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Chemical Manufacturing Operator
Ref No.: 18-13455
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Start Date / End Date: 10/22/2018 to 10/21/2019
Chemical Manufacturing Operator Job Description

Must have Chemical experience.
MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH LARGE SCALE OPERATIONS.




SUMMARY:
Prepares and purifies chemical products using basic chemical synthesis techniques on a production scale. The chemical products comprise biochemical and diagnostic reagents, amino acid derivatives, buffer compounds and other chemical compounds for research and chemical purposes. Work schedules may require occasional overtime hours in order to meet production timelines. This position is expected to perform assignments as defined by the department's Work Instructions, SOPs and Preps.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY include, but are not limited to, the following:
1.Prepares basic chemical compounds following standard written procedures describing basic synthesis techniques.
2.Operates production equipment such as reactors, solvent pumps, centrifuges, balances and tumbler dryers used in the production of chemical products. Produces chemical products to a purity and quality to meet specifications as established by the Quality Control Department.
3.Documents the preparation and purification of chemical production in a proper and timely manner. Documentation includes manufacturing records, manufacturing orders (MOs) preps, inventory requests, equipment logs, laboratory notebooks, computer entries and other records.
4.Assists in the evaluation, modification and development of chemical production procedures with the intent of improving the quality, yield and/or cost efficiency of chemical products. Makes modifications with the approval of the Manufacturing Supervisor. Documents development of synthesis procedures using proper laboratory protocol and validation. Writes revisions of production procedures to a standard format. Submits revisions for approval to the Manufacturing Supervisor.
5.Performs chemical production procedures using safe practices for the use and handling of chemicals. Complies with safety and regulatory guidelines as described under OSHA, NIOSH, EPA and other agencies and as established by the company's safety programs. Uses appropriate safety apparel such as shoes, safety glasses, uniform, dust masks, respirators, gloves, back support, and/or other safety equipment when deemed necessary by laboratory procedures or in the handling of chemicals.
6.Performs basic analytical analysis such as pH measurements to test chemicals, solutions, or intermediates. Properly packages and submits chemical products to the Quality Control test laboratory for thorough analysis and verification of purity.
7.Cleans and maintains equipment and glassware used for performing the duties of the job. Keeps assigned work area clean and uncluttered. Writes Work Orders for Maintenance repairs or adjustments needed on production equipment.
8.Properly stores and labels chemical reagents and solvents. Requisitions chemical and other items from inventory or purchase according to company procedure.
9.Properly disposes of, destroys or recovers chemical waste and by-products generated during chemical production. Makes efforts to minimize the quantities of chemicals requiring waste handling, especially if hazardous.
10.Requires Technician to be available to work occasional overtime hours in order to meet production order timelines, as determined by department management.
11.Organizes and maintains a clean and orderly work area in accordance with the administrative General Housekeeping policy.
12.Responsible for following general personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements as established by company policy.
13.Performs all functions in a safe and timely manner in accordance with OSHA standards and general rules and regulations governing the work place.
14.Seeks guidance from Supervisor as needed to ensure the above.
15.Attends, and is punctual for, appropriate meetings and training in-services.
16.All other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS –
•To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
•The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
•Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE –
•High School diploma or equivalent required.
•Previous experience in a chemical manufacturing environment desirable and beneficial.




LANGUAGE SKILLS –
•Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
•Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
•Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.



MATHEMATICAL SKILLS –
•Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages.
•Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



REASONING ABILITY –
•Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
•Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES –
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS –
•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 this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
•The employee frequently is required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
•The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with equipment or Client assistance.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
•No contact lens wearing.



WORK ENVIRONMENT –
•The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
•Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.