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Bulk Odorant Delivery Technician 1 Job


Pineville, LA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Logistics
Posting Date:  Mar 10, 2023

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.


This position reports to the Logistics Manager and has no direct reports.


The Bulk Odorant Delivery Technician is responsible for the safe delivery and transportation of light Mercaptans (odorants for natural gas/propane) in tank trailers or other DOT approved containers.  Additionally, the Bulk Odorant Delivery Technician is self-directed and responsible for meeting all regulatory requirements and safety during transportation and delivery of light Mercaptans (odorants for natural gas/Propane) to customers across North America, using Arkema’s bulk trailers and tractors, and associated equipment.  The Bulk Odorant Delivery Technician will be required to make decisions regarding the operation of and or connection to Arkema’s delivery vessel and customer equipment.


90% driving cross country, 10% technician.

  • Meeting training requirements for the position of Bulk Odorant Delivery Technician.  Directly supervised activity (1%)
  • Driving over-the-road with a co-driver in a team environment to facilitate timely bulk deliveries of mercaptan and according to DOT regulations and Arkema standards.  Self-Directed activity (90%)
  • Customer Relations: contact prior to transport to ensure proper scheduling and safe access to the customer site.  Self-Directed activity (5%)
  • Prepare trucks and trailers for delivery schedules and ensure all equipment meets DOT guidelines and regulations.  Self-Directed activity (2%)
  • Complete paperwork for expenses and deliveries.  Self-Directed activity (1%)
  • Participate in all driver meetings and discussions.  Directly supervised activity (1%).


Driver/Technician will interact with:

  • Facility Operators at Pineville facility (Internal)
  • Management at Pineville facility (Internal)
  • Office personnel at Pineville facility (Internal)
  • Marketing Manager (Internal)
  • Customer Purchasing agents (External)
  • Customer’s field personnel (External)
  • State and local Authorities (External)
  • Public Residents throughout the delivery process (External)
  • 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.


  • Current Louisiana CDL license in good standing with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements
  • 3 years’ experience operating large, heavy duty trucks/trailers
  • Previous experience or training in the petrochemical industry performing similar work
  • Passing of a pre-employment DOT physical and background check
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Long distance driving
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to perform in a self-directed environment


  • Correct use of smart phone to operate DOT elog device
  • Weekly expense reports
  • Delivery reports to customer service and customers
  • Other paperwork as associated to the delivery process
  • Mechanical activities pertaining to deliveries, scheduling and maintaining records for Arkema logistics equipment
  • Maintaining license and certificates for eligibility to perform delivery tasks
  • Building customer relationships for customer’s local technicians


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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