Chemical Operator Job Vacancy at Oxychem Company September, 2013

OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people. OxyChem is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals.

  1. Perform in-process lab analysis such as sieve analysis, percent calcium, bulk density, SPC plotting, etc. Collect, label, deliver, and store samples.
  2. Evaluate raw material inventories and site logistics shipment planning and be involved in the ordering, receiving, Certificate of Analysis, and computer input of these receipts.
  3. Lock, Tag and Try (LTT) of equipment, issue Safe Work Permits (SWP), equipment isolations and preparing for line openings, Return to Operations (RTO) and issuing of other site permits.
  4. Perform simple tasks like changing small valves, fixing hoses, change gaskets, etc.
  5. Responsible for knowledge and use of all area and job specific safety equipment
  6. Actively support and participate on teams or in programs to continuously improve plant operations.
  7. Must be able to work with others in a self-directed workforce environment. Teamwork is an essential competency.
  8. Perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
  9. Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products as our highest priority.
  10. Operate product loading equipment and weigh rail cars for the site.
  11. Operate equipment such as centrifugal pumps, manual and automatic valves, elevators, and various other pieces of process equipment.
  12. Proficient operation of the Mod V Process Control system and/or other plant control processes.
  13. Perform department and maintenance support as needed.
  14. Document, communicate shift activities through electronic log book.
  15. Troubleshoot plant problems and arrange for maintenance work to be performed as needed.
  16. Learn, follow, and occasionally create and update applicable procedures to ensure that all jobs are completed in a safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible manner.

  • Ability to work a rotating shift, weekends, holidays, overtime, and respond to callouts.
  • Ability and willingness to serve as member of Emergency Response Team.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in English.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • HND or Bsc holder in chemical engineering or related field with atleast two years experience. (e.g. production, loading, or unit maintenance) in a chemical plant or manufacturing environment, strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in maths, reading comprehension, and mechanical reasoning with strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

  • Physical requirements Must be able to lift 50 lbs, climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Qualified applicants should forward their resumes and application letter to

Deadline: 27th September ,2013

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