Utility Helper

Milliken & Company - Owensboro, Kentucky
February 12, 2021
Utility Helper
Owensboro , KY
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Job Description
Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people's lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people's lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents - and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.
Utility Helper
Position is considered: non-exempt
Position Reports to: Senior Production Manager
Number of Employees Reporting to this Position: 0
Qualifications for the Position:
A High School diploma or G.E.D. A minimum of three months directly related experience.
Ability to understand production schedules. Familiar with operation of production machinery. Good mechanical skills. Ability to communicate at all levels.
Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements (ADA):
Mental: The ability to write, read, and calculate,Ability to understand and communicate ideas.
Physical: The ability to stand, walk, see, and hear, use of both hands.
UH Tasks
General Description of Work
Detail Description of Work
Weight-Lifting Requirement
Operate Fork Lift
Obtain certification/license to mount, dismount, and operate powered forklift
Able to work the pedals and leavers needed to control forklift
20 to 30 lbs.
Janitorial / Clean-up Activities
Janitorial tasks including trash removal, sweeping, floor waxing and buffing, restroom cleaning, etc.
Lift a full 5 gallon bucket, handle floor buffer, move furniture / equipment as needed to wash & wax
50 lbs.
Operation of Hydroblaster
Able to connect the hoses to the Hydroblasters
Use a wrench to connect hoses & operate hand-wheels to adjust Hydroblaster wand.
20 to 30 lbs.
Manage Waste Drums
Manipulate drums with drum-handling equipment, forklift, hand-truck, etc.
Positioning/orientation of drum to utilize drum-handling equipment
50 lbs.
Manage Trash
Sort facility solid trash into proper disposal / recycle location
Move empty drums & boxes; sort trash into appropriate waste containers
40 lbs
Computer Skills
Data entry & retrieval to and from PLC.
Enter payroll information, detailed entry of hazardous & non-hazardous drum inventory and use of plant "work order" system to locate tasks & enter activity on tasks.
Desk Work
Fire Watch Activities
Perform fire-watch duties for hot work activity in required areas
Carry Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) sensor, walk around hot-work area, and functionally use a portable fire extinguisher
10 lbs.
Position / Move Hoses
Transfer material between containers using hoses
Connect, disconnect, and move hoses; open & close manual valves
50 lbs.
Clean Trenches
Scrape, shovel, hose solid material from trenches to keep them flowing
Scrape, shovel, lift solid latex out of trenches
50 lbs.
Drum Inventory
Inventory Drums
Walk the drum storage areas and visually count drums
<1 Lb.
Surface Cleaning
Clean-up spills or residues when necessary
Use pressurized water including fire hoses on occasion
up to 50 lbs
Vessels Cleaning
Confined Space Entry into various vessels (Reactors, Bulk Tanks, Rail Cars) to clean them
Entering/exiting vessels through manways (typically 18 - 24 inch openings) using ladders, harnesses, and/or retrieval equipment; use scraping tools while in vessels.
Abnormal body positions, plus up to 50 lbs. lifting
Distribution of Raw Materials
Move Raw Materials into local storage area from delivery area using non-powered pallet jack and lifting.
Using pallet jack, pull pallets into storage areas & move small containers from pallets to storage areas.
Lifting and pulling up to 50 lbs
Wear negative-pressure respirator
General cleaning of some areas requires wearing a negative-pressure respirator
Vessel-cleanings and addressing spills may require the use of a respirator. This requires OSHA-mandated fit test and medical clearance by a licensed health care professional.
Associated work while wearing a respirator would be up to 50 lbs.
Bulk Material Transfer
Movement of waste products from a variety of containers (bulk to drums) into shipping containers (tank trucks, totes, and drums)
Manipulating and connecting hoses, operating handled valves, and positioning empty and full containers.
Abnormal body positions, plus up to 50 lbs. lifting
Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.
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Job Summary
Milliken & Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
0 to 1 year