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Multi-Purpose Reactor Operator


Job Summary

The MPR Operator is responsible for the safe and effective operation of reactors and other vessels.

Essential Job Duties

  • Start and complete batches according to published schedule and documented procedures
  • Applies basic knowledge of the chemistry of the batches being manufactured to ensure quality product is produced
  • Ensures compliance and works in accordance with site safety practices and PSM and EPA standards
  • Analyze and interpret test results and take action as necessary
  • Monitor process conditions with DCS and adjust/optimize/troubleshoot the process as necessary
  • Operate process with strong understanding of alarms and interlocks and their consequences
  • Prepares and completes all paperwork and data entry associated with production batches
  • Monitor equipment under their charge
  • Coordinate Maintenance efforts if necessary
  • Report spills or dangerous situations to supervisor
  • Keeps work area clean and tidy
  • May perform other duties as required                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Scope of Responsibility

  • Direct supervision - reports to Shift Supervisor. 
  • Work is often done independently by following practices and procedures.                                                                                                                                                        

Knowledge and Skill Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  • Language Ability:  Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial information, common technical journals, synthesizing complex or diverse information.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints, varying writing style to meet needs and or speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Develops and coordinates projects, project plans, and completing projects on time and within budget.  Ability to exercise discretion while managing confidential information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Mathematics Ability:  Ability to perform basic math skills, use of decimals to compute ratios and percent's and to draw and interpret graphs.
  • Computer Skills:  Strong DCS, NAVision skills.  Able to use Microsoft office products including Outlook and Excel.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Education and Experience Minimum

  • High School Diploma / GED                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Physical Demands

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop or kneel, climb, and use hands to finger, handle or feel.                                                                                                  

Work Environment

  • The employee is required to work in a manufacturing environment.  While in the plant, the employee is required to follow all defined PPE requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Travel Required

  • Travel is not required for this position.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above 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.             

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