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Material Handler

Hopewell, VA


Hopewell, VA

Full job description




DuPont is a global Fortune 100 company, operating in 70 countries today. We are looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life.

DuPont offers an exciting place to work where thousands of innovations are introduced every year. You will have

opportunities for growth through involvement in various dynamic industries from high-tech to high-performance; including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation, and apparel.

Currently the DuPont site in Hopewell, Virginia is seeking qualified Material Handlers. The Hopewell DTF facility is a multi-line polymer and film making operation producing about 90MM pounds of Mylar® and Melinex® products used in multiple packaging, industrial and specialty applications. The site is located about 30 miles southeast of the city of Richmond Virginia employing about 500 employees and contractors.

Monitors and operates equipment and facilities ensuring quality and conformance with standard operating procedures. Performs minor maintenance functions within their operating area and within their level of expertise. Maintains safety standards at all times and initiates and follows emergency procedures when necessary. (Combined Field and Control Room Operator) Rotates through various roles within the area, including, in some cases, a control room rotation.

  • Maintain housekeeping and a safe work area, (inside and outside area's)
  • Communicate information to all levels
  • Obtain all materials necessary for the area to operate smoothly (packing supplies, stores items, etc.)
  • Provide overall assistance in slitting, stenter, and recovery areas, (feeding cutters with cut-offs, splits, wrap rolls in
slitting, pack DHO rolls, doff slit rolls, operate hoists, etc.)

  • Develop and maintain skill set to upgrade to assistant stenter operator and/or slitting operator.
  • Prevent cross-contamination of polymers
  • Transports reclaim and finished goods safely
  • Dispose of used cores properly
  • Perform roll changes as well as general help during pack and die changes
  • Provide for proper training of new material handlers
  • Contribute to meeting business metrics - go to where the work is
  • Contribute to the team effort - attendance, punctuality, dependable, works well with others.
  • Communicate to Operator any abnormal line conditions or system alarms.
  • Maintain required documentation on safety inspections, customer test, line metrics and housekeeping task completion.
  • Unload buggies and flat beds of film.
  • Insure proper film types, gauges and treated side when making roll tickets/labels.
  • Visually inspect rolls (mill roll, DHO, and slit) for surface defects.
  • Empty tilt buggies
  • Take work direction from others
At DuPont, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join DuPont and discover The miracles of science™.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer.

DuPont is an E-Verify employer.


The following is required by the site:
All applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED.

Minimum of 6 months experience working in a manufacturing facility.

Previous experience required operating powered industrial vehicles (ie fork trucks, pallet trucks, tow devices, etc)

Must be willing and able to work a 12hr rotating shift.

Must be willing and able to frequently lift and move objects weighing up to 50lbs.

Must be willing and able to work overtime when required by business need.

Must have a current and valid drivers license.

Must be comfortable and secure in navigating computer systems, specifically Microsoft Office Suite.

Applicant must successfully complete the validated Industrial Aptitude Battery used in our hiring process.

The following skill sets are preferred by the site:
Prefer a two year Process Technology Associates degree or related field.

Previous work experience in a Maintenance related field

Previous experience in the Polyester Film production processes

Previous experience using SAP


General Operator

Primary Location

North America-USA-Virginia-HOPEWELL PLANT [DUPONT](2601)





Education Level



Day Job

Employee Status



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