Chemical Operator - Process Technician

SI Group

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Description

General Description:  Responsible for the daily operation of the equipment and procedures for the Plant area.  This includes responsibility for manipulation of equipment and controls to carry out procedures, and completion of in-process analytical for process decisions and verification, and housekeeping of the work area.

 

Yield

It is the responsibility of the Process Technician to carry out all procedures in such a manner to optimize efficiency in which materials are converted into finished products and to minimize the generation of wastes.

  • Carry out procedures in such a manner to maximize the yield of the process and to minimize waste.
  • Minimize  “off-spec” material.
  • Offer suggestions for the improvement of procedures to reduce waste. 

Capacity

It is the responsibility of the Process Technician to maximize the effective utilization for the equipment he/she has been assigned.

  • Complete start-ups/shutdowns/changeovers/maintenance preparation/LOTO and other tasks in a safe, thorough and efficient manner to minimize equipment down time and to maximize the time the equipment is available for production.
  • Cooperate with Production Management, Maintenance, and Engineering to identify and correct root causes of process downtime.
  • Cooperate with Production Management and Engineering in completing process improvements and rate tests to identify optimum operating conditions.
Quality

The Production Department has adopted approved procedures designed to minimize non-conforming product.  In the event non-conforming product is produced, procedures are designed to control the material and to prevent it from adversely affecting a customer.  It is the responsibility of the Process Technician to complete all tasks according to these approved procedures.  Each Process Technician has the responsibility and authority to prevent the production of non-conforming products.

 
  • Complete training and understand all procedures for his/her assigned area of responsibility.
  • Complete all tasks according to approved procedures.
  • Make recommendations for the improvement of procedures/equipment to reduce non-conformances and product variability.
  • Complete in-process sampling and analytical for verification of in-process product quality.
  • Complete all records in a neat and legible fashion.  Quality critical records should be completed in ink.

Safety/Health/Environment

The company’s objective is to minimize risk of injury to employees, contractors, visitors and the surrounding community.  It is the responsibility of the Process Technician to complete all tasks in a safe and environmentally sound method.   

Responsible Care Management System (RC14001) Responsibilities and Authority

  • The Process Technician is to practice Responsible Care through active participation in the Responsible Care Management System and adhere to the Guiding Principles of Responsible Care.
  • The Process Technician must be able to describe the aspects in their assigned areas and know the potential impacts to employees’ health and safety and to the environment and the security of the plant.
  • The Process Technician is to understand their role in Responsible Care and is responsible to be able to identify the significant environmental, health, safety, and security (EHSS) risks in their area of responsibility, the controls for each significant aspect and how to manage them as needed.
 Safe Conditions
  • Equipment Owner - The Process Technician is considered to be the “equipment owner” of the equipment in his/her assigned area for the period of his/her assigned work hours.  As the “equipment owner” the Process Technician is responsible for his/her own safety and for the safety of others working in their assigned area.  The Process Technician will prepare equipment for Maintenance or Construction following Line opening and LOTO procedures.  The Process Technician will also authorize work in his/her area of responsibility by issuing a Safe Work Permit.
  • Hazard Reviews – The Process Technician is responsible for participating in hazard reviews of their assigned area as requested. 
  • The Process Technician is responsible to ensure that the Management of Change (MOC) procedure, is followed for their area.
  • The Process Technicians complete regular informal safety inspections of their work area.
  • The Process Technicians conduct and document scheduled inspections of safety shower/eye washes, forklifts, ladders, extinguishers, respirators, escape packs, SCBA’s, and windsocks in their assigned area.
  • The Process Technicians conduct regular housekeeping inspections of their work area.
 Safe Practices
  • The Process Technician is responsible for completing all assigned training (procedure training, computer based training, classroom training or otherwise).
  • The Process Technician must satisfactorily demonstrate understanding of procedures and mastery of necessary skills through OJT verification, computer administrated quizzes, or written exams.
 Safety Awareness
  • The Process Technician’s Team will participate in Procedure Analyses.   Each Technician is responsible to fully participate in this analysis as assigned by his/her team.
  • The Process Technician’s Team will complete Job Analyses as requested. Each Technician is responsible to fully participate in this analysis as assigned by his/her team.
  • Each Process Technician should complete What-ifs to correct unsafe conditions or acts or potential unsafe conditions or unsafe acts.
  • Each Process Technician is to participate in dashboard  meeting in his/her work area at the beginning of each shift.
 Health and Hygiene Systems
  • Each Process Technician is responsible for participating in monitoring programs as requested by the EHS Department.
  • Each Process Technician is to wear all appropriate PPE to protect themselves from hazards.
  • Each Process Technician will participate in annual physicals as assigned by the EHS Department.
 Incident Reporting and Investigation
  • Process Technicians are responsible to report any safety or environmental incidents or near miss events.
  • Process Technicians are responsible for participation on incident investigations as requested by the Production Leader or any member of the Orangeburg Leadership Team.
Contractor Safety
  • Process Technicians are responsible for issuance of work permits for work in their assigned area. 
  • Process Technicians are responsible to bring to the attention of Management any unsafe conditions or unsafe acts they observe.  If the Process Technician feels there is an imminent danger, they have the responsibility and authority to stop contractor or maintenance work.
 Continuous Improvement
  • The Process Technicians are responsible to participate in periodic audits of the EHS systems and its requirements.
 Emergency Response
  • The Process Technicians may volunteer to be members of the Site Emergency Response Team and Fire Brigade.
  • Process Technicians will be trained and certified to perform, at a minimum, at the OSHA 8-hour HAZWOPER level of “First Responder-Operations Level” requirements.  Within one year they will be trained to the 24 hr HAZWOPER level of “Hazardous Materials Technician”
 Waste Management
  • The Process Technicians will be trained in procedures in waste management and transportation of hazardous materials as described in the SII Orangeburg RCRA Waste Training Manual and DOT Training Manual.
Plant Condition

