Chemical Operator

Wacker Chemie AG - Calvert City, KY (30+ days ago)3.6


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 13,800 employees from 70 nations.

WACKER POLYMERS is a leading producer of state-of-the-art binders and polymeric additives based on polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers. These take the form of dispersible polymer powders, dispersions, solid resins, and solutions. They are used in construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and nonwovens, and in fiber composites and polymeric materials based on renewable resources. At our Calvert City, KY site, we are currently looking for a(n)

The Chemical Operator is an hourly position. This position is responsible for controlling and monitoring a computerized batch chemical process used to manufacture vinyl acetate/ethylene copolymers. The position requires:

Your Tasks Monitoring all production systems
Operating a DCS (Distributive Control System) to stay within certain product specification
Weigh up and add correct amounts of raw materials as requested by the remote operating computer stations
Pull samples and make necessary adjustments
Restock raw materials in the process areas
Prepare process equipment for maintenance repairs
Work with both hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals

Your Profile High school diploma or equivalent, prefer an AS or higher college degree
Prefer some industrial plant operations experience
Able to perform multi-task activities
Able to lift and carry 50 bags of raw materials and 45/50 pails of product
Able to work a 12 hour rotating shift which includes weekends, nights, holidays, and overtime
Able to wear personal protective equipment including a full face respirator if needed
Computer skills required
DCS experience preferred

Sustainability is one of WACKER’s corporate goals – also as an employer.We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. Thatis why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER.Be part of a family. Across all nations.