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Pilot Plant Technician

Pilot Plant Technician

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Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

What are we looking for?

The purpose of the Pilot Plant Technician is to actively participate in new test development for the development of small-scale polymerizations and characterizations of polymers using standard tests. In addition to the developmental work, the position will also involve all aspects of manufacturing that includes raw material charging, vessel operation, in-process testing, final product testing, and finished goods packaging.  

Your tasks and responsibilities...

  • Follow safe work practices and support safety goals/objectives
  • Provide involvement in all aspects of manufacturing including raw material charging, vessel operation and packaging out of finished product
  • Prepare, charge and monitor development and production batches
  • Effectively communicate batch results, observations and discrepancies to the operations supervisor and engineers/chemists.
  • Operate process control system (Delta V)
  • Collect, record, and communicate experimental data
  • Identify opportunities for improvement
  • Perform in-process and final product testing
  • Actively and effectively participate in a fast paced team environment
  • Support ISO-9001 and RCMS compliance efforts
  • Be an active member in the emergency response team
  • Clean vessels in between batches as needed
  • Assist with shipping and receiving functions when necessary

Who you are...

  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • 3-5 years of experience required (Operator in a chemical production or process manufacturing facility)
  • Capable of working in a high paced environment while paying attention to detail.
  • Ability to function effectively in a team environment and work independently as well.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and multitask.
  • Able to handle up to 50 lbs and physical dexterity to assemble and operate polymerization reactors
  • Constantly exposed or works around chemical processing conditions
  • Constantly positions self to use/maintain processing equipment
  • Motivated to learn new tasks, new concepts, new applications, etc.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Must be flexible in work duties and hours, since the position involves shift work and/or overtime


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a High Performance Work Team
  • Familiar with ISO-9001, RCMS, and Process Safety Management
  • Previous experience in process control computer operations
  • General chemical laboratory experience


The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.