Production / Equipment Operator
Job Details
Augusta Plant - Augusta, GA
High School Diploma / or Equivalent
$21.00 - $26.00 Hourly
Rotating 12-hour Shift

The successful Chemical Production Operator / Equipment Operate will monitor, control and troubleshoot chemical process systems to ensure functioning within established limits.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS include the following. Others may be assigned.

  • Monitors processes using SCADA/ProVOX controls and makes changes to maintain process within desired limits.
  • Troubleshoots process problems and makes corrections to bring process back into control.
  • Takes process samples and performs analytical work. Uses results to adjust process if necessary.
  • Tours operating areas routinely to monitor process.
  • Creates maintenance notifications.
  • Unloads raw materials – Phosphoric Acid, Caustic Soda, KOH, Sodium Chlorate, Soda Ash and Lime.
  • Makes solutions of materials and operates filtration processes.
  • Loads trucks or railcars with solid or liquid materials.
  • Complies with documentation, written work instructions, procedural and applicable regulatory requirements (such as safety, environmental and housekeeping).
  • Operates general mechanical tools and equipment as required to make minor repairs to equipment.
  • Attends and participates in required training. Assists in training of new employees and the re-training of existing employees in the work area of responsibility.
  • Train and qualify on additional jobs according to business needs.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment.
  • Performs jobs safely.
  • Comply with all applicable regulatory requirements.


This is a non-supervisory position.


Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent


  • Working knowledge of basic chemistry for Operating Technicians, including physical knowledge of acids, bases and salts, compounds, elements, mechanical principles, gases & fluids.
  • Ability to follow the flow of liquid or material through a chemical or industrial process, including reading gauges; make accurate readings of id numbers, names and tables; measure of objects, read dials, determine differences and problem solve effectively.


Minimum Requirements: Two years of experience in a manufacturing facility in industrial maintenance, utility, warehousing or lead packing position.

Preferred: Three or more years of experience as a Chemical Operator in a chemical manufacturing facility


Minimum Requirements: WorkKey Assessment Scores: Locating Informatin (4) Reading for Information (5) Applied Mathematics (5)

Preferred: Chemical Operator Certification is a plus, but not required.


Reading/comprehension, speaking and writing at required education equivalency level. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence, technical/product information, policies/procedures or government regulations. Ability to complete written forms and write routine to complex procedures, reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in a group or individual setting.


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. Use of simple formulas; reading tables and charts.


Basic computer skills including email, MS Word and Excel


The work includes varied duties requiring several different but related processes and methods be applied to a broad range of activities and/or substantial depth of analysis within a particular area. Decisions include areas of established approach, methodology, interpretation or evaluation but also involves generating new ideas or recommendations for process improvements.


The work requires physical exertion to include sitting; walking; standing; bending; carrying/lifting of light and heavy items (up to 50 lbs). Work routinely requires employee to traverse up and down both stairs and ladders during the course of a shift. Work routinely requires speaking and hearing (expression or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words and perceiving sounds by ear).


The work environment requires normal safety precautions typical of industrial/manufacturing environments. Requires use of safe work practices with equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of all OSHA, EPA, or other governmental (local, state or federal) agency regulations. Manufacturing and warehousing areas are not climate controlled and environment includes work that requires special safety precautions such as working with irritant chemicals, around moving parts, carts or machines. Employee will be required to use protective clothing or gear such as, but not limited to, masks, gowns, coats, safety shoes, boots, goggles, gloves, safety glasses or shields.