Company Description

PQ is a leading global provider of silicates, silicas and derivative products. PQ’s products are used in a wide variety of industrial processes and many customer products, from decorative paints to green cement, from clean drinking water to green tires and from toothpaste to biofuels and beer.

Ideal candidates resonate with PQ’s Core Values of Integrity, Sustainability, People, Customer Focus and Safety.  Successful employees embrace and model these values in their behaviors and actions.

    Job Description

    This position is responsible for producing and packaging finished silica gel products per customer specifications from incoming raw materials.  Operate the process in compliance with all health, safety and environmental rules and regulations.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Monitor the process through manual and/or automated control panel adjustments
    • Make necessary adjustments (physical and mathematical) to the process to maintain quality product and output.
    • Perform lab testing for in-process and finished products
    • Document all test results, process parameters and adjustments and environmental regulatory requirements
    • Perform all packaging requirements including filling, palletizing and warehousing of finished product.
    • Operation of forktruck to include loading and unloading of trucks.
    • Comply with all federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations and requirements.
    • Comply with company policies and site work rules.
    • Perform needed housekeeping functions
    • Complete environmental data gathering, as needed
    • Other duties as assigned or required.
    • Ability to learn and comprehend manufacturing processes.
    • Ability to work as a member of a 3 person team.
    • Willingness to learn new skills, as needed.
    • Ability to assist others in completing required tasks.
    • Work safely and abide by all safety rules and requirements.

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience   

    • High school diploma or equivalent.  Basic mathematical abilities and skills.
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Outlook, and Word). SAP and PLC experience is desired but not essential.
    • Experience with lab testing equipment and general lab safety. 
    • Previous manufacturing/warehousing experience (2 years).

    Behavioral & Job Competencies (including leadership competencies)

    • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Essential
    • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills
    Additional Information

    Special Factors

    • Manufacturing plant that operates 24/7/365
    • Ability to work 12 hour/rotating shifts (monthly)
    • Ability to work OT, as required
    • Ability to work in non-temperature controlled environment
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs

    EHS Responsibilities

    • Communicates, promotes and personally demonstrates Safety/Health (including PQP Principles) as #1 priority
    • Participation in risk assessment audits as applicable
    • Understand PQ Principles (PQP) and how they are implemented in the site organization, rules and procedures
    • Completes HSE training requirements identified for the job in a timely manner

    PQ is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. Click on the link to read Know Your Rights: Workplace discrimination is illegal ( For more information, please review the link Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (

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