Elkem Silicones - Chemical Operator

Post-Hire Training

Recruitment #96-15-01






In Cooperation With


York Technical College


is assisting with the recruitment and training for



Employment opportunities exist at our York, SC silicone manufacturing plant for:  


Chemical Operators


Elkem Silicones is a world leader in silicone manufacturing.  Elkem Silicones has been active in the silicone industry for over 70 years.  We offer a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care, textiles, and more.   


Key Responsibilities



  • Prepare and monitor batches using various types of mixing equipment, focusing on safety, quality and productivity. 
  • Responsible for packaging product and performing related chemical manufacturing duties. 
  • Expected to participate in plant safety activities and ensure compliance with ISO-9001-2000 and other quality requirements that may be applicable to the site.


Position Requirements: 


  • 2+ years of prior experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Ability to understand written and oral instructions and to perform basic math operations pertinent to the job.
  • Ability to work any of 3 shifts with the possibility of rotating shifts.
  • Ability and willingness to be cross-trained in multiple manufacturing departments.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and to stand for the majority of the shift.
  • PC skills are required.
  • Ability to speak and write independently in order to complete required paperwork and interact with teams.
  • Focus on safety and process improvement.
  • Basic mechanical skills.
  • Willingness and ability to operate a forklift.

Minimum starting wage of $15.00/hour. Elkem offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.



An Equal Opportunity Employer


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