The Process Technician is considered the “equipment owner” in Orangeburg Operations procedures.  This means that the Process Technician is responsible for the plant and equipment condition in his/her assigned area.

 
  • Write and follow-up on maintenance work orders.
  • Suggest equipment improvements.
  • Maintain the Plant work areas, control rooms, MCC and I/O rooms, locker rooms, and lunch rooms in a clean, organized condition.  For example:
  • Walking/working areas normally free of standing water and misc. equipment (hoses, fittings, construction supplies, etc.)
  • Work area free of chemical leaks, spills, or drips
  • Work area free of steam/condensate leaks
  • Work area routinely cleaned of misc. debris (grass, bird droppings)
  • Drains clear of debris
  • Insulation in good condition
  • Lines and equipment labeling complete and in good condition
  • Tools stored in a clean and organized manner
  • Identify engineering documentation errors or update requirements, and use drawing update procedure to correct. 

Skill Development
Process Techniciansns will complete required training, and are expected to continuously improve their operating skills.

Responsible Care Management System (RC14001) Responsibilities and Authority

Qualifications

  Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Meet Work Keys qualifying scores
  • Two years manufacturing experience desired
  • Chemical plant experience desired
  

Training Requirements

Minimum Training

  • General Awareness Training (CBT) –         (Essential)
  • DOT (essential)
  • RCRA (essential)
  • Emergency Procedures (essential)
  • SPCC (essential)
  • SWPP (essential)

Critical Corporate Competencies:

  • Teamwork – must be able to work in a team based environment with all levels of the organization
  • Communication - good communications skills, adequate written, oral, and electronic communication skills
  • Well Networked – Ability to work with outside personnel, including corporate or vendors
  • Business Savvy - actively participate in process operation to provide the maximum benefit for the business
  • Simplification - use of continuous improvement tools and methodology to better the process.
  • Creative Thinking - abiltiy to troubleshoot problems effectively
  • Customer Mindset - operates the process to deliver finished good to the customer that also satisfy the needs of the business.
  • Sense of Urgency - able to see what is urgent and put solutions into motion
  • Prioritization – solves problems using sound problem solving strategies.  Uses discretionary time wisely.
  • Get Things Done – Able to simultaneously manage multiple tasks
  • Commitment to SI Group Global Results – see Business Savvy
  • Positive Attitude –  Maintians and displays a positive attitude.  Is coachable. 
  • Navigating Ambiguity – Demonstrated leadership skills.   Self started and proactive. 

Specific Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of chemical processes, including basic chemistry and physics
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Experience / ability to work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Pass medical physical exam (Fit for Duty).


Primary Location

US-SC-Orangeburg

Work Locations

Orangeburg 725 Cannon Bridge Road Orangeburg 29116

Job

Operations

Organization

NA Region (US)

Schedule

Regular

Shift

Standard

Employee Status

Individual Contributor

Job Type

Full-time

Job Level

Rotating

Travel

No

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