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Pilot Plant Operator

Company: Blue Star NBR
Location: Wytheville
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Blue Star NBR, a Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) chemical formulation and glove manufacturing company, is currently undergoing construction in Wytheville, VA. Blue Star NBR will be a fully integrated chemical facility using raw materials developed and formulated onsite to proudly supply American-made medical-grade NBR for use in the production of nitrile examination gloves.
Wytheville is ideally situated off I-77 and I-81 in Southwest Virginia. Residents and visitors find charm, beauty, history, a robost outdoor scene, a quaint downtown, and people who welcome you like you are family.
Position Description:

The Pilot Plant Operator will monitor and operate equipment and facilities, including field equipment, ensuring quality and conformance with standard operating procedures. The Operator maintains safety standards at all times and initiates and follows emergency procedures when necessary. Operators will rotate through various roles within the area, including, in some cases, a control room environment, high hazard areas and expectations to perform minor repairs to process equipment. Operators are expected to work independently and on teams with minimal supervision. This position requires strong communication skills in both written and oral form including following operating procedures. Operators will need to follow instructions, solve and troubleshoot problems, as well as exhibit strong work ethics.

Accurately measuring raw materials needed to support the preparation and 'charging' the pilot plant reactor
Conducting various tests on raw materials and product as prescribed by Chemist
Monitoring the progress of the reactions to ensure they follow recipe profile
Preparing documentation of tests as prescribed by Chemist
Preparing in advance raw material for the following day (shift) usage
Periodically check and ensure safety equipment is functional
Maintaining a clean environment in the operating area

High School Diploma/GED
Willing and able to work a 12-hr rotating shift schedule
Willing and able to work overtime, including holidays, weekends, and on short notice call in as required
Willing and able to wear required PPE (personal protective equipment) such as steel toes, hardhat, Nomex-- clothing, protective eyewear, face shields, protective clothing, rubber acid suits, Respirex hoods and SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus)
Willing and able to: lift 10 lbs. frequently, 25 lbs. regularly, 55 lbs. occasionally; climb stairs, ladders, and columns; stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl, utilize visual acuity, reach overhead, hear and respond to alarms
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
Willing and able to learn new computer software systems

Note: For consideration for the position, one must participate and be successful in an online assessment, interview process, and pass a drug screen, background check, physical screen, etc.

Manufacturing Technician 1 Certificate
Bachelor's Degree or Associate's Degree in Manufacturing Technology or Industrial
2+ years of chemical process operations experience
3+ years of industrial manufacturing experience (may include related military experience)
Any mechanical certification or 3 years of equivalent experience in troubleshooting and maintaining process equipment

Keywords: Blue Star NBR, Roanoke , Pilot Plant Operator, Professions , Wytheville, Virginia

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