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Chemical Operator - Newark, NJ

Key Responsibilities:

  • Safely operate and monitor process equipment in area of responsibility.
  • Maintain batch sheets, spreadsheets, control charts, and other documentation. Proactively recommend changes to Batch Sheets and SOPs.
  • Monitor process using GLC. Trouble-shooting equipment / process to resolve problems.
  • Troubleshoot process & equipment problems, automation program, and provide support to Guardian teams.
  • Material movements (drums, forklift, etc.). Coordinate activities with maintenance repairs, including preparing equipment and equipment releases. Also, ensuring safe operation of forklift, drum handling equipment.
  • Follow production, safety and quality procedures to verify and record information. Also, ensuring the understanding of Quality Control requirements for sampling and product testing.



  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2 years of chemical process experience preferred
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft office experience, strong Excel. Delta V Automation software a plus
  • Physical Demands: Able to climb stairs & ladders, drive forklift, and lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, measurements and proportions to practical situations.
  • Must be able to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule, 7 days week, 365 days per calendar year.


We Value:

  • Knowledge of chemical process and an understanding of special formula instructions.
  • Knowledge of G.M.P’s (Good Manufacturing Practices) and H.A.C.C.P (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)
  • Prior equipment operator experience in a chemical manufacturing environment and in handling chemicals.
  • Previous forklift experience.
  • Ability to complete written and electronic batch records. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervision and employees.


We Offer:

  • High Challenge and High Reward Environment
  • Entry to exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about the environment and sets and achieves ambitious sustainability objectives



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. 


Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!



Nearest Major Market: Newark
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City