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Job Details

Color Technician

Company name
Lyondell Chemical Company

Location
Akron, OH, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Posted on
Jan 05, 2021

Valid Through
Apr 20, 2021

Profile

Facility: 

AKRON EXETER-5001

Department: 

Production - AXO

Division: 

Global APS and Supply Chain

LyondellBasell

(NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2020, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies for the third consecutive year.

Basic Function

The Color Specialist will partake in the efforts of refining robust color processes and formulations for all products within the operation. This position requires strong communication, organizational, and technical skills.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position will verify and improve primary input/output for all color processes, formulations and documentation. Responsibilities include ensuring that manufacturing color processes are properly documented and up to date. In addition, participate in problem solving activities and developing training, WI, SOP and process efficiencies.

Adhere to all company EHS policies and standards

Assist in the development and support of projects that contribute to the profitability, reliability, environmental, and safety integrity of the plant

Assist in continuous improvement initiatives in the manufacturing of color product/processing areas, including process modernization.

Perform hands on testing of polymer processes and equipment to meet business objectives for new product introductions.

Provide hands on technical support for equipment qualification and process validation.

Assist in developing documents, protocols, SOPs, batch records, work instructions and test procedures.

Roles & Responsibilities (continued)

Work with Process Engineer & Managers to assist with their color polymer processing development effort.

Optimize the performance and efficiency of all color processes.

Support plant production through daily QC of in-line checks to ensure quality finished goods through molding, testing and approving of finished goods specifications.

Formulate and develop new colors to meet customer requirements. Identify appropriate materials using job knowledge, spectrophotometer, and other information via databases and vendor documentation as may be available.

Interact with customers and vendors as needed to gather information, provide guidance, and provide troubleshooting.

Quality control check production materials then approve and/or adjust as needed. Perform all appropriate tests as may be required and create all required documentation, including but not limited to ash, melt flow, optical density, dispersion testing, color measurements, contrast ratio, moisture, and flame testing.

Evaluate new raw materials for suitability and cost effectiveness.

Qualifications

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Candidate with 5 years of experience in a polymer processing environment preferred, knowledge in plastics compounding is a plus

Understanding of twin screw & single screw extrusion required.

Knowledge in other polymer processes is desirable. Background in dyes & special effects is strongly desirable

HS diploma or equivalent

Relevant Skills Required:

Proficient with MS Office suite

Excellent communication, teamwork & time management skills

Self-starter, motivated with high attention to detail

Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

Strong analytical & technical skills, ability to solve complex problems and innovate

Ability to interface, orally & in writing, with many levels of employees of various disciplines within various departments & external contacts.

Competencies

Builds effective teams

Collaborates

Cultivates innovation

Customer focus

Demonstrates courage

Drives results

Ensures accountability

Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market:

Akron

Nearest Secondary Market:

Cleveland

Company info

Lyondell Chemical Company
Website : http://www.lyondell.com

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