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At Kensing, we work together to improve the quality of life of our clients, their customers, and each other. It shows in our dedication to collaboration, in our commitment to teamwork, and in the culture of pride and respect each of us strives to exhibit day after day.

We combine the deep heritage of our Kankakee plant with a commitment to leading the world in safety and purity, along with an eagerness for expansion. If you are passionate about innovation, about improving products and lives, we want to hear from you. At Kensing, we have a bright future ahead. You can be a part of it.

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JOB TITLE:            Production C Packager/Helper  GRADE:

DEPARTMENT:      Production                                 DATE CREATED:  12/01/2022

LOCATION:           Kankakee, Il                                LAST REVISION:                      

SUPERVISOR:       Shift Supervisor   

                                                                                                                                                     

JOB SUMMARY

The Chemical Plant Operator will manufacture quality finished goods and manage hazardous raw materials in a safe and efficient manner by follow operating procedures, safety procedures, regulatory requirements and site standards and policies to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the site.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for packaging finished product, labeling product, & preparing product for delivery or warehousing. To include analytical testing.
  • Ensures the packaging line is set up, that the appropriate packaging materials are in the area to be used and ensures the area is cleaned up prior to the shift turnover.
  • Responsible for assuring quality work and appearance of finished product packaging is acceptable to customer or BASF specifications and minimizing rework.
  • Takes corrective actions when nonconformance occurs based on customer or BASF specifications.
  • May perform work on various packaging lines on the site to ensure the packaging schedules are met.
  • Conduct routine inspections and monitoring of operating packaging equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and/or identify equipment malfunctions and coordinates with maintenance and/or the Shift Supervisor to institute corrective actions.
  • Work from both verbal & written instructions of Shift Supervisor.
  • Data entry for documentation/record purposes into SAP, excel, batch records, etc.
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of raw materials and finished product to/from tank trucks, railcars, totes, or drums as needed.
  • Utilize power industrial trucks to move materials, equipment or supplies as required.
  • Prepare equipment for operation, maintenance, & cleaning.
  • Responsible for all aspects of personal safety, product quality, as well as, filling, loading, and unloading systems and their auxiliary equipment such as bins, filters, blend tanks, and utility equipment for air, nitrogen, cooling water, and steam
  • May perform work in various areas on the site to ensure the production schedules are met.
  • Works with the Field Operator to assist as needed to meet production demands.
  • Assistance to plant during outages, and maintain operating condition of key equipment
  • Perform assigned duties as outlined by supervisor, management or designee.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • High school education or GED.
  • Ability to achieve a minimum score on pre-placement aptitude tests.
  • Participate in all required safety training.

EXPERIENCE/ KNOWLEDGE/SPECIALIZED SKILLS:

  • Familiarity with safety practices and techniques relating to the chemical industry (e.g. Safe Work Permits, LOTO, Confined Space Entry, Hot Work). This includes writing permits & SEC’s.
  • A basic understanding and awareness of chemicals and their nature, hazards, safety and health issues etc. (MSDS’s, use of PPE etc.)
  • Working 12-hr rotating shift, and overtime as required
  • Maintain good housekeeping in work areas and assist in general cleanup as needed
  • Contribute to the success of plant goals & objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, costs, productivity and morale throughout the plant;
  • A working knowledge of computers & the MS Windows operating system.
  • Support and participate in the site ISO 9000, PSM, RMP and RCMS programs.
  • Support & participate in the BASF Process Safety Program (i.e. Zero Incident Mindset, complete training, report all incidents, participate in investigations etc.).

Preferred:

  • Prior SAP knowledge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Power point, etc.)
  • A working knowledge of the mechanics & operation of different types of process equipment (e.g., pumps, valves, agitators, instrumentation, controls etc.).
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, troubleshooting and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and monitor/control a number of different activities simultaneously.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job which include: working 12 hour rotating shifts and overtime as required, working indoors and outdoors with the use of stairways/ladders to perform tasks.
  • Takes daily direction from the Shift Supervisor and may have interaction with other members of management.
  • Daily interaction may be required with the Production Execution Manager, Production Scheduler, QA Lab, Maintenance and Engineering staff to ensure workload, schedule and priorities are followed.
  • A majority of the work is completed inside the control room however, must go outside working in the elements to assist the field operator when necessary.

