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US Water Services, Inc. Blender (Production Operator) - Cambridge, MN Plant in Cambridge, Minnesota

US Water Services, Inc. Job ID 2021-1638 Job Locations US-MN-Cambridge Category Production Type Full Time Non Exempt U.S. Water Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Overview We are hiring a Blender to facilitate the water treatement chemical production process from the time an order is scheduled until it is completed and ready for final Quality Control. This includes meeting the demands of a production schedule that guarantees orders are filled in a timely manner, meets or exceeds customer requests, and supports department goals. Responsibilities include manufacturing all blended chemical products during their shift, ensuring production activities comply with all Kurita policies and procedures, maintaining the production area in an orderly and operational condition. Responsibilities * Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment. This includes making sure any employees in their work area are wearing the proper PPE and following all safe work instructions. * Directly accountable for producing blended chemicals in accordance with Kurita America quality control procedures. They must complete and maintain the accuracy of batch tickets, labels and other details used to complete each order. * Utilize chemical on a First In, First Out (FIFO) basis preventing the spoiling of product. This includes properly identifying lot numbers used. They will also assist in annual inventory counts, as well as cycle counts as needed throughout the year. * Responsible for assisting Shift Lead in ensuring all calibration logs, water checklists, and preventative maintenance logs are current and filled out properly. * Maintain all production equipment in good operational condition. Work with Shift Lead and maintenance to schedule needed repairs. Responsible for the cleanliness of plant, grounds, and production equipment. * Assist Shift Lead with coordinating workflow and information between shifts, warehouse, QC, and scheduling. * Work with Shift Lead in requesting non-chemical products for the Production Department to include operating supplies, safety supplies, labels, and office supplies. * Provide back up, through cross training, to QC department in regard to quality control of finished product. * Be fully trained and capable of assuming Shift Lead duties so as to be able to relieve the Shift Lead for vacations, leaves, etc. * Performance of other duties as assigned by Production Supervisor or Plant Manager. Qualifications * Possess an excellent safety record. * Must have previous experience in chemical handling or blending. Preferably at least one year of service at Kurita America with zero preventable accidents. * Have strong problem-solving skills as well as the ability to identify and manage process improvement. * Embrace and sustain the idea that production is a support function of Kurita America. * Have a good understanding of the chemical blending process. * Strong abilities in communication and multitasking. * Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail. * Must be able to thrive in a team environment, to include working across departments throughout the company. * Mechanical abilities and aptitude. Physical and Mental requirements: Being able to do the following in a safe and effective manner. * Climbing, ascending, and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and industrial equipment, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. * Reaching and extending hands and arms in any direction. * Standing and walking for sustained periods of time. * Pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, and stooping for sustained periods of time. * Using upper extremities to move objects and equipment with steady force. * Sometimes working in temperatur