Polymer Operator

Division: Manufacturing

  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #610

USA Staffing Solutions is a technology-driven company with a passion for helping people. We use speed, technology, and grit to connect quality candidates to quality companies. 

Health Insurance
Life Insurance Policy 
401k Retirement Plan

Pay- $19

  • Work from formulas, written or verbal instructions.  Read and understand formula, use proper equipment specified and inspect batch and raw material quality during process.  Resolve and/or bring any problems to attention of Department Supervisor.

  • Use hand tools, small air powered tools, scales, pumps, valves, mixer controls, chart recorders, forklift and drum handling equipment.

  • Set up and perform operations including inventory verification, loading, mixing, monitoring, pumping, packaging and maintaining formulation specifications.  Plan sequence of operations for a variety of first time and repeat formula requirements.

  • Complete batch and perform final inspections with Quality Control Department.

  • Perform all formulation requirements for testing, monitoring, sampling, drawing off, packaging and storing.

  • Maintain established quality and quantity standards.  Follow prescribed safety precautions, established company and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.  Detect and report improper operations, faulty equipment, defective materials and questionable conditions to Department Supervisor.

  • Maintain work area(s) and equipment in a clean, orderly and safe condition.

  • Maintain daily production and formulation records as required and return completed formulas to QC Department in a timely manner.

  • Perform other related duties as required.




  • Minimum education High School diploma.  Some secondary or vocational training, or equivalent experience desired.

  • Basic reading and math skills sufficient to allow accurate execution of batch tickets and procedures.

  • Train as per Churn Room category in Procedure # SAFETY-TRAIN training grid. Retrain every three years in Hazardous Waste Handling.

  • Review department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with the Department Supervisor.



  • Oral Communication–Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. 

  • Written Communication–Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

  • Teamwork–Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. 

  • Ethics–Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

  • Organizational Support–Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity. 

  • Quality–Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. 

  • Quantity–Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly. 

  • Safety and Security–Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Attendance/Punctuality–Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. 

  • Dependability–Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. 





  • Load raw materials into production equipment.

  • Lift up to 50 pounds, higher amounts with mechanical assistance. 

  • Prepare packaging and package according to direction.

  • Monitor ongoing production processes.

  • Carry out basic quality and testing checks. 

  • Use lifting equipment and various types of fork trucks (training will be provided and required).

  • Store goods and raw materials properly in warehouse.

  • Occasionally exposure to wet and/or humid conditions.  

  • Frequently work near moving mechanical parts. 

  • Occasionally exposed to loud noises.

  • Maintain batch records.


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