Process Operator
INEOS 24 reviews - Texas

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INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. It comprises 15 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 51 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries throughout the world.

INEOS Oligomers consists of a portfolio of products that include Polybutene (PiB), Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO), Poly Alpha Olefins (PAO) and Diisobutylene (DiB). From a market perspective, Oligomers is seen as a market, technology and Product Stewardship leader for these products. To serve our customers, INEOS Oligomers has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, France, Canada, Germany, and the United States.

The Process Operator operates equipment in production systems, prepares solutions, monitors certain measuring instruments and equipment, obtains and provides simple analysis of routine samples, and assists in unloading and loading operations. The Process Operator also carries out cleaning, maintenance, and minor repair work in the production systems.


Accountability 1: Make appropriate adjustments to meet safety, quality and environmental requirements. Tend equipment or semi-automatic system that processes chemical substances into industrial intermediate and finished products.

Accountability 2: Confer with peers, technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting safety, efficiency and product quality. Troubleshooting equipment problems and process upsets.

Accountability 3: Feed specified amounts of materials into vessels or tanks; and turn valves to feed liquid and gaseous materials through equipment units; or set controls in specified sequence on controls to start automatic feed.

Accountability 4: Turn valves or move controls to maintain system at specified temperature, pressure, and vacuum levels.

Accountability 5: Observe chemical reactions; monitor gauges, signals, and recorders; and receive notification by intercommunications to make specified operating adjustments on such equipment as pumps, compressors, reactors, distillation columns, heat exchangers, etc.

Accountability 6: Draw samples of products and perform simple laboratory analysis. Maintain log of gauge readings and shift production.

Accountability 7: Make repeated trips through the entire plant area to visually inspect equipment for leaks and hazards and to record gauge readings.

Accountability 8: Prepare equipment safely for maintenance work and assist maintenance personnel in plant repairs including removing and installing valves, pumps, control units, etc. Assistance includes pulling, pushing, lifting, carrying parts, equipment and tools. Use appropriate tools to properly open, close, remove and secure items.

Accountability 9: Installs and removes piping systems, cut-off valves, etc., as required, using proper tools.

Accountability 10: Assists in Emergency Response situations.

Accountability 11: Perform Job Tasks as outlined in SOPs.

Accountability 12: Perform quality-related jobs as indicated in the Quality Procedures Documents of the Unit.

Accountability 13: Perform truck loading and unloading operations.

Accountability 14: Ability to operate process using plant DCS and troubleshoot using PI data historian.

Accountability 15: Assists in performing safety reviews, safety audits, incident investigations, and safety suggestions.

Accountability 14: Ability to read and interpret P&IDs.

Level of education & Experience in general
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• Minimum time-in-grade requirement of one (1) year as a Chemical Operator Trainee.
• Satisfactory completion of the unit-defined On-The-Job training certification for a Chemical Operator Trainee.
• Enrollment in the Chemical Operator self-study course. Course completion required during first two (2) years in position.
• Experience operating a Honeywell TDC3000 Distributed Control System or equivalent is a plus.
• Computer Skills: E-mail, SAP, Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience is a plus.
ADA Physical Requirements, Visual Acuity Requirements, and Environmental Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand and travel by car or other means.
Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Occasional climbing, ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
The incumbent may be occasionally required to work in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and line pipes, and other confined spaces.
Employee must have the ability to see written documents, computer screens and to adjust focus.
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

About this company
24 reviews
INEOS Styrenics (formerly INEOS NOVA International), owned by diversified chemicals giant INEOS AG ranks among the world's largest...