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Chemical Technician

Posting Start Date: Sep 30, 2021

Location: Mechanicville, NY, US

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

Implement chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing pulp and paper, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform all chemical material handling duties including off-loading chemical trucks, organizing the chemical warehouse, filling production chemicals, loading empty IBC truck shipments and loading chemical waste shipments. Candidate will need to get certified for operation of fork-lifts.
  • Perform routine housekeeping and maintenance for all chemical dosing applications and the associated areas.
  • Oversee all aspects of chemical inventory management in SAP. This includes chemical ordering, development of material BOMs, receiving chemicals and month-end inventory counts.
  • Direct management of all chemical vendors and suppliers.
  • Develop safety procedures and work instructions to be utilized by all workers involved with chemical use.               
  • Record, analyze, and interpret data in chemical trials to determine feasibility and optimize cost savings. Work with production staff and chemical vendors to carry out trial plans.
  • Oversee boiler chemical applications and their impact on the mill steam system. Perform weekly boiler water tests.
  • Minimize non-hazardous and hazardous chemical waste and schedule waste removal to comply with DEC guidelines.
  • Create and follow the environmental calendar throughout the year. Complete all environmental reports for the facility before their respective deadlines and keep up with other environmental tasks.
  • Coordinate with Production Supervisor and production employees to optimize chemical usage in all areas of the process.
  • Review quality specifications for production orders in real time and create solutions for maintaining centerline quality.
  • Attend morning team meetings to act as a resource for troubleshooting operations issues. Candidate will be expected to be a part of the on-call rotation after a set amount of time.

Your background and strengths

  • Associates in Chemistry required; Bachelor's Degree in chemistry or papermaking process, preferred
  • Two to four years related experience
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, SAP, Internet, AS400 
  • Previous forklift experience, preferred
  • Collaborative spirit needed to work closely with all team members
  • Ability to translate challenges into concrete solutions

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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner. Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both women and men.

About Cascades
To be part of Cascades is to reveal the full potential of materials, people and ideas. We are source of possibilities.
Since 1964, we have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery.

Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more than 90 operating units located in North America and Europe. 

Nearest Major Market: Albany

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