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Suez-Na Chemical Mix Machine Operator Days in Minnetonka, Minnesota

WE'RE LOOKING FORChemical Mix Machine Operator Days

Employment typeRegular / Permanent


5951 Clearwater Drive

Minnetonka, MINNESOTA, 55343-8990

United States

Reference Numberreq21346

Who we are?With 90,000 people on five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances.

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions looks for innovation everywhere. For more than 100 years, SUEZ has been at the forefront of innovation, from the SUEZ Canal to addressing water scarcity. Finding solutions to the world's biggest problems has never been more important than right now. Join us today and become an essential part of the Resource Revolution!

Who are we looking for?


• High School Diploma/GED

• Minimum of 1 year (12-months) of experience as a machine operator, maintenance technician, chemical mixer/handler, or military service in a technical background -OR- minimum of 6 months direct experience as a membrane operator


• Willingness to work with chemicals, including solvents and acids

• Ability to work overtime

• Ability to work a schedule that rotates days of the week and includes every other weekend coverage, resulting in working seven out of every fourteen days

• Ability to work a 12-hour shift schedule

• Willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, safety shoes, and, on an intermittent basis, a full-face respirator

• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

Desired Characteristics:

• Associate’s Degree in engineering, industrial technology, instrumentation, automated systems and robotics, electronics engineering technology, industrial controls and robotics, right skills now for manufacturing, chemistry, or similar technical associates degree

• Inventory control experience using SAP or other inventory control program

• Experience troubleshooting a continuous web or paper handling process

• Ability to complete simple shop math calculations (percentages, chemical usage rates, yields, etc.)

• Experience using lab equipment such as FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy), UV-Vis (ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy), Karl Fisher, viscometer, conductivity meter, micrometer, or other similar lab equipment

• Programmable Logic Control experience

• High attention for detail to ensure safe and accurate chemical mixing

• Knowledge and understanding of web-handling manufacturing

• Trained to operate a fork truck in a manufacturing area

• Strong communication skills

• Ability to learn and understands all policies, practices, and procedures

• Experience working with chemicals

What will you be doing?

As the Membrane Fabricator, you will operate state-of-the-art membrane coating equipment, including chemical mixing, quality checks, troubleshooting, and packaging. You will perform quality workmanship and keep scheduled deadlines to meet customer expectations. You will work shifts that are 12-hours long, starting at 5:50pm (night) on a rotating week schedule.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Membrane Fabricator, you will:

• Observe all Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) rules, including housekeeping practices; participate in EHS meetings, investigations, and audits

• Proactively communicate and address safety concerns

• Set-up, operate, and clean membrane production equipment

• Conduct handling and mixing of chemicals according to prescribed formulas and procedures (strong acids, bases, and solvents are used in regular process)

• Enter production data into database, forms, logs, and SAP accurately, clearly, and completely

• Move raw materials and finished products to proper locations

• Monitor and document raw material and final product quality, including making adjustments to coating processes to assure membrane meets specifications, and perform and document cell tests on membrane

• Perform troubleshooting to identify and correct root cause of malfunction to minimize scrap

• Follow all life-critical policies and procedures (Lock-out/Tag-Out, Confined Space Entry, Line-Break)

• Contain, label, store, and transfer hazardous waste according to applicable regulations

• May be required to unload and test bulk chemical tankers

• Support area cycle counts, inventory control, SAP transactions

• Perform regularly scheduled maintenance and calibration procedures

• Prepare and package membrane samples

• Assist in process changes and new product development

• Perform any additional duties as assigned by Supervisor, Facilitator, or Lead

Additional Notes

Work Monday, Thursday, Friday one week. Then the opposite Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday the following week. Built in overtime (pay at 1.5x after 40 hours) every other week.

The vast majority of benefits start Day 1 of employment!

Company Paid Benefits

· Dental & Vision Insurance

· Short Term Disability

· Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment

· Employee Assistance Program

· Paid Breaks

Benefits with Team Member Contributions

· Health Insurance plans to meet your personal needs

· Savings Accounts – Depending on which Health Insurance plan you chose, you are eligible to participate in accounts including Health Reimbursement Account with company contribution, Health Savings Account, and/or Flexible Spending Account/Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account

· Premium Dental and Vision

· Supplemental Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment, including dependent coverage

· Long Term Disability

Retirement Benefits

· 401k with company match

· Company retirement contribution

Time Away from Work

· Vacation

· Holidays/Floating Holidays

· Personal Business

· Personal Illness

· Paid Parental Leave (1-yr service required)

Supporting Career Progression

· Many careers provide opportunities to increase compensation via structured skill development as well as our annual merit process

Encouraging Community Engagement

· Enjoy the Journey! Help plan and participate in events that promote fun and team building in the workplace

· Events for the family include Bring a Child to Work Day, Holiday Party, and Summer Picnic

· Paid volunteer time to participate in company-sponsored volunteer activities

Developing Additional Skills

· Develop new skills via team participation!

o Teams include Safety, First Aid, Spill Team, Evacuation, Employee Activities Committee, HealthAhead and others

· Develop training and leadership skills through Facilitator, Lead, Quality Facilitator and Process Owner opportunities

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

· Help plan and participate in fun physical activities such as 5K fun run/walks and awareness events such as nutrition workshops

· On-site blood pressure testing, cholesterol testing, flu shots, and more

· Free on-site Fitness Room! Available 24/7 (except holidays and other shut-down days)

Compensation:Period 0.00 - 0.00 USD

Is relocation for this position offered:No

Number of Job Openings:1

Company Grade/Band:Other Salaried

SUEZ’s Water Technologies and Solutions (SWTS) offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.

WTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Suez WTS is NOT accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee of Suez WTS in any fashion without a valid written search agreement in place will be deemed the sole property of Suez WTS. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired by Suez WTS based upon an unsolicited referral.

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