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*Production Operator Job


Petersburg, VA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Production / Operations
Posting Date:  Jan 15, 2023

Bostik Petersburg is hiring Production Operators for both Day and Night Shifts!

We are offering a $1500 Sign-on Bonus and Health Benefits starting on DAY 1 of your Employment!


As a Production Operator, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Produce, inspect, and package products per batch formulations utilizing various mixing, blending, and packaging equipment.
  • Follow all EHS and Quality procedures to safely produce a quality product.
  • Record manually and via computer, all material usage, accurately fill out process batch sheets.


Hours: Must be willing to work an off shift and overtime as necessary

Day Shift: Mon - Thurs from 7 am - 7 pm

Night Shift: Mon -Thurs from 7 pm – 7 am - shift differential of $.50 /hr (night shift only)

Mandatory training on the Day Shift for 4-6 weeks



  • Follow process batch sheets to produce quality products per prescribed standards.
  • Adheres to all plant policies, practices, and procedures to meet safety, quality, service, and cost objectives.
  • Practice continuous quality improvement in all processes.
  • Participates in Bostik's Safety programs to achieve the objective of safe behavior and goal of Zero Incidents.
  • Monitor and adjust equipment as necessary and permittable to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Work cooperatively with all employees and leadership to meet plant/shift objectives
  • Maintain and improve the level of housekeeping in the work area and facility.
  • Completes all required paperwork accurately and legibly.
  • Operate various pieces of equipment including but not limited to lamination equipment, packaging equipment, forklifts, palletizers, basic hand tools.
  • Use computer controls to operate the equipment.
  • Participates in continuous improvement projects, and Kaizen events.
  • Rotates to other work functions as required by process flow.




  • Work in a fast-paced production environment where safety, accuracy, and speed are essential. Simultaneous competing priorities require effective and efficient multi-tasking to succeed.
  • Ability to stand, lift to 50 lbs., and walk throughout the workday.
  • Ability to work in a climate-controlled environment.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Use of production equipment, material handling equipment, and hand tools.
  • Use of computers for data management and training.




  • Operate equipment and report issues to leadership as needed.
  • Completion of daily goals.
  • Use problem-solving techniques to eliminate waste and errors and drive an overall improvement in daily objectives.
  • Understanding of production and process equipment.
  • Adherence to Bostik, OSHA, and local regulations/policies.




  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to read English and perform basic math skills.
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Forklift experience a plus
  • Ability to operate automated and semi-automated equipment.
  • Must be willing to work an off shift and overtime as necessary





A career with Bostik offers a collaborative work environment and supportive development to reach your career goals, with benefits starting day one as part of our competitive total rewards strategy.  Bostik, an Arkema company, is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. diversity of our employees is an asset we value and commit to from recruitment through career management.  Bostik is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace.  The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications

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