DuPont's Safety & Construction is recruiting for Chemical Operator(s) to join its dynamic team located at its manufacturing site in Buffalo, NY. Yerkes Buffalo is the North American manufacturing home of Corian solid surface products, introduced in 1968 and the founding manufacturing location for Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) films, introduced in 1961. We are looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life.
As a Chemical Operator, you will:
Monitor and operate complex chemical processes, equipment and facilities
Read, interpret and follow instructions including standard operating conditions and procedures
Collect and analyze samples and verifying product meets requirements
Obtaining, loading, unloading, transporting, storing and staging of materials
Operate mobile equipment
Follow site safety procedures to prepare and operate equipment
All applicants must successfully complete an online assessment to be considered for the role. Relocation and or travel assistance for assessments is not offered for this opportunity.
Must be able to perform all duties with or without accommodation.
Must pass Drug Screen, Background check, and pre-employment Physical.
Minimum of a High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
Minimum 1-2 years of industrial experience including manufacturing, warehousing, construction, or other equivalent technical trade. Military experience is also desirable.
A valid US driver's license is required
Willing and able to work a rotating shift schedule including holidays and weekends
Willing and able to work overtime, sometimes on short notice
Willing and able to wear appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) including a respirator and full chemical resistant suit with supplied breathing air
Willing and able to lift and move objects that weigh up to 55 lbs (25 kg)
Willing and able to climb multiple flights of stairs, multiple times per day
Willing and able to work on elevated surfaces climbing open vertical ladders
Willing and able to be trained to work in confined spaces
Demonstrated proficiency using computers and interfacing with display screens
This is a bargaining union opportunity; those selected may be expected to join the local union
This role is located in Buffalo, NY and may require less than 5% of travel
A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States; No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position
Skills desirable but not mandatory include:
An advanced degree beyond High School (Associate, Bachelor, etc.) from an accredited program
Prior work experience in a chemical plant
Experience doing lockouts i.e. isolating hazardous energy sources
Experience operating mobile equipment i.e. fork truck
Prior experience wearing a respirator
Prior experience wearing a chemical resistant suit
Experience using computer software including Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Dupont De Nemours Inc.