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Utility Operator

Albany, OR, USA Req #129
Friday, May 6, 2022
We are charting the course for the next-generation chemical company. We may be a new company, but our roots are more than a century old, dating back to the creation of Bakelite. We saw then what we see now: The boundless possibilities of science and curiosity. Our innovations include Bakelite, Durite, Cellobond and Resonance. From trains to planes to everyday household items, we are improving thousands of products around the world today. Like the lightweight plastic, Bakelite is strong, durable, and its potential allows for its future to be molded into infinite shapes - and we're looking for talented and passionate people to help us create that future and the products that will change the world tomorrow.


Production Operators will perform various operations procedures and tasks as required for chemical processes.


  • Loading and unloading raw materials and finished goods in accordance with customer and chemical specifications  
  • Training and skill development to advance in production, learning to operate and monitor chemical reaction process to manufacture polymer resins, industrial chemicals and raw materials  

  • Monitoring equipment and performing minor troubleshooting to ensure optimal production and minimal downtime  

  • Using a computer to document data such as shipping and receiving information and manufacturing processes  

  • Working in outside weather conditions as well as in an industrial environment, at heights and in confined spaces 

  • Performing tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling 
  • Working safely in a team and/or individual setting 

  • Adhering to all plant health, safety, and environmental guidelines, policies and procedures by wearing necessary Personal Protection equipment (PPE), i.e.; hard hats, safety glasses, face shield, chemical suit, respirator, ear plugs, hearing protection, steel-toe boots or safety shoes and other PPE required by specific jobs 

  • Meeting and exceeding production goals while maintaining a focus on safety, meeting the physical and safety requirements of the job, and working a rotating shift schedule in a 24/7 operations, including nights, weekends and holidays 


Job Qualifications and Experience

  • One (1) year or more of experience in an industrial, warehouse, military, farming, construction, mechanical or production environment 
  • One (1) year or more of experience using a computer or tablet to

    record information 


  • High school diploma or GED 

Special Needs/Skills/Other

  • Experience operating a forklift 
  • At least two (2) years of continuous employment in the last four (4) years preferred

  • One (1) year or more of experience in the chemical or refinery industries preferred
  • One (1) year or more of experience with one or more of the following: using a computer for data entry of record keeping documentation, shipping and receiving information, or manufacturing processes documentation 

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law. 

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years or age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the Department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies. Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. This company participates in E-Verify.  For additional details, click HERE.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have satisfactory work performance. Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to an employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

Other details

  • Job Family Global
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $25.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Albany, OR, USA