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Synthesis Chemical Operator


Newport, DE, US, 19804




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 Synthesis Operator is responsible for completing production activities to ensure safe production through the execution of Toyota Production System (TPS) principles, tools, and techniques. The Synthesis 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. Comply with the requirements of the ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System. 
  • 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 Synthesis operations.
  • Be knowledgeable of and follow all Environmental, Heath 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 emergency response procedures in case of spills or other emergencies. 




  • High School Diploma / Equivalent
  • 4 years of experience in production operations
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work with analytical and mechanical equipment, including troubleshooting such equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently at times using SOPs and work instructions.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Microsoft Office products.
  • 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 the normally scheduled work hours.
  • Willingness and ability to participate as a member of the site's emergency response team.






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 Secondary Market: Philadelphia

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