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Technician, Operation, Probationary, JKO


Jackson, TN, US, 38301

Req ID:  74407
Facility:  Jackson-Lyo
Department:  Operations - Team C
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 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

Maintain product flow throughout production processes, insuring that organizational procedures, protocols, and policies are followed in regards to Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.

Roles & Responsibilities

1) Follow and participate in the HSE initiatives/programs at JKO.


How Measured
•Understand and support JKO’s commitment to “Goal Zero”
•Proper use of all PPE.
•Follow all safety protocols.
•Perform BOLD observations
•Perform JTA’s
•Report all near misses and incidents.
•No recordables.
•Identify potential safety issues and turn into UT/ FLS.


2) Follow and support the Quality initiatives/ programs at JKO.


How Measured
•Understand and fill out all quality documentation regarding production operations.
•Understand and comply  with work instructions and work orders.
•Ensure raw materials match batch information
•Fill out Railcar/ Bulk Truck checklists as required
•Properly document and label production box runs.
•Coordinate with Lab Technicians to insure product being ran meets and maintains specifications.


3) Support JKO through operational discipline and personal growth


How Measured
•Develop growth plan with FLS.
•Certify in 3 job skills.
•Understand and suggest improvements to processes.
•Foster open environment, communicating with Supervisor and Utility Tech’s often.
•Follow procedures as written and trained.
•Knowledge share with other operators.
•Work with personnel from other departments to identify gaps and opportunities to improve.


4) Insure KPI targets and goals are achieved, Scrap/ Off spec, OEE, Rate Attainment, Reliability through uptime/ Availability


How Measured
•Understand KPI targets that insure JKO meets organizational plan.
•Follow production processes regarding purging and cleaning to reduce off specification material/ scrap.
•Insure Rate Attainment, running equipment at optimum condition to yield best results for JKO.
•Service equipment as required/trained to prevent downtime issues.
•When downtime occurs, help maintenance in safe and productive way that insures KPI recovery.
•Insure that available time is optimally utilized to insure best OEE performance.


5.) Be a good tenant of the work place and environment


How Measured
•Understand and support JKO commitment to a clean environment through Operation Clean Sweep.
•Identify and correct spills of raw or finished materials to prevent entry into plant’s waste streams.
•Properly clean equipment and work areas to prevent pellet entry into waste streams.
•Follow all housekeeping rules and guidelines to insure safe, clean, and effective work spaces.
•Communicate any material spills to UT and FLS immediately for containment and clean up.

Min. Qualifications

Prefer High School diploma or GED.


Work Experience:
3-5 years of manufacturing experience.


Licenses & Certifications:
None required


Critical Competencies/Behaviors:
Instills Trust and Exemplifies Integrity, Builds Effective Teams, Cultivates Innovation, Ensures Accountability, Demonstrates Courage, Drives Results, Collaborates, and has a Customer Focus.


Ability to communicate verbally and through writing in English.
Ability to learn and understand procedures for operating forklift, batching, packaging, and producing MA Blends and operate in accordance with these procedures. Must be able to learn quickly and to paperwork associated with the job.
Ability to participate in special projects and continuous improvement activities.
Develop and maintain good working relationship with peers and coworkers.
Present a positive image at all times and positive impact on coworkers and customers during visits to the facility. 


Physical Demands & Work Environment:
Ability to work a 12 hour rotating shift (days and nights).
Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
Ability to climb heights work from multiple levels
Must be able to tolerate a working environment with inside ambient temperatures, including excessive heat and cold.
Requires (Near/Far/Color/Depth) vision to drive forklift, work at control panel and identify material warning labels and other product labels.
Requires tolerance of standing posture up to (10hr.), over (12 hr.).


The incumbent participates in the LyondellBasell commitment to the HSE policy and ISO14001 through an awareness of and adherence to Health, Safety and  Environmental programs, together with management of environmental aspects of plant performance and all HSE aspects of departmental performance.  The incumbent uses safe work practices, participates in safety meetings and advises his/her supervisor of any unsafe conditions.




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: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis

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