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Material Handler I Job

Date: Jun 12, 2019

Location: Chatham, VA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30164 - Posted 08/10/2018 - Production / Operations - Chatham. Virginia. US


The Material Handler reports directly to the Operations Manager and performs specific field duties and assists with operations in the Monomer and Oligomer plants.  Activities may include:

  1. Properly label containers, then package finished monomer and oligomer product in either drums or totes.
  2. Charge raw materials to reactions for monomer and/or oligomer as directed by Shift Lead.
  3. Assist in other operations in the plant as directed.
  4. In the event of a plant emergency, participate in the emergency response as directed, and be a member of the ERT.
  5. When necessary, assist with training of new drummers.
  6. Take samples as directed by board operator for testing.
  7. Perform minor maintenance on equipment as required.
  8. Actively participate in plant Behavior Based Safety program.
  9. Report any HES incidents and, as appropriate, participate in incident investigations.

The Material Handler I works in a manufacturing environment with chemical, physical, ergonomic and electrical hazards.  Work includes a variety of physical and biological conditions including, but not limited to, proximity to moving mechanical parts and powered industrial trucks, exposure to hot work or steam, working at heights, working with sharp tools and exposure to slip hazards and wet areas.  This position requires shift work as the plant is operational 24/7.  Both day and night shift will be rquired.

The successful candidate holds a high school diploma.  1-2 years manufacturing experience is preferred.

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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