Chemical Operator

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.   LaFox, IL   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on November 12, 2021


1st shift - full time

Richardson Electronics, Ltd - LaFox, IL

Cleans treats and plates a variety of components. Inspects work with gauges, scales and visual inspection. Prepares, maintains and properly disposes of hazardous solutions according to RCRA guidelines. Makes minor repairs to equipment and performs regular maintenance of plating department. Receives direction from Chemical Plating Lead and or Manufacturing Director Resource Planning.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plates, cleans or treats components in accordance with verbal or written instructions.
  • Keeps written documentation of various operations as required by the supervisor.
  • Mixes chemicals according to written documentation as directed.
  • Inspects work by measurement, appearance or gauging.
  • Moves and maintains chemical supplies and hazardous waste in containers up to 55-gallon sizes.
  • Follow compliance with company policies and safety standards
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices and follow 5S.
  • Makes necessary adjustments to equipment to ensure quality products.
  • Makes necessary additions & corrections to plating baths. Cleans tank & changes solution as directed
  • Ability to work fast paced with lots of bending and twisting throughout the shift
  • This position requires accuracy and high attention to detail and should be able to perform and follow process flow as written.
  • A good team player.
  • Willing to work overtime and flexible with shift change.
  • Perform other workload assigned, as per Supervisor/Leads instruction.


Non-essential Job Functions:

  • During idle times, fills in for other departments as needed like parts department and machine shop.


Requirements: Good math skills, ability to understand and implement safe chemical handling. Must have a formal educational training in Chemistry or 1-2 year experience related to chemical handling or plating process. Safety and following directions exactly is extremely important. Must be able to lift up to 55 lbs.

Working Environment: Works with hazardous substances (chemical waste, acids, caustics, cyanides and toxic substances). Must wear protective clothing, boots and other safety equipment as required.

Richardson Electronics Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits 
  • In house café - FREE breakfast and lunch
  • In house gym


Equal Opportunity Employer / Veterans / Disabled

*Must be authorized to work in the US.


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