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Newell Brands Reactor Operator in Columbia, South Carolina

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Shakespeare manufactures Military and Marine Antennas, Custom Resins, String Trimmer Accessories, Custom Monofilaments, and Conductive Fibers. The best part about our legacy brands and products is how we improve them for today’s competitive market place. Our strict quality standards and innovative manufacturing processes allow us to manufacture products targeted to specific customer needs. Shakespeare is a company of Newell Brands, a leading global consumer goods company.


The Tower runs a batch process to produce various types of nylon resin. The reactor operator doses raw materials and performs all process steps for the mix tank, evaporator, reactor, pelletizer, and material transfer to the storage tank.

The reactor operator checks and records information on materials, equipment and process settings to identify, troubleshoot and resolve production issues. The reactor operator works a rotating shift schedule in a non-climate controlled area.

Essential Functions

Operates a variety of equipment to correctly dose all raw materials

  • Stages, prepares, lifts, and loads raw materials into Acid Hoppers

  • Selects product recipes and initiates the program to automatically dose bulk acids

  • Unloads HMD & Capro trucks

  • Operates the Control Panel to dose water and bulk liquid materials

  • Measures and doses proper amounts of manual acids and additive materials

Executes the process cycle for the mix tank, evaporator, reactor and pelletizer

  • Adheres to all policies and procedures for safe and efficient operation

  • Follows operating procedures and instructions per batch process sheets

  • Monitors and controls process variables, such as time, temperature, pressure and tank level, etc

  • Sets valves, switches, pumps and other components per production specifications

  • Investigates and resolves process alarms and upset events

  • Coordinates with maintenance to diagnose and correct equipment issues

  • Completes product change, startup and shutdown activities

  • Collects samples and performs a variety of process and quality checks

  • Enters and reviews data in NWA to identify out of control conditions

  • Maintains product traceability

  • Completes production paperwork

  • Reports issues and production status to management

Secondary Functions

  • Works in a safe manner and maintains general housekeeping

  • Demonstrates commitment to customer quality, business results and continuous improvement

  • Expected to increase knowledge of the Tower operation and progressively improve individual performance

  • Manages daily tasks to achieve target production rates

  • Supports rework activities

  • Others assignments as requested

The above statements describe the general nature and level of responsibilities for this position, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position. Company management may assign other relevant, business-related duties.


Required education and experience

  • High school diploma/GED required

  • Experience as a Dryer Operator preferred

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