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Compound Operator

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Gastonia, NC, US, 28056

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.




  • Ensure finished compound batches are filtered to the proper package, including verification that the product is within all specifications, proper sampling, and recordkeeping.
  • Deliver the specified package to the scales to be used for weighing a completed batch.
  • Generate workplace and shipping labels from SAP to place on packaged product.
  • Proper selection and use of pumps, lines, hoses and filtration equipment including: inspection, cleaning, and initiating maintenance work requests for defective equipment
  • Make additions to a Mix Tank as requested by the Team Leader and an “A” or “B” operator; Record all additions made on the Batch Sheet and initial.
  • Store raw materials and finished products in an organized and safe manner
  • General housekeeping in process areas
  • Enter batch data into SAP.

 This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The Operator is expected to perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the Team Leader or management.


Physical Requirements:

  • Capable of climbing stairs.
  • Must be able to lift and dump 50 lb bags into reactor opening.
  • Must be able to wear all required PPE including occasional use of full face respirator.
  • Fine Manipulation of hands/fingers
  • Repetitive use of hands/arms



  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • "C" Operator is an entry-level position; previous experience is not required.
  • Job duties include lifting 55 lb. bags and climbing stairs and ladders
  • Must be medically fit to wear a negative pressure respirator
  • Basic math skills, reading comprehension, and the ability to communicate with others
  • Must satisfactorily complete all safety training courses as offered by management

Gastonia is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area.  Charlotte is the largest city between Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas.  Because of the ease of getting to Charlotte from anywhere in the world, it has earned the nickname "the International Gateway to the South."  Charlotte is located just hours away from the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains to the west and popular beaches, including Myrtle Beach, on the Carolina coast.   Whether it's arts and culture, sports and recreation, dining, shopping or nightlife & entertainment, Charlotte has it all.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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