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Wet Plant Operator

Plant Operations | Blair, WI | Full Time

Job Description

Wet Plant Operator I

 

Department: Operations 

Job Status: Full Time 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Reports To:   Wet Plant Manager

Grade/Level:   Operator I

Amount of Travel Required: None 

Job Type: Regular 

Positions Supervised: None 

Work Schedule: 12 Hour Shift

POSITION SUMMARY

Under close supervision responsible for the operation of the wet plant to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the company.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, the essential functions or the employment related responsibilities of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions or employment related responsibilities of the job to the fullest extent required under federal and state law except where doing so would result in a direct threat of harm to the employee or third party or an undue hardship on the Company.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

•Performing general labor such as plant clean-up and housekeeping. 

•Following direction and completing tasks in a timely manner with close supervision.  

•Tasks include, but are not limited to cleaning under tail pulleys and high build up areas, ensuring belts are tracking properly, ensuring polymer batching system is filled with dry polymer and liquid polymer is at adequate level, and any other task assigned by lead or wet plant manager.

•Ability to train on plant control systems.  

•Communicating with shift leads and wet plant manager as to any process malfunctions or irregularities.

•Ability to train in Quality Assurance program and test processes as required by the QA program and procedures. 

•Participating in learning requirements for plant maintenance and key areas to inspect regularly for high wear and problematic potentials.  

•Assisting maintenance technicians in performing routine maintenance and repairs such as greasing, changing rollers, bearings, and belt splices.  

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education:

High School Diploma or GED required.

Sufficient education to make appropriate arithmetic equations and complete written documentation and records; or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training that provides the desired knowledge, skills and characteristics. Must be able to read, use simple math, and use basic hand held measuring tools.

Experience:

Entry level: one (1) – two (2) years general experience performing manual labor tasks such as lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading trucks, digging and filling holes, light mechanical, and light equipment.

Computer Skills:

  Basic computer skills required.

Certifications &

Licenses:

Valid state driver’s license with no serious violations within the previous five years.

Other Requirements:

Must be able to communicate effectively, using both written and spoken forms of communication.  Must be a self-starter and work with minimal supervision.  Must be willing to work any assigned shift, overtime, weekends, and holidays. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full time basis and be at least 18 years of age. Must have high safety standard for self and others. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate effectively with others.

Work in this position is performed in a plant, processing or transloading environment and subject to mandatory, regular medical screening as outlined in the company safety programs that is position related and consistent with business necessity.

Physical Demands:

(Frequently)

Position requires carrying, pushing, and pulling 75 pounds of weight from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements:

Regularly required to sit or stand, reach and move about the facility. Frequently lift 75 lbs. or more.  Frequently climbs ladders and stairs.

Work Environment:

Work performed in a plant environment. Exposure to inclement weather as most work will be performed outside.  Must be comfortable working at heights.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Safety glasses, hard hat and steel toe boots must be worn at all times.

Auditory, respirator and fall protection applicable when required.