Encapsys Chemical Operator

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Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: WI, US, 53091

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at Milliken.com and on FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

This position is located in Portage, Wisconsin at Encapsys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Milliken. At Milliken, our work begins behind the scenes often taking shape in a lab. The molecules and materials we create are transforming lives and experiences around the world. We're a global leader with over 155 years of expertise in research, design and manufacturing specializing in the textile, chemical, healthcare, and flooring industries.


The Chemical Operator is responsible for the set up and operation of production equipment in their assigned production area used to produce microencapsulated products in a safe and efficient manner.  The role utilizes both automated and manual systems to add raw materials, initiate and monitor the process to transform the raw materials into finished product.  Several actions require manual operator actions that include obtaining samples for testing, manual material additions, and documentation of critical process steps.



  • Safe handling of equipment and materials understanding the hazards and proper utilization of PPE
  • Maintain on time production schedule by coordinating daily activities
  • Accurate and timely in completion of tasks and documentation
  • Effective communication with team members and management
  • Work overtime to cover vacancies/vacations and meet Customer requirements, including weekends
  • Promote teamwork by assisting other where and when needed
  • Train new or less experienced team members
  • Cross train to other processes and positions for business continuity and flexibility
  • Operate equipment in accordance with SOP’s
  • Observe, adjust, and monitor equipment to ensure safety, quality, and efficient operation
  • Complete manual operations as required by the process
  • Document process critical data timely and accurately
  • Issue materials and complete orders in Deacom
  • Maintain 5S standards
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts
  • Perform basic care, housekeeping and maintenance of equipment and work area
  • Communicate operational needs within team and with management
  • Attend all plant meetings and complete all trainings on time
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned
  • Ability to occasionally push, pull and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to wear a respirator as required by the task being performed or chemical safety data sheets.
  • Work safely around and appropriately handle hazardous chemicals around plant.




The successful candidate will have strengths in the following:

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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