Junior Production Operator

About the role

Location: Port Murray, NJ

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent



We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.


Role Purpose: The role holder is responsible for independent operation of the production unit’s
daily performance, including Safety, Quality and Productivity and for the daily issues in Bay’s
operation resulting to minimized OAE losses. This role begins to focus on identifying opportunities
for improvement to optimise the production unit.



  • Heavy emphasis on Safety and Quality
  • Perform forklift/truck requirements
  • Be able to calculate and make production decisions when the need arises
  • Assists in meeting the production schedule goals by completing assignments
  • Participates in continuous improvement
  • Follows all provisions of operating instructions
  • Responsible for the completion and accuracy of all production order data entry
  • Monitors and performs product quality and takes appropriate action, including shutdown of process, to prevent or limit production
  • Responsible for meeting standard batch times while maintaining safety and quality
  • Follows all quality policies and production procedures to ensure quality product is produced
  • Responsible for their own Safety and that of others within the Production Bay
  • Demonstrates equipment operational knowledge and processing skills to independently conduct
  • key production tasks, including weight cuts, the Banbury, the ZSK, pelletor, pellet water
  • systems, feeders, soaking systems, and material transfer systems
  • Increased operation in ancillary equipment, such as the track mobile, the setup of blowers and
  • Torit filter systems
  • Conducts on-line QC tests to ensure product specifications are being met, including the
  • interpretation of the data to adjust the operation parameters, accordingly
  • Responsible for optimized production cycle with given product mix, including Quality and
  • Productivity for Maximizing Uptime and Minimizing Downtime
  • Ensures proactive continuous improvement of plant performance
  • Responsible for following daily production instructions, production recipes, etc.
  • Ensures accurate raw material usage and production data recording for management and raw
  • material management, raw material supply, waste management and reporting etc.
  • Communicates maintenance work required effectively, both verbally and using the Maintenance Equipment Status Tag system
  • Participates in building Teamwork within the assigned production Bay and throughout the plant.
  • Follows established procedures and work instructions in the department
  • Daily close follow-up of product quality. Feedback on quality deviations to Shift Leads and other shifts
  • Defines roots causes and initiates and/or carries out corrective actions for quality improvements
  • Participates in Safety initiatives and takes ownership for improving Safety by correcting any deficiencies that are within their capability to do so

About you

  • Strong focus on Safety and Quality
  • The Production Operator will need good math and mechanical aptitude skills
  • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs
  • Follows all provisions of operating instructions
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Be a team player
  • Flexibility to work other shifts as production demands.


Preferred Experience:

  • Forklift experience and/or certification
  • At least 1 year in a manufacturing environment
  • Batch processing experience
  • Plastics manufacturing experience
  • 3-5 years experience in Production
  • Strong mechanical, hands-on aptitude
  • Understanding of the plastics industry, manufacturing, suppliers, customers

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Marc Kochan, (Marc.Kochan@Borealisgroup.com). Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.

Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com



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Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

The hiring process

  • Get in touch
  • We get to know each other
  • Proposal & agreement
  • Make It Real

The selection process may vary based on position & profile. Our Talent Acquisition Specialist will provide detailed insights into the specific procedure once we connect with you regarding your application.

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