Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0088
Post Date 12/3/2018
Title Operating Technician
City Ironton
State OH

The Operating Technician is a 12-hour rotating shift job operating the Hanging Rock polystyrene plant on a shift with two other operating technicians. Job requires knowledge and use of computer operating (DCS) system, knowledge and use of a work station, use of the computerized maintenance work order system, minor maintenance on shift, and the ability to safely and responsibly operate the plant using standard operating procedures and work processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performing routine operation of basic control systems and devices to monitor levels, temperatures, pressures and flow rates and transfer of products.
  • Using troubleshooting skills to resolve process, product quality, safety, and environmental problems.
  • Following operating discipline, procedures and practices to ensure a safe and efficient operation of assigned duties.
  • The control, monitoring and adjustment of all control systems and manually operated equipment.
  • Identification of equipment requiring maintenance.
  • Clearing and tagging equipment as required, and issuing Safe Work Permits for maintenance and project work.
  • Acting as a resource for other Operators and/or Technicians on job tasks and prioritization of work activities.
  • Communicating with transportation providers on issues related to carriers and equipment.
  • Performing tasks assigned per task list.
  • Accurately completing all required paperwork.
  • Performing all duties with a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Experience in a chemical/manufacturing plant operation is a plus, but not required.
  • High degree of safety awareness and willingness to follow all safety standards.

Key Competencies:

  • Initiative: Active member of a small team operating the plant around the clock. Independently initiates activities which contribute to team/plant goals. Overcomes obstacles. Looks for opportunities to assume responsibility and shows leadership in areas of strength.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Works for win-win solutions. Asks questions and uses input to improve performance. Communicates effectively.
  • Learning: Seeks and provides feedback to improve performance of self and teammates. Continuously learning to contribute to team success and personal growth. Develops new skills that benefit the team.
  • Teamwork: Gets along well with others. Is both candid and tactful in dealing with others.
  • Value creation: Critically evaluates problems/issues using relevant data. Works on the right things.

Other Information:

  • This position is part of the Hanging Rock manufacturing organization, and is located at the Hanging Rock polystyrene plant in Ironton, Ohio. Relocation assistance is not authorized for this position.
  • Grade and salary level offered to the successful candidate will be appropriate to the job duties and commensurate with the candidate’s experience.
  • The work schedule for this position is a rotating 12-hour shift working nights, weekends and holidays. The successful candidate will be expected to work some overtime. Note: Your manager will be notified of your expression of interest inpossible.
  • High school diploma is required.
  • Two years relevant post high school or equivalent is desired.
  • Must be able to operate forklifts, yard horse semi tractor, and track mobile.
  • Current or recent experience as an operating technician in a chemical plant is preferred.
  • Also preferred - Two year degree or some college with training in process operations such as pumps, heat exchangers, valves, distillation, and chemical reactions.

Americas Styrenics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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