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Monday, November 24, 2008

Employment Opportunity

POSITION TITLE: Material Handler
REPORTS TO: Operations Specialist
Schedule: Day shift

SUMMARY: Supports production by ensuring the proper inventories of raw materials, proper shipment of wastes, and proper packaging and shipment of final product.
This position incorporates three phases: 1) Engineering and Construction phase, 2) Start-up, and 3) Production.

Engineering/Construction Phase:
June 2009 to September 2009
Become trained as a Material Handling Operator on the process via Production Engineers, Operations Supervisor, and Operations Teamleaders.

Start-up Phase:
October 2009 to April 2010
Implement commissioning and start-up plans for the Tank Farm, Unloading/Loading, Waste Handling and Product Packaging/Shipping areas, preparing equipment for operation and start-up.
Participate in pre-start-up safety reviews.
Participate in troubleshooting and problem solving of start-up issues.

Production Phase:
April, 2010 and beyond
Comply with Material Handling Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Determine maintenance needs and create notifications.
Monitor for deviations/issues and report.
Maintains good housekeeping in production areas.
Draws samples for analysis and perform chemical tests on product to ensure conformance with specifications, using standard test equipment, materials, and procedure.
Handling of raw material while unloading, handling waste material while loading, and product packaging loading.
Tend equipment units or semi-automatic systems that store chemical substances.
Transfer material from shipping containers to storage tanks and/or from storage tanks to shipping containers.
Communication with raw material vendors, waste handling companies, and transportation companies as required scheduling deliveries and shipments.
Manage inventory and waste records.
Serves on the Emergency Response Team.
Ensures compliance with all federal/state safety/environmental regulations and procedures.
Participates in investigations involving health, safety, and environmental issues.
Operate fork lift truck
Engages in problem solving and continuous improvement on an on-going basis.

High School diploma or GED.

Skills Required:
Language skills. Ability to read and interpret P & IDs and PFDs and other documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports.
Mathematical skills. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Computer skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Required:
Individuals with Chemical Operator formal training or certification will be given preference provided they meet all other requirements.

To apply contact:

Sandra Ashley
497 First Avenue South
Nitro, WV 25143


Valerie Jacobs SPHR, CCP
300 Capitol Streets
Suite 924
Charleston, WV 25301


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