Material Operator

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Wartburg – Tennessee, US, 37887

Company: Heraeus

Material Operator
Location Wartburg – Tennessee
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 approximately 14,900 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


The primary responsibility of this position is to perform all production activities, including planning, monitoring and coordination of all materials in conjunction with the Shift Leader to best meet the needs of the production schedule for the department.


Your Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lend every assistance to assure the success of our sales network, by maintaining open and accurate communications with all operators and the Shift Lead Person,
  • Record production or process data and maintain logs, as required. 
  • Observe and record key process indicators such as air and temperature gauges or metal color and fluidity and turn fuel valves or adjust controls to maintain required temperatures.
  • Maintain material accountability during preparation and production by utilization of scales or other measuring equipment in compliance with standard procedures. 
  • Organize the materials into drums to be closed, sealed and weighed prior to shipment according to customer and company specifications.
  • Chemistry – Develop knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and  disposal methods.
  • Production and Processing – Develop knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Encourage and follow all safety rules and regulations and report any potentially unsafe condition,
  • Responsible for the completion of all equipment monitoring logs to ensure compliance with all government and local requirements,
  • Accurately complete the processing plan for every material lot processed through the department,

What is required for this role:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • 1-3 years of related experience.
  • The ability to obtain a forklift license is necessary. 
  • Possess the ability to accurately follow sampling protocol for analytical testing
  • SPIRIT - Strong work ethic, Positive outlook, Integrity, Reliable, Into the details and a Team player
  • Firm commitment to the HPM Guiding Principles of customer focus, continuous improvement, clear language, responsibility and respect

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville