Chemical Handler
California - Los Angeles
FLSA Classification

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Connect/disconnect hoses to bulk containers (like railcars/tank trucks) for loading and unloading operations properly to avoid spills or an emission.
  • Awareness of the hazard of all materials handled, Personal Protective Equipment and labeling required.
  • Use hand tools.
  • Inspect, sample and unload bulk materials safely and efficiently to prevent spills and odors by proper use and connection of fittings to tanker or tank car and unloading line.
  • Use proper techniques and procedures in transfer of materials and disconnect of hoses and fittings to prevent escape of liquids and vapors.
  • Load bulk materials safely and efficiently to prevent spills and odors by proper use of procedures, connection of hoses and fittings to tanker and tank cars.
  • When needed, label, wrap, seal, and palletize finished goods for shipment.
  • Keep work areas clean, neat and uncluttered and consider housekeeping as an essential part of the operation.
  • Fill out BOL properly to ensure compliance with DOT requirements for shipment of hazardous materials.
  • Move and store pallets of raw materials, packaging materials and finished goods safely and efficiently to prevent mechanical damaged from improper handling or storage and prevent damages from weathering, rain, etc.
  • Load and unload bulk quantity hazardous materials to prevent spills and odors. Determine proper unloading devices such as hoses and quick connects and inspect equipment for serviceability prior to use.
  • Sample incoming shipments as required and deliver sample to QC lab in timely manner.
  • Operate related equipment i.e. fork lifts, wrapping machine, drum picker, pumps, etc. in a safe, prescribed and responsible manner to prevent mechanical damage through improper use or mis‐application.
  • Troubleshoot system and detect malfunction which will affect safe and efficient operation and be able to describe malfunction to maintenance personnel. Must be able to assist maintenance during breakdowns and shutdowns.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be able to do moderate to heavy lifting.
  • Drive forklift in tight quarters.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long period of time as well as climb stairs and ladder frequently to high places.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts.
  • Must be able to work outdoors and in inclement weather.
  • Must be able to function while wearing personal protective equipment including half face, fullface respirator or a supplied air breathing apparatus.
  • Must be able to fully understand, comprehend and strictly adhere to both oral and written safety, operating procedures and policies.
  • Be able to function in a crisis situation under direction of supervisor or other in case of emergency that might occur in shipping and handling of hazardous materials at the plant site.
  • Must be able to use hand tools for connections and disconnections.
  • Ability to use handheld calculator to do simple arithmetic calculation for loading, sizing and weight determination, as required.
  • Read and comprehend moderately complex instructions and conduct operations accordingly.
  • Read and understand material safety and data sheets.

Education Requirements

  • Preferably completion of high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience Requirements

  • At least two years of progressive experience in handling of hazardous materials in bulk quantities to include loading and unloading of tank trucks and tank cars. Preferably one year of experience in handling of hazardous chemicals in packaged quantities to include moving and sorting of palletized goods and loading and unloading of trailers.

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