Night Shift Operator, Utilities and Waste Treatment Plant

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Apr 11, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Operates, observes and assists in the control and operation of all utilities and waste treatment plant (WTP) equipment/systems following standard operating procedures under the direct supervision of the Group Leader and / or Senior Operator. The Operator exhibits a fundamental understanding and basic knowledge of equipment and systems. Generates, distributes and controls the utilities / WTP operations used in direct support of research, development, and production of products. Such utilities include potable, distilled, and deionized water; and oil-free compressed air, steam, nitrogen, cooling water, low-pressure process air, fire protection, chilled water, WTP aerobic and anaerobic operations. Failure to check, maintain, and/or operate such systems according to quality assurance specifications would jeopardize product integrity and the safety and health of employees using them. Additionally, government agencies, including EPA and FDA, routinely scrutinize most of these operations. This is a 12 hour shift with a shift every other weekend.
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Policies and procedures.
  • Operates, observes and assists in the control and operation of the utilities / WTP plant. This includes starting, stopping equipment, adding treatment chemicals as instructed by others in order to maintain / optimize systems and plant performance. Monitors the plant's operational status and available equipment conditions.
  • Monitors operations, recording all appropriate data accurately. Completes assigned tasks such as lab testing, sampling, field testing, and other tasks necessary to ensure efficient systems and plant operation. Monitors equipment operation and reports problems.
  • Participates in the troubleshooting and response to situations and acts as directed regarding equipment or systems to ensure safe and reliable operation. Reports alarms and problems, and takes actions as directed to resolve issues.
  • Effectively communicates operating status to other shifts and management as needed to maintain efficient operation. Accurately enters shift information into shift log books and required log sheets. Records information effectively to ensure clear exchange of plant operating conditions.
  • Communicates quickly and effectively on issues with systems and equipment to maintenance or manager. Communicates effectively with other in-plant groups such as maintenance, production, project and contractor personnel; and regulatory support personnel when necessary
  • Performs routine rounds of the plant, inspecting operations, collecting samples, noting observations that serve as a basis for operation.
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  • High school education or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years previous work experience in related industrial, military service or water treatment plants with boilers, chillers, compressors, deionizers, and other utilities and water treatment systems, including a minimum of one year experience as a trainee in performing patrol and control operator duties, is preferred.
  • Must demonstrate a broad understanding of utilities / WTP equipment/systems specific to work site. Must show maturity in responding to emergency situations.
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