Matheson Linweld Nitrous Oxide Plant Operator in Richmond, California

Nitrous Oxide Plant Operator

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Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reports to Plant Manager

  • Receives, tests, releases for use, and unloads Ammonium Nitrate solution from railcars or trailers.

  • Monitors, records, and maintains the operation of a nitrous oxide production facility with in Standards of Control

  • Troubleshoots and corrects production conditions that are outside of the Standards of Control

  • Collects product samples from storage tanks

  • Uses validated analytical methods and gas chromatography to determine product conformance to written standards

  • Compiles batch production records, performs tests, and prepares Storage Tank Conformance Reports

  • Releases Conformed storage tanks for use following review by Quality Control

  • Samples returned bulk trailers for suitability to standards and releases trailers for reloading

  • Reports non-conforming trailer to plant manager

  • Loads bulk trailers

  • Takes samples, performs tests, and prepares Certificates of Analysis for loaded trailers.

  • Releases trailers for distribution following review by Quality Control

  • Performs scrubber solution maintenance and documents action

  • Performs dryer maintenance and documents action

  • Receives chemicals, parts and components, in accordance to published procedures

  • Demonstrates ability to start up the plant and to shut down the plant under normal and emergency conditions

  • Assists in plant maintenance

  • Assists in development of operating procedures

  • Maintains personal compliance with FDA, DOT, OSHA EPA and other governmental regulations

  • Complies with Matheson’s Medical Procedures; Safety Procedures and Environmental Procedures

  • Receives customer complaints and begins response process

  • Perform other projects and duties as assigned.

Required Experience


  • Believes in and adheres to Matheson’s safety policy

  • Demonstrates commitment to Zero Accident objectives

  • Active participant in safety meetings, discussions and improvement

  • Follows strict operating procedures

  • Supports company compliance to FDA and DOT requirements

Customer Satisfaction:

  • Responsive to customer calls and complaints

  • Provides product within published specifications and customer requirements

  • Understands concept of customer service

Profitable Growth:

  • Supports and achieves plant goals and objectives

  • Suggests methods of cost control/improvement

Employee Development:

  • Meets individualized training requirements

  • Assists in training of new production technicians

  • Recommends training opportunities

Personal Development:

  • Increases knowledge of the organization, it's policies, procedures; order fulfillment process, product lines and strategic plans

Technical Expertise:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Must be able to perform mathematical exercises of moderate complexity

  • Able to read, write and speak English

  • Able to pay attention to details

  • Aims for total accuracy in records and reports

  • Ability to determine cause and effect in plant operation

  • Experience in plant operation and industrial environment

  • Knowledge of instruments and test equipment

  • Basic computer skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Moderate work

  • Climbing, stooping, turning and lifting up to I 00 lbs. possible

  • May be required to work in inclement weather

  • May be required to spend a great deal of time on his/her feet

  • May be required to wear respirator

  • May be required to work shifts

  • May be required to work alone on weekends and on back shifts

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Compensation package including:

  • Excellent Health Benefits Package; Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Top-of-the-line 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match

  • Paid Time Off; Holidays, Floaters, & Sick

  • Life Insurance

  • Short-Term Disability

  • Driver Referral Bonus

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Job Location

Richmond, California, United States

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