Acid Polymerization Operator Job Description Sample
Equipment Operator - Oilfield Acid Operator
This job will be located in Union City, Oklahoma.
The Equipment Operators primary responsibility will be the rigging up and rigging down of Acid Treating Equipment. The Equipment Operators will also be responsible for operating and transporting all equipment in a safe manner in accordance with the FMCSA.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Safe operation and maintenance of assigned equipment
Transporting US DOT regulated vehicle on public roads and on location.
Safely rig up, operate and maintain Blenders, Pumps, Chem Add and Hydration Units.
Safely rig up, operate and maintenance of high pressure iron.
Proper DOT logging.
Pre-trip inspections and post trip inspections.
Usage and care of proper PPE.
All other job duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a CDL.
Must possess hazardous material and tanker endorsements.
Fracturing / Acid experience is preferred, oilfield experience a plus.
High school diploma or equivalent.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work involves occasional to frequent lifting of 50 pounds.
Work area, machinery, and tool operations require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toe boots, protective clothing and hardhats.
Manual dexterity required for operating tools, machinery and computers.
Working in extreme weather conditions may be required.
Working of irregular hours required.
Will involve shift work and overtime.
Travel, overnight and multiple stay is a requirement.
- Must have a valid driver license and clean driving history. Must have Hazmat Endorsements.
Phosphoric Acid Operator
Phosphoric Acid Operator, Aurora, NC
Why work at Nutrien? Great question!
Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.
While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.
In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.
Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.
This position reports to the Phosphoric Acid Department Supervisor.
Control and adjust the evaporator operation based on process variables such as phosphoric feed acid strength, phosphoric acid product quality, steam availability, and pond water temperature – (vacuum). The position is typically involved with the concentration to three types of phosphoric acid (e.g. low sulfate green 57%, amber 54% and defluorinated 54%).
Record evaporator / tank farm operational data, sample analysis, and data on environmental equipment. Maintain log sheet recording of tank strapping, sludge solids, sludge transfer volumes, and amp load readings on pumps and rakes to ensure proper operation.
Troubleshoot operational problems and initiate corrective action or work orders to maintain equipment, meet acid quality and quantity requirements.
Obtain samples for control of evaporator product quality, evaporator boil out water, solids content of tank farm sludge, and strap storage tanks and rock silos for production calculations.
Adjust flocculent addition to the clarifiers to ensure product quality with respect to solids content. Transfer clarified acid to evaporator feed tanks to assist in maintaining product acid quality.
Transfer 30% acid to the Tank Farm area to meet Fertilizer requirements. Transfer 54% and Deflourinated phosphoric acid to the Liquids / Tank Farm area to meet product sales requirements and allow for optimized production rates. Transfer 57% green phosphoric acid to the Tank Farm area to meet Purified Acid feed stock requirements.
Transfer sludge to attack system for re-filtration.
Remove excess sludge from tanks, when required, through tank cone valves and sludge pump suction blinds.
Periodically wash transfer/export lines as production, storage, and shipment requirements allow.
Perform necessary equipment checks for safety and environmental compliance. For example, inspect tanks, lines, pumps, and scrubbers in the tank farm area to ensure they are operating in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
Prepare equipment for down-day and perform required preventive maintenance. Prepare safe work permits and confined space permits as required. Lockout and tag necessary equipment.
Monitor unit operation to minimize product loss to the pond system and maximize return of condensate.
Provide training for fellow operators.
Provide assistance during power outages, acid spills, cleaning plugged lines and sumps, starting conveyors and cleaning rock belts, evaporators, or attack system down-days as necessary.
Adjusts process variables to ensure product quality of the evaporator and clarifier product acid. Determines necessary sludge transfer rates to maintain acceptable sludge solids level in the clarifiers.
Consults with "A" Operator and/or Shift Supervisor regarding shut down of evaporators or clarifying tanks for repair. For example, when a tank must be removed from service due to inadequate sludge flow or when a rake stops turning.
Identifies causes of problems and issues corrective action, either by modifying a process variable or preparing a work order.
Must react promptly while in the field to determine corrective actions for environmental spills. Must report all spills immediately to A-Operator or Supervisor
Coordinates transfers with A-Operator for product transfer.
Adjusts acid transfer within the Phosphoric Acid area to maintain product quality.
Perform other related duties as assigned including housekeeping.
Must participate in training in the following areas and apply knowledge effectively:
1 through 20 evaporator operations and tank farm operations and their relation to other Phos Acid area operations, namely attack system operation and storage tank operation.
