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Job ID:  39505
Date:  Nov 19, 2020
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Production Operator - Freeport, TX

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative 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 was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


Position Overview:

Perform all production activities and operate production equipment in accordance to the plant capacity and in conformity with SHE requirements, SOP’s, Quality standards and time sequences.  As well as all duties associated with the production of custom vitamin premixes.  Receives, unloads, stores, delivers and ships raw and finished materials.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Safely operates and monitors the manufacturing facility.  Includes monitoring and adjusting the plant via computer control systems as well as making outside rounds, readings, and making adjustments, transfers, etc. in the field.
  •  Independently starts up and shuts down the process unit as needed.
  • Loads raw materials into process areas – C10, TPP, catalyst.
  • Catches and analyzes process samples.
  • Provides troubleshooting expertise and assists in resolving process upsets.
  • Inspects equipment and identifies repairs needed.  Prepares equipment for maintenance including clearing and LOTOTO of equipment
  • Conducts risk assessments and initiates work permits to ensure safe work conditions for those performing work.
  • Cleans and maintains process area according to cGMP requirements and DSM zoning guidelines.
  • Accurately completes batch records for cGMP documentation.
  • Completes logbook entries to properly document activity within the unit.
  • Documents and reports any quality deviations for follow up by the Quality Process Coordinator.
  • Serve as HAZOP team member (operations expert) in assigned area
  • Provides input to assist with nonconformance investigations and prepares associated documentation. 
  • Maintains skills and abilities through classroom training classes,  computer based training modules, Required training sheets, etc.  Helps assess training effectiveness and identify training needs.  Helps develop and deliver training to others within the plant. 
  • Considers safety awareness & accident prevention when performing tasks.  Ensures process lines are grounded during transfer of materials.
  • Works to SHE standards and encourages fellow colleagues to work to the same standards.
  • Displays and promotes positive safety behaviors at all times; uses proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment and procedures to ensure that self and others go home safe each day; that area and equipment operate at the highest safety levels; that all people in the area comply with the safety directives and keep the area neat and clean.
  • Follows all SHE instructions and procedures to include awareness of and following all DSM Life Saving Rules.  Acts in such a way that safety awareness and accident prevention are considered in performing all tasks.
  • Ensures that all personal safety, quality and assigned training is up to date and in compliance.
  • Supports and follows the policy of reporting incidents, near misses and improvement possibilities.
  • Encourages co-workers and management to improve SHE results and incidents.
  • Ensures Quality procedures, Management Directives and Quality improvement projects are supported and followed.
  • Reports any quality deviations or non-conformances observed.



Knowledge and Educational Level:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One or more years of experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in chemical manufacturing is preferred.


Required Level of Experience:

  • Ability to operate computers.
  • Must be able to operate forklift.
  • Requires ability to lift up to 60 pound containers to a height of 3-4 feet and load them onto pallets.
  • Requires ability to ascend/descend stairs and ladders, as well as work atop and/or traverse scaffolding and personnel lifts at elevated heights.
  • Requires ability to clean, test, remove and install equipment through the plant site.
  • Requires ability to position self to work at low levels or in an extended position for prolonged periods of time.
  • Requires ability to operate wrenches to bolt/unbolt equipment and components.
  • Requires ability to safely operate mechanized equipment, such as lift trucks, hand trucks, and pallet jacks.
  • Requires ability to work varying shift patterns and overtime with frequent changes in production plans.


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 online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/)


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.


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