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  • Area Support Technician, Entry Level Chemical Operator

    Posted: 06/12/2022


    Styropek Area Support Technician--Entry Level Chemical Operator--Monaca, PA

    Styropek is the North American leader in the EPS (Expandable Polystyrene) industry and the largest EPS producer on the American Continent. Our certified products are utilized across many applications, including building, packaging, and automotive. We are part of the Alpek group, the largest petrochemical company in America, a subsidiary of the Alfa group, and are currently seeking talented individuals for entry level manufacturing opportunities for its facility in Monaca, PA. These positions are entry level Area Support Technicians who perform a variety of general and technical maintenance and production activities. They are members of the local Bargaining unit and will have the opportunity to advance within operations or maintenance as per the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Successful candidates must be able to work rotating 8 and/or 12-hour shifts, weekends, and overtime.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    Operation and minor maintenance of process equipment, such as pumps, screeners, belt

    feeders, mixers and hoists

    • Interpret and follow operating procedures, observe critical operating parameters, operate and

      inspect equipment, monitor process controls, and record process and equipment data

    • Identify/troubleshoot process problems and taking corrective action

    • Area housekeeping, packaging and material movements

    • Demonstration of high safety standards and procedures

    • Provide Emergency Medical Treatment including CPR/ Defibrillation and/or medical first

      aid, if necessary as a member of the Emergency Response Team


    Minimum 3+ years combination of relevant technical degree/diploma coupled with manufacturing or industrial or other relevant experience, or minimum 3+ years of manufacturing or industrial or other relevant experience with a high school education or


    • Demonstrated commitment to safety, protecting the environment and product quality

    • Proven history of growth, accomplishment and advancement to positions of increased


    • Demonstrated ability to handle jobs that are both physically and mentally demanding, e.g., lifting, respirator use, etc.

    • Excellent interpersonal and team skills

    • Applicants will be required to achieve a minimum score on an assessment test related to job

      responsibilities to be considered

    Pay and Benefits: Pay and benefits are per the Collective Bargaining Agreement