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Production Specialist (Contractor Technician) in Wilmington, DE at NextGen

Date Posted: 9/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently to produce quality results, overcome obstacles (resources, timing, etc.) and develop effective action plans to complete projects.

  • Technologists will be expected to schedule informal meetings with project requestors prior to initiating fabrication work to ensure complete understanding of expectations / desired outcome.

  • Must have good people skills and must be a team player.

  • Develops new skills that benefit the team and must be able to work effectively with the team to modify and improve procedures and work processes.

  • Must be willing to assist team members with project work and be willing to share leadership responsibilities.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner to keep others informed of the status of assigned work.

  • Success will depend on working effectively with internal and external customers of the Polyethylene business in addition to working with people and teams at various levels of the organization.

  • Must practice interpersonal versatility in interactions with others of diverse backgrounds, needs and styles.

  • Builds rapport and effective relations.

  • Must seek opportunities to develop skill sets in equipment operation / troubleshooting and improve overall individual performance.

  • Would be encouraged and supported by management to attend training seminars as needed to improve individual performance to reach fullest potential.

  • Our safety equipment has weight restrictions. In order to qualify, you must be able to use standard safety equipment, which is rated for someone who weighs 300 pounds or less.

  • Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to work in tight or closed-in spaces (e.g. pipe rack).

  • Must be able to climb stairs and work at heights.

  • Have Current valid driver's license.

  • Be able to work overtime when needed (including weekends & holidays).


  • The Contractor Technician is responsible for safely and efficiently performing the unit's operational support duties.

These include:

  • Setting up and operating process equipment

  • Monitoring unit performance

  • Troubleshooting process and equipment problems

  • Performing lab analysis on finished product

  • Perform routine maintenance and needed repairs

  • Handling unit raw materials, waste, and 55 gallon drums

  • The Technician works with an experienced Technical Specialist who directs overall unit tasks on their shift.

Minimum Skills Required:

  • Experience handling hazardous chemicals in a semi-works or plant environment (Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years experience in one position, working in plant operations)

  • Experience analyzing and solving process or mechanical problems

  • Ability to work well with others, in a team and one-on-one setting

  • Ability to communicate well, using both verbal and computer skills

  • Initiative in seeking out opportunities for unit improvement