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Assistant Plant Operator

Company: Wheelabrator Technologies
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

WIN Waste Innovations is a waste management company committed to delivering essential waste management solutions to customers and communities supported by our team of 1,900 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 in Portsmouth, VA is currently seeking an Assistant Utility Operator who can help monitor and operate ash and other auxiliary plant equipment from the field to maintain safe, efficient and continuous plant operations. Perform maintenance and minor repairs to ash handling and other assigned auxiliary systems. Duties may include but are not limited to recognizing and mitigates operating difficulties and adapt to changing plant conditions with regard to maximizing plant safety and efficiency, and minimizing down time. Operate plant equipment and systems with assistance and guidance from PO to ensure proper functioning. Communicates clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing; as well as communicates clearly whether using in-situ intercom system, two-way radio or face to face. Anticipates typical problems, identifies potential or recurring problems, and takes appropriate action. Troubleshoots equipment and assist in diagnosing problem areas. Operates other equipment including, but not limited to, industrial forklifts, manlifts, skid steer type loaders, and other mobile equipment. Education and Experience * Experience: Mechanical abilities sufficient to perform equipment maintenance and minor repair such as replacement of shear pins, valve repacking, strainer cleaning, and general preventative maintenance. * Must be able to work rotating shifts * Must be able to work overtime Physical Demand * Handle tools, equipment, and fine motor skills. * Climb and walk on heights often greater than 4 feet. * 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 hand held extinguishers to 200 lbs. portable units. * Access confined spaces and pressure vessels through standard 12" by 16" manways. PPE Required * Negative pressure respirator. * Positive pressure respirator. * Self-contained breathing apparatus (steel or composite bottle). * Rubber suit and gloves. * Chemical resistant suit. * Heat resistant outerwear. * Flame resistant outerwear. Environmental Conditions * Potential exposure to dust, and chemicals. * Varied hot and cold temperatures, and outdoor weather conditions. Power up your career by applying today!! 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 WIN Waste Innovations VA - Portsmouth-015

Keywords: Wheelabrator Technologies, Portsmouth , Assistant Plant Operator, Professions , Portsmouth, Virginia

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