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Operations Helper - CTWN

Job Requisition ID:  39073


This position is located in Chestertown, Maryland. Eastman Specialties Corporation, a global medium-sized manufacturer of performance chemicals has an excellent opportunity for an Operations Helper to work in our Chestertown, Maryland manufacturing plant.   Employment as the Operations Helper is in the entry-level areas described below.  Individuals must successfully perform the duties of the entry-level position to be considered for advancement into one of our other positions in the plant. 


Operations Support:

  • Works under the general supervision of a Team Manager/Coach
  • Responsible for packaging and loading finished product onto tank cars and trucks to be shipped to customers
  • Operates forklift
  • Responsible for unloading and unpacking raw materials arriving at the plant
  • Responsible for preparing orders for shipment
  • Climb ladders and tank cars/trucks, walk on catwalks, open and close valves
  • Clean and inspect tanks
  • Responsible for routine housekeeping/safety/environmental inspections
  • Assist in the flaking operation for B-352
  • Pressure-wash warehouse floors.
  • Help setting up drums for product drumming operation
  • Sweep Floors Maintenance
  • Clean plant truck, inside and out
  • Pick up trash around plant
  • Water flower beds in front of plant
  • Maintenance helper, carrying tools and general help
  • Fork truck operator for moving tools/equipment.
  • General plant housekeeping such as sweeping and vacuuming,cleaning out drains, pressure washing floors, cleaning windows in plant areas
  • Small painting jobs
  • Perform the duties of a fire watch during welding jobs
  • Disassemble pipes for disposal Production
  • Pressure washing - floors, piping, equipment, and containment pads
  • General cleanup – picking up trash, shoveling debris intobuckets or drums
  • Trench cleaning – removing grating and shoveling debris from trenches in containment pads
  • Spraying weeds – using cart with sprayer in back to drive around plant and spray areas for weed control


  • High School Diploma/GED Required
  • Industrial, construction or military experience preferred but not required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must pass background check, physical, and drug screen

Job Expectations:

  • Must follow all safety procedures. Must wear company-provided personal protective equipment such as safety shoes, safety glasses with side shields, and hard hats at all times in designated areas. Dust mask, rubber gloves, face shields, and other protective equipment must be worn when required.  If required, must work a twelve (12) hour rotating shift schedule.
  • Overtime work is required from time to time.
  • Be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating, sending, and receiving e-mail and data entry.
  • Have a strong work ethic, demonstrating both initiative and a professional attitude.
  • Must have clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to apply mechanical fundamentals to properly operate and maintain the performance of the equipment within their area of responsibility.
  • Must be able to perform the essential elements of the positions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Nearest Major Market: Cambridge MD

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