Job description


Utility Operator (1534)

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.

Job Summary

Working together in teams effectively, support each other to be the best we can be and treat each other with respect and dignity.

  • Plans effectively for the activity and prioritizes tasks.
  • Makes effective use of information to make good decisions in a timely manner.
  • Communicating effectively with others to progress work, acts to preserve long-term relations.

Understands how own activities contribute to team and wider organizational goals. Performs Reclaim Grinding, Grinding, and/or Planing queue management and other jobs as needed to support the overall plant mission of making quality product better, faster, and at the lowest cost.


Essential Functions:

  • Perform Grinding and/or Planing queue management. Manage Grinding and Planing queue areas by making sure operators have materials available to grind or plane.
  • Operate equipment, build pallets, operate scrap saw, etc. to expedite queue through the finishing process.
  • Perform or backfill duties performed by Grinding and Planing operator, as needed.
  • Ability to set-up and operate equipment. Equipment may include but is not limited to: PMVs, Powered Saws, Reclaim Grinder, Centerless Grinders, Sundstrand and Acme grinders, Planer, Automated Flipper and Baler, Table Saws, Precision Saws, Printers, Extruders, etc.
  • Run Reclaim Grinder according to the SOPs.
  • Perform TPE puck precision cutting, packaging, and inspection.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting to diagnose and eliminate problems incurred in the reclaim grinding process.
  • Record, maintain, and report accurate reclaim grinding production records and work documentation.
  • Initiate/communicate quality, safety, and process improvement actions.
  • Inspect all products and use all tools required to control specified requirements.
  • Perform periodic minor maintenance of reclaim grinder and associated equipment.
  • Make disposition on scrap.
  • Assist maintenance, supervision, and/or engineering personnel in problem-solving and new equipment to maximize efficiency and prevent downtime.
  • Maintain work areas and company property to an acceptable housekeeping cleanliness (5S).
  • Safely operate Powered Motor Vehicles (PMVs).
  • Comply with all company policies, rules, and procedures.
  • Take appropriate action in emergencies.
  • Attend courses for training and retraining as required.
  • Perform all duties as well as additional duties requiring low skill ability as assigned by supervision or lead person.


Principal Accountabilities/Knowledge:

  • High school diploma or equivalent English reading, writing, mathematical, and comprehension skills.
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative to recognize and anticipate what needs to be done and get it done based on priorities and needs with limited direction.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and carry out instructions provided in SDS sheets, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and job safety analysis (JSAs).
  • Working knowledge and capable of accurately using measuring/testing equipment. (examples: tape measure, micrometers, UT, surface roughness, etc.).
  • Physically able to perform work assignments.
  • Good communication skills; computer literate.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (Movex or SAP).
  • General mechanical aptitude
  • Is committed to “Injury Free Concept”. Follows all safety requirements necessary to be injury-free while performing work.
  • Shift is 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

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 $15.69- $17.28. 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.”


“Mitsubishi Chemical Group (MCGC) and any of our subsidiaries do not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or HR team. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless specifically invited on the search by the MCGC Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the MCGC Talent Acquisition Team via our Applicant Tracking System.”

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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