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Material Handler Job

Date: Feb 4, 2019

Location: Blooming Prairie, MN, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30466 - Posted 02/04/2019 - Logistics - Blooming Prairie. Minnesota. US

Job Title:   Material Handler


Situation in organization


Reports directly to the Logistics Supervisor.

Job dimensions

Responsible for the material handling of raw materials and final product in a safe and efficient manner.

Key Activities and responsibilities

Shipping & Receiving  (60%)

  • Receives and unloads incoming raw (acids, bases, and oils) materials, packaging and supplies
  • Drums/packages out finished product
  • Loads and unloads railcar quantities of products
  • Oversees the railcar movements done by the short line R/R on site
  • Prepares chemical samples for shipment
  • Operates forklift and electric pallet jack                                           
  • Performs fuel handling and transport; handles gas cylinders
  • Inspects tank wagons and tank cars
  • Monitors tank levels and gauges


Operation Support (30%)

  • Performs filter press cleaning for operations
  • Provides daily support to operations by supplying bagged dry goods, and drummed raw materials
  • Performs product transfers from operations area to storage tanks to keep production running
  • Utilizes SAP for work requests and further learning of S/R duties
  • Acquire required boiler license(s) as soon as possible within four year wage progression period
  • Conducts boiler water analysis and boiler spot checks as required
  • Acquire general operating knowledge of the Blooming Prairie plant boiler


Other (10%)

  • Maintains good housekeeping of work areas


Context and environment


  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
  • Improves/maintains communications with community and ensure positive image of company’s operations
  • Supports BBS process by performing observations
  • Supports Loss Control policy, AIMS, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems.


Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience


  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Minimum two years of experience in manufacturing; chemical plant experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of MS office
  • Able to climb ladders and work outside in all weather conditions,
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs and wear PPE including SCBA respirator
  • Able to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule

Demonstrated Competencies

  • Good verbal and written communications skills

Nearest Major Market: Owatonna

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