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Process Operator 1

Company: International Flavors & Fragrances
Location: Midland
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Short Description

Methocel Operations Specialist Job Description

Overview IFF has exciting and challenging opportunity for an Operations Specialist (OS) supporting the METHOCELTM production facility located in Midland, Michigan. This is a growing cGMP facility that produces industry-leading cellulosic products for the pharmaceutical excipient and food markets.

This job description summarizes the duties and responsibilities of the people working in this classification. Successful candidates will progress as Methocel Operators through the Finishing Train, Reactor Operator, and Head Operator/SAC/IRL jobs. These jobs both entail operating respective equipment in the field and on boards by using the ABB control system. Discretionary time should be spent in the control room monitoring the process, writing procedures, training, or at the request of the HO. The operator will be expected to balance this with the field work of monitoring the process, doing housekeeping, completing safety checks, etc.

Job Description

Responsibilities Basic & Technical Knowledge Requirements

o Must pass an examination comprised of an oral, field and/or written portions encompassing the process equipment, operating concepts and technical principles

o Must be physically able to lift 50 lbs and climb stairs

o Operate all Methocel process equipment and all associated equipment

o Troubleshooting - mechanical, program and process

o Know and understand IP21 and ABB programming

o Do minor maintenance

o Monitor reactors and finish areas

o Acknowledge alarms

o Ability to be Control Room Contact

o Manage Low Viscosity process

  • EH&S and Quality

o Do safety checks

o Do housekeeping

o Monitor each other's safety

o Red tag and lock out

o Monitor environmental issues

o Coordinate THROX issues

o Follow current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

o Take Samples

o Run Appropriate QC tests and document where needed

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Methocel Operations Specialist Description, Continued

Responsibilities, Continued Communication

o Assist in updating plant documentation (SOPs, policies, etc.)

o Know, understand and follow SOP's, policies and ODMS

o Communicate with other shifts

o Participate in goal setting processes

o Participate in plant teams

o Work with shift personnel, process engineers, and production coordinator to optimize plant performance

o Interface with staff

o Conflict resolution

o Train and break in new employees

  • Routine Tasks

o Operate plant via IP21 and ABB operator station

o Respond to process alarms appropriately

o Check equipment for proper operation and complete any operating and equipment checklists

o Check equipment lubrication systems and lubricate as needed

o Change filters and dust collector bags

o Unload and load railcars

o Change nitrogen cylinders

o Document in appropriate places (i.e. logbook, MTL, SAP, Electronic Logbook, etc.)

o Monitor raw materials and supplies

o Assist with unloading

o Communicate with Grinder Operator for pulp status

o Other duties as assigned by Head Operator

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications Education/Certification Requirements :

High School Diploma, Associates degree preferred in Chemical Process Technology

  • Other Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb stairs, use ladders, use general housekeeping tools such as shovels, brooms, etc. Methocel is a multi-level plant with several staircases. Occasionally employees do work at heights. Must be able to operate a fork truck.
  • Respirator fit testing is required, fork truck operator license is required.

Nearest Major Market: Midland Michigan

Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw

Keywords: International Flavors & Fragrances, Midland , Process Operator 1, Other , Midland, Texas

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