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JOB TITLE:            Field Operator                            GRADE:

DEPARTMENT:      Production                                 DATE CREATED:  12/01/2022

LOCATION:           Kankakee, Il                                LAST REVISION:                      

SUPERVISOR:       Shift Supervisor   

                                                                                                                                           

JOB SUMMARY

The Chemical Plant Operator will manufacture quality finished goods and manage hazardous raw materials in a safe and efficient manner by follow operating procedures, safety procedures, regulatory requirements and site standards and policies to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the site.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct routine inspections and monitoring of operating equipment (e.g., pumps, storage tanks, instrumentation, utilities, safety equipment, tools etc.) in the reactors and associated areas to determine current operating status
  • Read, record and interpret data of instruments, reactors, tanks, pumps, cooling unit, etc., and makes corrective adjustments as required to keep efficient production on reactor trains;
  • Perform maintenance, i.e., purges, washes, dries, and recharges equipment;
  • Draws samples of product at specified stages and performs analytical laboratory tests to determine if manufacturing is proceeding efficiently and in conformity with specifications
  • Work from both verbal & written instructions of Shift Supervisor, standard procedures, batch sheet & loading sheets to operate reactors, as well as, filling & loading systems;
  • Works with the Panel Operator to set priorities without supervisor approval.
  • Identification of equipment malfunctions and coordinates with maintenance and/or the Shift Supervisor to institute corrective actions.
  • Data entry for documentation/record purposes into SAP, excel, batch records, etc.
  • Assist in the running of reactors, to include analytical testing.
  • Loading and unloading of raw materials and finished product to/from tank trucks, railcars, totes, or drums as required.
  • Utilize power industrial trucks to move materials, equipment or supplies as required.
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems.
  • Prepare solutions, raw materials, and equipment for the production of batches.
  • Prepare equipment for operation, maintenance, & cleaning.
  • Responsible for all aspects of personal safety, product quality, as well as, filling, loading, and unloading systems and their auxiliary equipment such as bins, filters, blend tanks, and utility equipment for air, nitrogen, cooling water, and steam
  • Assistance to plant during outages, and maintain operating condition of key equipment
  • Perform assigned duties as outlined by supervisor, management or designee.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • EDUCATION:
  • High school education or GED.
  • Ability to achieve a minimum score on pre-placement aptitude tests.
  • Participate in all required safety training.

EXPERIENCE/ KNOWLEDGE/SPECIALIZED SKILLS:

  • A working knowledge of the mechanics & operation of different types of process equipment (e.g. pumps, valves, agitators, instrumentation, controls etc.).
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, troubleshooting and decision making skills.
  • Familiarity with safety practices and techniques relating to the chemical industry (e.g. Safe Work Permits, LOTO, Confined Space Entry, Hot Work). This includes writing permits & SEC’s.
  • A basic understanding and awareness of chemicals and their nature, hazards, safety, and health issues etc. (MSDS’s, use of PPE etc.)
  • Working 12-hr rotating shift, and overtime as required
  • Maintain good housekeeping in work areas and assist in general cleanup as needed.
  • Contribute to the success of plant goals & objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, costs, productivity and morale throughout the plant;
  • A working knowledge of computers & the MS Windows operating system.
  • Ability to multi-task and monitor/control a number of different activities simultaneously.
  • Support and participate in the site ISO 9000, PSM, RMP and RCMS programs.
  • Support & participate in the Kensing Process Safety Program (i.e., Zero Incident Mindset, complete training, report all incidents, participate in investigations etc.).

PREFERRED:

  • Prior SAP knowledge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Power point, etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job which include: working 12 hour rotating shifts and overtime as required, working indoors and outdoors with the use of stairways/ladders to perform tasks.  Driving and operating a forklift truck is an essential part of the position.
  • Takes daily direction from the Shift Supervisor and may have interaction with other members of management.
  • Daily interaction may be required with the Production Execution Manager, Production Scheduler, QA Lab, Maintenance and Engineering staff to ensure workload, schedule and priorities are followed.
  • A majority of the work is completed outside working in the elements.

