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Malvern, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
1864
Company - Public (PQG)
Chemical Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Albemarle, W. R. Grace & Co.

Working at PQ

PQ Corporation is a leading worldwide producer of specialty inorganic performance chemicals and catalysts. PQ traces its beginnings to a family soap and candle business started in Philadelphia by Joseph Elkinton in 1831. The company began producing and selling ... Read more

Mission: Build on PQ’s global leadership in providing customer solutions through our knowledge of silica-based chemistry, performance materials, and specialty catalysts.

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Take no safety and environmental risks - zero ... Read more

PQ Reviews

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    I worked at PQ full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Set and operated Mills machine to safety and efficiently process A-100 Product. Operated conveyor and set robot to classify packing process according to customer requirements.

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    Manufacturing Operations Technician with more than 18 years’ experience maintaining process control, leading teams and overseeing manufacturing production batches, including adhesives and coating manufacturing process: UV and water-based products in the Chemical industry. Ensures sterilization of mixing tanks, quality testing as: viscosity, dryness, texture, hardness of the coating and adhesives samples, filtration, MSDS of raw materials and maintains batch production records. Monitors and controls temperature and pH measurement in high pressure boilers. Sets correct parameters in mill drives to perform gels manufacturing process in a safety and healthy manner. Ensures packaging and final product meet all company, quality and safety regulations and standards. Problem solving skills, very organized, hardworking, dependable and supportive team player, willing to train others and willing to learn. Skills include:

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    great company thanks for the experience

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PQ Interviews

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    3 15-30 minute interviews with 3 different people. There were 2 positions open so 2 of the interviewers were the direct managers for those 2 roles, and the 3rd was the laboratory manager. Each interview was one at a time as opposed to a panel style. Then there was a tour of the labs and facility.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time an experiment went wrong, and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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