Process Technician (POVAL)

Kuraray Pasadena, TX
Title Process Technician

Location Pasadena, TX

Who we are:

Voted one of the Nation's Best and Brightest Companies to Work for, Kuraray America, Inc. (KAI) is a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber and resin production. With top-of-the-line research and production facilities and a vast network of supply from around the world, Kuraray leads the industry in specialty dental, fiber, resin, and elastomer products. Kuraray America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuraray Company, Ltd. Based in Tokyo, Japan. Kuraray has operations in 28 countries and employees more than 10,000 employees, including over 750 in the United States.

Why Kuraray:

Kuraray is building a better tomorrow, today. Our team members are dedicated to expanding our business with committed professionals who share essential values such as integrity, excellence, teamwork and accountability.

As a part of Kuraray America, Inc., our team shares the advantages of working for the leader in specialty chemicals, resins and fibers. Our international presence and resources allow us to be a world-leading innovator in the industries we service. Yet, despite our size, our people are more than just a number. As a new team member you can expect to earn responsibility quickly. Our commitment to our people is visible in our comprehensive benefits package. As a Kuraray team member, you will have the opportunity to enjoy competitive salaries and benefits, incentive opportunities, and an excellent work environment.


* Conduct routine visual inspection of plant process areas and process equipment for proper operating status

* Tour the assigned plant area to review equipment operation and record equipment process readings for area

* Make adjustments to equipment status as instructed

* Maintain acceptable housekeeping in assigned areas

* Review final product and process analytical results, DCS conditions/trends, and LIMS trends

* Utilize SPC for correction problem areas affecting product consistency

* Record performance of job tasks and status of process area

* Understand and comply with regulatory, company, and departmental Safety and Environmental guidelines, policies, and procedures

* Attend scheduled safety training, emergency response training and employee meetings

* Participate in the training exercises

* Know and utilize proper PPE for performing required jobs

* Understand and utilize SOP's when performing routine job tasks

* Other duties as assigned


* Associates Degree or Certificate in Process Technology preferred

* 3 years of experience in the Petro-Chemical Industry

* High school diploma or equivalent required

* Proven ability to troubleshoot process problems (on-the-job training or college education)

* Equipment troubleshooting experience preferred

* Above average mechanical and mathematical skills

* Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions in process operations

* Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions

* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team

* Ability to work a rotating shift (including overtime) and the ability to physically perform the required operations

* Knowledge of the quality/control plan's standard operational practices, methods, and materials and equipment used in chemical processing

* Ability to routinely push, pull or lift at least 50 pounds while performing normal unit operations

* Ability to climb stairs and work at heights in excess of 100 feet

* Ability to climb vertical ladders

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes base pay and an annual incentive. This program is designed to reward individual performance and align overall rewards with corporate and team performance.

Our employees enjoy an attractive healthcare benefits package, including wellness reimbursements to promote a healthy lifestyle. We also provide an Educational Reimbursement Plan, helping our employees fulfill their career goals, as well as a competitive 401(k) through Fidelity Investments.

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Kuraray America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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