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Process Technician - North Kansas City Job


Location: 

North Kansas City, MO, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Production / Operations
Posting Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Arkema has established itself as France’s leading chemical producer and a world leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials. With annual sales of €8.8 billion and 20,000 people employed in some 55 countries, the Group pursues ambitious recruitment objectives both in France and around the world. Arkema offers diverse employment opportunities in 200 job functions and professions in four major fields: industrial, R&D, business, and support functions.

Reaching far beyond your discoveries!

Regarded as one of the world’s leading innovators, Arkema has made research one of the pillars of its strategy. For example by discovering new solutions to help reduce the weight of materials, hence cut down consumption. By developing innovative thermal insulation systems that can optimize the energy performance of buildings. Or by seeking new applications for its biosourced products at the service of greater sustainable development.

Innovative and durable solutions

Our high performance products have applications in wide-ranging areas, from new generation car batteries or telephones to recyclable wind turbine blades, from adhesives for the protective backsheets of solar panels to drinking water filtration systems, from running shoes and acrylic resins with no solvent and no volatile organic compound for 3D printing to molecular sieves for portable oxygen devices used by people suffering from respiratory failure… Joining Arkema means being part of a Group enjoying sustained growth that in little more than a decade has built up an exemplary achievement record, setting high ambitions for itself and for its employees. All our job opportunities are open to people with disabilities at equal merit or with equal skill levels.

We are located in North Kansas City, Missouri and are looking for entry level career minded individuals.  This position reports directly to the Production Leader.

 

Job Dimensions

Control, operate, or tend equipment in which a chemical change or reaction takes place in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Typical equipment used include: K-80, K81 kettles, raw material storage, Cooling belt and packaging equipment.

 

Responsibilities include operation of kettles, unloading of raw materials, packaging of finished products, preparing and maintaining process records, sampling and quality testing, and other general production activities or any other duties as directed by Site Manager. 

Activities

STAGING MATERIALS

  • Operates forklift to load and unload trailers, tank wagons, and railcars.
  • Unloads tank wagons of raw materials for use in processing.
  • Operates forklift to move materials within the plant facility.
  • Pre-stages raw materials and packaging per the batch card/slip for efficiency of process to ensure materials are ready.

CHARGING TANKS AND KETTLE

  • Reads plant specifications to ascertain product, ingredient, formulas, instruction, and prescribed modifications of plant procedures.
  • Starts pumps and agitators, turns valves, or moves controls of processing equipment to admit, transfer, filter, or mix chemicals, or to drain specified amounts of materials, impurities, or rating agents to or from equipment to prepare or further process materials.
  • Loads specified amounts of chemicals into processing equipment to manufacture a batch.
  • Weighs, measures, counts, or mixes prescribed quantities of materials to manufacture a batch.

MONITORING

  • Moves controls to adjust feed and flow through equipment in a specified sequence to maintain system within specified operating conditions.
  • Draws sample of products to test for viscosity, color, OH# and acid value to aid in process adjustments and maintain production standards.
  • Operates or tends auxiliary equipment, such as heaters, scrubbers, filters, to further process materials.
  • Patrols work area to detect leaks and equipment malfunctions, and monitor operating conditions. 
  • Assists maintenance in areas where needed to ensure efficient processes.
  • Observes safety precautions to prevent fires and explosions.

PACKAGING MATERIALS

  • Examines products or work to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Puts materials into bags, sacks and drums to meet order requirements.
  • Removes any materials that do not conform to specifications for re-packaging.
  • Records data from instruments and gauges concerning temperature, pressure, materials used, and treating time in a log to maintain historical and quality records.
  • Notifies maintenance and a supervisor of equipment malfunctions to ensure timely and quality production.
  • Records quantity filled and material location for tracking purposes.
  • Operate the plant and process equipment in a safe and efficient manner, adhering to and contributing to the improvement of operation discipline.
  • Accountable for the safe isolation, preparation, and permitting of maintenance activities in the process area.

 

 

Qualifications/Experience Required

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals 
  • Ability to perform math calculations consisting of metric weight conversions
  • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form 
  • Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs and uses.
  • Ability to distinguish color; good color vision
  • Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine.
  • Ability to quickly respond to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • Ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Ability to communicate technical information
  • Ability to stand, walk, and sit on a frequent basis
  • Ability to lift up to 70lbs

 

 

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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