems within their work area is critical. Needs good communication skills and able to work well with others.   Accurate reporting and computer system entries are critical.  Jobholder needs to be self-motivated and require little supervision. Position is located within a chemical manufacturing facility with all the inherent environmental and safety risks.


Activities may include:

  • Jobholder will execute daily activities with limited direct supervision.
  • Establish site safety requirements and issue safe work permits as need to execute daily activities. This includes both Arkema employees and contract employees.
  • Expected to conduct daily safety briefings with outside contractors.
  • Jobholder will use Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word to document operating guidelines and necessary process data.
  • Responsible for issuing safe work permits during any demolition and construction phase of the project.
  • Expected to develop and maintain a good working relationship with multiple outside contractor groups along with interplant departments during project development and execution phases.
  • Jobholder will be required to rotate into all jobs for the unit and no dedicated control room operator job will exist.
  • Jobholder will be working using procedures, temporary procedures and MOC’s.
  • Comply with HSEQ Policy.
  • Comply with regulations, legal and internal requirements and internal requirements as made known by the business unit.
  • Comply with rules of the specific location to which one is assigned as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and Arkema Inc.
  • Comply with all standard procedures and work instructions, aka, MOC’s, LO/TO, to ensure productivity, quality assurance and cost effectiveness.
  • Review their work area for potential losses and report hazards to the direct supervisor.
  • Report incidents or accidents to the direct supervisor.
  • Identify and communicate potential gains or possible improvements to the management system.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents


The successful candidate will have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 -5 years of manufacturing experience required.  Chemical manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of production processes.
  • Experience with use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PI.
  • The ability to work independently without requiring constant supervision.
  • Ability to troubleshoot to correct problems is critical.
  • Accurately entering data into computer systems
  • Requires a high degree of self-motivation.

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €9.5 billion ($10.6 billion) in 2021, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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