Cabot Corporation

  • Chemical Process Technician

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    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Cabot Corporation is one of the leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company producing a range of chemicals across 21 countries in the world. Our location in Barry (Sully, Vale of Glamorgan) has been established since 1992, and is a manufacturing site producing hydrophilic and treated Fumed Silica in close collaboration with Dow.


    We are currently recruiting for a development role of a Chemical Process Technician within the Operations team working closely with the Shift Teams to support periods of absence. The Chemical Process Technician will learn how to safely control the chemical processes on site, manage contractor and technician activities via the permit to work system, troubleshoot process events and issues, and assign appropriate actions to ensure safety, health and environment standards (SH&E), efficiency, quality, cost effectiveness, and customer satisfaction.


    As a Chemical Process Technician, you would be joining a successful Operations team, and this is an excellent opportunity for somebody looking to develop in the field of chemical operations. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and driven, flexible with the ability to manage change and interact effectively within the organization.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Contributing to individual & team performance in accordance to site performance metrics (including Safety, off-quality, process safety management, permit compliance).
    • Operating and monitoring FMO processes via the DCS control panel and taking actions to ensure process safety, environmental compliance and operational excellence.
    • Carrying out troubleshooting activities and following Response Flow Checklists in response to process deviations ensuring any issues are dealt with or escalated to the shift manager or other personnel where appropriate. Recording of all relevant data using shift logs, and other reporting systems.
    • Managing the safety of maintenance technicians, contractors and integrity of the processes. Taking all necessary actions to ensure a safe work environment that adheres to Cabot standards.
    • Assigning preventative maintenance activities to ensure reliability of the plant. Identifying and raising work orders, operating the process equipment within agreed parameters.
    • Ensuring the customer’s quality requirements are met through adjustments as necessary.
    • Representing the process team in RCAs, FMEAs, PSSRs and HAZOPs etc. to support ongoing initiatives.
    • Delivering of identified Kaizen improvement actions and other manufacturing improvement opportunities.
    • Taking responsibility for any other reasonable duties as required by the individual’s direct line manager.


    • Previous experienced in Chemical Process Operation – preferred;
    • GCSE level C or above in English, Maths, Science (Chemistry or Physics) – essential;
    • City and Guild level 1 or 2 in Process Technology Chemical Processes or equivalent qualification is desirable;
    • DCS plant operation, mainframe business software and ASPEN – preferred;
    • Computer literacy: Microsoft office suite Excel, Word, Internet, etc. - Intermediate level;
    • Basic mechanical understanding would be considered a plus.

    We offer

    • Culture that is driven by 4 core values: integrity, responsibility, respect and excellence;
    • Safe environment;
    • Ongoing support & training;
    • Great colleagues & very welcoming environment at the site;
    • Opportunity to advance your career further in the organization;
    • DCS plant operation, mainframe business software and ASPEN training;
    • Working on a rolling 2 months pattern integrating into an 8-person team on a 12-hour continuous shift pattern that incorporates 18 and 10-day fixed holiday periods;
    • Cabot offers a competitive salary, shift allowance, pension scheme and private medial cover plus other local benefits.

    About Cabot

    Cabot Corporation is a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


    We strive to be the most innovative, respected and responsible leader in our markets — delivering performance that makes a difference. As a market leader we collaborate with customers to find innovative solutions that will help them advance their own products for a wide range of industries, from transportation and infrastructure to environment and consumer goods. Our customers worldwide trust our solutions to help them address their needs and accelerate innovation in key applications — creating value and delivering an advantage over the competition. To learn more about Cabot products and applications please click here.


    Our culture is based on four core values: respect, integrity, responsibility and excellence in everything we do. We understand and value the power of diversity and collaboration. We strive to create an environment that is conducive to the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and accountability, and empowers every team member to take responsibility for the execution of our strategy. We support and encourage our people to share ideas and explore ways to do things differently. Our passion for excellence and commitment to creating value and business success creates a culture in which everyone can contribute. We are known as one of the global leaders in safety, health and environmental performance, motivated in large part by the commitment and drive of our colleagues around the world.


    Our global network consists of over 40 manufacturing facilities throughout North America, South America, EMEA, and APAC regions. Learn more about Barry site here.


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