Chemical Operator – Job Description
Veolia NA – Fort Hill Site – North Bend, OH
The Chemical Operator will monitor and operate equipment and facilities, including field
equipment, ensuring quality and conformance with standard operating procedures.
Additional responsibilities include maintaining safety standards at all times and initiating
and following emergency procedures when necessary. The Operator will perform basic
maintenance repair and upkeep on area equipment. Job tasks are performed in control
room, lab areas, and throughout various operation areas of the site.
The Veolia Fort Hill site operates a process safety management-covered process that
produces sulfuric acid in multiple concentrations. Product is shipped in rail cars, tank
trucks and portable totes.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
Start up and shut down (normal and emergency) plant systems and components.
Operate, monitor and control plant systems; visually inspect, monitor equipment
and process conditions.
Prepares equipment for maintenance work by isolating, clearing and locking out.
Reviews, follows and, if qualified, revises detailed process operating procedures,
maintenance procedures and safety procedures.
Troubleshoots equipment to restore to normal operation.
Analyzes charts and logs to identify potential or actual problems.
Identifies system problems to stabilize plant to normal conditions.
Trains new operators in the area, reinforcing safety and environmental principles.
Performs loading and unloading of railcars, tank trucks and totes.
Perform laboratory analysis of products.
Clerical duties as required.
Shipping duties as required.
Operate mobile equipment including manlifts, fork trucks, yard-dog and
Participate/Lead various site teams.
Recognize abnormalities in a High Hazard work area and promptly initiate action
to secure the safety of all personnel along with protection of the environment and
In order to be qualified for this role, the following is required:
High School Diploma/GED equivalent
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment
Ability to navigate the tools of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
and Google Suite (Sheets, Docs, etc) and learn new computer systems and
Willing and able to work 12-hour rotating shifts, including overtime, nights,
weekends, holidays and short notice call-in if required
Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Willing and able to work in a High Hazard environment; outdoors, indoors,
elevated heights and confined spaces
Willing and able to wear required PPE (personal protective equipment) such as
steel toe shoes, hardhat, protective eyewear, face shields, respirator, chemical
acid suit, etc.
Willing and able to climb stairs, ladders; stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl;
visual acuity for close work; able to reach overhead; able to hear and respond to
Willing and able to acquire a boiler’s license in the state of Ohio
Current and valid driver’s license – willing and able to obtain powered industrial
truck (i.e., fork trucks and manlifts) certification
Willing and able to operate a trackmobile to move railcars on-site and a yard-dog
to move product trailers as needed on the site.
Experience maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting industrial
The following skill sets are preferred by the site:
High Hazard/Chemical operations experience
Experience reading and interpreting Schematics, Pipe & Instrumentation
Diagrams, Procedures, Manufactures’ Literature, Safety Requirements, General
Instructions; ability to learn and detect process deviations
Experience operating fork trucks
Experience with SAP or equivalent Manufacturing Operations software
Successful candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with
or without accommodation.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
We are an E-Verify employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Personal Protective Equipment
Process Safety Management