Job description


Production Operator (1277)

Group Company:
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials in the form of semi-finished products and finished parts. The company has locations in 20 countries and more than 2,800 employees. Its specialty engineering thermoplastics and composites are superior in performance to metals and other materials and are used in a wide range of applications, primarily in the capital goods industry. The company is continuously developing new areas of applications in close cooperation with industry leaders in a broad variety of customer markets. The Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Group is well prepared to further expand its market leadership position.

Supporting the vision of our holding company, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC), Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is committed to the realization of KAITEKI, “a sustainable condition which is comfortable for people, society and the Earth”. To realize this vision, the MCHC Group engages in corporate activities that provide products, technologies and services based on the comprehensive capabilities of the Group in the Performance Products Domain, Industrial Materials Domain and Health Care Domain, with chemistry as the basis of our activities. We jointly express and promote our commitment under the corporate brand THE KAITEKI COMPANY.


  • Do you want to work only 1/2 a year? We offer a great working schedule - 12 hour (Alternating) Shifts
  • Would you like to work for a global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials?
  • Are you searching for a safe & sustainable company offering a great 401-k and career advancement & mobility opportunities.
  • Are you searching for a company who offers an extensive training program?
  • Do you have experience working in a manufacturing environment?
  • Do you consider yourself to be detail oriented?
  • Do you enjoy working a rotating schedule, 7:00PM to 7:00AM?


If so, nice to meet you! Mitsubishi Chemical Advance Material is seeking  Production Operators in Wytheville, VA to join a team committed to excellence, continuous improvement and driving sustainable business results.  The successful candidate will have great communication skills and general mechanical knowledge. Come be a part of this dynamic team!!

Who Are We...

Mitsubishi Chemical is the 5th largest chemical company in the world, is the world leader in the manufacture and supply of acrylic monomer, serving a broad base of downstream applications ranging from architectural and automotive coatings, to acrylic sheet applications, to specialty moldings that serve a variety of industries such as electronics and health care.  Mitsubishi Chemical is the only producer that owns and operates all three technical routes to acrylic monomer to accommodate C2, C3, and C4 based feedstocks. Our talented people are the energy and driving force behind a dynamic business that supplies a range of growing sectors and geographic markets in EAME, The Americas and Asia.

What You Will Do...

  • Comply with all company policies, rules, and procedures.
  • Take appropriate action in emergencies.
  • Run and operate extrusion equipment (including but not limited to: saw, blender, etc.) according to the SOPs, optimizing efficiency and quality while troubleshoot processing problems.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting to diagnose and eliminate problems incurred in the extrusion process, record all changes and adjustments on run sheet, and follow-up to ensure changes have corrected problem.
  • Record, maintain, and report accurate production records and work documentation.
  • Operate machine controls and alarm systems.
  • Operate Unidyne, Megablender, and Maguire Blenders according to Work Instructions (WI) and keep product loaded.
  • Operate the Ultrasonic scope for inspection of product.
  • Determine annealing requirements from shop order.
  • Load and unload annealing rigs, carts, and ovens to maximize annealing through put.
  • Anneal product according to SOPs.
  • Perform visual inspection of tooling and perform minor maintenance as needed.
  • Initiate/communicate quality, safety, and process improvement actions.
  • Initiate and support activities to minimize down time and improve product quality.
  • Inspect all products and use all tools required to control specified requirements.
  • Perform rod and plate size/material changes as required.
  • Perform and record in-process quality checks and take corrective action in the event of process or quality deviations
  • Perform periodic maintenance of extruders and associated equipment.
  • Make disposition on scrap.
  • Assist set-up process as required or necessary.
  • Remove startup rams and place in proper storage location.
  • Transfer product to next manufacturing process in a timely manner.
  • Perform training of apprentice extrusion operators.
  • Assist maintenance, supervision, and/or engineering personnel in problem solving, new equipment, or tooling design to maximize efficiency and prevent downtime.
  • Maintain work areas and company property to an acceptable housekeeping cleanliness (5S). Initiate improvements.
  • Safely operate Powered Motor Vehicles (PMVs).
  • Attend courses for training and retraining as required.
  • Perform all duties or additional duties as assigned by supervision or lead person.

What You Will Have...

  • High school diploma or equivalent English reading, writing, mathematical, and comprehension skills.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and carry out instructions provided in safety data sheets, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WI), and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs).
  • Working knowledge and capable of accurately using measuring equipment (examples: tape measure, micrometers, UT, surface roughness etc.).
  • Physically able to perform work assignments.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must have general mechanical aptitude.
  • Computer literate.
  • Follows all safety requirements necessary to be injury free while performing work.
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing facility.
  • Stable employment history, highly preferred.

What You Will Get…

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) with a generous match and much more!

“The Starting hourly rate for this position is $18.93  and increases to $20.34 at 90 days then $21.01 at 180 days then $22.84 at 360 days. Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.”

EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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Wytheville, VA
2530 North Fourth Street , Wytheville , VA, USA, 24382
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