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Plant Operator

Company: Bayport Polymers LLC
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTIONWorking under teamwork and general oversight, this role participates in responsible operations of the plant and its supporting equipment and systems. The purpose of the job is monitor and control the process unit while manufacturing is ongoing. All Operators are expected to be able to perform all job tasks.RESPONSIBILITIESGeneral:Maintenance of required certification, per OSHA regulationsUnderstanding operational capacity of chemical processes, including operating boundariesParticipating in on-the-job training and development within the facilityOn-the-job learning of basic equipment through the certification levelSafe operation of chemical process production equipmentSafety, Loss Control & Environmental responsibilities include the following:Performing weekly and monthly checklist of the fixed safety equipment such as fire monitors, fire extinguishers, hoses, and environmental equipment such as flares, thermal oxidizers, stacks etc.Understand and follow all lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) and other health, safety, and environmental requirements necessary to achieve plant loss control objectivesLocating and correcting any noticeable odors, leaks or visible emissionsBeing aware and making management aware of potentially hazardous conditionsUtilizing the proper PPE to accomplish job tasksKeeping the assigned job areas clean according to plant housekeeping standardsRoutine duties include:Interpret and follow guidelines for properties and quality using product specificationsControl operating parameters of the process to ensure safety and environmental compliance, product quality, and equipment stabilityFacilitate open communication between inside and outside operating personnel and advise supervision of any abnormalitiesMonitor and control process cooling water treatment system with periodic sampling for quality assurance of environmental and equipment protectionMonitor operating equipment (pumps, valves, pressure/temperature readings, fans and chemical treatment systems) designed to control the variables of the water treatment systemsSafe handling of hazardous chemicals handling or testing material such as magnesium ethylate, sulfuric acid, TiCl4 and Teal. Employee may manage hazardous waste as defined in 40 CFR Part 261.3Monitor operating equipment in the Reaction, Catalyst, Distillation, and Extrusion areasTroubleshooting of plant equipment to resolve operational problemsTake readings, making rounds and preparing written recordsPrepare equipment for mechanical repairs: clear, energy isolation, and render assistancePerform minor mechanical repairs such as gasket replacements, flexible hose hook-ups, and blinding of process piping for safe isolationProper use of the technology and equipment (and calibration if needed), including hand-held analyzer, walkie-talkie, fire extinguisher, water monitors and contained breathing equipmentOversight of unloading raw material such as bulk trucks and tank carsMonitor and operate equipment in the extrusion areas of Bay 1, Bay 2, and Bay 3Take samples to the laboratory for quality assurance of the finish productPerform other related duties as assignedCORE VALUESMust exhibit and demonstrate our 5 Core ValuesCaring: Dedicated to Safety, Employees, Customers, Community and EnvironmentTrustworthy: Living a Culture of Openness, Honesty and CollaborationFocused: Creating Value by Delivering the Right SolutionsInnovative: Daring to be different by finding New WaysFun: Embracing our Diverse Family and Celebrating our SuccessCOMPETENCIESDependability - Meets deadlines, works independently, accountable, maintains focus, punctual, good attendance recordTechnical Skills - Maintains current understanding of technical processes/equipment uses technology to increase performance/productivityQuality - Strives to eliminate errors, accurate work is a priority, seeks opportunities to improve product/servicesSafety HSSE - Works in a safe manner, uses PPE, recognizes hazards, makes safety suggestions and observations, current on Training MineQUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE REQUIREDHigh School Diploma or GEDAND passed COBRA, Math, and Bennett Mechanical assessmentMinimum of 2 years of experience as chemical plant operator or in industrial settingCompletion of one (1) certification exam successfully prior to promotion to this role or obtain certification within 8 months of being placed in this role. Must maintain certifications per policy and failure to complete certification within a timely manner will result in a level reductionMath skillsWritten and verbal skillsAbility to follow standard operating procedures and processesDemonstrated ability to multi-taskPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCEProcess Operating Technology Certificate or Degree or4+ years of experience as a plant operator in the Petrochemical or polymers industry experience OR relevant military experience OR60 hours of college creditPHYSICAL CAPACITY REQUIREMENTSThis position requires the incumbent to:Follow safety requirements for the roleLift and carry 60 pounds to shoulder and carry up to 300 feetPush and pull 55 pounds of force for 20 feetGrip using 100 pounds of pressureClimb 50 feet of a caged ladder and stairsWalk a mile per jobWork in confined spaces and on elevated surfacesStand for extended periods of timeKneel, crawl, squat, twist and turn, andWear mandatory FRC and PPE (foot, head, ear, eye, and hand protection) when inside plant environment, or where directed by signageWear respiratory PPE for extended periods of timeLift up to 50 poundsWalk safely in and around industrial areasWork under deadline pressure within an environment that demands attention to safety and detailSit or stand for extended periods of timeClimbing stairs and vertical laddersContinual exposure to outdoor environment during all-weather conditions

Keywords: Bayport Polymers LLC, Pasadena , Plant Operator, Professions , Pasadena, Texas

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