Website Keystone Research and Pharmaceutical

Keystone Industries, the largest nail coatings manufacturer is seeking Chemical Operators. These positions are located at 616 Hollywood Avenue, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.

Available Shifts:

2nd – 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm, M-F

3rd – 11:00 pm – 7:30 am, M-F

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.

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.
    • May operate PLC/DCS Control System
  • 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
Qualifications
  • 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

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 450 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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