Region: North America
Job Category: Industrial
Job Type: Regular
Type of Contract: Permanent
Working time: Full-time
Work schedule: Rotating shift
Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.
Novecare develops and produces formulations that alter the properties of liquids. It offers solutions to the oil and gas industry using an extensive range of surface chemistries combined with applications expertise. Novecare also provide specialty solutions for certain industrial applications, agricultural, and coatings markets.
Job Overview and Responsibilities
Hourly Rates from $24.68 to $30.65.
Primary Purpose: To prepare batches, drum, run flaker or grinder, and monitor reactions as outlined in Manufacturing Procedures.
Manufacture products in conformance to plant quality standards.
Package finished goods in conformance to plant quality standards.
Run 2 or more pieces of process equipment simultaneously.
Follow accurate, timely and visible inventory methods to enhance both physical and electronic inventory accuracies.
Uphold and advance HSE policies and standards.
Maintain and improve operating performance of the operations department.
Participate on improvement project for the plant.
Lead improvement projects.
Ensure proactive planning and execution of activities within the operations department.
Ensure compliance in areas of safety, housekeeping and training.
Ensure proper storage and handling of all materials.
Comply with plant infrastructure systems (PHMP, ISO 9000, Manufacturing Excellence, Financial Reporting/Management).
report all safety incidents and near misses and participate in investigations.
Complete annual training as outlined in plants' Training Matrix.
Complete required operator progression training as outlined in the Operator Training Matrix.
Always approach your job with the principle that all incidents are preventable. To that end you need to keep the following aspects in mind:
Always perform your job in a sound HS&E manner to protect yourself and those around you.
Risk assessment is a mind set where you are always assessing hazards and thinking about means to avoid those hazards. Take a proactive approach to maintain excellence in all your assignments.
Be aware of your state of mind (rushing, frustration, fatigue & complacency) that leads to distractions from the task on hand. Those distractions lead to errors resulting in unwanted incidents.
Use all the available tools for your benefits: HS&E training, SafeTrack Observations, Risk Assessment, Incident Reporting, checklists, and Manufacturing Excellence tools.
Job completion means Good Housekeeping, filing necessary reports, and watching for your safety and those around you.
Your Personal Protective Equipment is the most important tool you have as a professional chemical industry worker. Maintain and clean it properly.
Participation leads to ownership. Get involved as often as you can.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
Possible entry level position
Ability to learn and demonstrate strong work ethics.
Competent on or able to learn SAP system for production transactions.
Must understand the plant waste handling and shipping requirements (RCRA).
Understanding of safe work practices, Process Safety Management, incident investigation techniques, permit to work systems, Management of Change and Safety & Environmental regulations.
Good interpersonal skills.
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills for interaction with other site departments.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and react to changing priorities.
Able to facilitate efficient cooperation between departments.
Ability to assess, prioritize and resolve plant issues.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.