• Operator Mechanic III Metals

    Location US-NC-Bessemer City
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Entry Level
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    Domestic Travel Required
    % Domestic Travel
    Int'l Travel required
    % Int'l Travel
    Company Vehicle
    Working from Home Office
    Relocation Eligible
    Works with Chemicals
    Lifting required
  • Company Overview

    For over twenty years, FMC Lithium has been innovating, manufacturing and delivering products and technologies to power a cleaner, healthier and more mobile world. We have grown as a leader in the industry through partnership with our customers, thriving in a marketplace full of challenges and opportunities. The success we’ve achieved follows a simple but critical promise to our customers: provide consistent, high quality products, ensure security of supply, and anticipate solutions for future needs; all backed by a deep expertise in material science.


    This expertise and the unprecedented growth in the market made it clear that FMC Lithium is ready to separate into an independently traded company by the end of 2018. The FMC Lithium business is poised to stand on its own with leaders and talent that will drive the organization to greater opportunities and accomplishments. We are investing in our future and our customers’ future, and our best is yet to come.


    Responsible for operation of chemical processing equipment, packaging equipment and material handling equipment meeting the requirements outlines in standard operating procedures



    • In emergency situations, removes people from confined spaces.
    • Participates on the PERT team as an entry member.
    • Handles hazardous wastes during generation, transport, storage, or spill response activities.
    • Suppresses fires inside and outside of buildings.
    • Administers basic first aid.
    • Performs standard duties related to fire suppression, fire prevention, hazard spill response, emergency response, and rescue operations (PERT).
    • Completes all applicable permits and job walk-downs for Maintenance and Contractor work (i.e. Lockout/Tag-out, Safe Work, Confined Space Entry, Line Break, etc.).
    • Enters near miss or incident reports into SIMS database. Takes appropriate action to resolve then provides sufficient detail to enable root cause analysis through an incident investigation.
    • Actively participates in the Behavior-Based Safety program.
    • Responsible for maintaining 5S standards in production areas.
    • Complies with all circuit, regulatory, and safety training.
    • Performs daily safety inspections
    • Intervenes when unsafe acts or conditions are encountered.
    • Participates and supports Process Safety activities including but not limited to risk assessments, preventive maintenance activities, pre-start up safety reviews, Management of Change initiation, work permit activities, and standard operating procedure reviews/updates.

    Business Support

    • Observes process variables using gauges and instruments and adjust valves and controls to set and maintain specified operating ranges.
    • Observes processing and auxiliary equipment to detect malfunctions then repairs or submits a request for repairs.
    • Responsible to enter production data into VDBs, log/batch sheets, databases and systems (SAP).
    • Drives forklift to move material to and from process areas.
    • Samples and tests or submits requests for tests of process samples using LQM and makes required adjustments.
    • Performs productivity maintenance tasks using basic hand tools.
    • Collects and interprets information for making decisions from instruments and computers.
    • Provides some written documentation of activities.
    • Using our word processing program, indicates needed changes in an SOP by “redlining” and using our electronic mail system routes the “redlined” SOP to appropriate people for review.
    • Compares the information in Lithium Quality Management (LQM) database relating to a produced product to the appropriate Product Standard.


    • Responsible to work with fellow operators and management to achieve the production goals of the area in a safe and efficient manner.
    • Responsible to keep personal training up to date.
    • Responsible for shift reports and effective shift turnover to include leading the start of the shift safety huddle.

    Key Relationships/Customers

    Internal:  Production Scheduling, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Stores, Shipping and Receiving,


    External: Vendors and Contractors


    Position Specific Competencies


    Composure - Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

    Functional/Technical - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

    Informing - Provides the information people need to know; is timely with information.

    Listening - Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.

    Patience - Is tolerant with people and processes; listens and checks before acting; follows established process.

    Peer Relationships - Can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative.

    Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; can see hidden problems; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.

    Self-Development - Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself; works on compensating for weaknesses and limits.

    Required Education

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one to two years of FMC Lithium experience and an additional three years of industrial work experience.


    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.



    Has the ability to operate multiple circuits. Plans, schedules, and leads team meetings and training sessions. Uses logic and appropriate methods to successfully troubleshoot and solve difficult problems. Skilled in operating all area equipment and had the ability to run more than one unit at a time when required. Has the ability to service, repair, adjust, and test machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles. Uses the computer to accurately enter information and data into FMC business systems (LQM, SAP, Hang Tag, SIMS, MOC, CPAR, SBO, Sharepoint). Uses effective oral and written communication. Uses MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and VMX to communicate all work instructions, circuit and order statuses, and job assignments. Maintains RCRA/Hazardous Waste handling skills including but not limited to awareness and satellite waste accumulation, container labeling, dating, and closure, transfer of waste containers, storage of waste containers, and hazardous material spill response. Maintains skills associated with emergency response activities such as PPE usage, rescue techniques, fire suppression, basic first aid, and spill response.


    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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and smell. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 250 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. To perform emergency response activities, the employee will occasionally be required to don a self-contained breathing apparatus and/or a full face respirator.


    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions and extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    EEO Statement

    FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 


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