• Chemical Operator

    Job Locations US-OH-Lima
    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/29/2018 3:27 PM)
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    Job Category
    Manufacturing, Operations & Trades
    Business Unit
  • Job Description


    Chemical Operator, Lima, OH

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    The incumbent will report to the Shift Team Supervisor.

    Key Tasks:

    • Operate plant equipment and associated systems within safe operating conditions and limits and in compliance with environmental permit limits
    • Monitor the process operation and equipment by making routine rounds to check equipment, taking process data readings, obtaining samples of various process streams, and performing basic laboratory analyses
    • Respond to and appropriately address process and equipment upsets
    • Identify operating problems and recommend actions to resolve any deficiencies in rate, quality, mechanical, or safe operation of plant and equipment
    • Assist with startup, shut down, and operation of processes and equipment, initially from various field roles; however, eventually progressing to board qualification
    • Maintain a clean work environment free from hazards


    • Possess mechanical/process troubleshooting and analytical skills

    • Must be committed to working in a highly safety-conscious environment and complying with plant safety standards

    • Ability to read, understand, and apply operating procedures

    • Able to use computers for job functions and training

    • Ability to excel in a team environment

    • Must be willing to work a rotating 12-hour shift schedule that includes every other weekend and some holidays. Willingness to work overtime.

    • Must be an effective communicator regarding key process and equipment conditions during shift and at shift handover

    • Must be able to climb stairs/ladders as well as lift up to 50 pounds


    • A high school diploma or GED is required

    • Must pass a series of tests including mechanical aptitude, mathematics and reading comprehension testing

    • Prior experience in an industrial setting is desirable, but not required


    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. However, this job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. 

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran



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