Chemical Process Operator

Ball Corporation Kent , WA 98031

Posted 2 months ago

Who We Are:

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. Ball is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Ball Corporation is committed to recruiting, training, compensating and promoting regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Job Duties:

Primary Purpose of Position:

Performs tasks and provides services to support the plant's production goals, overall business plans and objectives as directed.

Essential Functions:

  • Complies with established job safety practices, policies and procedures a specified in plant and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work assignment.

  • Supports and follows the guidelines of the food safety system.

  • Performs various manual or mechanical production and support functions by operating, adjusting, and repairing the production and support equipment to meet customer specifications.

  • Receives, stores, and handles hazardous and non-hazardous acids, caustics, oils and other process materials keeping accurate records of all materials received and shipped.

  • Monitors and adjusts wastewater systems and sludge removal for EPA compliance.

  • Advises management of any violations of environmental procedures regarding labeling, storage or spills of hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

  • Performs troubleshooting on production and support equipment as required.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on production and support equipment as required.

  • Performs on-the-job training and development of assigned personnel.

  • Conducts inspection of in-process materials and in-process and finished product.

  • Responsible for replenishing supplies, materials, and parts required for assigned area.

  • Performs record keeping duties as required under the direction of management.

  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.

  • Communicates pertinent information to next shift.

  • Supplies and maintains required hand tools.

  • Performs clean-up, painting, and housekeeping duties.

  • May perform various lab chemical functions for assigned area.

  • Initiates, reviews, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.

  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company. Includes ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.

  • Required to work assigned schedule or 12-hour shifts, rotating days and nights, Monday through Sunday, working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.

  • Communicates with the emergency coordinator (EC) or Environmental Focal Point/Environmental Manager (EFP/EM) regarding environmental management activities.

  • Understands and responds effectively to EC directions during emergencies by being familiar with emergency procedures, equipment, and systems, as necessary. Implements contingency plan to the level required by the position.

  • Understands, completes, and maintains environmental documentation for which the individual is trained, or as directed by the EC, EFP, or EM (i.e., inspections, labeling, record keeping, maintenance of equipment, etc.). Reports to the EC, EFP, or EM on the status of assigned responsibilities.

  • Recognizes waste streams and minimizes waste generation, through prudent use of materials, proper disposal and segregation as directed during training or by the EC, EFP/EM. Understands and practices proper accumulation and storage requirements for wastes.

  • Complies with environmental regulations when using, dispensing, or handling hazardous and non-hazardous materials and wastes.

Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through high school education or equivalent.

  • Job-related experience for 2 years minimum.

  • Working knowledge of the following areas: basic knowledge of environmental regulations; knowledge of chemicals, oils, soluble oil compounds, water treatment process techniques, and/or chemical related manufacturing operations; nomenclature of all assigned equipment and products.

  • Ability to apply standard evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard chemical process techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.

  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.

  • Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.

  • Maintains an awareness and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.

  • Thorough understanding of the operating principles of all assigned equipment.

  • Ability to identify product defects.

  • Ability to effectively train personnel.

  • Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.

  • Ability to use hand and power tools.

  • Ability to perform proper handling of hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.

  • Works in a manufacturing environment.

  • This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.

  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.

  • Works in confined area(s).

Relocation:

Relocation for this position is NOT Available

Ball Corporation offers comprehensive benefits packages, including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, ESPP, and retirement plans.

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.


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Chemical Process Operator

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