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DuPont Tank Farm Material Handler in Thomson, Illinois

Tank Farm Material Handler (Job Number: PRO00010055)


DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has an exciting opportunity for a Tank Farm Material Handler at our Thomson, IL site! This site has a friendly, flexible and professional work culture. Our people work here because they enjoy the people they work with and the working environment.

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences business is a world leader delivering innovative and sustainable solutions across food, health, pharma and biotech industries encompassing approximately 70 manufacturing locations, 20 Application Centers and 10 Global R&D Centers. With annual revenues exceeding 6B, we are a global, diverse and inclusive winning team of more than 10,000 employees based in more than 50 countries. Benefitting from our diversity in nationalities, gender, educational and personal backgrounds, we are joint in our ambition to bring solutions to the world which enable a more sustainable and healthy world!

Learn more about our Featured solutions here:

For your awareness, DuPont has announced their intent to merge Nutrition and Biosciences (N&B) business, which you are joining, with International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) company with an anticipated closing date in the first quarter of 2021. At closing, you will become an employee of the newly merged company.

The Tank Farm Operator reports to the Production Manager and are responsible for directing the rail and truck activities at the Tank Farm. This position will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Responsiblefor directing rail switch crews to see that cars are spotted as needed.

  • Responsiblefor directing truck traffic in the tank farm area.

  • Responsiblefor operating conditions at the tank farm and maintaining pumpingequipment in good condition.

  • Understandsand follows plant quality, environmental, health, safety policies and isaware of the benefits associated with compliance.

  • Maintain aworking telephone with an answering machine. Communicate via Outlook, SAP,radio, and other standard means

  • Monitors allequipment in the tank farm area. This includes rail cars, storagetanks, pumps, lines, rail indexer, rail gates and pits.

  • Monitors andflushes NGX system.

  • Make allnecessary process adjustments to the tank farm area. Reportnecessary information to the area supervisor and/or lead operator.

  • Put heat onrail cars as directed, monitor temperatures.

  • Offload railcars as necessary. Reload as necessary, sample as necessary.

  • Offloadtrucks as necessary. Reload as necessary, sample as necessary.

  • Monitorswitch crew. Maintain control of DuPont track using switch stopsign, gates, and/or warning lights and horns.

  • Reportnumbers of railcars and trucks arriving and to be shipped to MaterialPlanner.

  • Samplestorage tanks at necessary frequency.

  • Unload salt,caustic, and acid trucks.

  • Assist withfilter press cleaning as needed.

  • Performnecessary housekeeping in the tank farm area.

  • Prepareequipment for maintenance and/or contractors.

  • Monitormaintenance and/or contractors if needed.


The following are required:

  • High SchoolDiploma/GED

  • 2+ years ofexperience in a manufacturing, industrial, warehouse, chemical operations,military, or related role OR a recent graduate with a 2-year degree orhigher in a related field

  • Able to workindependently and with minimal direction

  • Basiccomputer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Goodcommunication skills and the ability to follow directions

  • Willing andable to routinely lift up to 25kg (approx. 55 lbs.)

  • Willing andable to work a 12-hour rotating shift, including weekends and holidays asrequired

  • Willing andable to work overtime, sometimes on short notice, as required

  • Willing andable to climb, stoop, squat, and perform work in confined areas anddifficult to reach conditions

  • Willing andable to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required (includingbut not limited to uniform, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection,steel toed shoes)

Note: For consideration for the position, one must include an updated resume, participate and be successful in an interview process, and pass a drug screen, background check, physical screen, etc.

The following are preferred:

  • 2+ years ofexperience in a chemical process operations role

  • Tank Farmexperience

  • Hazardousmaterial training

  • Previousexperience utilizing an ERP system and/or SAP

Primary Location: NA-United States-Illinois-Thomson

Organization: Nutrition & Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information. For US Applicants: See the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster.