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Senior Experienced Chemical Plant Operator | Bruns


Pinova Incorporated, a subsidiary of DRT, extracts wood rosin from pine stumps to create a variety of commercial products. We have customers in over 100 countries that use Pinova’s quality resins in a wide variety of specialized markets, including adhesives, construction, food and beverage, and agriculture. Our employees are 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 change and collaboration with other departments. We offer a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401k retirement savings plan with a generous match, and excellent compensation as a part of our package.



Pinova Incorporated is currently seeking senior level experienced Chemical Plant Operators at our facility located in Brunswick, GA.



  • 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 senior level chemical plant operations or distillation experience 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to safely work 12 hour rotating shifts that may include weekends and holidays; and overtime as needed.
  • Must be able to be clean-shaven and wear a respirator as needed (pass PFT test).
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE which includes fire retardant clothing, safety glasses and hard hats.
  • Must be able to climb, bend, lift and perform a wide range of physical activities, which may include entering confined space areas and work in various weather conditions.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficiency in PC, DCS, and PLC.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude/knowledge
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of personal responsibility and initiative is required.  Self -starter.
  • High level of integrity and ability to complete tasks independently, accurately and timely.
  • SAP experience a plus.
  • Resin/Rosin experience a plus.

Pinova 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.

The Company is a weapon, drug, alcohol, tobacco and vape free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Brunswick

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