• Production Operator - Relief

    Posted: 09/12/2021


    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!

    Position Duties/Responsibilities:

    • 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
    . Requirements:


    • 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/

    Other Considerations:

    • 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
    PERU EPS Holdings LLC