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Material Handler Job


Houston, Texas, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Logistics / Supply Chain
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The Material Handler reports to the Logistics Superintendent.




The Material Handler may adjust loading operations within procedural guidelines or as needed to avoid a safety, environmental or equipment-damaging incident.  The Material Handler is authorized to prepare equipment under their direction for maintenance.  The Material Handler may perform minor maintenance within the scope of the individual’s capabilities.  Responsible for ensuring that all AIMS HESQ policies & practices (ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 & RCMS) are followed by all operations personnel.  This includes compliance with OSHA 1910, environmental regulations and permits, quality systems, and safe work permit practices.




Material Handling - 80%

  • Handles loading of finished products into Tank Cars, Tank Trucks, ISO Tanks and other packages as necessary, following all DOT 49 CFR and IMDG shipping regulations.
  • Blends and/or packages finished products as required for filing orders.
  • Unloads raw material and incidentals such as oil, etc.
  • Assists with loading of waste prior to disposal.
  • Cleans and Permits equipment for Maintenance.
  • Ensures proper package Placarding and labeling per DOT and IMDG.


Data Entry - 15%

  • Ensures accuracy of Production orders.
  • Ensures accuracy of SAP entries
  • Ensures accuracy of all inventories.
  • Writes SAP work notification as required for all equipment needing maintenance.


Customer Service Internal/External - 5%

  • Works with salary, non-salary, and other hourly workers to safely produce and package heavy Mercaptan and sulfides.
  • Works with contractors and company personnel on routine and non-routine projects.




  • Works with salary, non-salary, and other hourly workers to safely produce heavy mercaptans and sulfides.
  • Works with contractors and company personnel on routine and non-routine projects.
  • 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.




Required (before hiring):

  • Passing of a pre-employment physical.
  • High School Diploma.
  • Previous experience or training in the petrochemical industry performing similar work.
  • Good communication skills.


Desirable (before hiring):

  • Two years of accredited training in Process Technology or similar field.


Required (to become a qualified Material Handler):

  • Completion of initial classroom training in environmental, safety, quality, emergency response and operations.  The environmental training consists of at a minimum 2 hours of RCRA training (See outline RCRA training for production personnel).
  • One day of on-the-job annual review of job-specific emergency drill procedures.
  • Completion of initial on-the-job training by a qualified material handler.




The Material Handler is assigned to various loading and blending jobs with accountabilities specific to the job.



A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.


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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