Newell Brands Chemical Operator in Manchester, Tennessee

Chemical Operator

Job Number: 2393

Position Title: Chemical Operator

External Description:

Job Title: Chemical Operator

Hours: 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Location : Manchester, TN

Basic Function

Responsible for ink manufacturing process that meets company standards for safety, quality, productivity, and accuracy.

  • Maintain inventory control and participate in cycle counts

  • Weigh dyes, resins, solvents, and other ingredients in accordance with a formula

  • Train in shipping/receiving and operate material handling equipment (i.e. forklifts, cranes, pallet jacks, etc.)

  • Determine and advise on the availability of necessary materials to meet production schedules.

  • Ensure all unused and excess materials are returned to the warehouse in a timely manner

  • Report shortages of raw materials and supplies to management; accountable for raw material use and disposition

  • Conform to Satellite and 90 Day Accumulation Area standards.

  • Load Hazardous materials and Waste for shipment.

  • Clean up spills under the direction of the site Emergency Coordinator.

  • Take individual responsibility in keeping work area organized and clean; support housekeeping initiatives (i.e. 5S program) to foster a safe and environmentally sound work environment

  • Understand requirements and practices when working with or handling potentially hazardous materials

  • Adapt to changing requirements or work assignments to support team goals and objectives

  • Effectively communicate with team members to ensure quality of product and notify management of any deviations

  • Wear all required safety PPE and perform all work duties in a safe manner following proper procedures

  • Participate as a member of the site safety committee, as needed, and attend all associated training and meetings

  • Work overtime and alternate shifts and roles, as needed

  • Participate on continuous improvement teams, as needed

  • Handle material shipments to other Newell facilities

  • Prepare paperwork for shipments by road, sea, and air

  • Prepare road, air, and sea shipments in SAP

  • Schedule all trucks for material pickup

  • Assist with material quality issues as it pertains to shipping

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Functions

  • Successful completion of eye exam with corrected vision at least 20/25 and ability to identify and distinguish colors; hearing exam; pulmonary function test and respirator fit test.

  • Ability to wear a respirator properly.

  • Frequent physical effort raising and moving material or objects that are average weight continuously and raise light weight objects or material overhead occasionally

  • Bend, stretch, and reach low and high places frequently; ability to push, pull and lean forward

  • Ability to perform standing job for 12 consecutive hours

  • Operate computer, RF gun and other production equipment

  • Ascend/descend multiple levels inside and outside facility

  • Must be able to qualify for and maintain fork lift license; valid state issued driver’s license

  • Complete DOT, IATA, and IMDG training.


  • HS Diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Shipping experience preferred

  • Ability to read, write and perform basic math skills with strong attention to detail

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications and ability to operate basic office machines (i.e. fax, copier, printer, and calculator)

  • Should have an understanding of quality control in a manufacturing environment

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to work well in team environment

  • Flexibility to work in a variety of areas is essential

  • Flexibility to work overtime and off shift as needed

Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/protected veteran status, or genetic information.

City: Manchester

State: Tennessee

Community / Marketing Title: Chemical Operator

Company Profile:

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.