Allround Chemical Operator

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Howard Bay, Wisconsin, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice


This operator will be on a rotating shift schedule and have the responsibility to change process parameters as required to adapt to changing process conditions in order to make only high-quality products (at target and within manufacturing specifications).  In order to determine product quality this position will be responsible for performing QA checks in the lab as well as maintaining lab equipment calibrations.  If a product is outside specification, the operator should determine what measures need to be done to return the product to specification and then can perform these actions.  


This operator is the process expert and will troubleshoot, perform autonomous maintenance, and assist the Maintenance Technician with any required repairs, in order to maintain world class efficiency.   Safety is the top priority at the Howard Colloidal Silica Site, and this operator will be a leader in safety performance and contribute to the positive safety culture at the site.   Planning raw material deliveries based on the operating schedule, receiving materials, maximizing production and shipping materials are all activities this position will routinely do.         





•   Qualified to independently and safely operate at least one manufacturing process, including computer controlled (DCS) operations with several secondary job functions. Understands plant layout, main processes, product names, administrative processes, product specifications, and customer needs
•   Competent in testing with lab equipment and performing lab equipment calibrations. Can perform lab tests, document accurate results and record quality control data in a computer system
•   Has the ability to make critical process decisions and execute changes based on process data, quality checks and test results to keep products and process at target and within manufacturing ranges and plant environmental permits; including the ability to adjust process parameters to ensure customer needs are met.  Able to assist in developing/updating operating procedures
•   Competent in basic mechanical operations and maintenance including motor lubrication, boiler operation, air compressor operation, pumps and controls.  Has the ability to troubleshoot equipment and processes and then take appropriate actions, such as performing autonomous maintenance or requesting maintenance resources 
•   Capable of multitasking - such as maintaining excellent housekeeping, receiving and shipping materials, performing some basic maintenance concurrent with performing other tasks
•   Basic ERP system functions (SAP/MES) via the computer, such as releasing purchase requisitions, work order completions, receiving of goods, ship confirms and other functions as needed.  Capable of completing of time sheets, utilizing the Performance Management System, and other administrative tasks
•   Licensed forklift operator who can receive and unload all raw materials and who can independently package and load all finished products
•   The ability to be a reliable and self-motivated employee who can plan ahead, work well with a team on a rotating shift and who has great interpersonal skill.  The employee will be thorough with work, will take initiative by recognizing and competing tasks before assignment and will ALWAYS keep safety as a top priority





•    Minimum education of High School degree or equivalent 
•    Five (5) years or more of experience in manufacturing/chemical manufacturing with chemical testing experience
•    Basic mathematical skills are required - including the ability to interpret tanker calibration charts, convert weight measurements between standard and metric, calculate product formulations, adjust product percent solids, etc
•    Basic literacy skills including the ability to read and comprehend instructions required to perform job functions, to maintain batch sheets, logbooks and other job function forms and reports, to understand and express information and ideas verbally
•    Basic computer skills in Microsoft applications (e.g. Outlook, Excel)
•    Capable of completing of time sheets, utilizing the Performance Management System and willing to embrace any other system that is deployed to the plant site
•    Performs other duties as assigned by the management
•    Must be able to work in a team-concept environment
•    Must have the ability to creatively solve problems while maintaining a timely and cost-effective approach
•    Must have good organizational and analytical skills 
•    Must have the ability to work under pressure in a deadline driven environment 
•    Must be an effective communicator with all levels of the organization

Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
North America
United States
Howard Bay
Integrated Supply Chain
Job characteristics
Job family
Hierarchy level
Full time/part time
Contract type

Open positions in Other

See all

Open positions in United States

See all
To see the video, please accept the media and social cookie. Cookie settings

Apply for this job by clicking the button. You will be asked to create a profile first.