Process Operator Job


Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Production / Operations
Posting Date:  May 24, 2024

Our Houston, TX plant is seeking Process Operators. 

Shift: 12 hour rotating shift, 5:30am-5:30pm and 5:30pm-5:30am, 4 days on, 4 days off/on-call


Equipment Operations Responsibilities: Primary operational control assigned unit in the Houston Plant. With the authority to affect the operations and availability of process equipment in one or more units. Trained on procedures and procedure changes and must comply with all HES requirements and permit requirements on process equipment in one or more units.

  • Monitors the DCS where applicable and supports the Board operator and production process by performing task outside in the units.
  • Observe instruments, meters, and gauges and to verify specified conditions and record readings.
  • Responsible for reporting of any operational changes to the Production Supervisor. 
  • Responsible of staying current on all process and equipment changes, including Management of Change. 
  • Operate pumps, compressors, fans, dryers, control valves and other equipment to achieve optimum operating conditions and product quality. 
  • Make unit rounds and complete associated documentation on a periodic basis to verify safe and efficient operating conditions and to identify maintenance needs. 
  • Perform Audio, Visual, and Olfactory (AVO) inspections of units at the start of their shift to identify problems that require attention. 
  • Manage logistics of on-spec/off-spec materials to rundown tanks, storage tanks and spheres. 
  • Implement training of process operators. 
  • Manage logistics of waste generated by units and related processes and responds as needed, to emergencies. 
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and mitigating abnormal parameters on process and utility equipment. 
  • Responsible for creating and reviewing log entries, to verify that all appropriate information is documented. 
  • Assures product quality through periodic sampling and analysis of rundown tanks, storage tanks, and in-process material. 
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of equipment for normal maintenance, shut down and start up, and returning the equipment to service. This consists of clean up, lockout/tagout, blinding and pressure testing of equipment as well as completing associated paperwork (RTS/RTO, P&ID markup) 
  • Issuing and administration of the safe work permit process. 
  • Responsible for responding to emergencies in the process by way of isolating equipment, de-pressuring, purging of equipment, containing releases, etc. 
  • Responsible for following all Safety, Environmental and Operations procedures and adhering to the Houston Site Procedure Use Policy. This includes accessing, using, and completing procedures and checklists as required and participating in the annual procedure review process. 
  • Review and redline of unit Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). 
  • Review of field piping and implementation of the Houston Pipe Labeling Standard. 


  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to qualify on three or more unit jobs
  • Experience with all aspects of startups, shutdowns, turnarounds and emergencies for qualified units
  • Good organizational skills
  • Professional verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to pass Pro Board Certified 1081 Exterior Industrial Fire Training
  • Candidate must be able to pass required medical, drug and background screening per company policy


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working as an operator in a similar operation.
  • Minimum of 2 years of accredited training in Process Technology of similar field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Honeywell DCS Controls.

Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.

We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Changing the world requires the right formula. The right formula consists of our innovative and sustainable materials, and you. Join us to develop the materials of tomorrow and make a difference together. What are you made of?

The legal information below pertains specifically to positions posted in the United States, however we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in all the countries that we hire.
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 and hiring.

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