Company description

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.,(TKI) is a company of diverse businesses unified by shared values and vision. We serve the agriculture, mining, industrial, and water reclamation markets with a broad range of products and technologies, worldwide. Serving these customers well is a passion and a commitment-one that the people of Tessenderlo Kerley find rewarding, empowering and meaningful.

If you want the work you do to make a positive impact on the world in which we live, working alongside innovative, quality-focused people of vision, then Tessenderlo Kerley is the right place for you.

Job description

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As an Operator at Tessenderlo Kerley Inc., you will support plant and terminal operations by following Tessenderlo Kerley's policy and procedures and all applicable state and federal regulations.  You will exude integrity and be a hardworking and safety-minded individual who will enjoy being part of a team that is committed to teamwork.

As a Coffeyville Plant Operator Trainee you will be part of a small on-site team, and be part of a dynamic organization that promotes innovation and creative thinking.   You will strive for operational and safety excellence every day as you help sustain Tessenderlo Kerley's long-standing safety record, which has allowed most of our production facilities to operate for more than 20 years without a single lost-time incident. 

At Tessenderlo Kerley, safety is a core value we take seriously, if this is a value you share as well, we invite you to learn more about our exciting opportunity as a Plant Operator.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Loading and unloading of trucks and railcars in accordance with Tessenderlo Kerley policy and OSHA, EPA, HM-126, BOE, and DOT regulations.
  • Reading and recording of local instrumentation. Obtaining and analyzing product samples to ensure product quality.
  • Containment, clean up, packaging, and labeling of Hazardous Waste according to HAZWOPER training and OSHA, EPA, RCRA, HM-126, and DOT regulations.
  • Outside operation of manual valves and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and correct irregularities with the process and process equipment.
  • Participate in the plant safety program including presenting and attending required safety meetings, reporting of potential hazards, and performing monthly safety inspections.
  • Routine inspection of vessels and equipment to prevent equipment failure or damage.
  • Maintain plant property in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Assist in plant projects including maintenance, turn-around, lockout/ tag-out, and confined space entries.
  • Implement an emergency response plan and assist in emergencies.
  • Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by management.




Key Knowledge Skills and Behaviors:

  • GED or HS diploma is required.
  • Chemical or similar plant operations experience desired.
  • Technical, mechanical, and operations experience desired. 
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and work with co-workers and customers in a professional manner.
  • Good mathematical and analytical skills required.
  • Must be able to read and understand the material.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and work with co-workers and customers in a professional manner.
  • Must exhibit a thorough knowledge of and take responsibility for operations and/or duties of his/her job position and give assistance when needed.
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English, and have the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Computer literate – must know basic computer skills.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Able to stand, walk, and bend occasionally throughout the shift.
  • Able to push, pull and lift up to 50lbs occasionally.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


Why join TKI:

  • Work/life balance
  • Fun and rewarding environment
  • Learning, development, and teamwork
  • Community involvement/outreach
  • Challenging and meaningful work

Benefits & Rewards:

  • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (low employee premiums!)
  • 401k Plan with a dollar-for-dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution
  • 401k Company Retirement Contribution at year-end, equal up to 4% of annual base salary
  • Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
  • Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base Salary
  • Paid vacation & sick time & 10 paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement- up to $5,000 per calendar year- Non-Taxable
  • Adoption Assistance-up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
  • Childbearing and parental leave 
  • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Telemedicine program - for you and your dependents
  • Long-Term & Short-Term  Disability insurance
  • Company referral program 

    Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
United States