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.
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.