May 23, 2024

Plant Operator

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Millbury, MA, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

WIN Waste Innovations

WIN Waste Innovations is a waste management company committed to delivering essential waste management solutions to customers and communities supported by our team of 2,100 employees. We believe in preserving our environment for future generations while providing for today's needs. WIN Waste Innovations is a vertically integrated business with a platform of 50 strategically located collection, transfer, and disposal assets. These include waste-to-energy facilities, transfer stations, ash monofills, landfills, and fleets of rail cars and collection vehicles. We process more than 11 million tons of waste annually, converting 6.7 million tons of waste into clean, renewable energy that powers 340,000 homes. We recycle more than 234,000 tons of plastic, paper, and metals from the waste stream.

Our WIN Waste Innovations facility is currently looking for a Plant Operator who is confident and enthusiastic individual will maintain a safe, environmentally compliant, and efficient boiler operation including maintaining productive boiler combustion, steam flows, and optimize generation, burnout, in-plant power combustion, and flue gas emissions. Monitor plant operational and emissions data. Detect and respond to changing conditions with regard to maximizing plant safety, environmental compliance, and efficiency. Coordinate, direct, and train Assistant Utility Operator, Utility Operator and Assistant Plant Operator and other plant personnel, as required. Perform equipment inspections during outages. As needed, perform physical duties associated with maintaining boilers and various equipment within the plant.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


* May lead, guide and direct 2-5 employees to maintain safety and in operation of plant.
* As requested, "Fill in" as acting Shift Supervisor.

Education/Experience:


* Two years working in a power plant environment as an Assistant Plant Operator (APO) or comparable position; or 5 years related experience or training in power plant environment
* Mechanical skills sufficient to perform such tasks as replacement of shear pins, valve repacking, and equipment inspections
* Skills, experience, and knowledge sufficient to acquire ASME QRO Provisional license. (ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
* Math skills sufficient to complete required job functions
* Knowledge and understanding of the operation and control of a steam generating power plant
* For all Massachusetts facility's, a 2nd Class Engineers license is required.

Physical Demand:


* Climb and walk on heights often greater than 4 feet
* Ascend and descend stairs and stationary vertical ladders as part of normal work activity and emergency egress situations.
* Lift moderate to heavy material 50 lbs.
* Move about all areas of the plant, including catwalks, deck grating, wet and muddy areas, and uneven surfaces.
* Operate a 1.5-inch fire hose operating at 125 PSI line pressure to the extent required to extinguish fire
* Operate fire extinguishing equipment ranging from handheld extinguishers to 200 lbs. portable units
* Operate other equipment including, but not limited to, industrial forklifts, manlifts, skid steer type loaders, and other mobile equipment
* Access confined spaces and pressure vessels through standard 12" by 16" manways



Work Environment:

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


* Noise in work environment

Physical Demand:


* Stand
* Sit for prolonged periods of time
* Walk
* Handle tools, equipment, fine motor skills
* Reach with hands and arms
* Climb and walk on heights often greater than 4 feet
* Stoop, kneel, bend, push, pull, crawl
* Ascend and descend stairs and stationary vertical ladders as part of normal work activity and emergency egress situations
* Lift 50 lbs.
* Move about all areas of the plant, including catwalks, deck grating, and uneven surfaces
* Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, corrected or otherwise
* Operate a 1.5-inch fire hose operating at 125 psi line pressure to the extent required to extinguish fire
* Operate fire extinguishing equipment ranging from handheld extinguishers to 200 lb portable units
* Access confined spaces and pressure vessels through standard 12" by 16" manways

PPE Required:

Work in areas under adverse conditions that may require the donning and use of personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, the following with average fatigue:


* Negative pressure respirator
* Positive pressure respirator
* Self-contained breathing apparatus (steel or composite bottle)
* Hardhat
* Approved safety shoes
* Eye protection
* Rubber suit and gloves
* Chemical resistant suit
* Heat resistant outerwear
* Flame resistant outerwear
* Approved hearing protection
* Gloves
* Safety harness

At WIN Waste Innovations, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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