Operator Associate

Ascend Performance Materials, LLC

Pensacola, FL

Job Title:

Operator Associate


There are several job openings for an Operator Associates team at the Pensacola site. The base work schedule is 12-hour rotating shifts, Sunday through Saturday with overtime as required. Personnel may be utilized across the site on an “as needed” basis. All new Operator Associates are required to serve a minimum of their first three years on the site’s Fire Department.

The hiring process will consist of the following steps:

  • Step 1 – Applicants who meet the minimum job requirements to include Silver Certification level on the Florida Ready to Work may be selected for an onsite interview.
  • Step 2 – If a candidate is offered a position, they must successfully complete a physical assessment, background screening and pre-employment drug screen.

General Job Description

Operators perform a variety of both physical and mental tasks that may vary depending on the assigned unit. Some of the more typical responsibilities include:

  • Knowledge of and adherence to all Safety and Environmental processes and procedures.
  • Maximizing production with minimal delays, and ensuring optimum product quality.
  • Perform minor maintenance/modifications to achieve correct operation.
  • Make decisions to achieve safe/effective operation.
  • Keep written and/or electronic documentation of process data. Enter data into spreadsheets and data bases that are provided.
  • Provide a shift summary at the end of each shift.
  • Follow all area instructions.

Job Requirements

  • 2 years of previous experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Silver Certification level Florida Ready to Work.
  • Must be able to work a rotating shift and be available for an on-call schedule.
  • Positive attitude; ability to work alone or within a team. Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good attendance.
  • Troubleshooting skills and ability to think in a logical fashion.
  • Proficient with the use of hand-tools for machine operation, minor maintenance, and modifications.
  • Be able to perform energy isolation (LOTO).
  • Ability to work in a constantly changing schedule of priorities and types of equipment to be operated.
  • Successful completion of fork truck training if not already licensed.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Physical Requirements: Physically able to lift 50 pounds and move 30-55 gallon drums, Motor coordination as well as eye, hand and foot coordination, and Ability to stoop, bend, squat/crouch and climb stairs frequently.

Job Location

Cantonment, FL

Salary level


Position Type

Full-Time, Regular

How to Apply External:

If you meet the above criteria please visit our website – www.ascendmaterials.com. Under the “Careers” tab, please select “search jobs.” Select Pensacola Plant as your location and find the Operator Associate job and follow the application process from there. If you have previously applied for an Ascend position, you must still post directly to this job posting in order to be considered.

External applicants may complete the Florida Ready to Work Test at the following locations by appointment:

CareerSource Escarosa


Equal Opportunity Employer

Skills Summary:

About Us:

Ascend Performance Materials is the premium provider of high quality chemicals, fibers and plastics. With world scale integrated manufacturing facilities we are able to develop new products from our core technologies, and provide flexibility to respond to the expanding needs of customers. Ascend has global sales and distribution facilities across the globe and six manufacturing facilities globally. As a privately-held company, our people do big things and make big decisions, often much earlier in their careers than at larger companies. Ascend Performance Materials offers team members the opportunity to contribute in big, meaningful ways—all within a stable and growing business.

Why work at Ascend?

Our vision is to be the recognized leader in the nylon 6,6 value chain, creating new possibilities with PA66 for everyone, everywhere, every day. We achieve that through living our Ascend values.

We care. We operate safely with high integrity for our employees, our customers and our communities. Our people are our greatest assets, and our Total Rewards Program extends beyond traditional benefits to include access to on-site medical clinics at our U.S. facilities, a global wellness rewards program and Performance Matters, an employee-driven recognition plan. Our Commitment to Zero demonstrates our belief that is it possible to operate with zero personal injuries, zero process safety incidents and zero environmental releases. And the Ascend Cares Foundation, led by Ascend employees, supports Ascend families in times of need, provides inspiring opportunities ​​for community engagement and facilitates community leadership.

Customer-focused. We exist for our customers; they drive our actions. Their success is our success. Our plastics and chemicals are building blocks that help make everyday essentials safer and more sustainable, and we constantly strive to develop new and innovative products to meet the future needs of our customers. And that customer focus doesn’t only apply to the marketplace – it also applies to how we treat our colleagues and our fellow community members.

Better every day. We invest in our people and our processes to improve every day. A2E, our continuous improvement program, guides the way we do business. And this way of problem solving applies not only to our manufacturing practices but also to our commitment to developing our people. You’ll see it during your career at Ascend in our leadership development, skills training and mentoring programs

Agile. We think broadly and lead proactively in a constantly evolving organization and industry. Agility doesn’t mean simply working quickly – it means critical thinking, creative problem solving and novel approaches to everyday challenges.

One Ascend. All together, with a common set of goals and an eye toward the future. We don’t accept silos. We look for ways to share across departments, sites and geography. This means you won’t be boxed into a single role at Ascend – you could get the chance to work with teams across the globe to improve the way we serve our people, our customers and our communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.