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Operator, High Purity Chemicals/Refining


Quapaw_ USA, US

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About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


To add to our valuable team of dedicated employees, the Quapaw site is currently seeking an Operator in High Purity Chemicals & Refining operation.  


About Electro-Optic Materials

Power in space. Vision at night. Coatings thinner than human hair. Umicore is a world leader in material solutions for the space, optics and electronics sectors – enabling every day cutting-edge technologies. We guarantee our customers secure access to supply, plus recycling technologies that give materials a new lease of life. To produce materials with even higher performance, and provide recycling to new markets, we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new processes. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

  • Set up and operate recycling processes and production of Germanium Tetrachloride and refining furnaces
  • Operate processes via HMI computer
  • Ensure quality of product as defined by customer specifications
  • Pull sampling of waste streams to ensure operations meet governmental requirements
  • Supporting role setting up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research or process control
  • Support conducting chemical laboratory tests of various chemical solutions and samples

Who we are looking for

  • You have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • You are proficient with computers
  • You are able to read and interpret documents such as work instructions and procedure manuals
  • You are able to regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • You are able to regularly be exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals and occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles
  • You are able to use a respirator to be a member of the HAZWOPER team

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?




Umicore is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, or other status protected by law.

If you need assistance in applying for this position please contact Pam Talbert at

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