FUCHS is the world's largest independent supplier of innovative lubrication solutions, covering almost every industry and application. Our products and solutions keep the world moving even though they are not always visible. What matters is that each of our over 6,000 employees in over 50 countries is visible - their entrepreneurial spirit, ideas and skills are the foundation of our global business.

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Chemical Operator


Harvey, IL, US, 60426

MOVING YOUR WORLD by focusing on your success:
FUCHS offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow.  We stand behind our core values: trust, creating value, respect, reliability, and integrity. Ours is a culture that fosters creativity and empowerment, values work/life balance, and gives you the freedom to excel. At FUCHS we aim to nurture your capabilities, ideas and career.


Your areas of responsibility:

The Chemical Operator converts raw materials into finished OEM greases via industrial equipment, including pressure reactors, distributed control system (DCS), pumps, flow meters, condensers, mills, filters and various sensors.  The incumbent performs in-process and finished quality testing of raw materials and products using analytical lab equipment, including balances, ovens, titrators, gas chromatographs, viscometers, and microscopes.  Additionally, the Chemical Operator:

  • Completes related paperwork, reports, and support functions.
  • Performs work in accordance with the production schedule provided by inventory planning.
  • Completes production records and inventory transactions. 
  • Updates process documentation (batch sheets) as work processes are completed. 
  • Updates raw material inventory using computer software (SAP).
  • Follows established production procedures and instructions. 
  • Follows quality and safety standards. 
  • Position requires flexible work schedule, including overtime and weekend hours.
  • Entry level rates starting at $21 an hour. Experienced rates starting at $26 an hour

Qualifications we are looking for:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Technician certification or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years chemical manufacturing experience in a batch environment involving chemical reactions
  • Fork Truck Certification
  • HAZMAT training (Hazwoper, etc) or experience desirable, but not required
  • Must be able to read and performs manufacturing work instructions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Maintains a strong attention to detail and accuracy when performing all aspects of the job
  • Solid troubleshooting and decision-making skills
  • Ability to perform basic computer functions
  • Strong mechanical ability
  • Computer skills such as SAP knowledge and Microsoft Office a plus

These are your benefits:

Fuchs offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will expand your experience and challenge your abilities in the global marketplace.  The position also offers an excellent compensation package and a comprehensive suite of benefits.  


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).

Come be seen at FUCHS – join our team and move the world with us!

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