Plant Technician

Elementis New Martinsville , WV 26155

Posted 3 days ago

About Us

Elementis offers performance-driven additives that help create innovative formulations for consumer and industrial markets, including Personal Care, Coatings, Chromium, Energy and Talc. Finding opportunities to enhance our customers' performance is at the heart of what we do-and has been for more than 175 years. We own unique raw materials, including the only high-grade hectorite mine in the world, and a leading source of high-purity talc. With our advanced technical solutions, we transform those materials to become innovative, performance-enhancing products for our customers. Elementis is a UK-listed global specialty chemicals company with operations worldwide and employs over 1,300 people at more than 30 locations worldwide.

Job Description Summary

Plant Technician role for the chemical manufacturing plant in New Martinsville, WV.

Job Description

Plant Technician role for the chemical manufacturing plant in New Martinsville, WV. Strong Safety/Environmental commitment required. Must be able to monitor, operate, and report upon responsible areas within the New Martinsville Site.

Health, Safety, and Environmental

  • Fully knowledgeable in and routinely applies all company and applicable regulatory HSE Standards, practices, and procedures including confined space entries.

  • Active member of Safety Process.

  • Responsible to assist in removing equipment from service, prepare, secure, lock out, and establish permits for maintenance of equipment

  • Reports all incidences immediately and responds to emergencies by taking appropriate operational actions, such as shutting down the process whenever necessary and notifying supervision and/or security.

  • Shovels debris, picks up and disposes stray materials, etc.Responsible for using good housekeeping practices.

Process Operations

  • Develop an understanding of the manufacturing process and understands the implication of operational decisions and actions.

  • Takes direction from Lead Technician and assists in manual operations of the plant.

  • Monitor and record settings on equipment such as temperatures and/or pressures of storage tanks.

  • Reads and acts upon daily area operating instructions.

  • Conducts frequent tours of manufacturing area to ensure good operating condition of all equipment. Identify and resolve mechanical and/or process-related issues.

  • Works regularly assigned shifts and provides a fair and equitable to peers' amount of overtime coverage for co-worker absences, illnesses, vacations, holidays, etc.

  • Must be able to complete physical aspects of job, including climbing stairs, climbing ladders, operating valves, motors, etc.

  • Loading and Unloading of materials. Utilizing bulk trucks and packaged containers.

  • Package tanks into Totes, Drums, and Pails.

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as defined by supervision

In accordance with the company's Quality Policy, responsible for and authorized to perform following actions as applicable:

  • Support achieving plant Quality Objectives and other KPI goals as applicable

  • Initiate action to report and prevent the occurrence of any non-conformity relating to the product, process, and quality system.

  • Control further processing or delivery of non-conforming product until the deficiencies or unsatisfactory condition have been corrected.

  • Use the Corrective and Preventative Action program and Internal Audit process to initiate, recommend and resolve product issues or quality system failures.

Additional Job Description

Elementis is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on a basis of disability.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application status. EEOC Poster

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