Production Operator

Huntsman Ringwood , IL 60072

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description:

Due to the increase of production, we are expanding operations at our facility in Ringwood, IL (near McHenry, IL.). In order to meet production demands, we are looking to bring on a team of Production Operators.

Operators will report to the Production Shift Supervisor, and is responsible for the safe operation, control, and maintenance of large industrial process machinery in a manufacturing environment.

What will your week look like?

  • Operate a variety of manufacturing equipment including: mixing/blending, granulation, bagging, and extrusion equipment

  • Verify raw materials being used are correct per batch documentation, and finished goods are properly packaged and labeled per documentation

  • Store/transfer materials and supplies by hand, or with the assistance of a powered industrial lift (seated or standing forklift)

  • Perform various quality control tests and draw relevant conclusions to make needed adjustment to process operations

  • Wear required personal protective equipment as appropriate at all times

  • Ensure equipment and work areas are kept clean and orderly

  • Follow instructions and perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

  • Work collaboratively with supervisors, process engineers, maintenance, quality, and supply chain staff to ensure safety, quality, and production standards are achieved

  • Follow instructions on production paperwork, and accurately document

  • Participate and complete company-required training program

  • Observe all Environmental, Health and Safety standards set forth by the Company

What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • At least 1 year of prior experience working in a manufacturing environment (chemical industry experience highly preferred)

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and reasoning skills to troubleshoot process operations

  • Good data entry and basic computer skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be detail oriented and be able to recognize common errors, malfunctions, and/or deviations in documentation, quality, equipment, and/or performance standards

  • Willing and able to work 12-hour rotating day/nights shift schedule, and additional over-time as necessary

  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift up to 55 Ibs., climb stairs and ladders, balance, and stand for long periods of time

  • Previous experience operating extruders is a real plus

  • Willing and able to operate both seated and standing forklifts (will train)

What can we offer you?

Huntsman offers unsurpassed opportunities to build a successful future. We are a global specialty chemical company with locations in 30 countries around the world, employing over 11,000 associates. Our diverse portfolio creates a range of career fields including manufacturing, research and development, technical services, sales and marketing, customer service and the list goes on. The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation and will be eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefits package which includes: medical, vision and dental, basic life insurance, AD&D insurance, and 401k. Here, you can make an impact and make a difference. Come join us!

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