Manufacturing Specialist

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Syndeo Staffing has a direct hire opportunity for a Manufacturing Specialist in Maize, KS. 

This is an exciting time to join this team!  Kyodo Yushi, an 80+ year industry leader, known for their efforts in research and development of various petroleum products such as oils and lubricants.  Kyodo Yushi has carefully selected Maize, Kansas, as its first production site in the US!  

Kyodo Yushi Manufacturing Americas (KYMA), is hiring the first round of Manufacturing employees to begin production in the US.  As Manufacturing Specialist for KYMA, you will monitor and control production kettles that are used to produce industrial grease. Responsible for moving raw materials from a receiving warehouse to the manufacturing floor; must be savvy with a computer, as process controls and inventory is managed via a computerized control system. Manufacturing Specialists are required to manually move raw materials in bags and drums, as well as utilize material handling devices. Operation of a forklift may be required

Don’t miss out on the chance to be the first team of Manufacturing Specialists hired in the US by KYMA!

Essential Functions

  • Manage raw materials from receiving through the manufacturing process.
  • Stage raw material chemicals, including pre-weighing, to support production orders
  • Strictly follow manufacturing processes and formulations to ensure product consistency.
  • Measure and add raw materials in accordance with defined procedures.
  • Operate proper warm-up and shut-down of manufacturing equipment.
  • Flush and clean kettles and lines according to defined work instructions.
  • Properly record inventory transactions.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Working understanding of chemical SDS information, raw material hazards, and appropriate safety protocols.
  • Regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to move full 55gallon drums.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Work Environment and Physical Demands

·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, high temperatures and pressures, hot to warm grease, moving mechanical parts and vibration.

·         Noise level on the manufacturing floor ranges from medium to high; hearing protection is required.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience in petroleum / chemical manufacturing operations preferred
  • Understanding of electronic control systems desired
  • Forklift experience required
  • Ability to use a Computer Efficiently
  • Mathematical Competency
  • Operational experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with safety protocols and raw material hazards
  • FT Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Pay will range from $14-19/hour, based on experience

 Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

  • FT Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Pay will range from $14-19/hour, based on experience 


  • Bonus Program, 401(k) Plan, Medical, Dental & Life Insurance.
Location: Maize, KS
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