Process Operator – $26.45/hour

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$26.45 an hour
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Position Overview

Why work at Hexion?Great Pay! This Process Operator role starts at $26.45 with rate increase eligibility upon initial certification and multiple certification levels available.
Hands on operation and troubleshooting of Process Equipment; including reactors, distillation columns, homogenizers and blenders.
Facility has on-site quality and R&D labs. Learn how to run various quality tests and equipment (viscometers, rheometer, GC, pH, titrator and RI to name a few)
Active involvement in new equipment implementations and startup.
Safety is our top priority.
Competitive health and medical benefits available from first day of employment
Retirement benefits available from first day of employment
Challenging and stimulating work. Able to develop knowledge of process equipment and chemistry
Rewarding career paths that encourage individual growth
A team-based environment in which to work
Open, candid and respectful feedback
On-the-job development and assignments

Responsibilities include the safe and environmentally compliant production, testing, and manufacture of products within prescribed specification ranges. Participates in plant safety, environmental, and production programs, including improvement teams. Understands and troubleshoots equipment; assists with maintenance and equipment preparation activities. Will cross train with other functions at the site.



Company Overview

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.

Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.
Company Distinction

This exciting opportunity is part of Hexion Inc.
Job Responsibilities

Operation of process control equipment and perform typical operations requirements: truck loading and unloading, connecting/disconnecting hoses, operating valves, and operating plant equipment as needed.
Ability to troubleshoot basic operational problems, take corrective action and generate equipment repair requests. Issue and monitor permits (high work, hot work, confined space) for maintenance and contractors.
Monitor, observe, and log operating conditions. Adhere to procedures to remain within operational compliance and shipping parameters. Monitor and maintain accurate material inventories.
Follows all plant rules and EHS requirements and regulations. Maintain a clean and safe working area. Maintain a strong commitment to preventing illness, injury and environmental protection. Recognize, report and take reasonable actions to control hazards in immediate work areas.
Perform tasks utilizing required PPE, such as chem suit (topcoat, bottom pants, rubber boots, gloves and face shield) and Respirators.
Minimum Qualifications

Prior experience in a general industrial manufacturing environment
Good communication skills and ability to perform mathematical operations quickly and accurately.
Must work well with others and function well within a team environment. Ability to work independently with a strong attention to detail.
Troubleshooting skills and mechanical aptitude.
Ability to use a computer effectively with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, manufacturer’s literature, diagrams or schematics.
Must work 12 hour rotating shifts
Physical: Walking, driving, standing, lifting 50 pounds repeatedly (occasional lifting of 55 pounds), sitting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, fingering, talking, hearing, and seeing. Ability to enter confined spaces and wear a respirator. Willingness to participate on the Confined Space Rescue Team

Preferred Qualifications

2 year chemical handling and process experience with HAZMAT training.
Ability to troubleshoot issues with pumps, valves, piping, and simple mechanical systems.
Forklift certified.
Education Requirements

Minimum High School Diploma or GED; 2-year associates or higher preferred
Coursework in Chemistry highly preferred but not required.

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.


In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.


Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.


Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

No relocation assistance is offered with this position.

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