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Chemical Operator in Pittsburgh, PA at Synerfac

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

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Job Description

We are seeking a Chemical Operator for an opening in the Strip District of Pittsburgh.
The role of this individual is to operate various types of chemical processing equipment safely and efficiently and in compliance with prescribed operating procedures.

Job Duties:
- Train to operate a variety of process equipment, including reaction systems, distillation systems, filters, extractors, autoclaves, reactors, pumps, and centrifuges in compliance with prescribed operating procedures. Load and unload raw materials, intermediates, and finished products into and out of process equipment.
- Set up and adjust indicating and controlling devices. Monitor and record reactions, noting changes in chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Adjust valves and controls to maintain system at specified temperature, pressure, and vacuum levels. Maintain log of gauge readings, shift production, and equipment malfunctions.
- Draw product samples and perform tests to ensure product meets specifications.
- Responsible for promoting and supporting the company’s safety and quality initiatives in accordance with the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:
- High School diploma, Associates or higher preferred
- Individual must have excellent mathematical and reading skills.
- Proficient mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity is essential.
- Occasional lifting requirement of 50 lbs from the knees and waist.
- Incumbent must have adequate eyesight in order to inspect and describe reactions.
- The ability to wear a respirator while performing certain job functions is essential.
- Must be able to work flexible hours.