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Furnace Operator-PQ Corporation

Company: PQ Corporation
Location: Augusta
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONEssential Duties & Responsibilities1. Start up and shut down equipment in accordance with procedures while meeting production needs.2. Operate production processing and material handling systems, some by computer control.3. Monitor system outputs - including charts, gauges, flow indicators, and computer displays.4. Control, adjust rates as required to balance related process systems.5. Perform quality control tests on process samples for process control and assurance of product quality.6. Maintain reliable operations of furnace, dissolving, and related equipment in conjunction with the maintenance department: i.e., pumps, motors, bearings, etc. through responsible and informed operation.7. Requires detailed knowledge of entire process, SJP'S, and emergency procedures. Daily requirement is to lift up to 60 pounds. Stands or walks with intermittent climbing. Requires visual acuity.8. Exercises judgment, discretion, and rapid decision making in situations involving operational problems, unexpected occurrences, etc., often independently.9. Maintain safe working conditions and practices.10. Assure maintenance of environmental control of plant facility as dictated by permits and state regulations, including working with the environmental department for the safe and orderly disposal of hazardous waste.11. Communicate problems, instructions, observations, and request orally and in writing to team members and other departments.Additional Duties & Responsibilities1. Operates the liquid sodium silicate plant. Schedules the batch making, reacting, and processing of liquid sodium silicate according to standard operating procedures (SOP'S). Responds to system alarms by determining problem and taking corrective action.2. Controls the processes through the use of statistical process control, to include:

  • Sampling and performing tests as needed.
  • Setting up and plotting data on control charts.
  • Diagnosing process and taking action as required.3. Performs key coordinating duties for emergency response situations; notifying and working with police, fire and ambulance personnel as required.4. Exhibits all skill requirements for production operations, operates any production equipment, and performs miscellaneous duties as needed.5. Performs quality control tests according to SPP'S to include:
    • Product Baume'
    • Product % Na2O
    • Product Ratio
    • Product LPC
    • Product Viscosity
    • Product Turbidity6. Communicates process problems, instructions, observations, and requests in writing through the use of established systems, including:
      • Production data sheets
      • ePac CMMS
      • Microsoft Outlook7. Maintains acceptable housekeepingHSE Responsibilities1. Operates in compliance with all health, safety and environmental rules and regulations.2. Monitors process per Title V requirements.3. Participates in plant-wide HSE, quality and productivity initiatives.4. Voluntary participation on the Safety Committee on a rotating basis.5. Participates in HSE improvement activities (i.e., Toolbox meetings, Sticks & Snakes audits, accident investigations, Hazard IDs, etc.).6. Communicates, promotes and personally demonstrates Safety/Health (including PQ Principles) as #1 priority.7. Complete HSE training requirements identified for the job timely.JOB REQUIREMENTSRequirements:Education:
        • High school diploma or equivalent GED
        • Must possess a minimum of a current State of Maryland 3rd Grade Stationary Engineer's LicenseExperience:
          • Prior background working in industrial production, preferably a chemical processing facilitySkills & Knowledge:
            • Able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (written and verbal)
            • Able to follow written and verbal instruction
            • Able to demonstrate basic computer skills
            • Able to demonstrate mechanical aptitude
            • Good interpersonal skills, works well in a team environment

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