Job Description


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs all duties and functions in a safe and approved fashion for his/her own personal safety and as an example for all others in the area.  Immediately corrects, if possible, any unsafe acts or conditions observed.
  • Monitors and actively adjusts operating equipment consistent with written company policies and procedures, coordinating production variables with his/her supervisor. Notifies supervisor of safety, quality, process, or environmental concerns, and of any equipment breakdown or other operational problem.
  • Advises any individuals in the area about the potential hazards associated with the area. Completes Safe Work lock out and permitting associated with the assigned process function.
  • Exchanges verbal and written information with the person he/she is relieving or is relieved by, regarding equipment and process status, any problems being experienced and the progress towards accomplishing the production instructions and plans
  • Performs analytical lab tests as required by procedures and accurately records results; reports unusual or nonconforming results to the Supervisor immediately
  • Completes all job tasks and required documentation.
  • Assists coworkers when the need arises and there are no immediate problems within the
  • assinged areas
  • Shall be required to certify in two (2) independent units of the company’s choosing based on business needs.

Loading Operator

Operates and manages equipment to load chemical products into trucks and rail cars.  Equipment includes liquid loading systems, track mobile for rail movement, and product storage tanks and pumping systems.

Brine Operator

Operates and manages equipment to send and treat brine going to the cell room.  Equipment includes salt offloading conveyor, chemical addition systems, pumps and piping to flow brine and chemicals, heat exchangers, vessels, and storage tanks for brine and associated raw materials.

Evaps Operator

Operates and manages equipment for caustic evaporation, hydrogen compression and drying, and HCl synthesis.  Equipment includes compressors, HCl synthesis burner , heat exchangers, pumps and piping to flow various materials, vessels, and storage tanks.

Utilities Operator

Operates and manages systems supplying utilities to the plant, bleach treatment, raw material offloading, and some material loading.  Utilitiy equipment includes compressors, heat exchangers, cooling towers, loading stations, vessels, pumps, piping and storage tanks.

Cell Room Operator

Operates and manages equipment for electrolyzers and chlorine handling/liquefaction.  Equipment includes the electrolyzers, compressor, heat exchangers, vessels, pumps, and piping.


  • Position requires a HS Diploma or the equivalent
  • Must be willing to work overtime and shift schedules

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US markets. The base pay for this position is $32.85 per hour. This pay is based on relevant market data in our lowest and highest geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, experience and skillset. Westlake is a total compensation company.


This job is performed mainly outdoors; physical presence is required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; climb, have full use and range of motion of arms, hands and fingers to reach, grasp, hold, push or pull, twist, and work with tools; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to perform tasks that may require bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, lying down or working from elevated platforms. The employee must be able to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Lifting may occur from the ground, waist-high, or shoulder-high.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to see details of objects that are more/less than a few feet away; see differences between colors, shades and brightness and determine the distance between objects. This job requires response to audible emergency alarms inside of the plant.  Employee must be able to evacuate when required.


The employee must be able to work in a normal factory environment, including enclosed spaces and exposure to various hazards. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Some of the work will be required in the operating units which requires usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, flame retardant clothing, etc.  Will also result in exposure to outside elements and require usage of stairs.

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