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Pelletizing Machine Operator

Date: Sep 3, 2021

Location: Logansport, INDIANA, US

Company: Grupo PROMAX

Waelz Sustainable Products, LLC (WSP) is a partnership between Indianapolis-based Heritage Environmental Services and Zinc Nacional, both fourth-generation family-owned businesses.  Zinc Nacional is subsidiary of Grupo Promax.  Our companies have a long history of operating safe, efficient and sustainable businesses which include Zinc Nacional’s nearly seven decades of expertise in producing zinc oxide from mine ore and steel mill byproducts.  Zinc oxide is an important ingredient in many consumer products including sun block, diaper rash cream, cosmetics, and dietary supplements to name a few.

 

PELLETIZING MACHINE OPERATOR

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Pelletizing Machine Operator will be responsible for safe, productive control of pelletizing equipment, pellet dryer system and all associated process/environmental control systems. The operator will adjust controls and interface with other cross functional teams to meet expected production and product quality rates in a safe and environmentally sound manner.  The operator will assist in the collection of data and reporting as directed. 

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Responsible to perform all duties and activities to create a safe, environmentally compliant workplace that produces high quality products in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Must perform all duties and activities in a manner that is aligned with our company values:  Honesty, Loyalty, Humility, Respect and Responsibility.
  • Will monitor process visually during physical walk-through inspections of Pelletizing and associated equipment (dryers, conveyors, baghouses, bins, etc.)
  • Will monitor processes (input of material and water) through visual system controls on an on-going basis and adjust control parameters for maximum product quality and efficiency.
  • Monitors the efficiency of the pellet feed process: hoppers and belts operation, as well as the weigh feeders.
  • Performs preventive maintenance duties as required for assigned equipment and systems to ensure long-lasting & effective performance.
  • Records and reports damaged, worn, or broken parts and assist Maintenance when processes are down.
  • Assists with Identifying the causes of unexpected malfunctions of equipment.
  • Prepares reports documenting work performed (written and typed in SAP system).
  • Cleans, organizes, inventories, stocks, and otherwise maintains areas, parts, tools, and supplies utilizing Lean/5S methods.
  • Will train and support new or transferred employees.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED SILLS/ABILITIES:

 

  • Works well independently and with others.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Organized with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and heavy industrial environment.
  • Must have willingness and ability to learn the techniques and processes of the Pelletizer, dryer, and associated equipment.
  • Must have basic computer and typing skills.
  • Must complete and maintain any assigned company required training and certifications.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

High School diploma or equivalent. 1-2 years’ experience operating machinery/process control equipment in an industrial manufacturing environment preferred.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Prolonged periods standing and walking.
  • Able to bend, stretch, push, pull, and move as needed to reach, clean, and service machinery.
  • Must be able to visually inspect machines.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds for short durations of time.
  • Ability to climb stairs/ladders on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work in all outdoor weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work wearing appropriate safety PPE including respirators.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

 

N/A.

Waelz Sustainable Products, LLC (WSP) is a partnership between Indianapolis-based Heritage Environmental Services and Zinc Nacional, both fourth-generation family-owned businesses.  Zinc Nacional is subsidiary of Grupo Promax.  Our companies have a long history of operating safe, efficient and sustainable businesses which include Zinc Nacional’s nearly seven decades of expertise in producing zinc oxide from mine ore and steel mill byproducts.  Zinc oxide is an important ingredient in many consumer products including sun block, diaper rash cream, cosmetics, and dietary supplements to name a few.