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Material Handler Job

Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Blooming Prairie, MN, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30758 - Posted 08/05/2019 - Production / Operations - Blooming Prairie. Minnesota. US

Location:   Blooming Prairie                                  

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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