3rd Shift Chemical Operator Encapsys

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Date: May 29, 2024

Location: Portage, WI, US, 53901

Company: Milliken and Company



Chemical Operator



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.


Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, our eight thousand associates across 46 locations are a diverse global team of scientists, engineers, manufacturers, designers, thinkers, and problem solvers. People who come to work every day with curious minds and an unwavering commitment to delivering sustainable solutions for our customers and communities. Named to the World’s Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere Institute for 15 consecutive years, we rally behind a common purpose: to positively impact the world for generations



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 60 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.



  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Tactful – Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others
  • Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations
  • Honesty/Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace
  • Flexibility – Ability to work through change while maintaining a positive attitude


The successful candidate will have strengths in the following:

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