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Loader Operator Technician Job

Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Hahnville / St. Charles, LA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30756 - Posted 08/05/2019 - Production / Operations - Hahnville / St. Charles. Louisiana. US

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.

Situation in organization

Reports to Production Superintendent

Job dimensions

Responsible for monitoring the filtering, loading, and movement of different latex products to assigned trailer/railcars.


 Activities are related to logistics for the Arkema Coating Resins business located in St. Charles.

  • Monitor loading of different latex products to maintain an acceptable flow of material to the trailer/railcar.
  • Allocate and coordinate trailers to be transported from the loading station to the staging yard in a timely manner.
  • Comply with standard operating procedures associated with the manual cleaning of multiple latex filters to maintain an acceptable flow of material to the container.
  • Comply with standard operating procedures and regulatory guidelines to safely load various containers for shipment.  Complete the movement of material from trailer to trailer, trailer to tank, and trailer to railcars, depending on the specific blending activity needed.
  • Follow housekeeping and safety procedures to insure personal safety and the safety of others.
  • Responsible for unloading of deliveries at the warehouse dock.
  • Maintain forklift certification and operate all powered equipment in an efficient and safe manner.

Some warehouse operations including unloading material totes.

  • Attend daily meetings and provide routine communication to the daily loading activities and associated production needs.  Follow up these communications in writing, telephone or e-mail as needed.
  • Assist with the delivery of samples brought in from trans-loading facility to the ACR lab for testing.
  • Routine use of a computer to communicate via e-mail, complete online training and other tasks as assigned.
  • Work closely with control board operator to maintain operations.

Context and environment

Works closely with peer group to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures.  Works closely with other functions, such as control room operators and quality control ensure efficient operation of the plant to meet production demand.


Accurate and efficient compliance with standard operating procedures to execute assigned tasks.

Qualifications / experience required

  • High school diploma or graduate equivalency required.
  • 1-3 years warehousing or logistics experience in a chemical or manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • CDL certification to move trailers on the latex block for loading – Class A CDL is preferred
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while acting as a strong team member.
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Previous forklift or powered industrial equipment license or certification is preferred.


HSEQ Responsibilities

  • Comply with the HSEQ Policy.
  • Comply with Regulations, Legal and Internal Requirements as made known by the site and by the business unit (BU).
  • Comply with the rules of the specific location to which one is assigned as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and Arkema Inc.
  • Comply with all standard procedures and work instructions, aka SP, SOP, PWI, TM, to ensure productivity, quality assurance and cost effectiveness.
  • Review their work areas for potential losses and Report hazards to the direct supervisor.
  • Report Near Misses to the direct supervisor.
  • Report Incidents or Accidents to the direct supervisor.
  • Identify and communicate potential gains or possible improvements to the management system.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Maintenance work will occasionally require confined space entries, working at elevated heights, using respirators, working outdoors in extreme temperatures etc., Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds consistently with heavier weight necessary at times. Must be able to work from ladders, scaffolding or powered lifts when required.



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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