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Job ID:  32441
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Resins & Functional Materials

Operator 4 - Augusta, GA

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.



The Challenge

Operates and controls the process of an assigned area in a safe and efficient manner consistent with the operating, housekeeping and safety philosophies and procedures, and in support of Operational Excellence goals.This position is complex because it simultaneously deal with process and equipment quality, efficiency, and safety. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of a complex and potentially hazardous process. Package Operators must know the process and equipment, how to start it up, stop it, how it works, equipment and process parameters, sounds, smells, vibrations, what type and when maintenance is needed to prevent unscheduled shutdowns and ensure maximum safety and productivity. Turnarounds, shutdowns, and start-ups may require work allocation adjustments to ensure safety or meet deadlines.



The Position

  1. Work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision and display good oral and written communication skills; Work 8-12 hour daily shift and available to work fair share of scheduled and unscheduled overtime which will include weekends.
  2. Learn and apply from memory operational and safety process, equipment, and procedural information such as plant shutdown, start up and operating procedures; Visualize, comprehend, and communicate the packaging process and equipment based on information from local gauges, instruments, and computer terminals.
  3. Recognize problems and make quick and correct decisions when problems occur.
  4. Adjust to large volumes of work occurring during shutdowns or crisis. 
  5. Climb stairs, ladders, work at heights as much as 300 feet above ground, wear protective breathing equipment and clothing for extended periods of time as needed.
  6. Proficiently use computer software packages including MS Word/Excel/ Windows, Internet Explorer, SAP etc.



The Ideal

High School graduate required with a high mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of pumps, valves, and related gauges.

Chemical operating experience in a continuous-process chemical manufacturing plant preferred.



The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve  people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your resume and cover letter via the career portal (www.dsm.com/careers).

Reference check procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be

contacted when these references checks are required.

Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com or connect on 

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