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Chemtrade B Operator - Sulfuric in Richmond, California

Scope of the Position

This job is diverse in the mechanical ability to perform general plant operator duties. Work includes tank truck and railcar vessel opening, loading and unloading, operation of pumps, piping, valves and general plant upkeep and maintenance. Also, assists the Acid and Shift Utility Operators or other plant personnel as needed. This job requires climbing stairs and ladders and also lifting (within OSHA guidelines). This job consists of outside elements where radiant heat or cold is normal work environment, and rotating shifts.

Rate: 39.15/hr

Position: hourly - non exempt

Shift: 12 hr rotating, overtime may be required

What You Need To Be Successful

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Relevant experience in a plant environment performing similar duties is preferred.

  • Must be mechanically inclined

  • Must be able to work scheduled 12-hour days/nights with intermittent 14 – 16 hour days for emergency operations/repairs.

  • Ability to use computer effectively, Microsoft programs, maintenance management system, e-mail, etc.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, manufacturer’s literature, diagrams or schematics.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Perform typical operations requirements such as truck loading and unloading, railcar loading and unloading, connecting/disconnecting hoses, operating valves, troubleshooting equipment/operational problems and operating plant equipment as needed. Cleaning, sweeping, tool room and warehouse inventory, trash removal, digging, weed spraying, shoveling, fire watch and confined space hole attendance/entrant, other duties assigned by Supervisor.

  • Following all plant safety guidelines such as: Confined Space, High Work, Management of Change, Hot Work Operating Procedures

  • Operation of the following mobile equipment: Backhoe, Trackmobile, Forklifts, and other mobile equipment.

  • Replacement of nuts and bolts in pipe flanges ranging in size from 1” - 48” diameter flanges.

  • Physical capability of performing tasks in 100 degree ambient temperatures while wearing Protective Personal Protection such as Acid Resistant approved PVC rain suit (topcoat, bottom pants, rubber boots, gloves and face shield) and Respirators.

  • Maintain and document PPE condition.

Reports to: Operations Supervisor

CHEMTRADE is a publically traded (TSX: CHE.UN) chemical manufacturing and handling company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with 65+ locations across North America and Brazil. Chemtrade provides industrial chemicals and services to our customers in three main business segments; Sulphur & Performance Chemicals, Water Solutions and Electrochemicals. Chemtrade is a reliable industry partner to the Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment, Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries and is committed to the codes and ethics of Responsible Care 14001.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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ID: 2020-2692

External Company Name: Chemtrade Logistics

External Company URL:

Street: 525 Castro Street