Epsilyte in Peru, IL is seeking a Production Operator-Relief to become part of our Operations team. An operator’s goal is to ensure that the production process runs safely, smoothly, and produces quality results. If you are looking for a career move with a bright future, we need to hear from you!
Monitor and control five chemical batch reactors through computerized system
Measure chemicals and add to process
Perform housekeeping and maintain a safe working environment
Adhere to all plant safety and environmental guidelines and procedures
Operate reactors and equipment to expected performance levels
Work in a team environment where your contributions are encouraged, recognized, and valued
Any other duties as deemed necessary
High school diploma or equivalent
Associate degree or Certificate in related technical field is preferred
This role is scheduled for 8-hour day shifts Mon-Fri when not providing relief coverage. When providing relief coverage, this role works a rotating 12-hour shift. Must be able and available to work days, nights, overtime, rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays
Related work experience in chemical plant, industrial/manufacturing, or military is preferred
The ideal applicant will be proficient in math, reading comprehension, and mechanical reasoning with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Able to follow detailed instructions and record precise chemical process information.
Demonstrated computer proficiency is required
Who is Epsilyte?
Epsilyte is one of North America’s leading producers of expandable polystyrene resin. We are a company of scale focused on solving customer needs for efficient, high-R value EPS. This includes reducing energy usage in buildings, ensuring safe and healthy food through innovative packaging technology, and participating in infrastructure investment both in the United States and abroad. Our plant is in Peru, IL at the crossroads of I-80 and I-39 alongside the Illinois River, a few minutes from Starved Rock State Park, and less than two hours SW of downtown Chicago. Headquarters is in The Woodlands, TX. Https://www.linkedin.com/company/epsilyte/
Current starting rate is $27.81/hour with annual contractual increases
Physical requirements – Must be able to walk/stand/bend/stoop, raise and transport items weighing up to 50 pounds, climb stairs and ladders. Wearing personal protective equipment (FR clothing, hard hat, safety glasses, heeled boots and hearing protection) including the use of a respirator is required. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.
Must be willing to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances in all weather conditions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team are critical for success
This role is subject to the Transportation Workers Identification Credentialing rule or "TWIC" and requires the successful candidate to obtain a TWIC identification badge, allowing for unescorted access to the facility within a specific time
This role is not eligible for work visa sponsorship