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Chemical Operator I
A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.
This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
EMD Electronics in Savannah, GA is seeking a Chemical Operator I. In this role, you will be part of a motivated team producing innovative effect pigments for automotive coatings, cosmetics, plastics, printing, as well as food and pharmaceuticals. You will be responsible for performing daily production duties within your production area along with the other operators on the production team. The main activities include: the manufacturing of products to ensure quality and favorable yield by following standard operating procedures, while maintaining high standards for housekeeping, safety, and environmental compliance. You will contribute to Continuous Improvement at the site by submitting your ideas for improvement, sharing best practices, and participating in 5S and Lean & Six Sigma projects. You will be responsible for contributing to the site and department key performance indicators (KPIs).
- Process chemicals by following standard operating procedures on equipment such as reactors, filters, kilns, centrifuges, pumps, etc.
- Assure safe and environmentally compliant operation of the production processes
- Package and transfer chemicals safely
- Monitor and maintain equipment, including adjusting controls, cleaning, and startup/shutdown
- Conduct laboratory tests and record results like pH, temperature, particle analysis, etc.
- Participate in continuous improvement initiatives within areas of responsibility
- Provide on-the-job training to other Operator I classifications as requested
- Working in extreme climates (high / low temperatures and humidity)
- Climbing stairs, ladders and walk long distances throughout the workday
- Moving and handling heavy objects with appropriate equipment
Shift: This will be a 12-hour rotating shift that may include days and evenings
Who You Are:
- High School diploma or GED
- 1+ year of Chemical Operations experience in a Manufacturing environment
- Statistical analysis skills
- CPR and First Aid certification
- Exposure to Lean & Six Sigma and ISO certification
- Proficient in the use of typical computer hardware and software
- A solid understanding and application of basic math skills
What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!
If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html
If you are a resident of Colorado or New York City, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance
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