Blending Operator
Westlake Chemical
 Marion, VA

Royal Building Products enables you to broaden your career experience as we continue to build on 40 years of commitment to quality and Vinyls product innovations. We are seeking exceptional performers to continue to take exterior building materials to the next level. Royal Building Products, a Westlake Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.

If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the “Careers“ worklet and view “Westlake Career Opportunities“.

SUMMARY

Combine ingredients to obtain correct mixture of compound for producing extruded moulding.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for re-blends.
  • Responsible for operation of blender in combining compound to use in extruder.
  • Maintain records of how much compound is used and where it goes.
  • Responsible for temperature gauges, amp gauges, upkeep, maintenance and tooling of machine.
  • Must be able to run pelletizer machine.
  • Maintain level of quality consistent with established standards.
  • Comply with established safety rules.
  • Comply with company policy and procedures.
  • Maintain constructive working relationships with co-workers, lead and supervisors/managers.
  • Maintain regular attendance in accordance with company policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to the satisfaction of supervisor and/or lead.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education/Knowledge

Less than high school education; or up to one month related experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Communication

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, and use hands to finger to handle or feel objects, and talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes and airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions. The employee regularly works around dust and powder.

The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Royal Building Products, a Westlake Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.

If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the “Careers“ worklet and view “Westlake Career Opportunities“.