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Production Operator


Allentown, PA, US, 18106

Req ID:  84898
Facility:  ALLENTOWN-5001
Department:  Operations Shift 3 - ATO
Division:  Global APS


Basic Function

The position of Production Operator is responsible for monitoring and operation of plant process equipment used in the manufacturing process. The operator evaluates the unit’s operating status and performs troubleshooting of processes and equipment in order to maximize unit reliability and quality production.  The operator documents various operating parameters and maintains communication with others inside and outside their department.  Operators also monitor maintenance activities and performs minor maintenance.  This position receives direction from a supervisor and may receive support from a process specialist, maintenance, and technical personnel.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Comply with all safety requirements resulting in zero safety violations. This includes participating in all safety related activities such as safety talks, behavioral based safety observations, audits, etc.
•    Operate, monitor and troubleshoot equipment used during daily manufacturing
•    Perform changeovers and disassemble, assemble, and clean machinery
•    Understand and execute daily production run schedules, resolve quality issues, and report any unresolved issues immediately
•    Stage packaging area, manually lift and load 55lbs or more of material into equipment, bag/box finished product and prepare for shipment and distribution
•    Operate forklift to transport raw materials and finished product to designated areas
•    Operate hand tools to effectively degate or deflash materials
•    Empty trash and waste into compactor or dumpster
•    Raw material management including organizing, handling, weighing and measuring
•    Follows standard operating and LOTO procedures for all assigned tasks
•    Performs all standard QC tests and accurately record production data
•    Performs equipment maintenance tasks (PM’S, troubleshoot, repair, etc.), where applicable.
•    Maintain a clean work environment and all tools and equipment are in the proper location and storage units

Min. Qualifications

•    Minimum 6 months previous experience in production or manufacturing position; mechanically inclined preferred
•    Availability to work overtime or weekends on short notice as needed
•    Must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. at time of application
•    Must submit to pre-employment screening including: employment history verification, background check, physical and drug screen.  
•    Must be able to read and interpret documents, write routine correspondence, and speak the English language to effectively communicate with supervisors and other team members
•    Basic mathematics and computer skills; SAP experience preferred
•    Properly follow written and verbal operating and LOTO procedures
•    Ability to work proactively and support other personnel and departments.
•    Ability to multitask and work both independently as well as contribute to teamwork           
•    Maintain excellent attendance habits 

Work Environment and Physical Demands

•    Stand on feet up to 12 hours
•    Ability to perform: walking, climbing, bending, kneeling, twisting, and lifting a minimum 55 lbs.
•    Willing and able to comply with respiratory fit testing
•    Must be able to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions which may include: heat, cold, dust, strong odors, and loud noises with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
•    Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, and work at heights of 50ft or more and work in confined spaces
•    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including long pants, long sleeves, steel-toed boots, gloves, hard hat, safety goggles, earplugs, and a respirator are required to be worn

Why LYB?

Benefits starting day one:
•    Choice of Preferred Provider or Consumer Driven Medical Plan including Prescription Drug Coverage          
•    Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Program           
•    401(k) Plan with Company Match of 6%             
•    Retirement (Pension) Plan          
•    Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance
•    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
•    Vacation and Holidays
•    Educational Assistance


Great compensation package:
•    Starting pay at $20.61 / hour
•    Plus a Shift differential
•    Progressive pay increases and on the job training
•    Annual wage increases


Why LyondellBasell?
•    Safety focused organization
•    Grow personally and professionally
•    Work with others to develop innovative solutions


Build Partnerships
Deliver Results
Drive Innovation
Grow Capabilities
Promote Inclusion
Motivational/Cultural Fit
Technical Skills

We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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