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Chemical Process Operator

Company: Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc.
Location: Hanover
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

CROWN Cork & Seal USA, Inc., a wholly owned company of Crown Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. At Crown, we are passionate about helping our customers build their brands and connect with consumers around the world. We do this by delivering innovative packaging that offers significant value for brand owners, retailers and consumers alike. With operations in 47 countries employing over 33,000 people and net sales of over $11 billion, we are uniquely positioned to bring best practices in quality and manufacturing to our customers to drive their businesses locally and globally. Sustaining a leadership position requires us to build a team of highly talented, dedicated and driven individuals.

Division Overview:
Crown's Food Division is one of the leading manufacturer of food cans in the world. Our complete array of food packaging serves a variety of markets, including fruit, vegetables, dairy, fish, meat, ready meals, pet food, infant milk powder and other dry food products. We offer a wide selection of food cans from round to bowl as well as shaped cans. We truly focus on excellence. Here is your chance to join the Crown Food Division.

Plant 37 is located in Hanover, PA. The Plant manufactures 2-piece and 3-piece steel cans for the food industry, working both continuous and conventional shifts. There are approximately 85 employees at the Hanover location. The Plant is located on Route 194 in York County and is in close proximity to Gettysburg PA, York PA and the Maryland border.


Position Overview:
The Chemical Process Operator, reporting directly to the Manufacturing Supervisor, operates and maintains the appropriate systems, to ensure that cans are properly cleaned and wash-coated, that water effluent released from the plant meets regulatory criteria for water quality and that coolant/lubricant used in can formulation meets specification.

Duties And Responsibilities:
The Chemical Process Operator's responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

Operate and maintain the washer/washcoat system
Operate and maintain the coolant filtration system
Monitor and operate wastewater treatment system
Perform process quality checks, standardize and maintain lab equipment and instruments
Prepare manifests for non-hazardous solid waste removal. Prepare dumpster for waste disposal.
Monitor and operate deionized water system and reverse osmosis system
Check water hardness and inspect water softening equipment
Collect, measure, document, and manage spoilage in the washer area
Maintain cleanliness and housekeeping of waste treatment area, washer and cooler areas.
Participate in periodic maintenance of equipment and direct team members from other areas in cleaning of wastewater treatment room, coolant system and can washer
Assist in chemical inventory control by communicating usage and anticipated needs to applicable leadership team member
Communicate maintenance needs to applicable leadership team member
Document activities in logbooks to provide communication to other team members
Perform other job-related duties as required or assigns

Minimum Requirements

Manufacturing experience
Basic computer skills, mechanical abilities and math calculation abilities
Must be available to work alternate shift schedules based on business need - overtime may be required.
Understand statistics and quality specification
Ability to read and interpret monitoring gauges and controllers
Understand chemical handling procedures, including use of SDS, PPS, storage and disposal requirements
Basic knowledge of pumps and operations of fluid handling systems

Preferred Requirements

High School Education/GED
Previous manufacturing experience
Knowledge of all OSHA related training in a manufacturing environment.
Able to work with strong attention to detail, follow detailed instructions, establish and maintain high level of organization and quality
6S Training
GMP and Food Safety knowledge and/or previous experience
Understanding of pH, metal solubility, conductivity, refractive index, ion exchange, basic fluid dynamics and flow diagrams
Able to understand concentration calculations
Class "D" wastewater operator certification preferred

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and may be required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
The team member may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Ability to sit and/or stand for 8-12-hour shifts

Working Conditions

Generally, works in a plant environment
While performing the duties of this job, the team member will be exposed to light lifting, warehouse forklift traffic
Team member may be exposed to a wide range of temperatures
Production noise level is frequently loud


Crown offers competitive pay, comprehensive benefits including free Company paid health insurance for employees as well as Company matched 401(k) and active hourly Pension Plan.


Keywords: Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc., Frederick , Chemical Process Operator, Other , Hanover, Maryland

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