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Site Services Operator

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Lafayette, IN, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Site Services Operator


Location: United States : Lafayette, IN

Function: Production & Technology

Career Level: Graduates (< 2 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Health Care


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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Perform all tasks and duties necessary to support site service Environmental Controls operations. This responsibility includes three chemical pretreatment lift stations, chemical waste water treatment system, Fermentation waste water treatment system, two fume incineration units, two sludge dewatering units, seepage collection wells, the domestic waste collection and treatment system, all storm and process sewers, and the foul air collection system in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. 




Primary responsibilities and accountabilities of the job:

In addition to Operator 21N, Operator 22N, and Operator 23N job functions:
•    Establishes/uses data obtained from ELADIN to improve performance 
•    Be considered an SME (subject matter expert)
•    Influences change for improvement amongst peers
•    Demonstrates ability to differentiate between critical and non critical issues
•    Works with technical support personnel to suggest, implement, and communicate improvements to processes, job aids, manuals, and templates
•    Pro-actively communicates with internal customers and provides them with necessary support
•    Maintains current understanding of regulations, and guidelines within area of responsibility
•    Proactively searches for ways to apply knowledge in other areas of the plant
•    Positively supports implementation of policies and procedures
•    Demonstrates successful performance of all technical procedures within area of responsibility
•    Drives improvement to yield, or reduction in cost and waste minimization
•    Is a trainer/mentor for other operators
•    Collaborate effectively with people within and outside of area to achieve common goals    
•    Understands others priorities and reprioritizes own work when appropriate
•    Constructively challenges other team members to work towards improvement in meeting expectations
•    Effectively communicates/interacts with mgmt and customers outside of the department
•    Coordinates routine activities within and outside the work group.
•    Systematically approaches trouble shooting and can assist with the resolution of most complex problems
•    Challenges status quo and suggests alternative solutions in a positive manner
•    Efficiently executes all job responsibilities in area
•    Respects diverse opinions and will ask others to participate
•    Brings attention to issues despite the consequence, and provides a potential solution
•    Demonstrates responsibility for personal actions
•    Seeks and executes ‘right’ over popular solutions
•    Continuous execution of job-related self improvement activities
•    Leads team activities
•    Constructively and directly deals with issues in order to maintain positive team and personal relationships
•    Is a positive influence (role model) for others in the demonstration of work habits and compliance
•    Suggests constructive changes to policies and procedures
•    An informal subject matter expert in one or two compliance or procedural areas for the department
•    Understands the basis of departmental policies and guidelines
•    Ability to be owner of the departmental procedures
•    Ability to be owner of the safety and lockout departmental information


Each individual is responsible to meet fundamental cGMP requirements relating to their conduct and work practices to ensure the SISPQ (Safety, Identity, Strength, Purity, and Quality) of the products manufactured at Evonik Tippecanoe Laboratories.  

This includes but is not limited to the following:
•    Adherence to all written instructions.
•    Timely reporting of all deviations to supervision.
•    Training on each activity is completed and current and that each employee understands their assigned duties.
•    Strict documentation practices are followed to ensure that all steps of the operation are appropriately documented.
•    Ensure to maintain the work area in a state of cleanliness and sanitation through good housekeeping practices and applying good personal health practices.
•    Ensure the security and safety of the product through the reporting of any potential risk to supervision immediately.
•    Ensure the safety of the personnel and product by wearing proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) according to the operation being executed.
•    Each individual should report any action that they believe could impact the SISPQ of any product immediately to supervision.

Environmental, Safety, Health, & Security (ESHS)
•    Adhere to ESHS programs, rules, & procedures.
•    Assume personal accountability for individual behaviors related to ESHS activities.
•    Have the appropriate knowledge and tools prior to performing a task.
•    Complete all required ESHS training and remain current with applicable learning plans at all times.
•    Report all injuries to Employee Health Services or Security and supervision within the same shift of the incident occurring.
•    Inform direct supervision of any ESHS hazards or concerns in the workplace.
•    Provide feedback and coaching to coworkers on both safe and unsafe behaviors and conditions.
•    Actively participate in the ESHS management system as directed by supervision.



  • Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

    Physical Requirements:
    •    Ability to lift up to 25 kg  without assistance on a routine basis
    •    Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including supplied air respirator
    •    Able to ascend/descend stairs
    •    May be required to enter confined space for internal inspection
    Working Conditions: 
    •    Hazardous conditions involving the use of acids, caustics, other hazardous chemicals, and potential allergens
    •    Able to work in a high noise/high temperature environment
    •    Must be able to work 12 hour shifts, days and nights

    Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills

    •    Prior experience with the department is preferred
    •    Ability to coach, lead, and provide feedback to employees effectively
    •    Ability to set an example as a leader
    •    7 years previous chemical manufacturing or solvent recovery experience is preferred
    •    High School diploma or equivalent
    •    Achieve and maintain an Indiana class "B" wastewater certification.
    •    Have existing class “II” wastewater certification


Your Application

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Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette