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Material Handler - COATEX, INC. Job

Company: Arkema
Location: Chester
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Material Handler reports directly to the (Shipping) Shift Supervisor. This position has no direct reports.

Load and unload chemical products and raw materials at the rail car and truck loading/unloading areas and perform ancillary activities (including routine and non-routine maintenance of equipment) in a safe, effective and efficient manner. Package products into drums, totes, and pails, including appropriate labeling.

Material Handling 70%

* Perform regular safety inspections of tank farm equipment.
* Monitor the temperature of acrylic acid in railcars.
* Ensure quality of finished product by inspecting and washing railcars and tanker trucks per plant procedures.
* Ship and receive finished products and raw materials, including moving/transferring chemicals and chemical products to and from rail cars and tanker trucks at both the rail car and truck loading/unloading areas.
* Unload and load packaged raw materials and finished products from box trucks.
* Package products into drums, totes, and pails, including appropriate labeling.
* Ship hazardous and non-hazardous waste per the plant procedure.
* Obtain quality control samples of raw materials and finished products for quality control laboratory analysis.
* Operate pallet jacks and fork-lift trucks
* Retain a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical hazards and apply this knowledge in daily work activities.
* Clearly communicate relevant information and/or instructions to production personnel.
* Perform basic arithmetic operations.
* Evaluate storm water before discharging, including measuring pH and clarity. Discharge storm water per plant procedures.

Data Entry 10-15%

* Ensure shipping and receiving documentation is in compliance with plant procedures.
* Perform good receipts using SAP system.
* Work with automated equipment (i.e. computer controlled).
* Keep accurate monitoring reports/logs, including daily wastewater flow, and documentation of specific loading/unloading events

Safety & Other Duties 10-15%

* Understand the hazards and risks associated with handling various chemicals and chemical products.
* Effectively carry out verbal and written instructions.
* Make independent judgments concerning assigned tasks.
* Discern situations where supervisory/management input is advisable.
* Safely wear and/or use required personal protective equipment.
* To follow the direction of the shift leaders/supervisors.
* Understand plant environmental health and safety regulations and Comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.
* Housekeeping and other activities as assigned.

Context & Environment

* The position requires working on 8 hour shifts, 5 days a week at the discretion of supervisory and management personnel.
* The position will periodically require overtime to meet production schedules.
* No travel is required.
* Work is primarily performed outside during all seasons.
* Position requires ability to lift 55 pounds regularly, hoisting and frequent walking and climbing stairs and ladders.
* Personal protective equipment (e.g. respirators and chemical resistant clothing, hard hats, safety eyewear, etc.) that may be required at times will increase the level of physical stress experienced by workers.
* Understand the hazards and risks associated with maintenance and repair activities in a chemical manufacturing facility.
* Retain knowledge of basic chemistry and chemical hazards and apply this knowledge in daily work activities.
* Make independent judgments concerning assigned tasks, considering safety and environmental concerns
* Safely wear and/or use required personal protective equipment.
* Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements.
* Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.).
* Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents.


* High school Diploma or equivalent and minimum of three years' shipping and receiving experience in a chemical process operation.
* Basic computer literacy, including email and data entry is required. SAP is preferred.
* Experience with automated processing systems is preferred.
* Ability (certification) to operate a forklift is required.
* Maintain training required to ship hazardous and dangerous goods internationally and domestically

Technical expertise

* Ability to assimilate new information and apply it to unfamiliar situations in the future.
* Ability to improve safety, organization and house-keeping with minimal direction
* Ability to independently utilize Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the protection of the individual, coworkers and the environment.

Organizational expertise

* Strong safety-minded work ethic and work history
* Strong team member skills including communication, participation, and expressing mutual respect

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of ---8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

Job Segment: Genetics, Housekeeping, Chemical Research, ERP, Coating, Science, Healthcare, Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing

Keywords: Arkema, Rock Hill , Material Handler - COATEX, INC. Job, Professions , Chester, South Carolina

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