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Finishing Chemical Operator


Newport, DE, US, 19804

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site




Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and over 22,000 employees supporting customers around the world.


What You'll Be Doing - The Finishing Chemical Operator is responsible for completing production activities to ensure safe production through the execution of Toyota Production System (TPS) principles, tools, and techniques. The Finishing Operator is responsible for troubleshooting, completing accurate production reporting, and assisting with on-the-job training for new employees in the assigned operating area.


  • Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers, and neighbors. Be knowledgeable of and follow all Environmental, Health and Safety practices including but not limited to: manage waste movements according to satellite and/or 90-day accumulation requirements, inspect air contaminant sources and institute corrective action for out-of-spec conditions, prevent releases into the sewer and/or storm water systems by following BMPs (best management practices), activate Sun's emergency response procedures in case of spills or other emergencies.   
  • Executes the area TPS initiatives daily: Standard work, 5S/Visual Management, Mistake proofing, Autonomous Maintenance, Problem solving.
  • Execution of daily area activities ensuring production deadlines are met in a safe and timely manner using SOPs and shift notes. Responsible for completing and submitting daily shift notes and batch cards while ensuring that all SOPs are followed.
  • Assist in equipment inspections and calibration checks. Identification of equipment malfunctions and communication of issues to supervision so that maintenance notifications can be entered for repairs.
  • Participate in training of operators. Communicate to supervision when an SOP is inaccurate or unclear. Be available and able to cross train in other areas of the Finishing operations.




  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work with analytical and mechanical equipment, including troubleshooting such equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently at times using SOPs and work instructions.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn operating with DCS and PLC interfaces.
  • Good understanding of 5S, visual management, KPIs, standard work and other TPS tools.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime beyond normally scheduled work hours.
  • Willingness and ability to participate as a member of the site's emergency response team. 


  • 2 years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in Pigment Finishing & Batch Chemical Operations
  • Experience working in a PSM regulated environment
  • Experience using TPS tools in a manufacturing environment



We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k)+match and life insurance. Eligibility of benefit timing may vary.


It is Sun Chemical's policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia

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