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East St Louis, IL, US

Category:  Manufacturing & Engineering Jobs

Reactor Operator

At allnex, you can go to work knowing you make a lasting impact on the world around you. Our work helps to protect and improve more than 1,000 products; from interior coatings for airplanes and scratch-resistant coatings for smartphones, to corrosion protection for cars, and even printing inks for glossy magazines. We are present in 4 regions, with more than 4,000 employees globally, and serve customers in over 100 countries, which makes allnex the world's leading industrial coatings resins company.

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Position overview

As a Reactor Operator at allnex, you will be part of our manufacturing teams who are safely producing our products in an environmentally responsible manner. You will join us in one of our control rooms and will be driving our production process through the use of our automated distribution control system (DCS). This includes but is not limited to charging raw materials to reactors remotely, monitoring key parameters of the chemical process like temperature and pressure, or giving instructions to field operators. Are you willing and able to work in shifts and are you looking to learn and grow? Then we count on you to help us ensure safe and reliable operations!


In your team, you will be responsible for 

  •  The safe operation of the unit, compliance with health requirements and protection of the environment
  •  Ensuring production of material meets strict Quality standards
  •  Working together with Production Operators to manage the daily running of the production lines
  •  Charging and moving chemical products through the plant using the DCS
  •  Preventative measures to assure operating efficiency and equipment integrity
  •  Monitoring operations, recording data, and filling out work instructions
  •  Ensuring conformance to quality standards 

Required skills and experience

We are looking for candidates who bring excellent communication skills to

  •  Give instructions to our field operators (eg for sampling)
  •  Work with the supervisor to address issues
  •  Report production incidents & emergencies
  •  Assist in training our junior operators 
  •  Work with team members and ensure team objectives are met
  •  Ensure efficient and accurate information transfer between different shifts 

Further, we value candidates who 

  •  Are looking to grow and learn more about our chemical processes
  •  Have attention to detail 
  •  Can maintain good housekeeping practices 
  •  Have an excellent attendance record


  • Chemical operator experience in manufacturing plant preferred OR degree in chemistry or relevant other scientific area
  • Basic computer skills
  • Prior experience running a controls system
  • Ability to make entries in automated systems
  • Basic safety awareness
  • Basic chemical process knowledge
  • Basic understanding of mathematics

Physical requirements

  •  Long periods of standing
  •  Walking and sitting
  •  Ability to wear certified safety equipment as required
  •  Lifting capability of up to 40 pounds/20kg
  •  Climbing ladders

We offer

We are proud to offer an international working experience with a tight-knit network of employees, making it easy to connect and learn from people all across our different functions. On top of that we are a truly innovative company with a strong team spirit, openness to new ideas, and great opportunities to grow and develop your career.

Equal Employment Opportunity
allnex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an environment where all colleagues contribute for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our communities.

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