Operator, Plant - I - #99730


Date: 04/19/2022 11:00 AM

City: Crystal Beach, Texas

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


Working under teamwork and general oversight, this role participates in responsible operations of the plant and its supporting equipment and systems. The purpose of the job is monitor and control the process unit while manufacturing is ongoing. All Operators are expected to be able to perform all job tasks.



  • Maintenance of required certification, per OSHA regulations

  • Understanding operational capacity of chemical processes, including operating boundaries

  • Participating in on-the-job training and development within the facility

  • On-the-job learning of basic equipment through the certification level

  • Safe operation of chemical process production equipment

Safety, Loss Control & Environmental responsibilities include the following:

  • Performing weekly and monthly checklist of the fixed safety equipment such as fire monitors, fire extinguishers, hoses, and environmental equipment such as flares, thermal oxidizers, stacks etc.

  • Understand and follow all lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) and other health, safety, and environmental requirements necessary to achieve plant loss control objectives

  • Locating and correcting any noticeable odors, leaks or visible emissions

  • Being aware and making management aware of potentially hazardous conditions

  • Utilizing the proper PPE to accomplish job tasks

  • Keeping the assigned job areas clean according to plant housekeeping standards

Routine duties include:

  • Interpret and follow guidelines for properties and quality using product specifications

  • Control operating parameters of the process to ensure safety and environmental compliance, product quality, and equipment stability

  • Facilitate open communication between inside and outside operating personnel and advise supervision of any abnormalities

  • Monitor and control process cooling water treatment system with periodic sampling for quality assurance of environmental and equipment protection

  • Monitor operating equipment (pumps, valves, pressure/temperature readings, fans and chemical treatment systems) designed to control the variables of the water treatment systems

  • Safe handling of hazardous chemicals handling or testing material such as magnesium ethylate, sulfuric acid, TiCl4 and Teal. Employee may manage hazardous waste as defined in 40 CFR Part 261.3

  • Monitor operating equipment in the Reaction, Catalyst, Distillation, and Extrusion areas

  • Troubleshooting of plant equipment to resolve operational problems

  • Take readings, making rounds and preparing written records

  • Prepare equipment for mechanical repairs: clear, energy isolation, and render assistance

  • Perform minor mechanical repairs such as gasket replacements, flexible hose hook-ups, and blinding of process piping for safe isolation

  • Proper use of the technology and equipment (and calibration if needed), including hand-held analyzer, walkie-talkie, fire extinguisher, water monitors and contained breathing equipment

  • Oversight of unloading raw material such as bulk trucks and tank cars

  • Monitor and operate equipment in the extrusion areas of Bay 1, Bay 2, and Bay 3

  • Take samples to the laboratory for quality assurance of the finish product

  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Must exhibit and demonstrate our 5 Core Values

  • Caring: Dedicated to Safety, Employees, Customers, Community and Environment

  • Trustworthy: Living a Culture of Openness, Honesty and Collaboration

  • Focused: Creating Value by Delivering the Right Solutions

  • Innovative: Daring to be different by finding New Ways

  • Fun: Embracing our Diverse Family and Celebrating our Success


  • Dependability - Meets deadlines, works independently, accountable, maintains focus, punctual, good attendance record

  • Technical Skills - Maintains current understanding of technical processes/equipment uses technology to increase performance/productivity

  • Quality - Strives to eliminate errors, accurate work is a priority, seeks opportunities to improve product/services

  • Safety – HSSE - Works in a safe manner, uses PPE, recognizes hazards, makes safety suggestions and observations, current on Training Mine


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • AND passed COBRA, Math, and Bennett Mechanical assessment.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as chemical plant operator or in industrial setting

  • Completion of one (1) certification exam successfully prior to promotion to this role or obtain certification within 8 months of being placed in this role. Must maintain certifications per policy and failure to complete certification within a timely manner will result in a level reduction

  • Math skills

  • Written and verbal skills

  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures and processes

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task


  • Process Operating Technology Certificate or Degree or

  • 4+ years of experience as a plant operator in the Petrochemical or polymers industry experience OR relevant military experience OR

  • 60 hours of college credit


This position requires the incumbent to:

  • Follow safety requirements for the role

  • Lift and carry 60 pounds to shoulder and carry up to 300 feet

  • Push and pull 55 pounds of force for 20 feet

  • Grip using 100 pounds of pressure

  • Climb 50 feet of a caged ladder and stairs

  • Walk ½ a mile per job

  • Work in confined spaces and on elevated surfaces

  • Stand for extended periods of time

  • Kneel, crawl, squat, twist and turn, and

  • Wear mandatory FRC and PPE (foot, head, ear, eye, and hand protection) when inside plant environment, or where directed by signage

  • Wear respiratory PPE for extended periods of time

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Walk safely in and around industrial areas

  • Work under deadline pressure within an environment that demands attention to safety and detail

  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time

  • Climbing stairs and vertical ladders

  • Continual exposure to outdoor environment during all-weather conditions

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