Chemical Operator

Date: Aug 7, 2022

Location: Dayton – Ohio, US, 45377

Company: Heraeus

Chemical Operator
Location Dayton – Ohio
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading, family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.




As an employer, we offer open space - For Designers. For Forward Thinkers. For Doers. Innovation has been the secret of our sustained business success for 165 years, and you can have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to help us write that next chapter of success.


Here are just a few of the things you will get to do:


  •  Measure, weigh, and mix chemical ingredients, according to procedure. Control or operate equipment in which chemical changes or reactions take place during the processing of products.
  • Read and understand batch procedures and work instructions including related MSDSs (material safety data sheets).
  • Monitor gauges, recording instruments, flowmeters, or products to ensure that specified conditions are maintained.
  • Adjust controls to regulate temperature, pressure, feed, or flow of liquids or gases and times of prescribed reactions, according to knowledge of equipment and processes.
  • Make necessary adjustments on equipment units affecting speeds of chemical reactions, quality, or yields as directed/approved by Supervisor.
  • Record operational data, such as temperatures, pressures, ingredients used, processing times, or test results.
  • Draw samples of products for the Analytical Department at specified stages so that analyses can be performed for specific chemical characteristics such as pH levels, concentrations, or viscosities.
  • Observe safety precautions to prevent overflow, fires, explosions, or spills. Inspect equipment or units to detect leaks or malfunctions, shutting equipment down if necessary.




We are looking for people who are not just open to new ideas, but want to bring fresh thinking, energy, and a creative perspective to their work. Some of the traits and qualifications the ideal candidate would possess include:


  • A High School Diploma or GED is required; basic chemistry, reading and math skills allow the candidate to be successful.
  • One or more years of experience in a chemical manufacturing environment is preferred. A combiniation of education and experience will also be taken into consideration.
  • Self-starter with an attention to detail is desired. 
  • Organizational skills, teamwork skills, and the ability to multi-task are help make the candidate successful. 
  • Knowledge of equipment such as pumps, ovens, stirrers, dryers and tools, including their uses, repair, and maintenance is an added bonus.

Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati