Plant Operator in Springtown, TX at Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC.

Date Posted: 6/8/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Purpose: The Warehouse/Process Operator is responsible for first and foremost, conducting his/her work in a safe manner at all times. Responsibilities include bulk transfer of material including used oil, oily water, and used antifreeze to/from railcars, tankers and tanks. Included in this is accurate and completed recording of all activity in logs, reviewing and completing DOT-regulated shipping paperwork and following directions, procedures and policies to safely, correctly and effectively complete assigned job tasks. This position will share responsibility for the operation of processing equipment including material transfers and process unit operations, process monitoring and process adjustments, along with maintaining equipment and systems to operate efficiently.

 Specific Duties: 

  • Responsible for working safely in all job aspects and functions.
  • Takes direction from Facility Manager, as applicable
  • Unloading, loading and transferring of bulk materials to/from tankers, railcars and tanks in accordance with company rules and regulations
  • Prepares materials and loads outbound trailers and railcars as needed
  • Operate forklift, yard truck and other equipment to support facility activities
  • Assists with process equipment repair and services – equipment to include rotating equipment (pumps, compressors, etc.), heat exchangers, control equipment (level, pressure, flow, etc.) electrical equipment, valves, tanks, etc.
  • Reviews the operation of plant equipment and systems constantly to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate and solve problems in a timely manner and to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Monitors and reports the use and inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies and equipment
  • Identifies and carries out projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs
  • Verifies receiving and shipping paperwork and directs transfers to appropriate tanks
  • Assist with utility (boilers/cooling towers/compressors) operations and inspections
  • Prepare process equipment for safe maintenance activities including following all Lock-out/Tag-out procedures
  • Assist with Work Permitting preparations (Hot and Cold Work) including atmospheric testing
  • Accurately completes activity logs documenting task status and completion
  • Maintain and update process reading sheets to record operating conditions
  • Communicates with other shift members, supervisors and other shifts to ensure accurate transfer of information and safe operation
  • Complete shift handover communications
  • Maintain housekeeping standards in own work area
  • Develop ways and means to operate more efficiently and effectively
  • Adhere to all corporate policies and standards including but not limited to environmental and regulatory, human resources, facility, equipment, operations and maintenance
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Specific Skills

  • Strong mathematical and mechanically reasoning ability
  • The ability to work in team-based environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Powered Industrial Truck/Fork Truck experience a plus
  • Good communication skills
  • Process Operations including operating rotating equipment, control equipment, boilers, cooling towers, exchangers and bulk liquid transfer
  • Water treatment and/or water chemistry background a plus
  • Safe working experience

 Education, Certificates, Licenses, Designations or Memberships

  • High School Diploma
  • CDL A (preferred)
  • Vocational training (preferred)         

Personal Protective Equipment

  •  Steel toe boots, safety glasses, hard hat, work gloves, hearing protection

Heritage Crystal Clean LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.  


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