Job Req ID:  3542
Date:  Jul 12, 2024
Tradebe Site:  Tradebe East Chicago

East Chicago, IN, US, 46312

Department:  Operations
Business Line:  Environmental Services & Global Functions

Distillation Technician I - 2nd Shift


Tradebe Environmental Services is a global leader in environmental services with US Headquarters in Merrillville, IN. Tradebe was founded in 1984 with the vision of helping industrial and chemical companies manage the increasing complexity of the waste they generate, ensuring safety for the people and the environment. Today, we continue to innovate and evolve as we maintain our firm commitment to propelling the circular economy and creating a more sustainable world. We actively contribute by managing all kinds of environmental liabilities in a safe and sustainable manner, focusing on reusing or recycling raw materials and energy, and being dedicated to meeting our customers' environmental goals. In the United States, Tradebe Environmental Services has 30 sites and serves customers from a broad range of markets, from petrochemicals to aerospace and hospitals, with unparalleled safety and quality standards.

Job description



Main Purpose 

Distillation tech oversee multiple distillation processes, ensuring adherence to safety protocols and environmental regulations. By monitoring process parameters and conducting tests. A distillation tech maintains product quality and optimize equipment operation for efficiency. Additionally, participate in plant safety programs, maintain production logs, and collaborate with lab analysis for continuous improvement. 

The role

Key job responsibilities 

  • Oversee the operation of multiple distillation processes and functions. 
  • Participate in the plant safety programs including but not limited to i.e., Lock Out, Tag Out program, safety and environmental rules and regulations 
  • Monitor and control process parameters to achieve desired product specifications by analyzing system controls, log sheet and lab reports 
  • Perform tests throughout stages of production to determine process variables including Gas Chromatography, moisture, non-volatile residue, color, and any testing performed on both pre-feed products and finished product 
  • Determine and develop the most effective operation of equipment by maximizing efficiencies, yields, and minimizing waste 
  • Take product samples at various stages for lab analysis 
  • Complete production logs and reports reflecting production levels, maintenance requirements and related information 
  • Participate in the plant safety programs including but not limited to i.e., Lock Out, Tag Out program, safety and environmental rules and regulations 

The person


  • Bachelor’s degree in a science field is preferred or equivalent experience. 
  • Two years of experience working in a similar environment or industry is desirable 
  • Successful completion of Hazwoper training 
  • Strong computer skills; ability to read, understand, and apply common operational documents, SOP’s 
  • Ability to work independently with little to minimal supervision and must extremely detail orientated. 
  • The ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check, are required. 


Physical Requirements 

  • Walking  
  • Standing  
  • Crawling 
  • Kneeling 
  • Lifting 
  • Reaching 
  • Pushing  
  • Pulling 

We offer


Why Tradebe is Right for You

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Student loan repayment assistance
  • Generous vacation and sick plans
  • Medical (including telehealth), dental and vision
  • 401k Retirement  match
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Health savings accounts (HSA)
  • Agency paid, basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Great work environment and culture
  • And MORE!


Tradebe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law

Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago