Keystone Industries

Position Overview and Expectations

The Chemical Operator receives assignments from area Supervisors, Shift Supervisors, Process Engineer and/or Department Manager via notes in the logs, other written correspondence or personally.  Work will also be reviewed and approved by this same group.  S/he has high standards regarding quality and maximizing productivity.

Available Shifts:

2nd – 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm, M-F

3rd – 11:00 pm – 7:30 am, Sun-Th


Essential Functions
  • Read batch cards and record all information required, both written and electronically within the ERP systems
  • Safely handle and transfer flammable/combustible materials
  • Measure amounts of products or weights of filled containers to ensure conformance to specifications
  • Mix ingredients according to specified procedures and formulas
  • Operate various pieces of process equipment related to the specific job function such as batch tanks, blenders, pumps, compressors, etc.
  • Observes production and monitors equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation
    • Routinely works from formulas, charts, tables, and schedules.
    • Reads gauges and charts and records all data/work in required log(s)
      • Monitor and control temperatures
      • Monitor and control rotating equipment
      • Monitor and control pressures
      • Measure mass
      • Monitor and control mass/volumetric flow
  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures and work instructions
  • Responsible for maintaining proper records to avoid efficiency losses and cross-contamination of other products
  • Responds quickly to process upsets to prevent production and quality losses, safety hazards, and OSHA-EPA violations
  • Completes batch paperwork and maintains accurate inventory through cycle counts and proper electronic and physical transactions
  • Collects “in-process” samples for quality control testing
  • Understands how process variables affect product quality; identify and correct situations which may lower product quality
  • Cleaning of processing equipment, including lines, parts and vessels/tanks, etc.
  •  Performs routine inspection of equipment, such as pumps, mixers, agitators, compressors, etc. and record data as required
    • Using hand tools, trouble-shoots and performs minor repairs on specific machines
    • Replaces damaged or worn parts such as changing filters and other minor maintenance task as needed/requested
  • Prepares equipment for maintenance following company established procedures
  • Reports any mechanical issues immediately to Supervisor
  • Understands and routinely practices cGMP, FDA and Environmental, Health and Safety Regulations
  • Safely operates overhead equipment such as jib and bridge cranes
  • Maintains good attendance and covers for others in their absence
  • Additional duties/ad hoc projects as assigned/requested by management
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Fluent with the English language
    • Ability to understand and follow procedures/directions both written and verbal
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime as required
  • Math skills – Ability to convert lbs., grams, kilos, ounces, liters, etc… utilizing basic math skills
  • Basic computer user skills
  • Basic knowledge working with MS Office (Word, Excel, PP, Outlook)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Organized and high attention to detail
  • Ability to operate basic hand tools
  • Chemical operator experience – 0 to 2 years
  • Forklift experience – 0 to 2 years
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