Offers “Roquette Frères”

Expires soon Roquette Frères

Hydro Operator

  • Gurnee, USA
  • Sales

Job description

People are at the heart of our strategy

A family-owned Group, Roquette offers a  positive  and  attractive  work and career environment, in which everyone can learn,  develop , contribute to the overall company performance and be  recognized  for doing so.

A career with Roquette will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference as you work with some of the brightest individuals in the industry who use innovation and continuous improvement to solve challenging problems, while increasing efficiency and reducing waste. Our goal is to drive growth in the manufacturing industry to achieve and sustain best-in-class standards in everything we do.

Roquette America’s manufacturing facility in Gurnee, Illinois, produces polyols used in numerous applications, such as pharmaceuticals, food, confections and oral care products.

Job Description


Position Description

This position works in the Hydrogen department of the Gurnee plant and performs day-to-day activities that include adjusting plant control variables and monitoring and managing process equipment parameters to meet production goals while working a rotating shift.   Operators also perform start-up and shutdown activities, conduct rounds, readings and daily production reports as well as accept responsibility to be proactive and innovative in solutions to ensure an efficient operation and safe work environment. This position is an 8 hour rotating shift.

Duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

·  Comply and protects safety requirements, the environment and product quality in all situations
·  Participates in Process Safety Management (PSM)
·  Remotely operates process via Foxboro DCS 
·  Conducts routine tours and inspections of process equipment in the field
·  Manually manipulates equipment and performs other manual operations as required (e.g. Adds, handles and drums catalyst, operates manual valves, adds calcium carbonate, etc…)
·  Draws and analyzes process samples as needed or requested 
·  Works closely with other employees and contractors
·  Communicates effectively, both written and verbal, with other employees, contractors and outside personnel
·  Works with maintenance employees, contractors and outside personnel to complete equipment maintenance, repairs and modifications
·  Maintains a clean work place and process
·  Performs assigned computer functions
·  Safely lifts tools, parts, product and equipment, using others or mechanical means as needed to ensure a safe lift.
·  Analyzes process indications (physical and electronic) and trends to troubleshoot process issues and out-of-range control variables
·  Maintains process logs and log book, electronic and manual
·  Operates several unit operations and evolutions at one time, multi-tasking effectively
·  Operates with varying levels of supervision
·  Carries out work plan and housekeeping schedule as defined in verbal instructions, written Team Leader notes and master cleaning schedule.
·  Monitors and controls usage of various process chemicals and consumables (e.g. nickel catalyst, NaOH),


·  High school diploma or equivalent
·  Ability to ascend and descend stairs up to 2 stories
·  Work in hot and humid inside environment
·  Ability to push, pull and lift 50 pounds
·  Physically able to wear and work in a dust mask and full-face respirator
·  Commonly works in high heat for 30 minutes at a time, sometimes longer.
·  Works with hot liquid and steam systems, and around hot piping.
·  Occasionally works outside for 60 minutes at a time, sometimes longer, in all seasons.
·  Spends extended time monitoring a series of computers.
·  Operates processes that are unique technology to Roquette in a highly competitive environment.  Disclosure of this process information could cause substantial harm to Roquette’s competitive position.

Roquette offers great benefits including:

·  Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage
·  Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Life (Company paid)
·  Company Matching 401K
·  Employee Assistance Program
·  Wellness Program
·  On-site café


We expect four leadership skills from all our employees:  

• Act like a valuable team member  

•Target quality and excellence  

• Be disciplined and compliant  

• Make decisions quickly and with determination.  


AAP/EEO Statement   

An Equal Opportunity Employer  “AAP, EEO, M/F/H/V/D, Drug-Free Workplace”  


Other Duties  

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  

Roquette provides numerous career opportunities, thanks to the diversity of its jobs and their international dimension.

Joining Roquette means joining dynamic teams ambitious for success.

For any queries relating to this job, please contact the Recruiter.

Kim Smith

Roquette provides numerous career opportunities, thanks to the diversity of its jobs and their international dimension.

Joining Roquette means joining dynamic teams ambitious for success.

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