DuPont Chemical Manufacturing Technician in Martinez, California
Chemical Manufacturing Technician (Job Number: 014845W-03)
The DuPont Industrial Bioscience’s plant site in Martinez, CA currently has openings for Operating Technicians. The plant is a 24/7 high hazard operation dedicated to the production of sulfuric acid catalyst pellets. Operating technicians work on rotating 12-hour day/evening shifts within a 4 day on 4 day off sequence. Additional shifts are required, as needed, to cover manpower shortages or other urgent needs.
DuPont offers an exciting, safety-focused place to work. All employees are required to conduct themselves in alignment with the plant’s behavioral expectations of safe, respectful, honest, candid, collaborative, creative, solutions focused, interdependent, and with good operational discipline. The plant population totals approximately 50 individuals, which creates small community environment.
The DuPont Martinez plant is a tobacco free work environment.
Job Description :
Using specialized industrial equipment and chemical ingredients, Operating Technicians perform all of the manufacturing, packaging, and raw material unloading associated with the manufacture of sulfuric acid catalyst pellets and intermediates. The operations team is responsible for safety, emergency leadership in the plant, and communications with the adjacent Tesoro Chemical Plant.
The operations team is a three-member team that rotates through all job assignments and tasks to create a flexible, cross-functional work team. The team is responsible for the safe and efficient startup, shutdown, and operation of the plant as well as autonomous maintenance, housekeeping (5S), and general manufacturing plant upkeep. Operating Technicians perform routine analytical and quality acceptance testing on finished product and intermediates and routinely assist the maintenance department with maintenance jobs and projects. Team members are also required to participate in plant quality and core value investigations, plant committees, continuous improvement activities, and other special projects and duties assigned.
Technicians are required to use desktop computers with the Microsoft Office suite, navigate PLC/HMI screens to control the process, and to fill out paper logs and forms.
Emergency response coordination
Write and oversee specialized work permits for maintenance and external contractors
Perform lockouts, atmospheric testing, and other specialized tests to ensure work can be performed safely
Start-up, operate, and shutdown manufacturing equipment
Load and unload chemical raw material tank trailers, drums, totes, etc.
Patrol manufacturing area to visually inspect/monitor product, process equipment, and plant conditions to ensure safe, efficient operations, and quality product
Act as necessary to resolve unsafe/undesirable conditions
Package finished pellets into drums or supersacks
Operate fork trucks and motorized equipment
Perform analytical tests to ensure product specifications are met
Operate PLC/HMI and electronic controllers to run the process
Perform autonomous maintenance and routine repairs to process equipment
Perform and maintain good housekeeping (5S)
Problem solving and continuous improvement
Update shift logs and document process variables in checklists, work instructions, procedures, and other media
Use desktop computer-based systems such as ETQ Reliance, IP21, email, and MS Office Suite, etc.
MINIMUM EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
Minimum High School Diploma or equivalency required
Associates degree, trade certifications, or other relevant professional certifications (preferred)
Minimum of 2 years of industrial plant operations or maintenance experience or equivalent education
PLC/HMI familiarity and Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge, skills, and ability to safely operate industrial manufacturing equipment and maintenance tools
Experience with troubleshooting and problem solving
Excellent communication skills
Valid driver’s license
Pass pre-employment medical and background screenings
Ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of these jobs, the employee is regularly required to:
Stand, walk, and use arms and hands to handle, feel, reach, pull, turn, grasp, and carry items
Stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
See up close and far away
Talk and hear
Frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 88 pounds with assistance
Be able and willing to wear all PPE required for a high hazard, chemical industrial manufacturing environment and completion of maintenance work tasks
Be able and willing to wear a respirator both continuously or intermittently throughout the shift
Be able and willing to work 12-hour rotating shifts
Climb up and down staircases, ladders, and scaffolding multiple times per hour/day
The characteristics described here are representative but not all inclusive of those an individual will encounter while performing the essential functions of these jobs.
The employee will work in an industrial, high hazard chemical manufacturing environment, is required to work both indoor and outdoor, and is routinely exposed to outside weather elements. During the normal course of work, the employee will work in and/or be exposed to confined spaces, heights, noise, vibration, dust, cold, heat, chemicals, gases, and substances under pressure.
Primary Location: NA-United States-California-Martinez
Organization: Industrial Biosciences
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Experienced
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