Kettle Operator

RPM International

Cleveland, OH

Tremco Construction Products Group brings together Tremco CPG Inc.’s Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing and Roofing & Building Maintenance divisions; Tremco Barrier Solutions Inc.; Dryvit, Nudura and Willseal brands; Prebuck LLC; Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc.; Weatherproofing Technologies Canada and PureAir Control Services, Inc. Altogether, Tremco CPG companies operate 21 manufacturing facilities, 6 distribution sites, and 3 R&D/technology sites, and employ more than 2,700 people across North America. 


The Kettle Operator is responsible for processing Tremco Sealants and/or Roofing products by carefully reading and following the process order card. The operator is responsible for area readiness to produce which includes safety and collection and preparation of materials like pails, drums, and other chemical raw materials. One batch is complete the operator will test for quality, adjust as needed to assure specification is met by following written standard operating procedures, and then fill product into specified packaging and palletize pails or drums. 


  • Control or operate chemical processes or systems of machines using control boards, Human Machine Interface (HMI computer touch screen) or semi-automatic equipment. 

  • Draw samples of products, and conduct quality control tests to monitor processing and ensure that standards are met. 

  • Use appropriate scales or measurement devices to add materials to the kettle as specified by batch process orders. 

  • Must be able to read and understand recording instruments, pressure gauges, scales, flow meters, panel lights, and other indicators to verify the conformity of process conditions. 

  • Monitor control settings and make necessary adjustments on equipment. 

  • Accurately record production and downtime via written documentation. 


  • No prior experience is required. 


  • Basic Computer Skills required (Windows Familiarity). 

  • Lean and VFM (Visual Factory Management) skills and/or willingness to train. 

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities. 

  • Effective team player, self-motivated, quick learner. 

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend the batch-making processes. 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

  • Ability to stack 30-pound boxes in high-frequencies. 

  • Ability to lift up to 60-pound pails using mechanical assistance and teamwork. 


  • The hourly rate for applicants in this position generally ranges between $19.50. This range is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications, operations, needs, and other considerations permitted by law. 

  • Tremco offers a variety of benefits to its employees, including but not limited to health insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, 401(k) with company match, Company Pension Plan, Performance Based Bonus/Commission, and continuing education. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.