Flaker Operator

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Spartanburg, SC, US, 29307

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

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. 


  • Safely work around industrial equipment using the proper PPE and safety procedures.
  • Accurately load material into containers with the specified weight.
  • Properly label of container and record weight of the container.
  • Ensure containers are set up to meet production needs.
  • Perform safety inspections of area and/or equipment and report any unsafe concerns to supervisor/manager.
  • General housekeeping of work area and surrounding area to maintain a clean, safe work environment. 
  • Consistently provide superior customer service.
  • Operate forklift
  • Additional duties as assigned


Additional Responsibilities May Include

  • Assisting chemical operator with tasks as needed to ensure production needs are met
  • Maintain material containers
  • Track/record process information and production data.


Required Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited school.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal/written).
  • Ability to plan tasks, work independently, and display individual initiative.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic math, reading, and computer skills.
  • Previous experience in manufacturing and/or chemical industry.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven customer service skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task while delivering focused results.
  • Ability to pay attention to accuracy and detail is critical.
  • Previous forklift experience and ability to safely operate forklift


Considered a Plus

  • Previous flaker or chemical operating experience
  • Previous warehouse experience
  • Knowledge of chemicals and chemical hazards
  • Working SAP knowledge
  • Previous forklift certification
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.


Working Conditions

  • Will be subject to extended periods of climbing ladders and stairways, sitting, walking, standing, bending, stopping, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, moving, and lifting up to 75 pounds.
  • Must be willing/able to work in a warehouse environment and outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Safely work independently and around others by following all required procedures.
  • Willing to work up to 12-hour shifts, overtime, and holidays as needed.
  • Maintain clean shaven appearance to allow for respirator usage, if required.
  • Ability to move material using a forklift.

If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you. 


Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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