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JOB TITLE:            Panel Operator                          GRADE:

DEPARTMENT:      Production                                 DATE CREATED:  12/01/2022

LOCATION:           Kankakee, Il                                LAST REVISION:                      

SUPERVISOR:       Shift Supervisor   

                                                                                                                                                     

JOB SUMMARY

The Chemical Plant Operator will manufacture quality finished goods and manage hazardous raw materials in a safe and efficient manner by follow operating procedures, safety procedures, regulatory requirements and site standards and policies to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the site.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Controls the processes through monitoring the control panels (Delta V), understanding the state of each process and making adjustments to the processes as needed.
  • Ability to multi-task and monitor/control a number of different activities simultaneously.
  • Charge, monitor and control the reactors and other process equipment.
  • Assist other panel operators in the same control room or across control rooms
  • Works with the Field Operator to set priorities without supervisor approval
  • Work from both verbal & written instructions of Shift Supervisor
  • Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and coordinates with maintenance and/or the Shift Supervisor to institute corrective actions.
  • Data entry for documentation/record purposes into SAP, excel, batch records, etc.
  • Prepare equipment for operation, maintenance, & cleaning.
  • Responsible for all aspects of personal safety, product quality, and operating all aspects of the reactors, as well as, filling, loading, and unloading systems and their auxiliary equipment such as bins, filters, blend tanks, and utility equipment for air, nitrogen, cooling water, and steam
  • Assistance to plant during outages, and maintain operating condition of key equipment
  • Perform assigned duties as outlined by supervisor, management or designee.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • High school education or GED.
  • Ability to achieve a minimum score on pre-placement aptitude tests.
  • Participate in all required safety training.

EXPERIENCE/ KNOWLEDGE/SPECIALIZED SKILLS:

  • A working knowledge of the mechanics & operation of different types of process equipment (e.g., pumps, valves, agitators, instrumentation, controls etc.).
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, troubleshooting and decision making skills.
  • Familiarity with safety practices and techniques relating to the chemical industry (e.g. Safe Work Permits, LOTO, Confined Space Entry, Hot Work, etc.). This includes writing permits & SEC’s.
  • A basic understanding and awareness of chemicals and their nature, hazards, safety and health issues etc. (MSDS’s, use of PPE etc.)
  • Working 12-hr rotating shift, and overtime as required
  • Maintain good housekeeping in work areas and assist in general cleanup as needed.
  • Contribute to the success of plant goals & objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, costs, productivity and morale throughout the plant;
  • A working knowledge of computers & the MS Windows operating system.
  • Ability to multi-task and monitor/control a number of different activities simultaneously.
  • Support and participate in the site ISO 9000, PSM, RMP and RCMS programs.
  • Support & participate in the Kensing Process Safety Program (i.e. Zero Incident Mindset, complete training, report all incidents, participate in investigations etc.).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job which include: working 12 hour rotating shifts and overtime as required, working indoors and outdoors with the use of stairways/ladders to perform tasks.
  • Takes daily direction from the Shift Supervisor and may have interaction with other members of management.
  • Daily interaction may be required with the Production Execution Manager, Production Scheduler, QA Lab, Maintenance and Engineering staff to ensure workload, schedule and priorities are followed.
  • A majority of the work is completed inside the control room however, must go outside working in the elements to assist the field operator when necessary.

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JOB TITLE: Sr Mgr., Manufacturing & Supply Chain Accounting    

DEPARTMENT: 10005031-Accounting and Finance       

SUPERVISOR: Steve Mindy, Controller                     

LOCATION: Hybrid/Kankakee, Illinois

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Manager, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Accounting will provide accounting and strategic decision support for Manufacturing and Supply Chain operations.  This role will have full responsibility for developing standard costs, analyzing manufacturing results, tracking cost savings initiatives, and providing decision support to Procurement, Logistics, Operations teams.  The Sr. Manager will also be responsible for evaluating relevant accounting and internal control systems and managing departmental staff.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning, studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activities such as inventory, raw material purchases, labor and overhead.
  • Development of standard costs for business site operations.
  • Development and maintenance of periodic/monthly reporting for Manufacturing, Logistics, and Procurement functions
  • Monthly reporting of overall and site performance versus budget, forecast and prior year.
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs by item and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs by the various cost drivers.
  • PPV (purchase price variance) analysis and reporting.
  • Margin analysis on material revenue vs material costs, including yield/scrap loss analysis.
  • Maintain and enhance the cost accounting functions within the various systems.
  • Assist in month-end close of general ledger, including preparing and posting journal entries.
  • Reconcile finished goods and raw materials inventories.
  • Make recommendations to management regarding cost saving or profit generating opportunities and profitability improvement strategies.
  • Assist with external and internal audits.
  • General ledger account reconciliations
  • BOM maintenance, including item master and product costing creation and updates.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or related field

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of Finance experience in chemical manufacturing environment