Hazardous communication, respiratory protection, hearing conversation, MSHA policy and procedures, and H2S safety
Hazard Recognition, Safe Work Permitting, Confined Space and Lockout and Tag.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Must be able to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule.
This position requires continuous attention in safety and environmental awareness, climbing stairs and ladders, maintaining logs and records. Requires moderate effort in collecting samples, opening and closing valves, and performing down-day activities within vessels.
Agreeable with working in conditions where exposure to dust, dirt, noise, water, acid, and inclement weather is likely.
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is required for all hourly applicants of Nutrien. Applicants must complete this test and meet a minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 on Applied Math and 4 on Locating Information in order to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.
Must pass a pre-employment exam and drug screening.
Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate. This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.
If this sounds like a good match, apply now. In order to ensure consideration for this role, candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, March 30, 2018. However, this job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies.
While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Polymerization Specialist - New Haven, CT
Trelleborg Coated Systems US, Inc. is searching for a Polymerization Specialist for the New Haven, CT Engineered Coated Fabrics manufacturing facility.
Sets up and runs polymerization process to meet company and product specifications.
Operates the polymerization and mixing aspect of the business in a safe, professional and conscientious manner.
Reviews and understands requirements specified in the mix schedule and mix tickets.
Identifies and coordinates obtaining materials and supplies needed for preparing and processing the polymerization process.
Prepares polymerization process by obtaining and adding the required components as specified.
Runs and monitors the polymerization process, making in-process adjustments as needed.
Able to check viscosity or perform other tests as needed.
Prepares drums and labels with required product with lot traceable information.
Drains the completed reaction into prepared drums.
Prepares the reactor for the next run or for cleaning.
Prepares and monitors chemical cleaning of the reactor as needed.
Maintains all raw material and batch information.
Maintains and ensures that all batch information is traceable per ISO9000 procedure requirements.
Accurately completes all required documentation and maintains ISO9000 traceability requirements.
Assists and/or leads chemical waste reduction initiatives.
May assist with the coordination of activities for employees engaged in the mixing process.
Inspects material, product, or equipment to identify defects or malfunctions.
Observes, monitors and validates mixing processes to ensure employees understand and meet production or processing standards.
Conducts training in safety procedures, equipment operations and quality as needed.
Serves as a back-up for the Materials Planning Coordinator.
Communicates and collaborates with business leadership across shifts
Provides reports as needed and/or directed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma with classes in intermediate to advanced math and chemistry (or equivalent education and experience)
Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in science-related field preferred
1 to 2 years' experience working in a technical manufacturing environment
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Experience using a MRP (Material Requirements Planning) system preferred
Additional language skills in Spanish preferred.
Attention to detail
Good listener and communicator (strong verbal and writing skills)
Ability to maintain focus and monitor a lengthy meticulous process
Last application date
- April 28, 2018
Who to contact
As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status.
Process Engineer - Nitric Acid
CF Industries is a global leader in transforming natural gas into nitrogen. The chemical processes we use ensure we have the nitrogen we need to support life on earth - from fertilizer that feeds the crops that feed the world to products that remove harmful emissions from industrial activities. Through our nine world-class manufacturing complexes and best-in-class distribution system, we serve agricultural and industrial customers. We invite you to be a part of our nearly 3,000 employees making a difference every day.
Engineering and Engineering Services
CF Industries has many exciting and challenging opportunities at its world class production facility in Yazoo City Mississippi. The Process Engineer will support the operations area by working with engineering, maintenance and the operations team to implement and support projects, turnarounds and other efficiency efforts.
Provide process engineering expertise to initiate and evaluate improvements to site production units.
Provide process engineering support to site engineering staff in development and execution of various projects.
Provide process trouble-shooting assistance to site operations and maintenance staff.
Assist in Process Hazard Analysis studies and Management of Change evaluations.
Lead assigned projects through development and execution.
Perform economic analyses of various improvement projects.
Work with operations team on reliability measurements and improvements.
SUCCESSFUL INCUMBENTS WILL HAVE:
B.S. degree in Engineering required. Chemical Engineering degree preferred
3+ years of process engineering experience in the chemical process industry desired
Hands-on experience in a chemical production unit
Skilled in excel modeling; application of unit operations; development of process flow diagrams; piping and instrument diagrams; process equipment specification and process hazard analysis
Proficient in Microsoft Office IT environment - must have strong presentation skills sufficient to communicate thoughts succinctly to management
Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Both informal and formal project written documentation will be required
The talented members of the CF Industries Yazoo City Nitrogen Complex have a passion for safety, performance and are motivated by the team based work approach.
