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Plant Operator

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH122456
  • Location: USA, Ohio, Cleveland, OH
  • Sector: Energy From Waste, Renewables
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 12/03/2018
Essential Responsibilities:
Monitor the operation of anaerobic digester plant's pumps, motors, and other equipment; read gauges, dials, and other instrumentation; maintain and update accurate logs of plant operations.
Interact regularly with delivery truck drivers and facilitate public tours as needed.
Forward delivery manifests via email to Accounting Department for processing.
Maintain logs of instrument readings, test results, and shift production; send production information to corporate office for review.
Set or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, and pressure.
Examine samples visually or by hand to verify qualities such as clarity, cleanliness, consistency, dryness, and texture.
Collect various digester samples for laboratory tests; perform some laboratory analysis such as chlorine residuals, suspended solids, volatile solids, volatile acid, alkalinity, carbon dioxides, BOD, pH, and temperature.
Perform control tests to determine if the plant is operating correctly and effectively; make necessary adjustments to maintain biological balances and flow requirements; adjust plant equipment to obtain maximum efficiency and results with the recommendations of supervisors (engineering and lab).
Clean and inspect machines and equipment for hazards, operating efficiency, malfunctions, wear, and leaks. Perform oil changes on generator.
Inspect plant equipment and facilities to locate needed repairs; perform general plant maintenance and routine repairs as needed.
Prepare daily data sheet; compile reports; input data into computer system.
Maintain all treatment facility buildings and grounds, keeping the site clean and organized at all times. Participate in snow removal as required. Monitor alarms and assist in corrective action.
Participate in the training and supervision of other staff.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:
Associate's degree in mechanical, engineering, or agricultural field is preferred. High school diploma or GED is required.
Must be able to learn standard principles of biology, chemistry, and mathematics.
Must have high mechanical aptitude and experience working with machines and reading gauges, dials, and indicators.
Previous agricultural experience is preferred.
Previous experience in fork lift operation is preferred.
Must have experience working with computers and ability to operate a scanner and email.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must be detail-oriented.
Must be able to make decisions, solve problems, and calmly handle stressful situations.

Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.