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Chemical Production Operator - Fuels Dept (afternoon shift 3pm-11:30pm)

Gage Products Company
3.5 out of 5
821 Wanda Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220
$18 - $20 an hour - Full-time


821 Wanda Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance

Full job description

This job posting is for a Production Operator in our Fuels Department. There are 2 open positions, 1 for the afternoon shift, 3pm-11:30pm and 1 for the night shift, 11pm-7:30am.


  • Manufacture fuel and solvent blends.
  • Comply with batch ticket posting and data entry processes in a timely fashion in order to ensure on-time delivery of products that are in specification, and in order to provide reliable data for inventory reporting purposes.
  • Plan for product blending by staging raw materials, handling materials safely and appropriately, and re-storing raw materials after blending as required.
  • Complete end of shift production reports at end of each shift.
  • Focus on continuous improvement, and communicate improvement ideas on a frequent basis to fuels supervisor.
  • Manage inventory in a disciplined and controlled fashion; including using first in first out methodology for raw materials, container consolidation, etc.
  • Work smoothly with personnel from other departments, including laboratory, health and safety, other production departments, management, and all other employees of Gage.
  • Conduct full range of services on packaging components, including receiving, cleaning, pressure testing, sealing, and labeling.
  • Utilize free time for 5S and lean manufacturing improvements.
  • Remain vigilant at all times and report any suspicious findings to area supervisors
  • Operate plant vehicles, including hi-lo’s, drum pickers/squeezers, and yard switchers
  • Maintain a positive and optimistic attitude; respond quickly to all information requests

QUALIFICATIONS (Skills, knowledge, experience):

  • Ability to interact with a computer on a frequent basis (will be taught ProcessPro if hired)
  • Basic math skills (high school level)… unit conversion skills a big plus
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Leadership, communication, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Self-motivated, must be able to function without direct supervision
  • Chemical and hazardous material handling skills helpful
  • Required to operate yard switcher and fork truck, CDL license helpful


  • Safely climb and descend ladders
  • Able to lift up to 60 pounds
  • Able to work in the outdoors for extended periods of time
  • Able to wear an air purifying respirator and other safety equipment
  • Able to drive powered industrial vehicles such as fork lifts

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $20.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • What is your desired hourly rate?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location: In person