Process Operator

Division:  Polymers

Garyville, US

Date:  Dec 8, 2021

A new challenge?

Pinnacle Polymers, LLC, a privately-owned polypropylene manufacturing facility, has an opening for an entry level Process Operator. 


Main responsibilities and key tasks


  • Performs Operator duties in the Wash Load, Extruder and Reactor.
  • Performs safe startup, operation and shutdown of various pumps and compressors as dictated by plant operations. Troubleshoots related equipment as needed.
  • Performs field monitoring and safe operation of associated equipment in the area.
  • Safely cleans and maintains proper housekeeping of the wash/load, purification and utility areas of the plant
  • Inspects, washes, and dries empty hopper cars prior to loading
  • Oversees loading of finished product into railcars, including tare weighing, operating loading slingers, monitoring silo levels and product type, sampling and gross weighing
  • Maintains the railyard through safe and proficient operation of the company locomotive and trackmobile
  • Trains other employees as needed
  • Performs other duties as needed
  • Process Operator position has the opportunity to progress to a Control Room Operator.


Competencies and skills


  • Associate Degree in Process Technology or equivalent program required
  • 1-3 years of operations work experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • Must be willing and able to work a 12-hour rotating shift, including weekends, holidays, overtime, and on-call as needed
  • Must be willing and able to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT)
  • Must be willing and able to work at various elevations and positions including heights of 125 feet or above
  • Must be familiar with and be able to wear proper PPE including respirator and FRC
  • Must be willing and able to safely, effectively and efficiently carry out written and verbal job-related instructions, and adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Must have working knowledge of personal computers utilizing Microsoft Office applications
  • Must possess knowledge of the chemical hazards of the process unit and all logic associated with the safe operation of equipment as dictated by the area of operation
  • Ability to accurately and neatly complete administrative forms and reports in a timely manner
  • Previous experience with SAP is preferred, but not required
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job which are: frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb stairs, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat to the safety of his or her own self, or the safety of others
  • Ability to work in the U.S. and successful completion of a pre-employment background check and screening


Our Offer 


Pinnacle offers an excellent benefit package, including 401k with company match, profit share, and an additional annual points-per-years-of-service funding. Our rich medical benefits plan is 80% employer-paid, 100% employer-paid for dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.


Pinnacle Polymers™ LLC operates one of the most modern Unipol ™ facilities in North America. Our two production lines located in Garyville, Louisiana can produce in excess of one billion pounds of polypropylene per year. Pinnacle Polymers has perfected lean manufacturing.  As a result of our highly efficient operations we continue to be a vibrant and healthy company well poised to service customers in North America and around the world.  As part of the Beaulieu International Group, we are positioned as a North American manufacturer with a Global presence.   

Pinnacle's homopolymers, impact copolymers and random copolymers are all proven performers. We participate in many markets including injection molding, fibers, and extrusion. Our efficient operations, combined with a strategic location and superb product allows Pinnacle to prioritize on providing Quality products and excellent Customer Service.

Pinnacle employees value the family-centric work environment and rich benefit offerings. This is proven by the fact that 40% of our workforce have been employed with us for 10 years or longer!

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans