Safe Foods

Chemical Operator

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Description/Job Summary

Chemical Operators are specially trained personnel responsible for the day-to-day operation of the LPRT blending plant.


1. Unload hazardous bulk liquids into storage tanks from tanker trucks and railcars. This duty is performed weekly, about 15% of the time.

2. Interface with a PLC control system to control and monitor the blending of raw materials into finished products. This duty is performed daily, about 5% of the time.

3. Operate fork lifts to move drums and totes of liquid product from the packaging stations to the warehouse intake area and bulk bags from the warehouse to the operating area. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.

4. Position and discharge bulk solids into process equipment while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). This duty is performed daily, about 5% of the time.

5. Package chemical products into totes and drums and prepare them for shipment with proper labels and batch documentation. This duty is performed daily, about 40% of the time.

6. Unload corrosive chemicals into process equipment while wearing appropriate PPE. This duty is performed monthly.

7. Obtain, label, and deliver samples from various containers to the laboratory. This duty is performed daily, about 5% of the time.

8. Follow written procedures to perform analytical laboratory testing on process samples to verify quality. This duty is performed as needed, about 1% of the time.

9. Troubleshoot software, instrumentation, solids-handling, blending, and hydraulic systems. This duty is performed monthly, about 5% of the time.

10. Execute lock-out/tag-out procedures on equipment in preparation for maintenance activities. This duty is performed monthly, about 1% of the time.

11. Isolate and remove select equipment after-hours when maintenance is unavailable. This duty is performed monthly, about 1% of the time.

12. Execute emergency procedures in response to chemical incidents, inclement weather, or other situations that threaten the plant site. This duty is performed annually.

13. Monitor the premises after-hours via surveillance cameras located around the property. This duty is performed daily, about 4% of the time.

14. Maintain the cleanliness of the operating area in keeping with food-contact standards. This duty is performed daily, about 8% of the time.

15. Other duties as assigned. This duty is performed as needed.

16. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Required Skills


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 prepare and interpret bar graphs.

Preferred Skills


Ability to read a limited number of words and recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers; Ability to write and speak simple sentences as a means for basic communication. Ability to read and understand simple instructions, short correspondence, notes, letters and memos; Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to read and understand documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, general public and other employees of the organization.


Ability to utilize common sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral or diagrammed instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving several known variables in situations of a routine nature.


Required Qualifications

High school or GED, plus specialized schooling and/or on the job education in a specific skill area; e.g. data processing, clerical/administrative, equipment operation, etc, plus 0 to 6 months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Candidates MUST possess at least a Silver level Career Readiness Certificate.

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