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Chemical Operator

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Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: Calvert City, KY, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER POLYMERS is the global technology leader in the development and production of redispersible powders, dispersions solid resins, powder binders and surface coating resins. At our Calvert City site, we are currently looking for a  Chemical Operator to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities


Chemical Operator is a shift position (rotating 12 hour, days and nights) that is divided into 3 positions: tank truck loader, rail car loader and tank manager that rotate daily.  The operator is responsible for unloading bulk raw materials, sampling for bio program and finished product filtering. The chemical operator is also responsible for general warehouse tasks involving loading and unloading tank trucks and railcars, finished product filtering and management of product storage tanks.

  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Learn and explain WCC/ISO procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Work independently with little supervision.
  • Perform basic math skills
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative work environment with others
  • Understand and follow verbal and written direction
  • Good communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Basic knowledge of Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies.
  • Knowledge of LO/TO procedure


Normal chemical hazards found in a typical chemical plant.  Employee is subject to and is expected to work overtime requirements in the chemical operator overtime rotation for a shift worker.  Appropriate personal protective equipment is to be used whenever potential exists for exposure to hazardous materials. Ability to lift 55 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects.  Often requires stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing, and reaching. 



  • High School diploma required, some college course work is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of industrial plant experience is required and a minimum of two years chemical plant process operations experience is preferred. Good computer skills are required


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations !


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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