Our goals - Your path

Broad Function and Purpose of Position: 
Batch Operators are responsible for the daily operation of complex chemistry processes at the Marion Plant. Batch Operators execute daily production requirements, achieving safety, housekeeping, quality, rate objectives and participating in continuous improvement activities as directed.  Batch Operators must be able to work independently within the framework of a team while demonstrating a positive attitude.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Actively participate in the plants Sika SAFE Program. 
  • Understand, comply, and regularly inspect the work area to ensure all safety policies and practices are followed and a high degree of industrial housekeeping is maintained at all times.
  • Oversee and operate packaging equipment to ensure that all area specific functions conform to process and procedure specifications. 
  • Drive cultural change and initiatives which emphasize safety, communication, co-operation, development, teamwork, environmental compliance, quality, productivity and waste elimination.
  • Perform inventory check of raw materials and packaging materials for daily production schedule. 
  • Oversee and operate mixing equipment to ensure that all area specific functions conform to process and procedure specifications. 
  • Ensure mixing equipment is running smoothly, within validated parameters, and in compliance with SOP’s. 
  • Ensure mixing processes are carried out and documented within a high level of compliance including but not limited to order of addition, mixing times, and other designated set points. 
  • Performs line change overs and simple-to-moderate equipment adjustments and troubleshooting.
  • Understand, comply, and ensure that packaged products meet quality standards of customers including but not limited to product weight tolerances, overall appearance, DOT Labeling, and batch/identification numbers. 
  • Uses PLC and observes flowmeters and pressure gauges, turn valves, and start pumps to transfer fluid chemicals to or from specified tanks and to processing areas.
  • Guide, assist and train new and temporary employees.
  • Demonstrates ability to use a computer and various computer programs including SAP and PLC programs.
  • To execute other projects or activities to-be-determined as directed by Plant Leadership. 

Your expertise - Our strength


  • Education:  High school diploma or GED required.
  • Experience:  3+ year experience in an industrial environment/manufacturing environment.

Special Requirements/Competencies:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
  • Must have good math skills, including the ability to work with fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Must have the ability to develop process expertise in order to facilitate troubleshooting.
  • Must be able to maintain an excellent attendance record.
  • Must be flexible to work any shift and overtime as business requires.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Must be able to operate a forklift and other equipment as trained.


Going Beyond. Together.

Competitive Benefits: Health Insurance, 401k with company match, year-end profit-sharing bonus, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Meaningful Work: Sika products enhance our surroundings and the work every employee completes helps positively impact daily lives by making our world stronger, more durable, and more reliable – every day.

Company Culture: Sika centers work culture around entrepreneurship where individuals have the power to make decisions, learn from mistakes, and define their career.

Community Involvement: Sika takes active roles in our community and aims to support volunteer work and charitable endeavors across the United States through rebuilding and giving back.

Sustainability Initiatives: Sika is committed to sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts, and assuming social responsibility. The company supports energy efficient projects and implements numerous measures aimed to boost economic, social, and ecological sustainability.

Sika Corporation is committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals that apply. As an equal opportunity employer Sika will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other protected characteristics.

About Sika

With over 100 years of experience, Sika is a worldwide innovation and sustainability leader in the development and production of systems and products for commercial and residential construction, as well as the marine, automotive, and renewable energy manufacturing industries. Sika has offices in over 100 countries with over 300 manufacturing facilities and more than 33,500 employees worldwide. With annual sales of 11.5+ billion dollars in 2022, our commitment to quality, innovation, and the environment as well as putting our customer’s needs first, encompasses why Sika is the global leader in our industries.