Operator I - Entry

Penn Yan, NY 14527, USA Req #429
Friday, June 10, 2022
Prince is a world class producer of engineered additives for niche applications and is a value-added processing intermediary between large global raw material suppliers and end-market customers. Prince specializes in sourcing, processing/engineering, and distributing products in over 20 markets. Prince combines international sourcing and processing capabilities with in-depth customer knowledge, world-class engineering, and value-added distribution to deliver essential engineered solutions to diverse consumer and industrial markets.

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Job Description

The primary responsibility of the production operator is to perform the various tasks involved in the making of the products produced by Ferro.

Responsibilities Related to the Job:

  • Ensure compliance with all safety rules and use of proper PPE
  • Follow all standard operating procedures
  • Ability to read and understand all necessary production instructions, spreadsheets and reports
  • Operate the following equipment: Kilns (Rotary and Tunnel), Jet Mills, Blender, Mixers, Dryers, Forklift, Screening equipment, Pulverizers, Sweco Mills, Ball Mills, Bottling, Palletizer
  • Social Responsibilities:Maintain compliance with Ferro’s Code of Business Conduct, policies and procedures, management systems, and all applicable Environmental, Health, Safety other regulations
  • Act according to the Ferro’s Values & Behaviors
  • This position shall maintain compliance with all Federal, State and Local Environmental, Health & Safety Regulations, at all times. The employee in this position shall maintain compliance with all Ferro Safety Standards as well as EHS rules/requirements/training of the site at all times.

Required Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • High school diploma, or equivalency
  • 2+ years in manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Lean Principles a plus
  • Strong computer Skills – Word and Excel

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to walk, sit, stand, bend, lift and move continually during a 12-hour shift.
  • Able to climb stairs
  • Subject to lifting 55 lbs.
  • Works in non-temperature controlled environment
  • Regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, and fumes. Material present in workplace (typically contained in raw material): Ba, Ca, Sr, CeOx, A1203, and other trace elements or compound of PbO, NiO. Additional chemicals in some production areas: Acetic and Sulfuric Acid, Sodium Hypochlorite, all handled with protective equipment.
  • All noise exposure is below 85 db TWA
  • The wearing of the following PPE required: hard hat, safety shoes, safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection. Respirator, gloves, coat, face shield required based on exposure.
  • May be required to perform work-necessitating entry into confined spaces or at elevations requiring fall protection

Travel Requirements:

  • None

Competencies/Job Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and multitask under time constraints
  • Able to thrive in team atmosphere


US - Penn Yan, NY

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Penn Yan, NY 14527, USA