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1175 Advanced Hydro. Process Operator

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Terre Haute, Indiana, US, 47802-5539

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Here, we boldly bring together science and creativity to create what the world needs. An industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences, and sensorial experiences, we create essential solutions – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. Equal parts outspoken and analytical, our international collective of thinkers working with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products people crave. With more than 110 manufacturing facilities, 100 R&D centers, and 33,000 customers across the world, we’re poised to make a difference on an unprecedented scale. Without our boundary-pushing passion and end-to-end expertise, the future wouldn’t be the same. 
 
We are currently looking for an Advanced Hydrogenation Process Operator to join our Terre Haute team. 
The Advanced Hydrogenation Process Operator reports to the Area Line Manager and is responsible for start-up and shut-down of complex equipment associated with hydrogenation reaction, ion exchange, filtration and evaporation processes, catalyst charging and removal operations, monitoring process variables, sampling and testing process streams, raw material inventory and control, building to building process transfers, and performance of day to day housekeeping and sanitation schedules.

Key Elements:
•    Monitor and control Litesse Hydrogenation, filtration, ion exchange and evaporation processes.
•    Utilize the computerized distributed process control system.
•    Perform catalyst charging, removal and recovery procedures.
•    Understand and adhere to critical OSHA Highly Hazardous safety procedures within the Hydrogenation Process, including Management of Change.
•    Troubleshoot, correct and/or report variances from desired levels. 
•    Comprehend and comply with all quality, environmental, and safety management system requirements. 
•    Perform tasks such as climbing ladders, accessing valves in pipe racks, operating fork trucks and lifting up to 55 lbs.
•    Sample, test and document the process stream at various intervals.
•    Monitor nitrogen and hydrogen tanks for proper pressure, inventory and any operational issues.
•    Operate equipment cleaning systems.
•    Perform minor mechanical tasks ensuring that equipment is in good operating condition.
•    Prepare equipment for maintenance or start-up, including purging and lockouts. Generate work orders where required.
•    Assist in the completion of other departmental tasks as required (for example, assist with unit operations near buildings 1175 and 1176).
•    Perform as a Rare Sugars Operator when needed during campaigns (Idle at Present).
•    Work from computer station in 1195 control room and assist in 1195 operations as needed.
•    Perform activities per the Hazardous Waste and DOT Hazardous Material - Position Description Appendix, EDOC-030

Job Requirements

Qualifications
Required:
•    High School degree with strong mathematics.
•    Three years Chemical Process Operations, or chemical manufacturing experience  
•    Ability to perform basic math skills, use simple technical formulas, and work with charts/tables.
•    Ability to read and comprehend complex operating procedures is required.
•    Must successfully obtain forklift certification and hold a valid Indiana drivers license.
•    Must work 12 hour rotating shifts including weekends and holidays.  Must work overtime as required.
•    Must be able to repeatedly lift 55 pounds.
•    Must be able to climb stairs and ladders.
•    Must be capable of completing work while wearing a respirator.
•    Strong mechanical, technical, and chemical aptitude is required.
•    Must be committed to working in a team environment to achieve group objectives.
•    Must possess good written and oral communication skills.
Preferred:
•    An Associate’s degree or higher in a technical or science related field
•    Five years OSHA Highly Hazardous chemical process experience.
•    OSHA Highly Hazardous chemical process experience
•    Knowledge of or experience with process control systems (Fisher, Bailey, etc.) personal computers, and software such as Notes, Excel, and Word is highly desired.
•    Advanced mathematical courses/ability to complete advanced calculations
•    Military experience is desired.
Competencies Utilized in this Position:
•    Problem Solving
•    Solution Focused
•    Peer Relationships
•    Teamwork
•    Action Oriented 
•    Forward Thinking 
•    Decision Quality