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professionalism
  • Confidentiality
  • Strong cost accounting system experience
  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards
  • Ability to accurately prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ability to effectively communicate results and issues to manufacturing personnel and leadership teams.
  • Critical thinking of issues presented to the business.
  • Excellent analytical skills and sound understanding of accounting principles.
  • Extensive customer service experience
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Ability to juggle day to day tasks
  • Passionate, team player, mentor
  • High level of Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Proficiency in SAP (Preferably S4 Hana)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor office setting with extended periods at a computer.
  • Ability to work both onsite and work remotely.
  • Ability to travel 10%

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JOB TITLE: Bulk Material Handler              

DEPARTMENT: Production                                

LOCATION: Hopewell, Virginia                           

SUPERVISOR: Head of Production        

                                                                                                                       

JOB SUMMARY:

This position performs loading, unloading, and storage activities for truckload quantities of raw materials and finished products for the North Plant.  These activities include packaging powder and liquid finished products from the manufacturing process into the finished product warehouse and scanning/entering product into the SAP inventory management system.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Unload incoming raw material deliveries.
  • Loading finished product into truck trailer.
  • Assure that proper documentation has been received before initiating the unloading/loading process.
  • Obtain sample for Quality Control testing and release.
  • Complete SAP work to account for payment of invoices.
  • Unload daily hazardous raw material that arrives to the site.
  • Conduct physical inventories and cycle counts of raw materials and packaging materials as directed by Supervisor/Manager to assure accuracy of SAP inventory.
  • Package flaked products into 25 kg bags, stacking and palletizing bags.
  • Package flaked products into 500 kg super sacks.
  • Package liquid products into 55-gallon drums and 1000 kg totes
  • Complete daily flaking production log, inventory removals and inventory introductions.
  • Daily housekeeping of responsible areas
  • Assist operations and warehouse personnel as required.
  • Accurately scan/enter finished product into SAP.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • High-school education or equivalent; vocational training or job-related course work preferred
  • Must be capable of passing forklift certification.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Preferred: 1+ years of relevant work experience in a chemical plant or related industry
  • Preferred: Experience with DCS (Distributed Control System)
  • Preferred: Experience in SAP

KNOWLEDGE/SPECIALIZED SKILLS:

  • Ability to understand and operate a distributed process control system, personal computer and associated software systems.
  • Ability to understand and use SAP
  • Ability to demonstrate basic math skills.
  • Ability to manage time and determine priorities to meet daily plant requirements.
  • Ability to understand and conduct routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
  • Must be available to work rotating shifts (for example, twelve-hour shifts) and weekends as scheduled
  • Must be able to operate forklift truck and be capable of passing certification testing

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Physical mobility and agility required.
  • Must be able to perform all job duties in all weather conditions/seasons while wearing appropriate PPE
  • Must be able to operate forklift truck.
  • Must be comfortable working around chemicals in manufacturing plant environment
  • Requires working in a rotating shift environment including weekends and holidays
  • Requires adequate physical strength to perform the essential job tasks (for example, ability to lift 50 lbs. without mechanical assistance)
  • Exposure to prolonged physical activity (for example, twelve-hour shifts)
  • Sensory faculties needed to safely perform the job duties that allow a person to react to potential or immediate hazardous conditions and to take appropriate action.
  • Ability to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as respiratory protection, safety harness, and full protection suit as well as common protective or safety equipment including, but not limited to, safety shoes, eye protection, hand protection, hearing protection, hard hats, etc.

