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Operator Mechanic Salts

Company: Livent Corporation
Location: Bessemer City
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

About Livent: Livent powers the things that power our lives. From the revolution in electric vehicle batteries and mobile devices to the strong, lightweight alloys and advanced polymers that take innovation further, we harness lithium technology to help the world move forward-cleaner, healthier and more sustainably.

For nearly eight decades, we've been harnessing lithium's potential to change the energy landscape. We are a pioneer in the lithium industry and have a rich history of breakthrough innovations and industry achievements, including partnering with Sony Corporation to develop the first ever Lithium-ion battery for commercial use.

Today, Livent builds on our heritage and is a global leader in the lithium industry with a differentiated product offering, proven track record and sustainability profile. Our customer portfolio includes some of the most dynamic companies in the world, including Tesla, and BMW Group.

Our customers look to us to meet the most demanding technical requirements, drawing upon our strengths in R&D with our advanced engineering capabilities, industry-leading materials science expertise, fully integrated global supply chain, and passion for continuous improvement and excellence.

Together, we work to safely and sustainably convert lithium's potential into commercial progress, driving not only incremental improvements and also next generation, transformative opportunities.

For customers at the forefront of the once in a generation shift in how the world powers itself - and the fight against climate change - Livent is the lithium technology partner that's leading the way.


Responsible for operation of chemical processing equipment, packaging equipment and material handling equipment meeting the requirements outlined in standard operating procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Participates on the PERT team as an entry member.
* Completes all applicable permits and job walk-downs for Maintenance and Contractor work (i.e. Lockout/Tag-out, Safe Work, Confined Space Entry, Line Break, etc.).
* Enters near miss or incident reports into SIMS database. Takes appropriate action to resolve then provides sufficient detail to enable root cause analysis through an incident investigation.
* Actively participates in the Behavior-Based Safety program.
* Responsible for maintaining 5S standards in production areas.
* Complies with all circuit, regulatory, and safety training.
* Performs daily safety inspections
* Participates and supports Process Safety activities.
* Observes process variables using gauges and instruments and adjust valves and controls to set and maintain specified operating ranges.
* Observes processing and auxiliary equipment to detect malfunctions then repairs or submits a request for repairs.
* Responsible to enter production data into VDBs, log/batch sheets, databases and systems (SAP).
* Drives forklift to move material to and from process areas.
* Samples and tests or submits requests for tests of process samples using LQM and makes required adjustments.
* Performs productivity maintenance tasks using basic hand tools.
* Collects and interprets information for making decisions from instruments and computers.
* Using our word processing program, indicates needed changes in an SOP by "redlining" and using our electronic mail system routes the "redlined" SOP to appropriate people for review.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one to two years related experience preferably in a chemical manufacturing environment.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and smell. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 250 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. To perform emergency response activities, the employee will occasionally be required to don a self-contained breathing apparatus and/or a full face respirator.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions and extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Safety Requirements: All employees are expected to carry out their work functions in a healthy and safe manner, to encourage and support safe work practices at all times, and to report and/or rectify any unsafe conditions that may come to their attention immediately.

Personal Protective Equipment - Must wear PPE as required based on job duties.

Travel Required: None

LIVENT employs people across a broad range of occupations in locations across the world. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. Employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career.

LIVENT is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MFDV and supports a drug free workplace.

Keywords: Livent Corporation, Gastonia , Operator Mechanic Salts, Engineering , Bessemer City, North Carolina

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