Occupational Summary

Process operators in the petrochemical industry play a critical role in the safe operation and optimization of the plant. You may work either in the field or in the facility’s control room. Working with the plant’s instrumentation systems, you are responsible for the operation of equipment including pumps, compressors, direct heaters, reactors, extruders and distillation columns. You work with maintenance and other departments to ensure safety, environmental, production and cost goals are met and make any necessary changes to operating processes to maintain product quality. You are responsible for the day-to-day operation of your assigned units during your shift, working with others to deliver optimal performance. Strong math and science skills required.

Minimum Requirements

Two-year degree in process technology of related field or four-year industrial-related degree. Equivalent years of military service may be acceptable, in lieu of experience.

The roles described in this section are not actual job postings, but rather general descriptions of roles that will be needed in the future at Pennsylvania Chemicals.

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Pennsylvania Chemicals Project

The Pennsylvania Chemicals plant will be located on the banks of the Ohio River in Beaver County. It will produce two main classifications of polyethylene. The project will bring new growth and jobs to the region, with an expected 600 permanent employees once completed.

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