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ML F-Sulf Operator

Location: 

Elwood, IL, US, 60421

We are currently seeking Chemical Operators to work in our Millsdale Manufacturing facility located in Elwood, IL, a southern suburb of Chicago. The successful candidate will be responsible for Operating or tending to equipment in order to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of chemicals at Stepan Millsdale.

Responsibilities include:
•    Moving control settings to make necessary adjustments on equipment units affecting speeds of chemical reactions, quality, and yields. 
•    Clean and load trailers as well as material staging for the production areas, tote washing, receiving and putting materials into storage locations, inventory consolidation. 
•    Support all Environmental, Health, and Safety programs, policies, and regulations 
•    Monitor recording instruments, flow meters, panel lights, and other indicators, and listen for warning signals, in order to verify conformity of process conditions. 
•    Control or operate chemical processes or systems of machines, using panel boards, control boards, or semi-automatic equipment. 
•    Record operating data such as process conditions, test results, and instrument readings. 
•    Confer with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting safety, efficiency, and product quality. 
•    Draw samples of products, and conduct quality control tests in order to monitor processing, and to ensure that standards are met. 
•    Regulate or shut down equipment during emergency situations, as directed by supervisory personnel. 
•    Start pumps to wash and rinse reactor vessels, to exhaust gases and vapors, to regulate the flow of oil, steam, air, and to add products to blending vessels. 
•    Interpret chemical reactions visible through sight glasses or on television monitors, and review laboratory test reports for process adjustments. 
•    Patrol work areas to ensure that solutions in tanks and troughs are not in danger of overflowing. 
•    Notify maintenance, and other auxiliary personnel to correct equipment malfunctions and to adjust power, steam, water, or air supplies. 
•    Turn valves to regulate flow of products or byproducts through agitator tanks, storage drums, or neutralizer tanks. 
•    Calculate material requirements or yields according to formulas. 
•    Gauge tank levels, using calibrated rods. 
•    Defrost frozen valves, using steam hoses. 
•    General housekeeping duties as assigned.
Requirements:
•    3 years’ operators experience in a manufacturing environment with hazardous materials 
•    Petro Chemical Certificate from Joliet Junior College (preferred) 
•    High School diploma or equivalent
•    Strong communication skills 
•    Detail oriented 
•    This position is an hourly position working 12-hour rotational shifts. Some weekends and holiday work is required
 

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.

 

We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

 

 

 

Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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