Process Operator

About OQ Chemicals:

OQ Chemicals is a global manufacturer of Oxo Intermediates and Oxo Performance Chemicals with around 1,400 employees worldwide. Our products are used in various applications such as paints and coatings, lubricants and functional fluids, and personal care products.


Bay City, US, 77414

Mobile work possible?:  no
Entry Date:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full time

OQ Chemicals Company Overview |World leader in Oxo Chemicals

Oxo products are the core competency of OQ Chemicals. We are producing more than 70 oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives for customers in a wide range of industries with various end market applications. Our chemicals are important ingredients in products that are used in daily life around the world. "We" refers to more than 1,400 OQ Chemicals employees worldwide. At our plants in Germany, the USA, China and the Netherlands, we produce intermediates and derivatives.



Job Purpose:

The Operator will have responsibility for working safely and effectively as a business partner in the production unit to achieve the goals of the manufacturing team. This includes monitoring, maintaining and controlling equipment and processes throughout the unit based on requirements stated in related permits, Standard Operating Procedures and Daily Operating Instructions.


Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a safe work environment for the operation of the unit
  • Operate the unit within established controls and parameters
  • Participate as a partner with maintenance and other operations personnel in unit startups and shutdowns, and management of major and minor maintenance tasks
  • Respond to unit upsets to prevent escalation of potential issues
  • Report and investigate incidents or issues of concern for safety, health, environmental or production requirements

Other Requirements:

  • Work 12-hour rotating shifts, including evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to work overtime when required, including call-outs
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Desire to excel and achieve exceptional results
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to serve on the Emergency Response Team (3 years required following hire)

Requested Education/Experience:

    • Associates Degree (not a certificate) in Chemical Process Technology or a minimum of two years relevant experience in a petrochemical manufacturing facility/refinery
    • Functional ability in Microsoft Office software tools: Word and Excel
    • Proficient math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for the requirement to communicate with other process operators and staff personnel (fluent in English)
    • Must be able to read Standard Operating Procedures and other manuals (English)
    • Mechanical aptitude



OQ Chemicals is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not tolerate discrimination based on race, sex, age, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Our Benefits

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Health Equity Health Fund for health and dependent care
  • Disability Benefits
  • Basic Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Paid Time Off for a balanced life
  • Competitive salary, bonus, 401(k) plan with match and profit-sharing match

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Nearest Major Market: Houston