Chemical Operator

Solon, OH 44139

Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: ZIO001-04 Pay Rate: $28.50
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Our client is seeking qualified Chemical Operators for DIRECT HIRE opportunities at their Solon, Ohio facility!

$28.50/hr.

Extraction Process:
  • Operate the ball mill, extraction process, still and rotary driers, and blender. This work includes:
  • Feeding and operating ball mill, extraction and neutralize process per set points and SOP.
  • Constant monitoring and adjusting of extraction and neutralization processes, filter material, dry material, perform basic quality and processing checks as needed.
  • Deals with Slurry containing hazardous HF and HCl.
  • Hazwoper incident commander.
  • Analyzes process materials with XRF equipment.
  • Runs microtrac equipment.
  • Takes all measurements necessary to maintain audits, records, and control charts for Grain Plant Operations.
  • Planning extraction runs and maintaining production levels.
  • Performs all corrective actions and updates SPPC and other documentation.

Bead Process:
  • Weighs, measures, blunges and pumps liquid and powdered materials into wet grinding mill.
  • Monitors mill hourly during operation.
  • Measures slip viscosity/solids content and particle size distribution using analytic equipment when milling is completed.
  • Add binder, adjust by measuring moisture and viscosity.
  • Pumps slip through screening, de-airing and dropping equipment.

Set-up bead dropping process:
  • Charges calcium chloride to proper specific gravity (concentration).
  • Start the boiler, establish proper heat-up procedures for CaCl2 tank and wash station.
  • Assemble nozzle head and vibrator and amplifier.
  • Start software monitoring program.
  • Start up and establish proper bead spraying pattern. Monitor bead sizes and roundness by utilizing image analysis system.
  • Monitor and adjust belt speed for proper gelling time.
  • Operate wash station and maintain proper flow and TDS.
  • Collects beads in trays at the rear of the forming process and places full trays on dryer cart.
  • Screens green beads as necessary and moves them for firing.

Bead finishing:
  • Setup screening, belting and tabling process equipment, perform screening, belting and tabling submit samples of fired beads for QC approval.
  • Weighs, packages, labels and transports approved beads to finished goods warehouse.
  • Completes and submits issue and receipt paperwork for all finished beads.
  • Orders packaging supplies as required.
  • Reports malfunctions in equipment or process to Supervisor for corrective action.


Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Proficiency in shop mathematics, technical reading, blue print reading, basic chemistry and process control.
  • Basic chemistry – Associates or equivalent
  • A-Grain chemistry
  • Specific Grain Plant chemical reactions
  • Specific Grain Plant equipment and functions
  • Batch Control
  • Computerized Systems
  • MS Office – Intermediate Level
  • Understand how to control solubility
  • Understand purpose of equipment
  • Monitor and plot process – assist in crating Control charts.
  • Be able to measure Fluorides and make decisions on what to adjust
  • Be able to perform basic troubleshooting and minor maintenance work
  • Understand importance of proper cleaning of blender and handling of drum labeling.

Joe Delisle
Direct Hire Manager

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