Chemical Production Operator

General Description:  The Production Operator is responsible for assisting in the development of pilot plant and production procedures, operating pilot plant and production batches, and assisting in the Scale-up of Pilot operations.



         Responsible for day to day organization, safety and operations of the manufacturing areas in compliance with company safety, environmental and loss prevention requirements.

         Responsible for housekeeping and basic maintenance of the plant and associated areas and equipment.

         Responsible for compliance with company policies and procedures.

         Responsible to notify the appropriate person, or take action, in case of suspected conditions that may lead to an accident, incident, equipment damage or other undesired situations.

         Responsible for training other staff.

         Responsible for coordinating manufacturing activities with Project Leader, Supervisor and Operators ensuring safe and effective shift transfer and operations.

         Responsible for providing feedback to Project Leader during pre and post pilot meetings and during pilot and production operations.


Regular Duties:

         Execute pilot plant and production batches.  Ensure completion and maintenance of batch records, equipment cleaning and status logs, deviations, temperature charts and other required documentation.

         Participate in and facilitate training (safety, process and other), HAZOP, Incident review, technical teams and meetings as requested. Participate in Pre and Post pilot meetings.

         Coordinate with warehouse, QC, R&D, EH&S, Maintenance and other departments thus ensuring unnecessary delays or unsafe conditions.

         Identify areas for improvement and recommend optimal operating and cleaning procedures when developing pilot plant and scale-up procedures.



         High School diploma or equivalent  5 years of related batch chemical processing experience.

         Must pass annual physical requirement associated with material handling and PPE usage.