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JOB TITLE: Maintenance Technician
GRADE: TBD
DEPARTMENT: Maintenance
LOCATION: Kankakee, Illinois (Onsite)
SUPERVISOR: Maintenance Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY
This role executes all assigned work safely, effectively, and efficiently within the general scope of work defined below. Provides feedback on preventive maintenance that might improve the process and notes additional work required on inspected equipment. Responds to emergency or unplanned work as needed, including callouts. Works on plant modifications, expense, and capital. Performs duties in a manner that fosters good teamwork between maintenance and operations and is consistent with our vision of maintenance being a high-performance work team.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Comply with all safe work practices; use proper PPE, fall protection equipment, etc.
  • Complies with all OSHA Safety and Health regulations.
  • Complete preventive maintenance work and provide feedback on any issues.
  • Performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment.
  • Performs emergency/unscheduled repairs as needed, including callouts.
  • Performs laser alignment of rotating equipment.
  • Performs troubleshooting of equipment failures and participates in root cause investigations of major or repetitive equipment issues.
  • Does pipe fitting work.
  • Manages input to work orders and notifications and completes time confirmations in SAP.
  • Does painting, insulating and other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Can assist I/E Techs as needed with electrical repairs or troubleshooting.
  • Maintain steam traps to reduce steam consumption and process issues. Maintain the lubrication PMs in a timely manner (including instrument calibrations).
  • Participate in failure analysis for critical issues.
  • Review new installations to plant standards to ensure low life cycle cost.
  • Collect and analyze vibration data from PM routes and follow-up to issues found.
  • Maintain the (2) Laser alignment tools, and the (1) Laser Belt Alignment tool. Conduct failure analysis with reports.
  • Perform all the necessary installation inspections and quality checks on new rotating equipment installations.
  • Perform helium leak detection on vacuum systems and heat exchangers.
  • Reduce high cost rotating equipment spending through operational or design changes.
  • Participate in failure analysis for critical issues through the Asset Reliability Team.
  • Review new installations to plant standards to ensure low life cycle cost.
  • Maintain data integrity within the CMMS as it relates to rotating equipment.
  • This position may require the handling and/or management of hazardous waste, i.e., satellite accumulation, identification, characterization, and movement. Each employee shall receive RCRA training on an annual basis and any additional hazardous waste training as deemed necessary. The site maintains readily available SHE waste procedures 7.02 Waste Management and 7.01 Waste Characterization for site reference.”

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION
Required Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Preferred Education: Technical training or Associate degree strongly preferred.

EXPERIENCE

  • 3+ years of related maintenance
  • 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of Pipe Fitting
  • 3+ Years of Welding experience (Tig and Stick)

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3+ Years of Rigging and Signaling Experience

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Physical mobility and agility required.
  • Pager rotation which could include weekends and holidays.
  • Requires adequate physical strength to perform the essential job tasks (for example, ability to lift 50 lbs. without mechanical assistance)
  • Exposure to prolonged physical activity (for example, twelve-hour shifts)
  • Sensory faculties needed to safely perform the job duties that allow a person to react to potential or immediate hazardous conditions and to take appropriate action.
  • Ability to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as respiratory protection, safety harness, and full protection suit as well as common protective or safety equipment including, but not limited to, safety shoes, eye protection, hand protection, hearing protection, hard hats, etc.

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JOB SUMMARY

As a Quality Laboratory Technician for Kensing, you will be a valuable part of the site quality group and a member of our unionized work force.

The Quality Laboratory Technician will provide quality control and assurance testing of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products, in a safe manner, for Kensing within the scope of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, RCMS Management System in compliance with all certification requirements (ie FSSC). They will also evaluate data using appropriate software to ensure the results meet internal and external specifications. Notify management when testing results do not meet required specifications. Support the continuous improvement of lab and plant processes through QA/QC activities to meet and/or exceed customer expectations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Testing & sampling
  • Calibrate instruments and standardize solutions according to documented procedures and complete required records.
  • Prepare standards and solutions needed to maintain calibration of instruments.
  • Complete routine sample analysis following documented methods and communicating with Operators and Shift Supervisors about the quality of material
  • Maintain chemical standards documentation and ensure re-certification is completed and documented as needed.
  • Participate in laboratory housekeeping and safety inspections
  • Assist analytical chemists with analysis of samples and method development as needed.
  • Prioritizing and managing sample testing.
  • Troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
  • Reporting atypical sample or equipment behavior to supervisor.
  • Routine chemical reactions or bench-scale tests of plant processes
  • Sample collection in the plant
  • Environmental monitoring; or plant analytical instrumentation maintenance/calibration.
  • Assist with lab supply management including restocking lab supplies
  • Data entry
  • Utilizing equipment and data software programs.
  • Create, analyze, and interpret SPC charts
  • Enter in-process data in LIMS.
  • Processing and releasing shipments.
  • Evaluating raw material COAs versus approved specifications to authorize material into plant using SAP.
  • Assist with writing or revising work instructions.
  • Auditing quality documents.
  • Document non-conformances.
  • Generate COAs and review for accuracy.
  • Optimize existing procedures
  • Manage archival of Quality Documents
  • ISO/RCMS internal auditor.
  • Implement QA CAPAs
  • Trainer for testing, data entry and processing paperwork.
  • Participate and make recommendations in safety meetings
  • Maintaining housekeeping.
  • Preparation / labeling of samples for shipment.
  • Ensure compliance with all assigned training.
  • Perform assigned duties as outlined by supervisor, management, or designee
  • Additional Duties as assigned

