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Process Operator

Braskem America
Marcus Hook, PA 19061
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Job: Process Operator

Every day, Braskems 8,000 team members work to improve peoples lives through sustainable solutions in chemistry and plastics.

We pride ourselves on a culture that promotes diversity and inclusivity (D&I) encouraging its team members to be who they are, following the motto: You are free to be you. This mindset adds value to the organization by unlocking untapped potential. Braskem promotes collaborative behaviors that encourage new ideas and different perspectives. As a global organization, Braskem offers competitive employee benefits such as parental leave and educational reimbursement. We strongly encourage people with all different backgrounds and experiences, of all races and ethnicities, abilities, and people from the LGBTQIA+ community, to apply.

Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and a new operation in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. For more information, visit www.braskem.com/usa.

Department: Manufacturing

Location: Marcus Hook, PA

Travel Involved: 0%

Job Type: Full Time


The Operator works on the plant machinery and equipment designed to generate polypropylene, adheres to established operating standards, and is always vigilant about safety processes and protocols.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Follows operating discipline, procedures and practices to ensure a safe and efficient operation of assigned duties.
  • Performs routine operation of basic control systems and devices to monitor levels, temperatures, pressures and flow rates and transfer of products.
  • Monitors the process, takes readings and adjusts controls to correct deviations from set operating standards.
  • Controls, monitors and makes needed adjustments to all control systems and manually operated equipment.
  • Identifies any equipment that requires maintenance and makes proper notification, clears and tags equipment as required, and issues Safe Work Permits for maintenance and project work.
  • Prepares equipment for maintenance, which includes lock-out/tag-out; the position also requires performing some minor maintenance
  • Uses troubleshooting skills to resolve process, product quality, safety, and environmental problems.
  • Completes Product transfers and transitions as required by the product schedule.
  • Communicates and coordinates activities with other operators on your shift.
  • Acts as a resource for other team members on job tasks and prioritization of work activities.
  • Performs tasks assigned per task list, accurately completing all required paperwork.
  • Performs all duties with a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Responsible for sampling set by the area sample schedule.
  • Maintains a number of data logs and inspection forms
  • Responsible for housekeeping.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Six months experience working in a chemical plant or oil-refining environment.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A current, valid, United States drivers license.
  • Capable of the physical demands related to this position, including frequent walking, standing working in confined spaces, climbing ladders/scaffolding to perform elevated work, repetitive motion, and occasional lifting of weights up to 60 pounds.
  • Flexibility to work potential overtime, if needed (including weekends and holidays), given advanced notice.
  • Be able to complete self-paced computer based training.
  • Have general computer skills necessary to operate SharePoint and Microsoft Office.
  • Be able to drive a fork-lift
  • Willing and able to be a member of the Emergency Response Team.
  • Solid inventory management skills
  • Good mechanical aptitude with organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be able to have a sound decision making skills and the ability to trouble shoot and accomplish things by working with other employees

Preferred Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • 2 years of chemical plant operator experience.
  • Process Technology degree.
  • Previous Polyolefin operations experience.
  • Experience or interest in control room operation.

Must be currently eligible to work in the United States without the need for any type of sponsorship.

Posted: 2021-02-11 Expires: 2021-03-15

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