Our facility is proud to be named one of the Best Places to Work in Mississippi. We are known as a community leader and are proud to sponsor events that support our educational system which builds the foundation for the future of our youth.
CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Employees in the US can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster (PDF) and the Pay Transparency Policy Statement can be found on this link: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/PayTransparencyNondiscrimination.html.
If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at CF Industries, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 847-405-2400 or contact us at email@example.com.
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Manager Of Phosphoric Acid Technology
With 2016 revenues of approximately $10.9 billion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company now has nearly 54,000 employees that help us prosper in diverse industries by holding true to our values and culture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our global network spans more than 230 offices in countries across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.
The company's service portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related to engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance and scientific and specialty consulting.
Participates in the design of phosphoric acid plants including new and revamped units. Lead responsibility for the technical direction of the technology formulating process technology improvements and developing new design concepts and techniques.Acts as the process lead on phosphoric acid plant projects. Mentors younger, less experienced engineers. International travel is expected.
Develops PFD's and heat and material balances
Develops piping and instrument drawings working closely with the instrumentation department
Prepares equipment data sheet specifications (e.g. reactors, fume scrubbers, concentration units, ball mills, filters, etc.)
Develops operating manuals
Participates in startup and performance testing
Maintains effective communication with project team members and with the customer
Writes and presents technical papers at International Conferences
Participates in the preparation of proposals together with associated man-hour estimates
Initiates, directs and participates in R&D activities
Recognized Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or Master's degree in engineering or technical field from an accredited college or University required
10-15 years of experience in the phosphate industry required
Extensive experience in process engineering of phosphate related chemical plants is required
Experience in debottlenecking and optimization of Phosphoric Acid Plants required
Specific background in design of Phosphoric Acid Plant unit processes preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills required
Recognized as a subject matter expert
Experience with pilot plants required
English speaking required, French, Spanish and or Arabic preferred
P.E. License preferred
MS Or Phd Scientist, Nucleic Acid Therapeutics Delivery
We have a formulation scientist position open in the Nucleic Acid therapeutics unit of NIBR Biologics Center (NBC) at our Cambridge, MA site. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced candidate having a strong background in the delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics.
The position will be laboratory based, but requires project management and leadership responsibilities within and external to the Nucleic Acid team. Hands-on responsibilities will include the development and characterization of suitable formulations for the therapeutic delivery of mRNA and oligonucleotides, evaluating external (academic and private sector) delivery technologies and tracking a variety of key delivery vehicle attributes such as stability and toxicity.
The successful candidate will have a high degree of independence regarding the planning and execution of experiments but must be able to multi-task and work in a team atmosphere. Strong verbal communication skills, a well-organized working style as well as timely and accurate technical reporting and documentation are essential to the position.
Other duties include:
Evaluate the proposed formulations and provide recommendations to the team and senior management as to which formulations are appropriate to pursue for toxicology and clinical testing.
Track progress against project plans, generate regular status updates, and communicate progress and issues to management.
Maximize automation for formulation processes
Be creative and innovation in problem solving. EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements - Ph.D. in Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or Analytical Chemistry or a Masters with 3-5 years of relevant experience.
Extensive experience working with nucleic acids (mRNA, antisense, CRISPR/CAS9) and corresponding formulations (lipid nanoparticles, polymer-based…)
Knowledge of formulation development and scale up in support of preclinical and clinical development is beneficial.
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot instruments and analytical assays
Strong experience with formulation characterization, assessment of quantities and quality
Proven track record of innovative project contributions including peer reviewed publications.
Ability to lead projects, interact and innovate within multidisciplinary team of chemists, biologists and pharmacologists.
Acid Blast Operator
Grit Blast (using manual Grit Blasting machines), clean, and/or chemically remove coating and/or plasma spray form components
Visually inspect parts for signs of acid effectiveness
Maintain supply of materials on hand
Perform preventative maintenance as needed
Complete OJT program, or successfully complete related Vo-tech training (e.g. precision tools, process controls)
Maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner
Ensure all environment, health and safety rules, requirements and procedures are adhered to
Maintain solution levels and mix solutions in tanks as required
Dispose of waste solutions per SOP requirements
Perform other duties as required to support company objectives
Driver - Acid Midland, TX - 1721
Drives assigned equipment to and from customer sites to haul various types of fluids, materials, or equipment. Assigned equipment could include: vacuum truck, fluid hauling, acid truck, winch truck, cement truck, sand or gravel truck.
