Chemical Operator

Job#: 2028254

Job Description:

Hiring for Chemical Operators / Operators who are looking for a company they can grow with. Chicago, IL area.  Looking to interview immediately. Ideal candidates want a long term home. 
Please apply directly or email your updated resume to: [email protected]

Position: Chemical Operator / Machine Operator 

Pay: $23/hr during 6 month training. Raise to $29.50 after training period is complete 

Shift: 12 hour shifts (Overtime available for pick up) 

Location: Chicago, IL - on-site


  • Production Operator handles, stores, and transports chemical materials, operates, monitors, and controls continuous batch processed.
  • Operate equipment such as mixers, pumps, belt dryers, spray dryers, mills, filters, cranes, heat exchangers, packaging equipment, calciners, boilers, and other plant equipment.
  • Responsible for the proper operation of the processes using field controls & PLC/DCSs, and troubleshooting process issues. Consistently completes operator standard work in a timely manner and takes accountability for actions.
  • Respond to emergency situations, including emergency shutdown; complete plant data sheets, environmental reports, inventory sheets, forklift inspection reports, etc. as requested, and housekeeping.
  • Provide routine minor maintenance to process equipment and instrumentation using small hand tools.
  • Sample and analyze plant material to maintain quality standards and take corrective action as needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. Occasionally exposed to high places; fumes or airborne particles; chemicals (acids and bases); outside weather conditions; heat; noise and vibration. Ability to observe safety rules and practices and wear all safety-related equipment required by the specific task being performed. Ability to read warning signs, hazard labels, operating procedures, and log sheets. Hear warning sirens and emergency evacuation alarms.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions and understand units of measure in both English and metric system.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, and climb or balance. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds with assistance.
  • Basic computer skills required.


  • High school diploma (or GED) required.
  • Willing to be clean shaven for Respirator safety.
  • 2 to 3 years manufacturing experience in a similar industry OR Associate degree in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Chemical or Process Controls with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 (preferred)
  • Applicants need to have strong reading (English), math and technical skills, and the ability to qualify on various processes and equipment in a dynamic and complex chemical manufacturing environment.
  • A good safety and attendance record.
  • Thorough understanding of the importance of customer service and the ability to work cooperatively
  • Ability to understand and comply with all company policies 
  • Open to Overtime
  • Ability to wear full coverage PPE.
  • Meet or exceed production requirements
  • Preventive maintenance of equipment 
  • Maintaining accurate record keeping within the department & clean working environment.
  • Assists in performance documentation of Daily Area Safety Inspections
  • Operators are responsible for knowing the basic equipment and process operation - Handle, store, and transport chemical material(s); operate, monitor, and control continuous and batch processes; troubleshoot the process; provide routine maintenance to process equipment and instrumentation & Troubleshooting 
  • Perform solution make ups
  • Obtain silo measurements and utility readings
  • Operate extruders, related dryers and calciners, all related conveyors, and operate SCR Unit. Operate the process using field controls
  • Sample, control, and maintain plant quality through SPC, plant instrumentation, and interacting with the GLIMS system
  • Coordinate finished product loading with the Warehouse Operator
  • Comply with all plant environmental, health, safety, and process safety standards and procedures
  • Report hazards, deviations, and injuries in a timely manner
  • Foster a team environment to ensure efficiency, productivity and profitability within their scope of control
Please apply directly or email your updated resume to: [email protected]

















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Chicago, IL, US

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Date Posted:
May 7, 2024