SUMMARY: The Process Technician III is responsible for the safe and proper operation of all plant process equipment. They provide leadership for the plant in all aspects of plant operation. They are to produce budgeted amounts of product in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner in compliance with environmental laws. Capable of stepping up to cover for Shift Supervisor when absent. Capable of handling multiple trouble shooting scenarios.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following:
- Follow all established safety procedures for safe operation of equipment and handling of chemicals.
- Oversee all areas of the biodiesel production involved in the safe startup, operation, and shutdown of the plant.
- Follow product run sheets and troubleshoot any issues offering potential solutions and daily reports to management. Utilize SPC in performance reporting to management.
- Perform monitoring and prescribed checks of all operating equipment.
- Maintain proper records and logs of activities and operating conditions.
- Report any changes in machine measures and performance.
- Provide leadership in professionalism and ethics.
- Perform lab analysis as needed to verify process and product specifications are maintained.
- Ensure all work areas are kept clean and free of clutter after each job or task.
- Write work orders and ensure all maintenance work is done in accordance with established safety rules.
- Work with other operators and supervision to cross-train in all operating areas.
- Understand and support QSH&E goals and objectives, and on-going improvement plans and activities.
- Perform other duties and assignments as directed by HPB management.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or GED.
- A two year degree in science related field or chemical, petrochemical or rendering plant experience preferred
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret in the English language correspondence, general business reports, professional journals, technical procedures or reports. Ability to write clear, accurate, concise reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply mathematical formulas to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must be able to make decisions on routine matters. Ability to define and solve practical problems, collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
DECISION MAKING RESPONSIBILITIES: Must work primarily in an advisory capacity. Have informal contact daily with supervisor. Good organizational and writing skills necessary to track and document QMS and Operating Policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Lift 50 lbs occasionally. Must be able to move from place to place to all areas of production. Must be able to climb ladders or platforms. Must be able to wear all safety and production related equipment.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work environment varies from an office, Plant production and outside climate conditions, based on the situation. Noise level varies upon which area of production employee is working in.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: The hours and days of work are established as needed by operations and at the discretion of management and may be adjusted (increased or decreased) by management as required. Must be able to work flexible schedule as necessary.
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