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Required Education: High School Diploma and/or GED
  • Preferred Education: Associates Degree in Sciences or 2 Year technical degree in analytical testing or relevant experience

EXPERIENCE

  • 3+ Years of experience working within QC Production lab environment
  • Developed understanding of general chemistry and laboratory safety
  • Understanding of quality assurance and quality control
  • Basic math and statistics
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Proficiency in SAP is preferred

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor quality lab setting with extended periods of time: restocking laboratory supplies, sitting, interpreting SPC Charts, housekeeping & safety inspections, computer work, standing, walking, lab testing (methods, testing, development), utilizing laboratory equipment, and moving laboratory product.
  • QC production lab environment supporting manufacturing

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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform Sales and Delivery Order Management task. Function as Sales Order owner to perform Order to Cash daily transactions to achieve satisfied customer service.
  • Provide best service to customers and promote the establishment of long-term customer relationship through initiative-taking customer communication related to order management e.g., product availability, order status and delivery tracking.
  • Support Credit Management, Billing, and account receivable follow-up. Monitor and update account receivable status weekly, communicate with collection advice. Push and coordinate with responsible sales for timely collection from customers for targeted payment terms, targeted A/R rate.
  • Manage Master data maintenance process to ensure effective order management.
  • Handle customer complaints via Non-conformance Management (NCM) system; actively communicate status, investigation results, corrective actions to customer and ensure on time closure for non-product quality related complaints, Capture customer expectations/requirement and feedback to BU/functions.
  • Support implementation of business rules related to customer order management process
  • Collect demand forecast from key customers. Provide order status report and monitor customers’ order placement against sales forecast and other related documents. E.g., Track feedback from transportation or warehousing service providers, suppliers, carriers, logistic, i.e., to ensure timely order delivery and provide data such as monthly order backlog to sales, demand planning and supervisor to prepare for reports/ analyses.
  • Capture market intelligence from daily interaction with customers and share with the business as appropriate.
  • Contribute to further development of customer care organization in Asia Pacific, fostering a culture of customer focus in the team.
  • Communicate with colleagues in Sales, Supply Chain, Product Management for smooth and efficient operation.
  • Coordinate or lead future supply chain projects in Asia Pacific, or the projects involving Asia Pacific region.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

  • Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree international Trade, Commercial or Chemistry-related subject or equivalent to appropriate 4-year University degree program

EXPERIENCE

  • More than 5 years’ experience in customer service, international trade, or logistics, with knowledge of logistics procedures, good understanding of commercial and international trade knowledge.
  • Order handling and customer service experience of the customers of Asia preferred.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Excellent Communication Skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Teamwork/Collaboration, Approachable
  • Ability to work remotely and travel
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Good command of SAP
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work primarily performed in indoor office setting with extended periods at computer or phone
  • Percentage of Travel: Up to/Approx 10%

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JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Financial Analyst role at Kensing is a key member of the Financial Planning and Analysis team, and core support as a business partner to Kensing’s leadership team across all functions. This individual must possess an insatiable curiosity and “5 Why” mentality in how they approach gaining a superior understanding of the business dynamics at play, that influence and impact Kensing’s business performance. This individual will be adept at synthesizing meaningful and actionable information out of vast amounts of data, leveraging data mining and analytics tools including Power BI, SAP Analytics Cloud, Tableau, SAS, and other similar data analytics tools. This individual must be astute at working in ambiguity while evolving the fact patterns to develop cohesive and relevant analysis that may at first, not be obvious. An acute awareness of confirmation bias tendencies and the ability to avoid this trap should be part of the individuals DNA, along with the ability to work with speed and accuracy under pressure, with an ever-present sense of urgency as the norm.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead monthly sales reporting, including building models – sales reporting, price/volume/mix analysis, and variance analysis and fulsome commentary of actual results to budget, prior year, and forecast
  • Utilize large financial datasets to build predictive models and lead data analysis and problem solving to root cause
  • Prepare key financial and operational analysis and reports by collecting, formatting, analyzing, and explaining data with the objective of creating actionable information and insights about the issues at hand
  • Automate financial data collection and manipulation into useful dashboards or reports to drive user independence and support analytical scalability as the Company grows
  • Support monthly reporting package including but not limited to Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows
  • Analyze & monitor current and past KPI’s related to all facets of the business (Safety, Operations, Commercial, Financial, ESG, HR)
  • Work with leadership to evaluate initiatives and actions to improve business performance; assists with implementing and tracking actions over time
  • Drive continuous process improvements in reporting, forecasting, and budgeting activities leveraging technology and analytical tools including AI and machine learning, automation, and system enhancements
  • Support Director FP&A, CFO and Kensing Leadership to improve business performance and operational awareness by analyzing results, monitoring variances, and recommending quantifiable actions to senior leadership
  • Collaborate with business leadership to share insights and drive improved outcomes, partnering with cross-functional teams as required
  • Contributes to finance team effort by proactively identifying opportunities to drive enhancements into the finance and accounting function and other functions as appropriate
  • Identify, lead and or support special projects and initiatives, as needed, including ad-hoc quantitative analyses of information to identify and understand drivers and root causes of performance
  • Drive change where needed through a lens of continuous process improvement consider new ways to gather data and analyze business data and results

