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PED Utility Operator

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Date: Oct 20, 2021

Location: Pedricktown, NJ, US, 8067

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.


Job Title: Utility Operator

The role of the Utility Operator is to perform activities associated with manufacturing operations and some minor maintenance activities as needed. Primary tasks are raw material and finished goods movement, preparation and cleaning of vessels as needed, final product packaging and required housekeeping duties. All work to be performed in a safe and orderly manner.


Work Performed

Moves in-process and finished goods and raw materials through process area.
Operates the automated reactor cleaning system (RCS)
Hand cleans or power washes vessels, reactors and tanks as required.
Coordinates their activities with other personnel performing related functions.
Complete packaging paperwork accurately and completely.
Operate packaging line for finished product per documented procedures and packaging schedule.
Transfer finished packaged product from the plant to the distribution warehouse .
Performs required housekeeping assignments as necessary to maintain a clean and safe work area.
Assists other technicians in performing tasks as required by workload .
Ensure work orders are written and prepare equipment for maintenance. Perform minor maintenance as necessary.
Assist in the development of operating procedures.
Performs other similar duties as assigned.
Maintains good attendance and covers for absences of others.

Equipment Used

Latex process equipment such as yard tractor, RCS system, process piping, valves, filters, pumps, etc.
Instrumentation such as temperature indicators, pressure gauges, and level indicators.
Hand tools such as pipe wrenches, knives, scrapers, files, thief sampler, etc.
Latex local area computer network, Lot Loading Data base (MS Access)
Personal Computer

Instructions, Methods and Procedures

Specific methods and procedures are available for all activities.
Daily instructions may be given by the production scheduler, lead technician, engineer or manager.
The shift lead tech is available for assistance whenever required.


Safety performance will be a key element of each employee's performance evaluation. Safety is everyone's concern and requires constant thoughtfulness, awareness and communication. Many accidents result from actions taken without proper thought or attention to details. The development of safety awareness can only come through each employee's personal acceptance of their responsibility for safety in conjunction with adequate job orientation, training, recognition and communication of potential hazards associated with each work situation. All necessary equipment, tools, procedures, processes and training will be provided to assist employees performing their jobs safely.


In particular the Utility Operator is required to:

Learn all Cardinal Rule Safety Procedures.
Read and understand all other safety procedures and all health and environmental procedures.
Maintain refresher and recertification schedule.
Wear all appropriate PPE for the task being performed.
Use proper tools for the task being performed.
Perform job specific tasks in accordance with written procedures
Plan ahead and develop a plan of action when doing abnormal tasks which have no written procedures
Complete daily housekeeping activities in your work area to ensure a safe work environment.
Respond safely to spills and releases. Clean up any spills promptly. Notify the proper personnel
Complete proper isolation of equipment for maintenance and communicate all potential hazards in the area. Safely return to service all equipment upon maintenance release.
Attend and participate in all safety meetings.
Provide safety orientation and training for new employees in the process area.
Stop unsafe acts performed by any employee or contractor.
Ensure safety equipment is in the proper location.
Understand and use SDS's
Observe all plant rules and regulations as outlined in the Safety Procedure Manual
Obtain and maintain certification relevant to role

High School Diploma or equivalent required



The Pedricktown Lubrizol site is located in rural Oldmans Township, NJ.  Pedricktown is a very quaint, rural town where locally you can find the Cowtown Rodeo, which is known as “The oldest weekly running rodeo in the USA.” Although it is rural, it is close to many major cities and attractions. Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation, is only 30 minutes away - home to the Constitution Center, Liberty Bell, and the world-renowned Art Museum where the famous scene from Rocky was shot on the museum steps.  Philly is also home to many first-class hospitals and top-tier colleges & universities.  It is also known for its bustling night life and restaurants. Philadelphia was named #3 on the “NY Times 52 Places To Go in 2015” list. New York is about 2 hours from Pedricktown – you can either drive there or get there easily by train.  New York is widely known for its first-run plays on Broadway, as well as Times Square.  Pedricktown is also conveniently located about 90 minutes from Baltimore, MD and 20 minutes from Delaware, which is home to the newly-renovated Wilmington Riverfront. In addition to city attractions, we are located about 2-1/2 hours from the Pocono Mountains, which is a great place to ski and snowboard, and less than 2 hours from the Atlantic Ocean with its beautiful white-sand beaches and Atlantic City with its numerous casinos.


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.


Do You Need Assistance?

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.

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