Major Responsibilities May Include
Drives required equipment safely to and from location
Loads and unloads cargo
Completes the associated paperwork for each job to include pre and post0trip inspections, work tickets, DOT logs
Performs routine maintenance and repair of equipment
Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Skills
Class A CDL with appropriate endorsements where required
Ability to pass a DOT Physical and maintain a current medical card
Understands applicable DDOT rules
6 mos. - 1 yr experience
Ability to lift and position vehicle equipment weighing 75-100 lbs
Ability to sit long periods while driving
Ability to stand long periods while cargo is being loaded and unloaded
Reach your full potential.
Basic offers interesting and challenging opportunities for dynamic individuals who want to be part of the exciting oilfield services industry. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value and individual contributions of every employee.
Highly competitive salaries
Performance-based financial rewards
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Environment
Senior Scientist - Analytical, Nucleic Acid
The candidate will develop analytical assays and design, plan and execute the qualification and transfer of these assays in support of Vaccine development, including materials release and stability for early phase vaccine programs. The focus of this position is for assay development for nucleic acid and nucleic acid lipid delivery platform formulations utilizing standard analytical techniques such as HPLC, CE, UV-Vis, Mass Spectrometry and other applicable techniques.
The individual should be able to identify key Vaccine drug substance and drug product attributes and provide hands on support to develop robust assays for routine use with a focus on nucleic acid vaccines
The individual should be familiar with basic regulatory expectations and the ICH guidelines for method qualification
Contribute to the selection of the methodology and techniques to be used
Independently analyze, interpret, provide conclusions and present experimental data internally
Perform routine sample analysis
Independently design, plan, and execute assay development, qualification and transfer studies to support the release, stability and characterization of vaccine candidates
Collaborate with colleagues within Vaccine Research and Development – Bioprocess, Analytical, and Formulation Development and appropriate partner lines
Author and review laboratory methods and reports
Keep abreast of scientific/ technological development by participating in scientific meetings/ seminars and through regular scientific review
As needed, introduce and utilize new technologies and establish those technologies to characterize the vaccines under development Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements
PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related discipline with at least 2 years of academic, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology postdoctoral experience or an MS plus 7 years of related work experience is required.
Experience in analytical assay development for nucleic acid and nucleic acid lipid delivery platform is essential.
A strong background in separation-based analytical techniques and method qualification using ICH guidelines is essential. Experience with applying these methodologies to biomolecules, such as nucleic acid is preferred. Proficiency and ability to utilize techniques such as HPLC, CE, and UV-Vis to develop methods to analyze potential vaccine antigens and other vaccine components.
Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
EEO & Employment Eligibility
Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.
Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.
Other Job Details:
Eligible for Relocation Package
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
Chemical Process Operator II
Bio-Rad is looking for a Chemical Process Operator II
The Chemical Process Operator will report to the Production Manager.
This operator will practice Good Manufacturing Practice and have a mindset of following safety guidelines.
This position will serve to support our customers by providing the following expertise:
Ability to perform accurate calculation in order to correctly formulate polymerization reactions at the scale of 30L to 4000L based on standardized production procedures.
Operate and monitor process parameters for polymerization reactors, including temperature, pressure, pH and agitation speed in order to produce media of correct particle size, porosity and shape.
Work with Management, R&D scientists and production teams when it's necessary to troubleshoot production issues, provide custom materials for customer evaluation and/or identify process improvement opportunities within the plant to improve efficiencies and/or processes.
Candidates should possess a two year AAS Degree in Process Technology (or equivalent) and a minimum of 3 years as a Chemical Process Operator in a relevant field.
More than 5 years of experience as a Chemical Process Operator in a relevant field will be considered in lieu of the two year AAS Degree in Process Technology.
The ability to be cross-trained to perform other jobs as needed.
Ability to read instructions and interpret production formulas, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
Complete production tasks, including workstation setup, calculation of raw material requirements, product formulation including pumping, mixing or blending of dry/liquid chemicals, monitoring of polymerization equipment, media sizing, etc., on time and according to the defined schedule.
The ability to learn procedures related to safe handling of materials and maintaining an overall priority on safety within the production facility.
Ability to work with chemicals, including organic and inorganic solvents, acids and bases and be qualified to wear a respirator or other PPE as required.
Ability to lift up to 35lb and stand/work on feet for an extended period.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel.
Excellent communication, including verbal and written skills
Ability to operate a forklift (training can be provided).
A working knowledge of SAP is preferred but not required.
Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.
Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.
Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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