Job Description

Blending & Mixer Operator (Canning/Chemical)
Louisville, KY, United States of America


Founded in 1919, Whip Mix manufactures Hanau™, Denar® and Whip Mix articulators, dental gypsums, investments, waxes, furnaces, mixing equipment and model trimmers for use in dental laboratories and dental offices and equipment. Whip Mix, headquartered in Louisville, Ky, is ISO9001-2008 certified and sells its products through distributors in over 80 countries and also maintains an office and distribution center in Dortmund, Germany.   Please review our website at and our Facebook page! We are an EEO employer.


Job Skills / Requirements

Starting pay - $20.00 an hour! 

Sign On Bonus - $500 after working here for 90 days, and another $500 after 180-days!

Great Opportunity for First Shift only!

Under routine supervision, weighs formulas, loads mills, loads IBC’s, drives a forklift and a variety of other tasks related to the production of gypsum and phosphate based products

Team member understands and supports the vision of the company. This person should develop a sense of dependability and responsibility among their team members, operate with enthusiasm and lead by example. They will make certain their own assigned tasks have been completed satisfactorily and to standards that are set for the team. Additionally they will ensure that team member tasks are understood, monitored & accomplished. Lean tools, methods and philosophy will be learned, utilize & embraced. Communication will be given and received freely, frequently, consistently, accurately and professionally. The priorities of safety 1st, quality 2nd, & production 3rd will be accepted & required. You will act, behave, perform and “BE” what you want your team members to be.

 Initiates, cooperates or participates fully as appropriate in using the team approach in solving problems and suggesting improvements that enables Whip Mix to live up to its mission and values.

Job Functions and Responsibilities  

Load and unload mills and delivers samples to Quality Control Lab - 40%

Operates all equipment associated with blending chemical products. This includes mills, IBC’s and IBC tumbler, scales, loading platforms, Hammer mill, and vacuum/ dust control systems. Performs routine maintenance, repairs, adjustments and cleaning of equipment.  - 20%

Prepares formulas for loading mills, includes weighing chemicals, color shots and base materials.  - 15%

Drives fork truck to perform a variety of mill room functions.  - 10%

Thoroughly cleans mills to protect from product contamination.   - 5%

Maintains cleanliness of chemical work areas including equipment and mills.    -5%

Maintains inventories on chemicals, color shots and raw materials. - 5%

Performs other functions or duties as assigned.


Job Requirements, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Worker Characteristics

Ability to wear a respirator

Knowledge of mill production functions such as blending formulas, operating equipment, weighing formulas, loading and unloading mills

Ability to lift 50lb and 100lb drums and bags above the waist

Ability to climb ladders and steep stairways

Ability to operate a fork lift and obtain a fork lift license

Ability to read formulas, literature and labels

Must possess basic computer skills

Math and reading skills sufficient to read and calculate manufacturing orders and set and operate scales for weighing product ingredients

Follow all safety guidelines for production and equipment procedures (ie. Lock Out/ Tag Out, Confined Space Entry)

Ability to hear warning sounds of fork lifts

Manual dexterity and physical stamina to perform repetitive scooping, brushing, bending in performing mill production functions

Ability to read labels on packaging and to use scales to weigh finished packaging

Summary Education & Experience Required

High school diploma or GED and six to twelve months of production experience.

Working Conditions

  1. Daily exposure to extremes of temperature working in a non-climate controlled environment with excessive noise and dust levels.  Continually exposed to the potential hazards of chemical burns and fork lift traffic in mills.
  2. Some products handled and packaged contain silica, and in some circumstances the operator is required to wear a negative pressure respirator.
  3. Potential hazards of exposure to pinch points.

Education Requirements (Any)

HS Diploma or GED

Additional Information / Benefits



Whip Mix Corporation offers a competitive total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a generous employee recognition and service awards program, in addition to the following benefit plans:

  *  Medical

  *  Dental

  *  Vision

  *  401K Retirement Plan

  *  Paid Vacation & Personal Time

  *  Paid Holidays

  *  Company Paid Life and Disability

  *  Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution

  *   Flexible Spending Account

  *   Voluntary Life, Accident, Hospitalization & Critical Illness Insurance

  *  Employee Assistance Program

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan

This job reports to the Dina Dean-Payne

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Relocation is not provided and travel is not required

Number of Openings for this position: 1