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DRT America - Chemical Operator


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DRT America, is a brand new manufacturing facility in the Savannah, Georgia area. Headquartered in France with over 1500 employee globally, DRT specializes in manufacturing products from turpentine and rosin extracted from pine trees.  This new location will do the initial step in the manufacturing process for products that can be found in fragrances, adhesives, chewing gum, cosmetics, rubber and many other end products used by consumers around the world. 

Throughout its history, DRT has shaped itself now and for the future around three core values: acting ethically, behaving responsibly, and demonstrating respect for humankind and the environment.  

Our employees will be the backbone of our business as we strive to put people first. We are looking for our employees to have an entrepreneurial mindset, where our employees will think outside the box and embrace collaboration with other departments. 

DRT is offering an extraordinary opportunity to start at a new state-of-the-art plant.  We offer a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401k retirement savings plan with a generous match, paid time off from the date of hire, shift pay differential, be there bucks attendance bonus and competitive compensation as a part of our package. 



  • DRT America is currently seeking Chemical Plant Operators for our new facility located in Rincon, Georgia. The Chemical Plant Operator will:
  • Work 12 hour rotating shifts including weekends, holidays and overtime. 
  • Climb, bend, lift and perform a wide range of physical activities; including working at various heights, entering into confined spaces, and work in various weather conditions.
  • Follow all plant safety guidelines and policies, which includes the wearing of fire retardant clothing and respirators (note: must be clean shaven at all times on the job and be able to pass PFT test).  
  •   This position will be responsible for:
  • Operating pumps, compressors, boilers, reactors, distillation columns and other plant equipment within safe operating ranges.
  • Making changes to the operating process as needed to maintain product quality.  Adjusting control instruments, valves or switches in order to regulate pressure, temperature or flow rate of product; to direct flow of product to other units or to maintain specified levels in tanks and towers. 
  • Operating control room instrumentation systems and coordinating activities with other  departments.
  • Operating equipment while overseeing multiple processes during the distilling or treating operations. 
  • Monitoring the performance of plant equipment and process conditions.  Reading flow meters, temperature and pressure gauges as well as taking routine readings on process variables is required.
  • Repairing, lubricating, and maintaining equipment or writing work orders in the computerized maintenance system (CMMS) for repairs.  
  • Performing general maintenance, repair, and cleanup of plant equipment for safe and efficient operations.
  • Drawing samples of products from the process and performing preliminary laboratory testing. 
  • Assisting in other areas of plant operation as needed.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years’ work experience in a manufacturing environment (previous chemical plant experience is preferred)
  • Chemical industry experience or distillation experience 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong mechanical aptitude/knowledge
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills with experience working in a small team based environment  


DRT America is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.  All offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test, background check and pre-employment physical.  DRT is a weapon, drug, alcohol, tobacco and vape free workplace.


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Rincon Ga, 31326, US

Nearest Major Market: Savannah

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