About AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals
Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.
Our Polymer Chemistry Business Unit is one of the world’s leading producers of organic peroxides, metal alkyls, organometallic specialties and polymer additives for the thermoplastic, composite and rubber industries.
Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities
Key Objective of Position: This position is responsible for operation of plant equipment in line with approved SH&E, quality, and production guidelines to meet customer expectations.
Understand and operate the equipment or processes in area of assignment.
Know mechanical operation of piping and equipment in assigned area.
Working knowledge of plant processes in area of assignment.
Assist in the development of SOPs and the training of others in area of assignment.
Understand diagrams, equipment, process description, process control, problem solving of area, SOPs, etc.
Basic maintenance skills including trouble shooting equipment and the permit systems. Make minor adjustments/repairs to the unit.
Handle all hazardous chemicals and waste in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Understands and operates control system and instrumentation in area of assignment.
Perform duties on the site’s Emergency Response Team (fire brigade.
Participate in the development of the departmental continuous improvement projects and on project teams.
Other duties and assignments as directed by supervisor.
Health, Safety, Security & Environmental Specific Responsibilities
Understand and help implement the site’s Operating Policy, and HSSE goals and objectives.
Support and participate in on-going HSSE improvement activities and committees.
Be aware of potential health, safety, security and environmental impacts in area of responsibility and the consequences if an upset occurs.
Understand and implement any parts of the Battleground Environmental Compliance Plan and Waste Management Plan that apply to area of responsibility.
Participate in the site’s on-going Pollution Prevention Process
Quality Specific Responsibilities
Understand and help implement the site’s Quality Policy, Quality goals and objectives, and the Quality Improvement Process (MTQ).
Be fully aware of your specific quality assurance responsibilities.
Be familiar with sitewide document control, internal quality audits, corrective action, non-conforming product and record keeping procedures.
Be sure employees under supervision, if applicable, are aware of and are adequately trained in quality procedures.
Job Context (the Nature & Scope of the Business)
Battleground primarily produces metal alkyls, sold primarily as co-catalysts to major thermoplastic resins and rubber manufacturers (producers of polyethylene, polypropylene, and EPDM). The product line is complex with over 30 metal alkyl products (plus formulations) produced at Battleground. Products are extremely hazardous (pyrophoric, meaning they ignite on contact with air) and are highly reactive with water. The site also manufactures High Purity Metal Organics (HPMO) for the semi-conductor and LED industries.