DuPont General Operator in Axis, Alabama

General Operator (Job Number: 015880W-01)


DuPont’s Mobile, Alabama site has an exciting opening for General Operators to join our company at our Axis-Mobile Plant. In this role you will operate the processes of the manufacturing unit to meet safety, environmental, production, yield, and quality requirements. You will be challenged with various duties and responsibilities to help meet business needs.

This position will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Operate the processes of a manufacturing unit to meet safety, environmental, production, yield and Quality requirements.

  • Serve as an active member of the Emergency Response Team.

  • Take and record process data (pressure, temperature, flow rates, etc.) in order to monitor and evaluate process status.

  • Follow all prescribed safety and environmental practices in order to prevent injuries, prevent incidents and ensure compliance with all environmental regulations.

  • Select and wear proper personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel toed shoes, fall protection equipment, acid suit, respiratory equipment, etc.) in order to prevent personal injury.

  • Operate process equipment using varied process controls such as manual, pneumatic, PLC and DCS systems in order to keep the process operating under normal conditions.

  • Connect process and utility hoses with or without tools as appropriate while wearing the necessary personal protective equipment in order to maintain the correct flow of the process.

  • Handle, change out and pack both hazardous and non-hazardous materials wearing personal protective equipment in order to manage inventories without exposure or release to the environment.

  • Perform chemical equipment breaks and vessel entries following site safety procedures and wearing personal protective equipment in order to do maintenance and safety inspections on equipment

  • Perform minor maintenance work using hand tools in order to maintain equipment.

  • Operate mobile equipment such as forklift, yard dog and aerial lift in order to transport product and assist in equipment assessments and repairs.

  • Operate process equipment such as reactors, columns, compressors, pumps, etc. in order to make quality product and meet business needs.

  • Collect and analyze process samples using lab methods and equipment for process control in order to verify product quality.

  • Perform routine inspections on safety equipment, ladders, and process equipment in order to ensure that they are maintained in good working order.

  • Keep work area clean and orderly in order to prevent safety hazards.

  • Use computer based communications, data-tracking and reporting systems such as, e-mail, Hazcom, SAP, Microsoft Office, etc. in order to monitor process data, access information and initiate work systems.

  • Actively participates in team troubleshooting events such as using tools like 5 WHY, RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis).

  • Actively participates in 6 Sigma Quality systems in order to improve the manufacturing process.

At DuPont we are committed to looking for solutions in everything we do. Our mission calls for using innovation to solve problems, reduce operating costs, improve reliability, and reduce our environmental footprint. Our “Let’s Solve” manifesto reminds us of our purpose and the value of our work.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer

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Successful candidate will need to be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

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In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • High School Diploma or GED AND two or more years of related experience in a Chemical Process environment OR Associate’s Degree in Chemical Operations (or related program)

  • Willing and able to climb and descend stairs, ladders, enter process equipment while wearing the appropriate personal protection equipment

  • Willing and able to work in elevated structures such as process units, pipe racks, vessels/tanks while wearing the appropriate personal protection including fall protection

  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge and/or experience with DCS or PLC

  • Teamwork skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with team and site personnel

  • Demonstrated ability to work a 12 hour rotating shift-work and be on-call for off-hours work as required to meet business needs

The following additional skill sets are preferred by the site:

  • Demonstrated skills to diagnose, troubleshoot, prepare equipment and perform minor maintenance work in order to resolve process and mechanical problems within a chemical manufacturing environment

  • SAP experience

  • Previous experience working in a high performance work environment

  • Mechanical experience

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Primary Location: NA-United States-Alabama-Axis

Organization: Crop Protection

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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