Process Technician in Chicago, IL at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/14/2018

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Job Description

Process Technician 
Chicago, IL  

Hours: 12 hours rotating shifts. Day 5am to 5pm, Night 5am to 5pm; two weeks on days followed by two weeks on nights and so on. They will work 36 hours one week and 48 hours the next plus any overtime that they pick up. 

Work schedule: Work Tuesday and Wednesday, off on Thursday and Friday, then work Saturday through Monday, then off Tuesday and Wednesday, work Thursday and Friday then off Saturday through Monday and return to work Tuesday on the opposite shift (if they were working nights, they would go to days, and if they were working days then they go to nights 

Work Environment: Production 
Dress Code
: steel toe shoes, pants and long sleeve shirt 

Job Description

  • This position will work as Process Technicians in the East Department and will be responsible for simultaneously operating multiple batch chemical reactors, a bulk powder pneumatic conveying system, vacuum systems, filtration systems, a continuous distillation process, a thermal oxidizer, and a boiler.
  • They will oversee the loading and unloading of railcars and bulk trucks, as well as running quality and analytical testing on in-process and finished product in the Laboratory.
  • They will also perform a variety of departmental administrative activates as needed. 
  • The Process Technician will work closely with the production supervisory. The process technician will run analytical tests on in-process and finished product in the laboratory
  • It is expected that the technician is capable of being trained to fulfill a variety of job roles.
  • Key attributes of the successful candidate are a strong commitment to the customer, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) excellence and quality production. 
  • The plant consists of semi-automated batch reactors.
  • Technicians will be required to work on a rotating shift basis.
  • Because of the potential exposure to chemicals, PPE issued for the position includes respirators, chemical resistant clothing, eye protection goggles, safety glasses, and chemical resistant boots. The plant is also set up with tanks and equipment outside, so this position will spend time in all different types of weather. 

Ideally candidate must have

  • Analytical Skills 
  • Familiarity with computers and process control systems 
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders multiple times per shift
  • Manual dexterity to work with laboratory equipment 
  • Ability to safely lift and carry 55 lbs. bags or hoses
  • Ability to maneuver 600 lbs. drums with the assistance of a drum handler 
  • Ability to maneuver 2200 lbs. pallets  

Required Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess one of the following education qualifications 
  • Min. Chemical Process degree through a vocational or technical school 
  • Min. Completion of a Technical Certificate program 
  • Min. Associate's Degree from an accredited university or equivalent progress toward a higher degree 
  • Min. Completion of military training in a technical role 
  • Min. 3 years of equivalent on the job training in chemical processing 

Preferred experience

  • 3 years of experience on a chemical processing environment 
  • Some experience in a bath chemical operation 

Pre-Employment Requirement
Drug Screen - 5 Panel with extended opiates 
Pre-Employment Physical (including vision acuity / color) Audiometric 
Lifting Assessment 
Mobility Assessment 
Respirator Questionnaire Respirator Certification Clearance 
Sterling Background check 

Preferred Physical Vendor
Ingalls Occupational Health Center 
16246 Prince Drive 
South Holland, IL 60473

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.