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Production Operator I

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Date: Aug 21, 2019

Location: Paso Robles, California, US, 93446

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: Estane® Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.

Job Title:

Production Operator I

Job Category:





12 hour shifts, 3 days/week

Additional overtime as needed


Paso Robles, CA

Reports to:

Shift Supervisor

Position Type/ Classification:

Hourly (Non-Exempt)

Approved By:

Cooper Elkins

Educational Requirements:

HS Diploma or GED


Approval Date:

March 7, 2018

Essential Skills Required:

  • Charging the appropriate material amounts by following batch sheet recipes to produce specific customer orders
  • Fill out paperwork properly and thoroughly with proper notation of lot numbers and products
  • Pull batch samples for the lab and add required material additions as directed
  • Clean bulk tankers, blending vessels, and equipment
  • Follow manufacturing procedures and follow and fill out Standard Operating Procedures
  • Properly handle hazardous chemicals and disposal of chemicals in apprioprate locations
  • Unload bulk tankers to storage tanks, totes, or drums
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements including: ability to lift up to 55 lbs., working around hazardous chemicals, wearing all required personal protective equipment, completing physically demanding work that requires lifting, kneeling and twisting.
  • Must be physically capable of wearing all required personal protective equipment for all areas of the plant; including respirator, chemical suites/aprons, goggles/safety glasses, hard hats, steel toe shoes.
  • Flexibility with schedule and work duties; must be willing to work overtime including weekends, nights, and holidays.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented and the ability to prioritize, organize, and follow through.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in handling multiple tasks at once to accomplish the overall goal.
  • Self-starter; takes initiative and good time management skills.

Skills and Experience:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of industrial plant safety policies and procedures.
  • Prior experience in chemical plant and familiar with plant equipment and chemical hazards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook.

Considered a Plus

  • Associate Degree or equivalent
  • Previous forklift experience
  • Previous chemical plant experience or knowledge of chemical hazards
  • Knowledge of reactors, valves, mixers, pumps, and filters
  • General knowledge of SAP

Essential Mental Functions:

  • Possess the following cognitive skills: perception, memory, judgment, reasoning, disseminating, discerning and troubleshooting/problem-solving. 
  • Must be able to read and take tests.
  • Self-motivated to safely produce high volume of work with excellent quality.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills (oral/written).
  • Strong organization skills, self-motivated.
  • No fear of heights.
  • Ability to safely work independently and around others by following all
    required safety, production procedures, and departmental practices.
  • Be a team player who will assist other department members.

Work Environment:

  • Labor intensive, requires working outside most of the time in the outside elements (hot/cold weather, rain, etc).
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements including: ability to lift up to 55 lbs.; wearing all required personal protective equipment, completing physically demanding work that requires lifting, kneeling and twisting.

Paso Robles is in the Central Coast of California halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. It is a short drive away from beautiful beaches and several recreational lakes. Scenic California State Route 1 runs along the Pacific Ocean through San Simeon, Morro Bay, and Big Sur. Hearst Castle, a national historic landmark, sits on a hilltop in San Simeon and was newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst’s residence. For those skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, there are several resorts a few hours east and northeast of Paso Robles including Mammoth Mountain and Lake Tahoe. Our city’s many restaurants offer fine dining, local cuisine, and local varieties of wines. Paso Robles is the home of the Mid-State Fair that hosts some of the biggest names in the music industry. Cuesta Community College and California Polytechnic State University are located close by for students seeking higher learning. Our thriving community has retained its small-town feel while still offering big-city amenities and has something for everyone!

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield
Nearest Secondary Market: San Luis Obispo

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