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A.W. Chesterton Company Compounding Operator in Groveland, Massachusetts

Who We Need:

You have previous forklift experience.

You're able to follow written instructions and have basic math skills.

You have previous experience with chemicals.

Given these skills, you could work anywhere. So why not bring your talents somewhere great?

How about working at a company:

  • With 130+ years in US manufacturing, whose business is still growing

  • That is led by successful, strategic, personable leaders who know your name

  • That has a significant global environmental impact with products and services that prevent and reduce industrial pollution

  • That encourages you to dedicate 5% of your on the clock time to career development

  • That gives you a formal on-boarding program to get you on a fast path to success

  • That offers tuition reimbursement, a global employee recognition program where you can win gift cards, a mentoring program, a paid volunteerism time-off program, a scholarship program for children of employees and many more!

  • That has people who are fun, smart, engaged and like working together to bring world-class service to our Customers every day

Check out our formal job description below:

Job Summary:

Responsible for compounding and mixing a variety of bulk products, including hazardous raw materials, according to specific formulas. Sets up, maintains and operates a variety of complex equipment and machinery. Fills containers, weighs and visually inspects finished product for quality. Works very closely with QC regularly. Must be capable of exercising judgment, troubleshooting and making informed decisions. Must possess thorough understanding of and the ability to work in multiple work centers.

May oversee and /or direct the work others.


  • Consults manufacturing order to determine product to be mixed or compounded, quantity, and the size, type, and number of containers required for the compounding/mixing operation.

  • Consults with Quality Control or Process Engineer to ensure that the batch card information is accurate and weights and percentages are correct.

  • Retrieves appropriate vessel for mixing procedures, i.e. stainless steel vessel for water based materials.

  • Coordinates with packaging department to ensure appropriate storage/and or shipping containers are available and prepared.

  • Consults batch card and withdraws specified raw materials from stock. Uses scale to weigh raw material and pour the appropriate amount. Weighs any excess raw material, returns it to stock, records net weight. Visually inspects raw materials. Performs in process QC inspection, i.e., use grind gauges.

  • Operates a variety of fork-trucks to retrieve raw material. Operates filling machines, drum lifts, compressors, hot ovens.

  • Sets up and operates a variety of complex machinery, i.e., high -speed dissolvers, lightening mixer, planetary mixer, drum handling equipment, etc. Sets blade heights and speed (rpm) as needed. Utilizes ground wires when mixing all products and when dumping flammable products.

  • Sets flow meters, weighs and adds material, activates by-pass pumps, activates mixers for proper R.P.M. at proper times.

  • Remove and scrape blades. Submit sample to QC for inspection. Ensure proper Batch # is listed on batch Ensure product name and item # match. Perform various computer\handheld transactions to ensure raw material is taken out of stock accurately.

  • Prepare QC inspected/approved product into bulk form for specific customer orders, packaging and /or storage.

  • Cleans all machines, tools, tanks and work area according to strict safety procedures. Disposes properly of hazardous waste in satellite accumulation drums. Ensure all tanks are tagged with critical information and present status, i.e., in-use/clean.

Complexity of Duties:

  • Works under general direction. May inform work necessities to other employees as needed. Must exercise judgment in making decisions of critical nature related to quality of product and safety of operation.

  • Highly skilled. Thorough understanding of multiple work centers and working knowledge of the entire operation.

  • Must troubleshoot and make in-process quality control adjustments.

  • Must possess strong math skills, and the ability to use a scale and make accurate adjustments.

  • Must be trained in spill response and safety equipment.

Essential Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must exercise judgment and direction in following written instructions and procedures.

  • Ability to do heavy lifting up to approx. 70 pounds and handle drums of 400-700 lbs via rolling or other method by utilizing safe lifting practices. Must be willing to ask for assistance when needed.

  • Must be able to operate fork-trucks, drum lifts and other equipment to assist in lifting of up to 6000 pounds.

  • Wear a respirator and work with hazardous materials, including flammables.

  • Work under pressure and work well with others.

  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude to operate various machines and perform basic maintenance functions as needed.

  • Understand and adhere to all safety procedures. Consequences of errors and/or poor decisions are significant in terms of product quality and safety.

  • Works closely with Quality Control and Product Development and implement any corrective action as directed.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School/Trade School or equivalent in experience required.

  • Two plus years related experience. At least one year experience in chemical processing environment preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic grammar skills.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Strong understanding of chemical processing and an appreciation for safety issues.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees assigned to certain tasks within this job may be required to participate in our Medical Surveillance Program.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds on a regular basis and lift heavier weights with human or mechanical assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision. Hazardous materials, high levels of heat and noise exist in the daily work environment. Must be able to work with blocked isocyanate.

All of A.W. Chesterton Company employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, drug test, and the respective medical surveillance requirements.

Chesterton is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D


ID: 2021-2972

Shift: 1st Shift

External Company URL:

Street: 860 Salem Street