Acrylic Operator

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Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: Gastonia, NC, US, 28056

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Acrylic Operator

Job Location: Gastonia, NC

Job Type: Full-Time

Type of Role: Onsite


About Lubrizol

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as an Acrylic Operator

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the latex industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

You will be responsible for the filtering of finished latex; the manufacture, packaging and shipment of finished product to fill customer orders, daily maintenance of the scrubber system and housekeeping. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life.


What Will Be Your Environment: 

The Gastonia, NC location is about 30 miles west of downtown Charlotte, sitting close to the border of South Carolina. This site is currently experiencing some growth, though it currently has about 75 full-time employees. As part of the Advanced Materials division, this site produces a liquid acrylic polymer emulsion, which can be identified in end-use products such as latex or coatings applications.  

What We're Looking For: 

  • Filtering finished latex from reactors to storage tanks, including: the verification that the latex is within all specifications, calculation of correct storage tank capacity, proper sampling and recordkeeping (valve placement sheets, shift log, filing charts, etc.).
  • Manufacture, packaging and shipment of customer bulk orders, including: the calculation of correct tanker input/output, inspection of the tanker, proper sampling, completion of the weight ticket and the bill of lading.
  • Manufacture, packaging and shipment of customer drum orders, including: proper sampling and labeling, completion of the packing list and the bill of lading and the proper use of a forklift.
  • Proper selection and use of pumps, lines, hoses and filtration equipment including inspection and cleaning as well as informing their Team Leader of maintenance work requests needed to repair defective equipment.
  • Daily checks and maintenance of the scrubber system including: sampling, draining knock-out pots, adjusting flows, changing out solutions and recording QC results in the log book.
  • Storage of raw materials and finished products in an organized and safe manner.
  • General housekeeping in the process and warehouse areas.


Skills That Make a Difference: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Previous experience as an operator in a chemical manufacturing is preferred, but not required.
  • A high level of safety awareness is required.
  • Job duties include lifting 55 lb. bags and climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Plant operators must be medically fit to wear a negative pressure respirator.
  • Basic math skills, reading comprehension and ability to communicate with others.
  • Must satisfactorily complete all safety training courses as offered by management.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire: 

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

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Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together!

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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