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Production Operator

Company Name:  A. Schulman Inc

East Chicago, IN, US, 46312

Req ID:  73180
Facility:  EAST CHICAGO-5001
Department:  Production Shift 1 - ECO
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2020, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the third consecutive year.

Basic Function

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The position of Production Operator includes multiple tasks that ultimately provide good manufacturing practices and on time delivery to the customer.  The individual must be able to communicate production status, communicate problems to proper personnel and understand how it affects other aspects of the operation.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Follows standard operating procedures for all assigned tasks
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Monitor machine parameters and resolve processing problems.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performs all standard QC tests
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Operates all equipment/processes with little supervision
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Generates customer certifications as required
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performs accurate data entry as required
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performs equipment maintenance tasks (PM’S, Troubleshoot, repair, etc.), where applicable.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintains accurate production documentation as required
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain a clean work environment ensuring that there are no pellets or debris on the floor or machines and all tools and equipment are in the proper location and storage units
Min. Qualifications

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">3+ months previous experience in production or manufacturing position preferred, but not required
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to work overtime or weekends on short notice as needed
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Basic mathematic and computer skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Properly follow written and verbal instructions.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to work proactively and support other personnel and departments.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and management
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to speak fluently, read and interpret documents, and write routine correspondence effectively
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to multitask            
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain good attendance habits missing minimal work
Work Environment and Physical Demands
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Stand on feet for 8-12 hours
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to lift 55 lbs. or more
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to work with fiberglass
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Willing and able to comply with respiratory fit testing (where applicable)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to work in moderate noise level atmosphere
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to work in an environment that is not temperature-controlled; very warm temperatures in summer months
Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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