Production Technician

Full Time
Texas City, TX
Manufacturing & Warehouse

Website Ashland


Accountable for ensuring safe and environmentally sound packaging of co-polymer, solvents and powder products manufactured on-site. All product packaging and drumming operations are to be performed to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers. 

PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN, DuPont Rotating Shift Schedule 

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate,  tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and  ingenious? 

Are you always solving? 

Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us. 

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join Ashland, Inc., ISP Technologies, Inc. business at our Texas City, TX plant. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the  Operations function. This position will report to the Manager of Batch Operations Processes. 

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Works with the Batch Operations Manager, Packaging Supervisor, and other plant support personnel to package co-polymer, solvent, and powder products for our customers.  
  • Performs product packaging and drumming activities for all co-polymer, solvent and powder products ensuring that customer specifications are met or exceeded.  
  • Loads full containers that are ready for shipment into box vans.  
  • Prepares all containers for staging and labeling. 
  • Takes samples or re-samples of powder, solvents and co-polymers as required to ensure product quality. 
  • Hooks up tank wagons and tank cars for solvent drumming. 
  • Removes and stages empty containers from box vans. 
  • Cleans up powder rooms, drumming lines and warehouse areas. 
  • Prepares all drumming equipment for maintenance as may be required. 
  • Complies with all plant safety rules and reports all incidents and events to immediate supervision for corrective action. 
  • Attends all departmental safety meetings, actively supports, and participates in safety programs and implementations. 
  • Complies with all Ashland plant policies, procedures, and practices applicable to the Production  Department. 
  • Participates in various company and regulatory training designed to improve plant processes and/or increase unit production.  
  • Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives contributing to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improving existing Company programs. 
  • Actively contribute to the organizational goals by taking initiative, executing on goals, and focusing on performance and safety. 
  • Improve the organization’s capacity and capabilities through building collaborative relationships,  optimizing diverse talent and utilizing positive communications and influence with others. 

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following: 

  • High school diploma or GED.  
  • Valid driver’s license.  
  • Basic computer competencies. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of mechanical aptitude, be an effective communicator. Capable and willing to work on a rotating shift, including overtime, and holidays, and taking callouts as may be required.  
  • Possess the ability to remain calm during site emergencies and respond appropriately as directed by the Site Emergency Director.  
  • Capable of evacuating the manufacturing process areas in a timely manner should an emergency arise. 
  • Be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment to work or visit within the manufacturing process area including hard hats, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, steel-toed shoes or other equipment as required by the work performed and location where the work is performed.  

The following skill sets are preferred

  • Prior experience in a plant or manufacturing environment. 
  • Associate of science degree in process technology. 

Other physical requirements for this position include

  • Walking, bending, reaching, and climbing to perform basic duties. 
  • Bending and stooping while checking pumps, valves, motors, etc. 
  • Moving pallets of containers with hand truck. 
  • Filling, shoving, and sealing containers of co-polymer and solvents up to 550 lbs. each.
  • Climbing on and off a tow motor. 
  • Maneuvering and rolling up to 550 lb. containers. 
  • Climbing tank wagon loading rack and onto tank wagons maneuvering fill hose while loading wagons. Climbing storage tanks and checking for problems and getting equipment ready for maintenance. Exposure to various temperature extremes as dictated by local climate. 
  • Exposure to loud noise levels created by running equipment in the process areas.  

Perks of working at Ashland: 

  • Team recognition rewards, and monetary incentives based on company performance. Comprehensive Benefit package, Medical, Dental and Vision for you AND your family. 401(k) plan with company match. 
  • Starting pay of $22.95 per hour. 

Must be authorized to work in the US.

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