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Chemical Operator starting at $20.44 per hour at the South Haven Site

Date: May 18, 2022

Location: South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 19662 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

Grace is seeking a Chemical Operator for our South Haven Site.  The South Haven Site produces a portfolio of products for the specialty pharmaceutical industries, specifically Active Pharmaceutical Intermediates.  Consisting of a cGMP kilo lab, pilot plant and custom manufacturing at  the commercial volumes, the site is fully equipped to develop and manufacture custom drug intermediates and API’s.

A Chemical Operator mechanically prepares production materials for packaging and shipment through centrifugation, drying, milling, compaction and classification using prescribed cGMP practices. Tends tumble dryers, mills, classifier, compactors and centrifugal extraction equipment. Completes proper documentation of all steps taken in the process.  This title reports to the Operations Supervisor.  Starting wage is $20.44 per hour.

  • Loads and operates milling machine to produce material that meets customer specifications
  • Compact and classify material to insure proper particle size
  • Pack out material in shipping containers and move into shipping warehouse
  • Maintain high level of housekeeping to prevent cross-contamination of material
  • Fill out proper documentation including batch records, AN, log books
  • Loads and operates tumble dryer to remove moisture from product
  • Must be available to work nights, weekends and overtime
  • Must be available to work 12-hour shifts
  • Must pass a drug screen and physical and have all formal paperwork to work in the United States.

Required Experience and Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Preferred manufacturing experience of 1+ years

Required Skills

  • Candidate must have strong aptitude in mathematics, chemistry as well as good communication and writing skills with a strong mechanical aptitude
  • Candidate must be able to follow directions and have attention to detail.

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


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