Chemical Operator Job


Piedmont, SC, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Production / Operations
Posting Date:  Jul 16, 2024

Division : Bostik                                                                                                                                                                                       

Region:  Piedmont South Carolina

Job title:

Chemical Operator

Situation in organization:

This position reports to the Production Manager.

Job dimensions:

This position performs all tasks associated with the production of product from material staging, operation of equipment, in-process testing, and packaging. This position utilizes both manual and automated systems along with analytical results to monitor and adjust the process as needed to produce a consistent in specification product.


Daily Operations (70 %)

  • Perform raw material staging for batches.
  • Operate operations vessels in the plant including blenders and computers.
  • Use automated and manual process controls to adjust process parameters.
  • Package finished product in drums and IBCs.
  • Complete batch sheets, logbooks, and other records neatly and accurately.
  • Sample batches and perform in-process Quality Control testing.
  • Perform other duties or training as required or requested.


Additional Duties and Functions (30 %)

  • Demonstrates mechanical aptitude by performing minor maintenance.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and diagnose equipment and process issues.
  • Housekeeping duties
  • Complete required safety training.


Context and environment:

  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements.
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Bostik (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SWAT, etc.).
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and appropriately investigated, and corrective actions implemented.
  • Observe safe work practices in performing all duties at all times and maintain standards of excellence in housekeeping.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations within the limits of training and qualifications.



  • Good communications skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Good troubleshooting abilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and support other departments.
  • Exhibit good judgment, dependability, initiative and a positive attitude.

Qualifications / experience required:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of chemical environment experience.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, overtime, or other hours as required.
  • Experience in forklift operation.
  • Ability to perform physical essentials (climb stairs and/or ladders, lift up to 50 pounds, wear FRC uniforms, wear full face respirator occasionally)

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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