Nutrien Sulfuric Acid Operator in Aurora, North Carolina

Job Description

Sulfuric Acid Operator, Aurora, NC

Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

Key Tasks:

  • This position performs duties to obtain test samples, conduct laboratory analysis of samples and monitor equipment operation—involving boiler feed water, reverse osmosis productions, cooling tower, Turbogenerator condensate return and other sources of frequency according to specifications.

  • Places samples in bottles and labels them, takes samples to laboratory, conducts analysis to maintain process within specifications.

  • Makes adjustments to chemical feed rates and control set points, as needed.

  • Maintains SPC charts program for key cooling tower operations and maintains cooling tower log sheet. Checks results to ensure that readings stay within the established parameters.

  • Operates Deaerators from control panel to control temperature of water and tank level. Ensures that specified quality standards are being maintained.

  • Maintains 2% blow down rate in sulfuric boilers to maintain specifications and keep boiler log. Makes blow down rate adjustments, as necessary.

  • Monitors and inspects equipment for proper operation. Looks for hot bearings, leaking pumps, etc.

  • Visually monitors water storage tanks. Adds chemicals as needed to maintain the proper mixtures. Maintains proper tank levels. Monitors pump rates and makes adjustments or coordinates repairs as appropriate. Monitors condensate system and works with A-Operator on package boiler. Monitors relationship with outside vendors.

  • Enters work orders into EAM to facilitate timely repairs on equipment and issuance of permits for equipment repairs.

  • Notifies the Operator II or Shift Supervisor of any abnormal conditions.

  • Follows safety rules and keeps work area clean and orderly.

  • Learns to perform duties of the Operator II in order to be able to fill-in as a back-up.


Requires a commitment to improve and develop new skills, including safety and environmental awareness, for the protection of employees and company assets in order to maintain a low-cost and competitive position in the phosphate industry.

  • Must be able to perform multiple jobs simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of all of the hazardous characteristics of the chemicals used in the water treatment process.

  • Ability to work with and around hot water, steam acid and electrical power.

  • Mathematical and chemical aptitude.

  • Working knowledge of computers in order to be able to operate equipment and insert necessary analytical data.


  • High School Diploma.

  • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is required for all hourly applicants of Nutrien. Applicants must complete this test and meet a minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 on Applied Math and 4 on Locating Information in order to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.

Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate. This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

If this sounds like a good match, apply now. In order to ensure consideration for this role, candidates are encouraged to apply by April 17, 2018. However, this job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

**EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet

System ID 2018-6866

Job Category Manufacturing, Operations & Trades

Business Unit Phosphate