Technical Advisor - Ion Exchange, Cation
Dupont De Nemours Inc.
Midland , MI 48642
Posted 3 weeks ago
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The DuPont Water & Protection is recruiting for a Technical Advisor to join our dedicated team located at our manufacturing site in Midland, MI. 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. Water & Protection is a leading provider of engineered products and integrated systems for the construction, worker safety, energy, oil & gas, transportation, water purification and medical marketsAs a Technical Advisor you will provide leadership, operational expertise, technical, mechanical, and hands-on assistance for the safe operation and maintaining of reliable service for all processes and assets aligned to Midland Ion Exchange Cation facility.Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Primary focal point for permitting and special projects * Assist in shutdown/turnaround/start-up planning & execution * Back-up Anhydrous HCl Off-loaders as Needed * Cover vacancies on days as needed, all qualified areas of the plant * Demonstrate advanced troubleshooting skills for equipment, process, and quality problems. Takes ownership of analysis of problem and ultimate resolution. Leads and/or participate in Root Cause Investigations. * Complete Safety maintenance, and environmental checks. * Perform maintenance on safety valves and lubrication on plant equipment as dictated by the lubrication program * Maintain inventory of some material and order supplies * Maintain communication across all shifts through participation in morning meetings and other means * Write S.O.P.'s and assist with implementing Operating Discipline * Focal Point for plant orientation of new employees and contractors * Follow all Plant, Department, and Division Safety policies; ask questions as appropriate to clarify any uncertainties. * Maintain proper communications with your Shift Activity Coordinator and plant leadership * Participate in job procedure development * Proactively address and eliminate safety concerns. * Participate in Employee Development, Performance Feedback and individual goal setting * Provides leadership to effectively organize and execute shift activities to achieve plant goals * Able to effectively prioritize the shift activities and assigns tasks for completion. Holds operators accountable for their results. * Prep and isolate equipment for maintenance. Write safe work permits. * Assure compliance with all Environmental, Health & Safety requirements related to assigned roles per plant and site policies. * Follow applicable supporting work processes * Promote an environment of teamwork while leading through example.The Technical Advisor must also be able to fill the role of the Operations Specialist and as needed, will be responsible and accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the Anion/Special Resins plant and associated equipment and all support equipment required to operate and maintain the complex as well as fill the role of Shift Activity Coordinator and/or Immediate Response Leader. The operator will also be expected to run routine analysis as required.Minimum Requirements:
* HS Diploma, GED, or equivalent* 5+ years of previous operating experience in a chemical process and/or advanced technical training in the area of chemical processingPhysical requirements of the job: This job requires moderate physical capabilities. Typical work includes: * Climb stairs an average of 32 industrial flights over an 8-hour shift * Climb an 8-foot ladder or a fixed rung ladder >25 foot height to gain access to valves, tanks, vessels, etc. up to 50% of shift. * Work with arms below, at and above shoulder level is done on an intermittent basis * Perform the job with a typical lift height of 48" * Push up/Pull up to 70 lbs. of force with arms from 2/3 of a shift * Carry weights of 16 lbs. to 50 lbs. 10 feet or >10 feet can be performed from 2/3 of a shift * Kneel to ensure proper body mechanics for lifting from floor to waist * Bend, squat and work in various body positions safely and effectively * Use a twisting motion of the head, neck and waist required for fork truck driving * Wear chemical protective covering (for extended periods) during plant activities which require PPE* Drive a fork truck, operator a condor/scissor lift, and operate a motor vehicle * Properly use basic hand tools (pliers, wrenches, hand cart, etc.)* Work a reasonable amount of overtime (10%-20%)* Work outside in various weather conditions (rain, snow, heat, etc.)* Use of all plant required PPE, including SCBA. * This job requires occasional use of SCBA and respirators. The individual must be medically approved for respirator use and fit tested, in addition to maintaining a clean-shaven face to ensure proper sealing surface of respirator. * Must be medically approved to operate fork trucks and elevated work platforms.Additional Information: * Relocation and or travel assistance 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. * Visa sponsorship/support is not available for this position, including any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information.For US Applicants: See the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfFor our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here.