PROCESS TECHNICIAN UNION

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Columbus, Mississippi, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

Ensure that the process operations assigned to him/her by direction or plant requirements operate continuously and efficiently, according to product and process specifications, with minimum production downtime. Also ensure that safety, environmental, and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.

 

 

 

2. Key responsibilities

 

 

  • Assists the Chief Technician in his responsibility of operation and control of the plant.
  • Operate the plant if the Chief Technician is outside of the control room by the utilization of the Distributive Control System (DCS).
  • In the absence of the Chief Technician, take necessary action in unforeseen situations such as shutdowns, equipment failures, emergencies, etc. so as to secure the plant, correct the situation, and inform the Chief Technician.
  • Assist Production Supervision as requested.
  • Work on a rotating shift schedule to man the seven-day continuous shift operations.
  • Immediately correct all unsafe conditions if possible, and immediately notify Production Supervision.
  • Assists the operator in normal operating duties as deemed necessary by the Chief Technician.
  • Ensure that the plant environmental standards are continuously maintained and in permit compliance by monitoring the operations of control equipment and verifying that emissions are within standards.
  • Maintain cleanliness of plant.
  • Will have proficient knowledge of all equipment in the plant in order to assist the Chief Technician in decision making.
  • Will be able to operate mobile equipment.
  • Will be able to perform job duties of a Production Operator.
  • Checks critical equipment to be sure the equipment is functioning properly and notify the Chief Technician of any problems.
  • Make corrections and adjustments in the plant as necessary to maintain process parameters and product specifications based on results from chemical testing.
  • Performs monthly, weekly, and daily routines.
  • Will learn the skills needed to become Chief Technician.
  • Will be responsible for supporting a positive and professional working environment within his/her own shift and contributing to that of others.
  • Will carry out directives and instructions in a safe, timely, efficient, and accurate manner.
  • Will be responsible for maintaining proper flow of information to coworkers and supervisors, verbal and/or written reports during shift change, and entries in the daily log book or other reports as necessary.
  • Will be required to perform basic mechanical operations.
  •     Responsible to report deviation from safety, quality, efficiency of operability standards to supervision in a timely manner.
  • Required to maintain job certification by successfully completing a written exam and the demonstration of job skills as required by PSM regulation 29 CFR 1919, effective March 26, 1992.
  • Will assist in the training of other personnel as requested.
  • Will prepare work requests to repair equipment.
  • Other duties can be added/deleted as deemed necessary.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

 

Should the Process Technician upgrade to Chief Technician, the upgrading Process Technician will have the same supervisory responsibilities as the Chief Technician.

 

     Safety Responsibilities:

 

  • Will be in contact with several different chemicals and will know how to work safely with those chemicals.
  • Will be responsible to follow all plant wide safety procedures which includes but is not limited to wearing (and maintaining) specified safety clothing, equipment and communication devices.
  • Participate in Process Hazard Analysis.
  • Advise maintenance or contractors when they are working in hazardous areas and issue Permit to Work for the safe execution of maintenance or construction activities.
  • Will be required to assist in the development and implementation of the Process Safety Management System.
  • Will be required to participate in plant safety programs and initiatives.

 

Quality Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for carrying out all phases of the day to day job activities so as to meet or exceed applicable quality requirements as defined in the Department ISO procedures and QMS procedures.
  • Will play a key role in maintaining the company's Total Quality Program as required by the Plant Management or by changes in the process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Level of autonomy

 

 

 

  • This position is duly authorized to act in the capacity of the Chief Technician position when so upgraded to that position.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Job requirements

 

 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an

    employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable  

    accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the  

    essential functions.

 

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving

    mechanical part and in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to fumes   

    or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.                  

    The employee frequently works in high, precarious places. The employee is  

    occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme

    heat.

 

    The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, although there may be some

    exposure to very loud noise for limited periods of time.

 

    Education, Training and/or Experience:

 

A. High School Diploma or GED equivalent or 2 year Chemical Industry experience.

 

B. Prefer associates or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or three years or more related experience and/or training.

 

Communication Skills:

 

A. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general procedures.

 

B. Ability to write reports and present information to co-workers and peers.

 

C. Ability to communicate with others on different job levels.

 

D. Good penmanship skills preferred.

 

E. Maintain communications with the Chief Technician through the various communication systems in the plant.

 

Mathematical Skills:

 

Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages,

ratios and proportions to practical situations.  Be able to understand and comprehend

the English and metric conversations systems.

 

Reasoning Ability:

 

Have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete

variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a

variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

 

A. Forklift Operator's Certificate preferred.

 

B. First Aid and CPR Certificate preferred.

 

C. PSM certification required.

 

D. Valid Driver’s License required.

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

 

A. Run chemical lab tests.

 

B. Utilize the Distributive Control System (DCS) to monitor and control the process via electronic and pneumatic instrumentation. This includes retrieving and entering process information, and taking manual control of the process through the DCS. The understanding of audible/visual alarms and typewritten reports generated by the DCS is also necessary.

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met

by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand,

sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, hearIn addition, the employee performs the following tasks each shift while wearing company required PPE: 1) Walk approximately three miles - distance could increase depending on plant conditions, and 2) Ascend/Descend multiple flights of stairs. 

 

The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. Due to potential exposure to hazardous materials, the employee must be able to sense exposure (feel the effects) on all parts of the body.

 

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or

move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color

vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
N0005661
Organization
Continent
North America
Country
United States
State/Region/Province
Mississippi
Site
Columbus
Business
Integrated Supply Chain
Job characteristics
Job family
Integrated Supply Chain
Hierarchy level
Entry Level
Full time/part time
Fulltime
Contract type
Permanent

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