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Production Technician


INEOS Nitriles

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?


The Production Technician entails working rotating 12-hour shifts, including overtime, weekends, and holidays in the plant operations area.   This position is a member of the plant Emergency Response Team and subject to call 24 hours/day 7 days/week for emergencies (hazardous chemical, personnel rescue and/or fire response).

All job activities carried out by the Production Technician shall be executed in a safe and efficient manner consistent with the INEOS 20 Principles and the Culture of Prevention.


  • Uphold safety as the highest priority.
  • Adhering to and supporting the INEOS 20 Principles and INEOS Global Life Saving Rules
  • Control unit equipment or systems that process chemical substances into specified products, according to established operating procedures, , and process instrumentation.
  • Observe and compile data from either field instruments or from a distributive control system to control numerous temperatures, pressures, levels and flows through the process to control the operation within specified safe and productive limits.
  • Record process information and operating activities on log sheets, logbooks, and electronic formatted devices.
  • Responsible for performing a thorough shift handover during shift relief.
  • Collect samples as outlined in the sample plan or as requested.
  • Support plant unit operations as deemed necessary through guidance from the SSM and/or Step Up.
  • Complete computer-based training (VTA’s) on schedule.
  • Work with supervision to troubleshoot and optimize the process. This would typically include but not be limited to conditions affecting safety, efficiency, capacity, and product quality.
  • Help maintain plant integrity by ensuring the equipment is in good, safe, regulatory compliant condition. Identify maintenance issues to maintenance through communication or SAP/work order system.
  • Perform routine and non-routine housekeeping required to maintain designated process area clean and safe.
  • Assist the Safety Department in reviewing and auditing the process as requested.
  • Maintain up-to-date certifications, qualifications, and training records based on regulatory agency compliance and the INEOS emergency response team requirements, including off-site activities.


  • High School diploma required.
  • Process Technology Degree or Experience in a Chemical Manufacturing plant is preferred.
  • Must have a history of high job performance.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Strong sense of teamwork and excellent work ethic.
  • Ability to use: The use of the following electronic devices will be required: electronic calculator, personal computer, handheld device, and two-way radio, LEL/O2 meter. Knowledge of the following software will be required: Distributive Control System (DCS), Data Historian, spreadsheets, word processor, e-mail, and document management. The use of the following tools and equipment will be required: forklift, hand tools, ladder, chain hoists, power washer, and man lift.


  • Ability to perform duties and climb stairs while wearing 35 lb Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Fire Bunker Gear or fully enclosed Hazardous Chemical Suit for 30 minutes at a time.
  • Ability to climb fixed vertical ladder cages at heights up to 30 ft. To a total of 200 ft. (Ladder cages provide rest stop every 30 ft.)
  • Ability to climb 6 flights of stairs carrying a weighted object, i.e., Fire Extinguisher. Ability to open/close large valves. Ability to enter enclosed spaces through 24” manway, for rescue and permitting purposes.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. or rescue a person while wearing necessary PPE.
  • Able to pull approximate 100 lbs., as a part of Emergency Rescue.
  • Ability to wear required personal protective equipment: hard hat, safety glasses, chemical goggles, faces shield, rigid safety shoes/boots, full/half face cartridge masks.
  • Ability to safely work with hazardous chemicals according to facility policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to work outdoors/inclement weather.
  • Must be able to tolerate confined spaces and work at heights. Operate emergency response vehicles. Ambulance, fire truck, response van. Automatic/standard transmission.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license to operate emergency equipment, i.e., ambulance/fire truck.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.