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Second Class Chemical Operator

Second Class Chemical Operator

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Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Second Class Chemical Operator at our facility located in Huntsville, AL. 


Employee performs the warehouse duties of shipping and receiving materials, and operating batch chemical processes. They support the plants housekeeping and ground maintenance requirements. They also provide vacation relief to First Class Chemical Operator working rotating shifts.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Moves, stacks, and stores materials in warehouses and plant areas using pallet jacks, hand trucks and powered lift trucks. Prepares out going product orders and load trucks.
  • Performs ground maintenance, including operation of lawn mowers and other ground maintenance equipment.
  • Performs inspections of safety equipment and make corrections when directed.
  • Performs housekeeping of their work areas.
  • Operates a batch chemical process to recover lost product.
  • Performs limited duties of the First class Chemical Operator position for vacation relief.
  • Performs inventory of plant production materials.
  • Manually remove waste material from pit using shovels.
  • Assists with equipment maintenance using tools and equipment to support plant installations of equipment.
  • Cleans exterior of tanks, building and equipment with high pressure washer.



  • 1 Year +minimum experience working in a production type setting required. Some maintenance experience preferred.
  • Able to work 12 hour rotating shifts, which includes weekends. Training will be on 1st shift
  • Self-starter and able to work independently after training.
  • Able to do diversified duties
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.


Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Be able to climb ladders, stairs at varied excessive heights (50 Feet).
  • Capable of lifting and walking with weights approaching 50 pounds.
  • Able to perform very strenuous tasks while wearing air-supplied respirator, protective equipment, and other safety related personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to be calm during emergencies and work in a rapid paced environment.
  • Must be able to perform duties independent of supervision.
  • Must be able to operate a fork truck lift and other powered lift equipment.
  • Pushes/pulls material containers weighing up to 400 pounds with “drum dolly” and containers or super sacks weighing up to 2,400 pounds with pallet jacks.
  • Required to walk and stand continuously while performing assigned duties.
  • Turns, stoops, kneels and crouches while performing some aspects of the job.
  • Reaches, pulls, handles, lifts and carries with materials and products.
  • Fingers are necessary to feel and handle material and operate testing equipment, while running routine tests.
  • Talking, hearing, color vision, depth perception and good peripheral vision are required to properly operate fork truck lift, perform testing and communicate results


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2018-7044 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


Ashland. always solving


We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


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Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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