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/Finance/Engineering/Analytically intensive math or science fields

EXPERIENCE

  • 3-5 years hands-on analytical support experience, ideally in a manufacturing environment, but alternatively in any vertical where vast amounts of varying types of data are available to drive decision support

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Must have excellent analytical skills and sound understanding of analytics applied to business (understanding of accounting, finance, applied in a commercial and sales environment)
  • Must have strong skills in Microsoft Office Excel, including building and maintaining integrated financial models, building complex data lookups, pivot tables, etc.
  • Must have experience with customer reporting and profitability analysis
  • Experience with SAP, preferably S4/Hana, SAC, and Fiori; demonstrated experience with Power BI, Tableau, Think Cell, and other tools a plus
  • Self-starter with desire to constantly learn and develop new skills
  • Strong communicator with ability to simplify complex issues and effectively communicate results up and down the organizations including operations and other functions
  • Critical thinking skills with penchant for spotting the “unobvious” and questioning the most likely answer
  • Customer focused mindset with desire to over-deliver on commitments
  • Ego checked at the door
  • Willingness and desire to invest time learning the business and getting beyond the numbers

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor office setting with extended periods at a computer

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JOB TITLE:        Analyst, Applications                                       GRADE:   

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology                              CREATED:              05/04/2021

SUPERVISOR:  Director, Applications                                     LAST REVISION:    10/27/2022

LOCATION:       Kankakee, Illinois (Hybrid; 3 onsite-2 remote)

 

JOB SUMMARY

Kensing’s success depends on our ability to rapidly innovate and deliver innovative products to our customers. Our products help customers serve fast-changing market demands for solutions that provide leading performance, economics, and quality. IT in turn must prepare itself to support the strategic shift of Kensing to accelerated product innovation, outstanding quality of delivery, higher rates of growth, and increased profitability. To meet this challenge IT requires an enthusiastic and experienced support staff who can bring energy and empowerment to the IT workforce to achieve the vision of “outside-in” focus (i.e., business first) and can position IT as a premier service delivery and enablement organization.

The Analyst of Applications (IT) is responsible for supporting high quality, reliable application platforms and operations to the company. This position is operationally responsible for the day-to-day support, and implementation of applications and solutions that support the company’s customers, employees, and business partners. This role also collaborates closely with the Director of Applications.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting high quality, reliable application platforms and operations to the company
  • Responsible for the day-to-day support of applications and solutions that support the company’s customers, employees, and business partners
  • Responsible for the implementation of applications and solutions that support the company’s customers, employees, and business partners
  • Deliver innovative products to our customers
  • Validate and execute that software licenses are in order
  • Assist customers serve fast-changing market demands for solutions that provide leading performance, economics, and quality.
  • Support the strategic shift of Kensing to accelerated product innovation
  • Support the strategic shift of Kensing with outstanding quality of delivery, higher rates of growth, and increased profitability.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 5 years in application support, software management, project management, and process development
  • Primary ERP experience preferred is SAP.
  • Has successfully supporting multiple complex business technology solutions into production that have achieved or surpassed business goals.
  • Experience developing and supporting mission critical applications optimized to run in the cloud or virtualized environments.
  • Understanding of system architecture, technical design, and system and software development technology.
  • Experience with managing application development at scale, deploying Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies.
  • Has knowledge of emerging trends and developments in Salesforce, PaaS, SaaS, AI, machine learning and other digital technologies
  • Knowledge and proficiency supporting one of the primary ERP systems, e.g., SAP, across its associated lifecycle management
  • Knowledge and understanding of cyber risk platforms and technologies

