Temporary Job Opportunity – February, 2014 – October, 2014
Job Title: Ethanol Plant Operating Coordinator – National Corn-To-Ethanol Research Center
Location: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), Edwardsville, IL
Job Description: The Ethanol Plant Operating Coordinator is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and monitoring of equipment and associated control mechanisms of an ethanol plant. They will assist in operating, troubleshooting mechanical control systems, utility equipment, and other laboratory research mechanical components commonly associated with various fermentation, distillation, dehydration, and grain handling processes in this facility, They will work closely with clients to maintain specified research protocol within a strict business confidentiality environment. The Ethanol Plant Operating Coordinator may perform other related tasks in support of the Center's mission and goals.
Work Hours: 12 hour shifts, two to three weeks per month
1. High School Graduation or equivalent
2. Any combination totaling three years (36 months) from the following categories
(a) Work experience in renewable fuels, chemicals, refining, brewing or research plant operations, which includes experience in grain handling operations, fermentation/distillation/dehydration processes, utility operations, and related laboratory techniques associated with plant operations.
(b) College coursework as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
60 semester hours or Associate Degree in Process Operations Technology (or related program equals two years (24 months)
90 semester hours in Process Operations Technology (or related program) equals three years (36 months)
120 semester hours or a Bachelor Degree in mechanical or industrial engineering
Personal Attributes needed to undertake the job:
1. Mechanical knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
2. Safety and security: knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures.
3. Basic knowledge of chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and chemical processes related to the process industry.
4. Operation and Control: controlling operations of equipment or systems.
5. Equipment Maintenance: performing routing maintenance on equipment and troubleshooting.
6. Strong oral and written communication skills.
7, Supervision/Training: scheduling activities, as well as the work of others, developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, work. Conduct on-the-job training.
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