Process Technician - Apprentice

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Make a Difference as a Process Technician Apprentice

Apache Nitrogen Products Inc. (ANPI) is a small privately held company and a leading manufacturer of ammonium nitrate-based products essential for the mining and agricultural industries. ANPI is well-known as a responsible supplier of dependable, top-quality products and a provider of innovative business solutions.

ANPI’s operations are located near St. David, Arizona, where the company was established in 1920. Since its earliest days, ANPI (originally known as Apache Powder Company) has played a vital role in the community and economy of Cochise County and the southeastern Arizona region.

Today, ANPI is driven by the same values and principles of our founders…Safety, Excellence, Stewardship, Respect and Integrity. ANPI offers competitive salaries/wages and benefits package in addition to being a great place to work! 

The Process Technician Apprentice occupation is in the Operations Department. It is an hourly, non-exempt position, reporting to the Operations Supervisor and is instrumental in maintaining the safe and reliable running of the plants.

Reports to: Operations Supervisor

Key Responsibilities

  • Train to become a fully competent Process Technician, which involves more responsibility in the production process
  • Operate rail and truck loading and unloading equipment, including conveyors, belts, buckets, pumps, hoses, etc.
  • Operate rail switch engine
  • Open and close large valves and electrical switches
  • Climb on top of trucks and on top of and inside rail cars to inspect interiors
  • Obtain samples of manufactured or purchased product to facilitate quality control inspection
  • Perform basic laboratory chemical analysis of products throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Measure and monitor tank levels
  • Operate scales
  • Participate as a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT).
  • Provide detailed written records of tasks performed, including tank levels, quantities transferred, relief instructions, etc.
  • Any other duties as assigned
  • Must be available to work rotating shifts, weekends, nights and holidays

Physical Demands

  • Position requires strenuous physical work. Heavy lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds frequently. Weight over 50 pounds is to be lifted with assistance only.
  • Ability to climb and descend multi-level catwalks, stairs and ladders, move in and about piping and structural supports and using fine motor skills constantly.
  • Eyesight must be a minimum of 20/40 vision, corrected with spectacle lenses. Contact lenses cannot be worn on plant.
  • Must have good hearing to be able to hear signals, horns, phones, or various operating sounds of the Plant.
  • The ongoing ability to participate with all duties assigned within their respective response teams, i.e. entry level suits, decontamination, rescue, confined space entry, Fire Brigade extinguisher use, etc.

Education and Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate and document the following, but not limited to:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience in manufacturing, construction, maintenance or a similar industry preferred
  • Chemical manufacturing operation experience preferred
  • Must be available to work rotating shifts, weekends, nights and holidays
  • Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

$23.48 per hour