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Tank Truck Unloader

Company: Lanxess Corporation
Location: Gastonia
Posted on: July 7, 2019

Job Description:


· In adherence with all established procedures, safely and efficiently transfer bulk raw materials from tank trucks to onsite storage tanks

· Knowledge of and adherence to established restrictions/limitations related to storage tank capacities (verification of truck weights, LITs, and/or physical measurements, etc.)

· Sample incoming raw materials for moisture/visual analysis

· Knowledge of and adherence to established procedures related to the use of PPE and fall protection equipment

· Physically able to continuously work in adverse/inclement weather conditions

· Physically able to climb ladders and perform tasks at elevated heights

· Physically able to don/wear chemical resistant clothing and positive/negative pressure respirators for extended periods of time

· Serve as the Plant liaison to truck drivers - must be respectful and accommodating


· High school diploma (or equivalency) is required

· CRC requirements: Locating Information = 4, Reading = 5, and Math = 4

· Understanding of and experience with pneumatic/mechanical pumping systems is required

· Experience with bulk transfers is preferred

· Ability to multi-task with emphasis on Safety and Quality is required

· Ability to convert °F to °C is required

· Ability to convert Density/Specific Gravity to pounds/gallon is required

· Understanding of in-house raw material coding system is required

· Computer skills - Microsoft's Office Suite is required

Urethane Operator Physical Demands

JOB TITLE: Urethanes Operator

JOB DESIGN: 8-Hour Shifts with two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute break/shift




-50 to 60% of shift

· To move between work areas


-50 to 80% of shift

· On floor (concrete/metal), steps/ladders (throughout shift)


-0 to 5% of shift

· To climb or stand on a ladder while working at/above waist level or at/above shoulder level (as needed)

Climbing - stairs and ladders

-15 to 30% of shift

· Up/down stairs to move between levels within building (up to 3 levels, approx. 20-125 steps) (throughout shift)

Laying Down

-0 to 2% of shift

· Ground level or at ceiling height to install/remove pipes, fittings, and/or component parts (as needed)


-0 to 10% of shift

· May occur to access pipes/equipment in order to remove/install (as needed)



- 0 to 10% of shift

· May occur to install/remove pipes, valves, fittings, drain lines/equipment, etc. (as needed throughout shift)


-0 to 30% of shift

· May occur to access pipes/fittings/parts/equipment that are often located in areas with limited/restricted access to required location (i.e. at or near ceiling/ground level, along walls, between other pipe/equipment systems). In addition, crouching/squatting/twisting while reaching may be required to improve access (throughout shift)



- 5 to 30% of shift

· Of bags/pails of raw materials (can be in excess of 50 lbs.) (throughout shift)

· Of empty 55-gallon drums (are in excess of 45 lbs.) (throughout shift)




- 20 to 35% of shift

· When using bung wrench to tighten/loosen drum plugs -3/4" and 2" bungs- (requires force/leverage)

( throughout shift)

· When using small wrenches to tighten/loosen nuts/bolts ( requires force/leverage)

(throughout shift)

· To ensure valves are opened/closed (requires force/leverage) (throughout shift)

· When moving full 55-gallon drums (are in excess of 500 lbs.)



- 20 to 35% of shift

· Of various tools (e.g. wrenches) (throughout shift)

· Of pipes (steel) variable lengths (up to 10 ft.)/variable diameter (1.5 to 2") /variable weight (can be in excess of 100 lbs.) (as needed)

· Of ladders to move throughout a building and/or throughout the facility (weight of ladders between 10 and 50 lbs.) ( as needed)

· Of valves to stop/restore flow through pipes (as needed)

Reaching - below shoulder level

- 30 to 50% of shift

· To access valves, lever-lock drums (weigh in excess of 50 lbs.), etc. In addition, crouching/squatting/twisting while reaching may be required to improve access (throughout shift)

Reaching - above shoulder level

- 5 to 10% of shift

· To access forklift driving compartment (requires force leverage) (throughout shift)

NOTE: The above listed is not intended to be, nor is it, all inclusive - should be viewed as a sampling of the physical capabilities required to perform the role of a Urethanes Operator.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any category or class of person protected by law.

Keywords: Lanxess Corporation, Gastonia , Tank Truck Unloader, Professions , Gastonia, North Carolina

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