APPLICATIONS

  • Provide support and maintenance for Application operations, ~100 Applications with ~200 users.
  • Provide support in the Application domain including strategy, architecture and technology planning, licensing, vendor selection, and other externally oriented activities to maintain solid working relationships with key partner and proper compliance with licensing requirements.
  • Provide support to assigned project teams that are deploying new application functionality inclusive of ERP modules, best of breed applications, integration technology, and other elements of the application architecture.
  • Assist in identifying emerging technology trends, especially in SaaS and cloud computing, and ensure the company is leveraging them when appropriate to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and drive value.
  • Ensure that all application development initiatives are well managed and delivered to meet expectations on functionality, timeliness, and cost.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Required Education: Associate degree in computer science, computer engineering or other related degree
  • Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, M.B.A/MS, or other related degree

EXPERIENCE

  • 4-5 Years of experience

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Professionalism
  • Confidentiality
  • Extensive interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Sense of Urgency and high standards for accuracy
  • Ability to perform multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Enthusiastic, passionate team player
  • Creative, Out of Box Thinker
  • Time Management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Proficiency in ERP (SAP)
  • Salesforce
  • IT, ITIL applicable best practices

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor office setting with extended periods at a computer
  • Travel requirement: 10-15%

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JOB SUMMARY:

As the Technical Support Chemist (sterols and natural vitamin E product lines or SNVE) for Kensing, LLC, you will be an invaluable part of Kensing’s technical and regulatory team. This role is part of the Global Commercial Team and will report to the Global Director of Technical Marketing & Regulatory Affairs.

The Technical Support Chemist is a significant contributor to the success and growth of the product line, business, and company. This position provides technical assistance to production and commercial relevant to the SNVE products. The chemist will work closely with applications chemists, marketing, product management, regulatory and production personnel to assist with chemical related process or product questions. Responsibilities will include managing projects relating to lab-scale synthesis, scale-up of new products, and increasing operating efficiency.  Characterization methods for vitamin E, sterols, and other oil-based chemistry will be developed or optimized to improve quality control procedures.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Support qualification and testing of raw materials
  • Support R&D pipeline
  • Provide technical chemistry support to production (continuous improvement and quality)
  • Support characterization of product physical-chemical properties
  • Establish technical data for customer facing product documentation
  • Support resolution of non-conformances (NC) and support testing
  • Support benchmarking activities for business and marketing to create unique value propositions for our products, including testing of products
  • Ensure effective project execution and high success rate to meet timelines
  • Meet all chemical safety requirements

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, with at least five years industrial laboratory experience. Advanced degree (M.S) in chemistry or chemical engineering is preferred (including inorganic, organic, polymer or analytical chemistry), with at least two years of industrial experience.
  • Previous experience in chemical manufacturing or production support is desirable.
  • Previous experience in oil-based chemistry (tocopherols, vegetable oils) preferred.
  • Demonstrated history of effective teamwork required.
  • Planning and organizing skills required
  • Candidate will work in multi-disciplinary environment and must have effective communication skills (written and verbal) in dealing with colleagues, as well as internal and external customers.
  • Proven ability to support product development from chemical process developments to application
  • Strong data analysis and statistical analysis capabilities
  • Wet lab experience (GC, HPLC, TLC, organic purification and extraction techniques preferred)
  • Genuine interest and proven contribution to ESG
  • Previous project leadership experience
  • MS Office experience with strong Excel and Power Point skills
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneur and self-starter

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Production Engineer

This position is part of an eight-member engineering team responsible for daily production and operational engineering needs for the site. Each member of this engineering team will focus on capital investments, process optimization and production quality for their assigned areas. This position works with Operators, Maintenance, Supply Chain and Quality to ensure daily production needs are meet.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain daily production demands through troubleshooting with operator and maintenance
  • Lock out, tag out documentation completed for maintenance and shutdown activities
  • Management of Change for temporary operations, and/or process improvements.

Key Qualifications

Education

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Less preferred B.S. in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Experience

  • 3-5 years production engineering experience preferred
  • 1-2 years hands-on field production support a must
  • Small 50k – 250k project experience a plus
  • Mechanical Integrity planning or management a plus
  •  Surfactant experience a plus
  • Vegetable Oil processing experience a plus

Knowledge/Specialized Skills

  • DeltaV experience a plus
  •  OSIPI experience a plus
  • GMP and PSM experience a plus
  • Distillation column experience a plus
  • Six Sigma and LEAN manufacturing experience a plus

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Kensing is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, military status, or disability status.