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Job Title:

Chemical Process Technician

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Hawkins Inc

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1st and 2nd Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Hawkins is looking for a Chemical Process Technician to join our team at our Centralia, IL facility. The position is responsible for safely operating, handling and maintaining production equipment while achieving production and quality standards.

• Handle, store and transport chemical materials during the process of operating, monitoring and controlling continuous and batch manufacturing processes.
• Manual and auto operation of production processes, using field controls and computer-controlled interface systems, adjusting variables such as temperature, pressure, feed rate, sampling, etc. in accordance with SOPs.
• Perform tank transfers, bulk truck or railcar loading/unloading, emptying or filling of containers, pump drums, dump drums, 50- to 100-pound sacks and supersacks as required.
• Accurately and completely fill out required paperwork including details such as process conditions, test results, instrument readings, shipping and receiving paperwork, plant data sheets, environmental reports, inventory sheets, inspection reports, etc. as required, either on paper or via computer.
• Perform “in process” analytical methods to maintain quality standards and take corrective action as needed.
• Provide routine maintenance to equipment and instrumentation.
• Perform or maintain housekeeping in assigned areas of the plant.
• Uphold Hawkins, Inc.’s standards for quality and safety through continuous improvement activities and adherence to applicable environmental, safety and health regulations and policies.

Job Requirements:

• High school diploma or equivalent required
• Minimum of 6 months experience as a chemical operator or equivalent experience required; previous experience working in an ISO, GMP or SQF environment is preferred.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills required
• Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) complex and/or technical operations and procedures in terms easily understood by non-technical operators required.
• Ability to safely operate an industrial fork truck required
• Ability to comply with all mandatory Environmental, Health, & Safety and process specific training and participate as a member of the Emergency Response Team in Level A PPE required.
• Ability to achieve and maintain 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification required
• Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Office required. Prior MRP or ERP experience preferred (JD Edwards a plus)

Physical Requirements
• Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds occasionally, and up to 50 pounds frequently.
• Must be able to pull/push equipment and/or piping weighing up to 100 pounds into position for 1 to 2 minutes up to 40 times a day.
• Ability to sit, stand, and climb stairs for up to 12 hours per day, climb ladders and work at heights, and work in warehouses or outdoors in all weather conditions.
• Able to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
• Occasional turning, twisting, stooping, bending, and reaching.
• Ability to wear a respirator for up to 4 hours a day (following SOPs for facial hair).
• Able to follow production requirements including no exposed jewelry/piercings in a non-smoking, tobacco-free site.


In addition to offering a competitive salary, Hawkins is committed to maintaining balanced benefits programs to help protect our employees and their families while employed and when they retire. We strive to provide the best value and remain competitive in our industry and the job market.

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Company Information

Hawkins, Inc. is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals and reagent grade laboratory chemicals sold to municipalities and businesses throughout the Central United States. Thousands of organizations across a variety of industries have depended on Hawkins for the chemical products they need since 1938.

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