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.
Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent and 5 years of related batch chemical processing experience. Must pass annual physical requirement associated with material handling and PPE usage.
Application Sales and Marketing
The Application Sales individual may work out of their respective home office and must be located near a major airport and will be supervised in a remote manner. Customers are primarily industrial manufacturing companies in the Adhesives / Electronics / Composites and/or Specialty Chemical businesses. Most of the actual customer interaction will be performed in person, via phone or e-mail. The travel schedule is typically ~ 50%+ of total work time. International travel may also be involved. The Applications Sales individual will be responsible for market development, identifying new markets in non-established territories, and commercialization of new applications and product opportunities.
The Applications Sales individuals will prepare financial and/or operational estimates from plans or discussions with the customer, or other records submitted by or obtained from potential/existing customers. This position will report customer practices regarding utilization of purchased products and will prepare customer requirements and provide continuous market / customer feedback to Product Development. This position will also provide valuable input as to product pricing and product positioning as well as competitive analysis and landscape.
Requirements: Minimum of a B.S. Degree in Chemistry or polymers with 5 years previous sales experience.