Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Process Operator is part of a shift operating team responsible for a variety of process equipment. They are responsible to maintain the safe and efficient manufacturing of alcohol by following standard operating procedures and in accordance with the Operating Engineer Regulation. Most duties are carried out in a team-based atmosphere with a culture of openness and respect. All hours for this position are of a casual/on-call basis so hours will fluctuate from week to week.
Duties & Responsibilities
Operates process equipment in a safe and efficient manner
Performs testing on process steams in the process, still house and boiler building on a scheduled basis to verify, support and supplement tests being conducted by the shift operators, including corn quality testing, pH, HPLC testing, Yeast counts and balling verification, dilute caustic tank concentration testing and adjustment etc.
Monitors operations and makes necessary adjustments to maintain equipment and operation within specified ranges
Performs start-up, shutdown and other procedures
Samples and tests process streams
Measures process temperatures, pressures and other parameters in a computerized format
Cleans and sanitizes process equipment as required
Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of process area, laboratories and control rooms
Assists with general housekeeping and cleaning
Assists with cleaning up spills
Visually inspects equipment at regular intervals to detect malfunctions, repair, adjustment or lubrication needs
Performs / assists with the receiving and unloading of corn, supplies or ingredients
Performs or assists with the loading of wet distiller’s grains and condensed distillers solubles into trucks
Assists in maintenance of plant surveillance and security
Provides technical troubleshooting expertise in the detection and correction of operational problems
Actively participates in production equipment upgrades and new technologies
Adheres to and participates in the Company’s Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety ISO systems
Adheres to all safety policies and requirements prescribed in GFE-SMS-4.4.6-06 PPE Procedure.
Skills & Qualifications
Completion of a related technical post-secondary diploma / degree
Minimum 4th Class Operating Engineer certificate
Experience in a continuous operation facility is an asset.
Effectively communicates in a team-based environment
Can multitask and handles multiple tasks of varying complexity
Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity and commitment coupled with the ability to accept change.