Operator

Department:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jan 11, 2022

FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.

 

FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives.  With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

FMC's Mobile, Alabama site has an exciting opening for General Operators to join our company at our Axis-Mobile Plant. In this role you will operate the processes of the manufacturing unit to meet safety, environmental, production, yield, and quality requirements. You will be challenged with various duties and responsibilities to help meet business needs.

 

Duties:

  • Operate the processes of a manufacturing unit to meet safety, environmental, production, yield and Quality requirements.
  • Serve as an active member of the Emergency Response Team.
  • Take and record process data (pressure, temperature, flow rates, etc.) in order to monitor and evaluate process status.
  • Select and wear proper personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel toed shoes, fall protection equipment, acid suit, respiratory equipment, etc.) in order to prevent personal injury.
  • Operate process equipment using varied process controls such as manual, pneumatic, PLC and DCS systems in order to keep the process operating under normal conditions.
  • Handle, change out and pack both hazardous and non-hazardous materials wearing personal protective equipment in order to manage inventories without exposure or release to the environment.
  • Perform chemical equipment breaks and vessel entries following site safety procedures and wearing personal protective equipment in order to do maintenance and safety inspections on equipment
  • Perform minor maintenance work using hand tools in order to maintain equipment.
  • Operate process equipment such as reactors, columns, compressors, pumps, etc. in order to make quality product and meet business needs.
  • Collect and analyze process samples using lab methods and equipment for process control in order to verify product quality.
  • Actively participates in team troubleshooting events such as using tools like 5 WHY, RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis).

 

Education:

High School Diploma or GED AND two or more years of related experience in a Chemical Process environment OR Associate’s Degree in Chemical Operations (or related program).

 

Qualifications:

  • Willing and able to climb and descend stairs, ladders, enter process equipment while wearing the appropriate personal protection equipment
  • Willing and able to work in elevated structures such as process units, pipe racks, vessels/tanks while wearing the appropriate personal protection including fall protection
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge and/or experience with DCS or PLC
  • Teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with team and site personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to work a 12 hour rotating shift-work and be on-call for off-hours work as required to meet business needs
  • Successful candidate will need to be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation

 

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department