Production Utility

Job location:
Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
Created moment:
May 6, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 07916

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Production Utility

Job Summary

Ensure the company safety rules are followed.

Perform safety inspections on every shift and fill out the log sheets.

Clean work area, machines, tools and equipment.

Sweep, remove spills or waste material.

Manually move or pile material or supplies.

Maintain proper operation of mobile equipment by performing general preventative maintenance on them

Dump the ball charges from the plant grinding mills and recharge as required.

Load and unload raw materials, supplies and finish product from ships, railcars or trucks and install strapping, bracing or padding whenever necessary to prevent shifting or damage in transit.

Load and unload material onto or from pallets, trays, rack or shelves.

Start the palletizer and packing system including the purging of the packing machines.

Weigh and mix fluidix batches.

Prepare finished product for shipment or storage by placing them in shipping containers.

Count, weigh and record number of units of materials moved or handled on daily production sheets.

Prepare samples of materials, label with identifying information and take samples to the laboratory for analysis.

Maintain proper operation of equipment in the Secar plant, Fondu mill building and the Distribution center.

Be able to trouble shoot problems

Make simple mechanical adjustments or repairs to equipment

Maintain appearance and condition of the plant.

Load clinker into clinker loading hopper - > 100 t per shift

Be able to lift up to and including 50 lbs

Be able to climb ladders and stairs

Be able to walk ¼ mile continuously at a time 

Other duties as assigned.

Position Type

Full time



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