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Chemical Operator-Rotating shifts-Lakeland, Fl.

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  MANUFACTURING

Chemical Operator

Lakeland, FL, US




To operate, monitor and clean all equipment in the multi-purpose Natural Chemical production facility. This includes chemical reactors, stills, autoclave and associated utilities. In addition, the operator will interpret production procedures and follow GMP, safety and environmental practices. The operator will occasionally participate in new operator training and procedure reviews for process optimization, safety and product quality discussions.  This role has rotating shifts 1st, 2nd and 3rd and will require to be able to work all shifts.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your key responsibilities

  • Responsible for the operation and monitoring of all Natural Chemical equipment, that is, fermentors, reactors, stills and autoclave. Works independently during off-shifts without direct supervision.
  • Responsible for start-up, monitoring and shutdown of Natural Chemical utilities, that is, cooling towers, chillers, vacuum pump, air compressor, computer control systems, scrubbers, de-ionized water and clean steam.
  • Recognie equipment malfunctions or unusual processing conditions.
  • Monitor chemical processes by performing lab analyses using GC, bio-analyser, titrations, HPLC, pH meter and microscope and interpret analytical data.
  • Complete written production batch records and complete material mass balance.
  • Maintain good housekeeping per GMP’s by keeping production areas clean.

We bring

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers;
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset;
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future
  • We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefit programs

You bring

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, as a minimum, three (3) years' experience in a chemical-processing environment.
  • Knowledgeable in the operation of all Natural Chemical equipment (fermentors, chemical reactors, autoclave and stills), process control systems (DeltaV), lab analyses.
  • Knowledgeable in basic bio-chemical processing including: sterile transfer techniques to maintain aseptic conditions, acid-base chemistry relative to the pH scale, distillation, pressure reactions/oxidations and handling hazardous chemical.
  • Must provide continuous support for safety, environmental and GMP practices.
  • Capable of working independently during off-shifts without direct supervision.
  • Understanding of wastewater requirements and downstream impact.

Agency Statement

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar. 




Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

Nearest Major Market: Lakeland

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