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Our client is a leading specialty chemicals company based in the port of Antwerp. HAYS Life Sciences is currently seeking an enthusiastic and safety-oriented individual for the position of Process Operator. The company takes pride in its approach to safely manufacture products used around the world; it is committed to protect our environment and to ensure the highest level of satisfaction of the customers.

In this job, you will provide hands-on operating support as part of a shift team in the products plant. The Process Operator ensures that the plant operates safely and efficiently in meeting production demand requirements through regular monitoring of plant operations with collaborative interactions with shift personnel as well the Maintenance, Laboratory and distribution departments. You will monitor the process in the field and report unusual and unsafe conditions. You will have to identify routine maintenance requirements and carry out minor maintenance as time and skills allow. You will be carrying out required valving and piping alignments, equipment changes, preparations for maintenance, transfers of materials, chemical additions and blends in a safe and timely manner. You have the authority and responsibility to cease equipment operation in the event of conditions that are of an imminent hazard to equipment, the environment or plant personnel. You will participate in activities and meetings which will enhance plant safety, reliability, cost and environmental performance. You demonstrate behaviour consistent with site standards and coach others to do the same. You will routinely conduct safety audits of all operational areas and ensure corrective actions are completed in a timely fashion. You will ensure all standard operating procedures are followed, all raw materials received are treated, if required, and meet plant specifications. You will reject or direct off-specification shipments to a designated non-conforming materials area.

Our ideal candidate holds at least a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering (preferred) or a related other technical field or you have related relevant industrial experience. You hold a strong commitment to Safety Excellence. Experience in Chemical Process Manufacturing is preferred, but not a must. You have good mathematical, scientific, mechanical and logical reasoning abilities. You are open to work in a shift system.: 12 hours continental shift schedule, alternating days and nights. You have a personal and communicative approach. You have the ability to work both independently and in a team. English language skills are required, next to Dutch.

You will be working for an organization with an international reputation, renowned for its state-of-the-art know-how. You will be rewarded with an attractive salary package.

Hays Antwerp, Noordersingel 23, 2140 Antwerpen, Belgium, 2020 Telephone: 03 202 79 84


Hays, Antwerpen
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Targeted title(s): 
Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineer, IT Engineer
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