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Why You’ll Love This Job

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our PR – Pearl River site’s operations team based in Bay St Louis, MS. The ideal candidate for the Chemical Operator possesses a safety mindset and applies a high degree of self-driven ownership and accountability while monitoring and controlling the Melt Phase and Solid Stated Polymerization Process in a continuous manufacturing process environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Chemical Operator will be reportable to the Shift Supervisor and have responsibilities for the following tasks:

  • Monitors operating parameters by reading gauges, instruments, and meters. Compares readings to known requirements, logs information, and takes action as necessary.
  • Collects and submits appropriate samples for analysis. Uses analytical and/or process trends to determine whether re-sampling or process adjustments are needed.
  • Responds and reacts to any alarms within operating area.
  • Utilizes job knowledge, equipment specification sheets, and operating procedures to monitor and make adjustments to the process.
  • Starts up and shuts down process equipment using written procedures.
  • Knowledge in operation and purpose of equipment such as reactors, pumps, condensers, filters, compressors, and dryers in order to maintain operation of a top quality facility.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Associates Degree in a related technical vocational college or higher and/or 2+ year’s chemical operator/handler experience at a manufacturing plant.
  • Possess good troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, pressures, and computerized controls systems is desired.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills in communication, listening, and good safety practices
  • Proficient with computers
  • Strong initiative, team player, and positive attitude

This job requires working 12 hour rotating shifts while standing for long periods of time. Employees must be able to work scheduled (planned) days and unscheduled (unplanned/short notice) hours on off days as needed to meet business needs.

We offer excellent pay and skills based pay progression system. This is an hourly position and benefits eligibility starts on your first day of employment. No relocation assistance is available for this position.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC  is a global leader in the production of PTA (Terephthalic Acid), PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) Resins, PET Recycling (rPET), and Specialty Polymers. This integrated business services customers all over the world using its global network of manufacturing entities within the Alpek Polyester umbrella. We are committed to improving people’s lives through our products, innovations, and a commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas, Mississippi, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is a division of Alpek, the petrochemicals and synthetic fibers business group of Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest corporations.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is subject to US Department of Commerce export regulations and thus must hire individuals who meet national security requirements. Interested applicants (or temporary employees) must meet eligibility requirements. Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 126435