Plant Operator

Posted 11 May 2022

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 247965



A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers. 


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization.  External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.


Your Role:

The Plant Operator will operate chemical processing equipment including but not limited to freezeout vessels, batch distillation columns, compressors, reactors, scrubbers, driers, chillers, and liquefiers/receivers.  The Operator will maintain logs and operating records and evaluate data and take appropriate action to control the process. 


The Plant Operator will handle raw materials in the production process, including performing incoming/outgoing material inspections and will prepare and/or fill containers of all sizes such as tube trailers, modules, Y containers and cylinders/cylinder packs.  Perform cylinder maintenance and preparation tasks including painting, labeling, loading/unloading, shipping, shuttling, stamping and processing while using safe handling techniques.


The Plant Operator will use analytical and systems tools to evaluate and optimize the chemical process, striving to maximize yield and throughput while minimizing waste and system downtime.  Also, the Plant Operator will utilize equipment for manufacturing and inventory tracking, procurement and general communications.


The Plant Operator will continually strive to improve his/her operating knowledge through computer-based training (CBT) and other techniques.  Perform computer functions necessary to communicate with site co-workers and to operate the plants. 


The Plant Operator will perform routine plant maintenance utilizing hand tools, hand power tools, and equipment necessary to maintain the plant process equipment and will be expected to enhance his/her technical capabilities in this area; maintain plant housekeeping standards and train new operators.



Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Chemical Technology or related Scientific field
  • Basic knowledge of chemical processing techniques, safe work policies and procedures and quality practices.
  • Knowledge of customer attributes and specifications. 
  • Personal computer skills and experience with distributive control systems (DCS) and process logic controllers (PLC).


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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If you are a resident of a Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


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