Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.
Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. The Industrial function’s role is to help the Solvay Group in safety iniatitives and support the group's transformation in operational excellence.
Job Overview and Responsibilities:
To execute finished goods processing and operations in accordance with DOT and QHSE (quality, health safety and environmental) rules and regulations while meeting or exceeding customer requirements.
Finished Goods Processing / Operations:
·Manage the flow of day to day operations
·Ensure loading schedules and orders are followed under Solvay’s quality control procedures and completed on time.
·Assist management at critical moments in order to realize the production plans
·Perform internal quality audits and respond to internal/external quality audits
·Ensure all on site product labeling and packaging meet regulatory requirements, customer requirements and/or company polices
·Ensure finished goods, raw material, packaging materials and supply counts/inventory are completed on time and are accurate
·Ensure all DOT guidelines are in compliance before offering the fleet to carries
·Support and complete assigned task within the Excellence programs and promote continuous improvement activities
·Assures administrative duties are completed in an accurate and timely manner: checklist, tags, paperwork (reading sheets, inspections, etc.)
·Monitor field equipment (by inspection & instrumentation – walking rounds, observing pressures, levels and temperatures on vessels and moving equipment or using other visual/audible indication), adjusts, and troubleshoots equipment as needed.
·Must take corrective and preventive actions to keep the chemical processes within acceptable control guidelines as well as to avoid safety, environmental or quality incidents during normal or upset process conditions
·Has responsibility for monitoring all direct aspects of chemical process production, by field observation and/or by control system monitoring.
·Recognize abnormal conditions while performing daily routine tasks.
·Maintains written record of field instrumentation readings, log of process changes, equipment malfunctions, and safety issues.
·Starts & stops compressors, blowers, pumps, etc.
·Turns valves and adjusts controls associated with various piping, vessels, and other equipment.
·Prepares equipment for maintenance.
·Collects process samples, runs lab analyses on process samples, assesses need for process changes based on analytical results, and documents results & actions.
·Must frequently climb ladders and stairs to access all necessary aspects of process equipment. May also be required to climb into pipe racks with safety harness.
·Must know details of chemical processes employed, associated hazards of chemical processes employed, and mechanical equipment utilized in assigned units.
·May be required to serve as a member of special teams (quality, safety committee, training, environmental, etc.).
May be required to train and serve on site Fire Crew / Emergency Team
Education and Experience:
Must have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
* Two or more years 'industrial' experience required.
* Technical training (specialized training for operator or 2 years college) is preferred.
·Ability to work effectively with relevant computer software such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, SAP, eB director, Aspen Process Explorer.
·Deep understanding of the transportation fleet for all products shipped from the Deer Park site.
·In depth knowledge packaging material and their characteristics relevant for the company’s products and of their characteristics including regulation and necessary documentation.
·Ability to understand operation fundamentals such as: pipe configurations, valve line ups, operation of a pump, etc.
·Understand product specifications and the effects of cross contamination of products.
·Obtain and maintain all specified job qualifications which may include both operations and the finished goods area.
·Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
·While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for long period of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (sometimes for extended periods of time); talk or hear; and taste or smell.
·Must be able to ascend and descend railcars, able to pull-up own weight, as initial step up may be 30 inches.