Flint Hills Resources Renewables, LLC is looking for a Production Operator to work at our Fairbank, Iowa Ethanol Plant. Successful candidate will go through an extensive training process to gain familiarity and proficiency with all aspects of the plant equipment function and operation. This position will safely operate and maintain all area equipment in the plant in order to produce maximum production rates and quality product to meet or exceed the customer's needs.
Job Description and Duties:
Typical responsibilities will include:
Maintain self-awareness on safety issues and requirements and report any safety concerns immediately to your supervisor or EH&S Manager
Maintain area equipment to ensure operational reliability at all times
Prepare equipment for maintenance activities
Lock out, hot work, and other safety procedure compliance
In house product sampling and testing
Maintain operation of plant within designated limits
Housekeeping in the plant area to ensure a safe and clean workplace
Perform routine checks of equipment
Maintain appropriate logs
Make necessary adjustments to maintain normal operation of equipment
Report any unusual situations to the Shift Leader as they occur
Prevent spills and releases wherever possible
Actively promote FHR Values and Guiding Principles with team members, outside vendors, and customers.
Additional duties as assigned
Work Experience & Skills Required:
Strong commitment to safety and environmental issues
Willingness to adhere to all safety and health rules, plant rules, procedures and guidelines
Computer skills, specifically the ability to use Microsoft products and ability to learn to use proprietary databases
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to work without direct supervision to accomplish goals and meet schedules
Proven solid work ethic and ability to work well with others as well as independently
Possess strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
Must be open-minded and adaptive to change, promote the collective interests of the team more than self-interest, able to resolve problems in a respectful manner
Must possess a valid driver's license
Work Experience & Skills Preferred:
Previous ethanol or chemical plant operations
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Technical School training (Industrial plant operations or Process Technology)
Physical Demands or Unusual Working Conditions:
While performing the essential duties of this position, the Team Member will be exposed to moving, mechanical parts, dusty conditions, high noise levels, internal and external temperature/weather conditions, and exposed to chemicals. Specific Physical requirements include:
Physical ability to work around and on industrial equipment, including frequent climbing, stooping, reaching, pulling, pushing, twisting, bending, kneeling, crawling and grasping. Standing for extended periods of time, walking up to one (1) mile per day, and data entry while seated for greater than one (1) hour.
Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs occasionally and 30 lbs frequently (unassisted)
Ability to work in confined spaces and climb several flights of stairs and ladders up to 200 feet
Hearing, seeing (acuity - near far and depth)
Exposure to environmental conditions (frequently walking in and outdoors) with exposure to extreme cold and warm temperatures from -20 to +100 degrees
Must be willing to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in designated areas (Hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, heeled boots and hearing protection)
Ability to work overtime as needed
Willing to work a rotating 12 hour shift (4 days on / 4 off / 4 nights on / 4 off)
Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and pre-hire physical
Flint Hills Resources is an independent refining and chemicals company. The company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $5.3 billion since 2002. Its refineries and ethanol plants produce fuels that power much of Texas, the Midwest and the Alaska interior. Its petrochemicals are used to manufacture goods such as plastics, building products and packaging materials. Its asphalt is used in communities across the Midwest and Alaska. The base oils it markets are the principle raw material used to produce premium motor oil, commercial lubricants and sealants and coatings.
Flint Hills Resources employs about 3,600 people who are focused on creating value for customers and society. This workforce includes plant operators, accountants, marketers, environmental, health and safety professionals and engineers, among other career types, who work in a variety of settings: corporate headquarters, terminals, refineries, ethanol plants, chemical plants or sales offices. The company owns refineries and chemical plants in Alaska, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Texas, and ethanol plants in Iowa. In addition, the company owns and operates fuel and/or asphalt terminals in Alaska, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Flint Hills owns an interest in base oils plant in Louisiana, and a biodiesel feedstock development company in California. In addition to sales offices in North America, the company has a sales presence in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Belgium to serve global customers.
We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
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