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Material Handler Job

Date: Jan 19, 2018

Location: Chatham, Virginia, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 27661 - Posted 11/22/2017 - Production / Operations - Chatham, Virginia, US


The Material Handler performs specific field duties and assists operations in the Monomer and Oligomer Plants.



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



  • 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.
  • Work is primarily performed in the manufacturing complex; however, worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Worker is subject to atmospheric conditions, including, but not limited to, exposure to dust, chemicals, and odors.
  • Works with or around hazardous substances.
  • Work requires use of protective clothing and equipment. 
  • Scheduled hours may vary in shifts and length.
  • Noise level in the work environment is below the OSHA permissible exposure limits.



  • Minimum high school graduate
  • 1-2 years manufacturing experience preferred

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry
every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that
provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of
energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in close to 50 countries, some 19,000
employees and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of some
$8.1 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.,

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.

For more information about the EEOC, please refer to The "EEO IS The Law" poster at


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Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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