Website Keystone Industries

Chemical Operator 

Gibbstown, New Jersey
1st shift: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Essential Job Functions

  • Read batch cards and record all information required, both written and electronically.
  • Routinely works from formulas, charts, tables, and schedules.
  • Measure amounts of products or weights of filled containers to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Observes production and monitors equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Adjusts mixing speeds as necessary to achieve desired results; must have the ability to adjust the controls quickly and repeatedly.
  • Open valves and start pumps to transfer mixtures.
  • Mix ingredients according to specified procedures and formulas.
  • Start machines or equipment in order to begin production processes.
  • Read gauges and charts; record all data/work in required log.
  • Remove products, machine attachments, and waste material from machines.
  • Perform minor repairs to machines, such as replacing damaged or worn parts.
  • Reports any mechanical issues as needed immediately to Supervisor.
  • Completes batch paperwork and reviews on hand inventories for accuracy.
  • Maintain a clean work environment.
  • Perform additional duties when requested by management.


  • 6 months – 2 years’ manufacturing experience.
  • Fluent in the English language; ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow written or specified instructions regarding recipes.
  • Math aptitude: ability to perform basic math calculations.
  • Ability to read batch cards.
  • Demonstrated Mechanical ability.
  • Organized and ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge and practice of GMP, FDA and Environmental, Health and Safety regulations.
  • Forklift trained.


  • All materials must be safely secured to skids when moved.
  • Use proper PPE when handling chemicals. Safety glasses must be worn at all times.
  • Follow all site-specific safety protocols.

Desired Skills

  • Previous forklift training experience.
  • Knowledge and practice of GMP, FDA and Environmental, Health and Safety regulations.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Physical Demands and Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Physical Demands: Employee is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bend; kneel and climb; and lift/move up to 50 lbs.  on a daily basis. In addition, must be able to maneuver and move 30 to 55-gallon drums or up to 500 pounds utilizing the proper drum material handling equipment provided.
  • Work Environment: This position requires one to work in a manufacturing facility. There is a moderate level of noise, heat, cold, dust, and dirt.   Employee frequently works near moving mechanical equipment and chemicals and will be exposed to varying temperatures.


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