Baltimore, US

Location Details: 

Title:  Production Operator

Join us and develop your career while creating a more sustainable future! You’ll be part of a global team of more than 5,000 people and 60 nationalities, where diverse perspectives are valued and you can bring your authentic self to work every day. At Kemira you are empowered to reach your full potential, deliver innovation, and make an impact. We embrace a growth mindset, so we can deliver more value to our customers and communities. 
Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. Kemira’s solutions help our customers in the pulp and paper, water, and energy industries clean water, save energy and use natural resources responsibly, while improving their productivity and enabling more sustainable business. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day.


We are now looking for a Production Operator for our Baltimore, MD location. This position is responsible for the safe operation of the Ferric/Ferrous Chloride, Aluminum and Sulfate plant production lines.  The role also loads railcars with product and offloads raw materials from railcars and truck tankers. This role performs tasks designed to optimize process efficiency and output.  This role also performs housekeeping and grounds maintenance duties.  This position is also responsible for repair, maintenance, troubleshooting and resolution of all equipment issues within the plant.  Above all, this role requires a strict adherence to safety rules and best practices.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Perform all work safely in accordance with established procedures and regulations and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and others
  • Troubleshoot problems aggressively as they occur in the plant
  • Perform lab analysis tasks and collect production samples
  • Maintain communication and up to date records
  • Direct, monitor, assist and/or perform operator level maintenance as needed/assigned
  • Ensure proper operation of all equipment in the plant
  • Monitor tank levels and process instrumentation; perform adjustments as required
  • Operate pumps, valves, filter presses, controls and other operating devices as required to ensure all plant systems are operating properly
  • Load finished goods into truck tankers or railcars as needed, with attention to quality of product being loaded and special instructions on individual orders
  • Ensure operations have zero environmental non-compliance
  • Operate powered industrial vehicles such as forklift, man-lift, and overhead crane
  • Perform housekeeping throughout the plant as time permits
  • Perform various laborer activities as instructed by lead operator and plant manager
  • Connect/disconnect railroad cars
  • Available to work overtime as required, including stay-overs and call-ins
  • Available to work all shifts day/night


What you can expect from us:

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market.
  • Attractive benefits package.
  • A positive working environment. 


What you’ll bring to the team:

  • High School education or equivalent
  • Experience in chemical manufacturing environment preferred
  • Solid work history
  • Safety mindset and team mentality


Join Kemira and create better every day


Please apply with CV at kemira.com/careers.


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to further develop our  diverse and inclusive workplace.

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.