Process Operator

LocationTiverton, Ontario
Reports ToOperations Manager
Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Process Operator is part of a shift operating team responsible for a variety of process equipment. They are responsible to maintain the safe and efficient manufacturing of alcohol by following standard operating procedures and in accordance with the Operating Engineer Regulations. Most duties are carried out in a team-based atmosphere with a culture of openness and respect.  This position is a continental 12-hour shift rotation between days and nights 365 days a year.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Operates process equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Performs testing on process steams in the process, still house and boiler building on a scheduled basis to verify, support and supplement tests being conducted by the shift operators, including corn quality testing, pH, HPLC testing, Yeast counts and balling verification, dilute caustic tank concentration testing and adjustment etc.
  • Monitors operations and makes necessary adjustments to maintain equipment and operation within specified ranges
  • Performs start-up, shutdown and other procedures
  • Samples and tests process streams
  • Reports deviations
  • Measures process temperatures, pressures and other parameters in a computerized format
  • Cleans and sanitizes process equipment as required
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of process area, laboratories and control rooms
  • Assists with general housekeeping and cleaning
  • Assists with cleaning up spills
  • Visually inspects equipment at regular intervals to detect malfunctions, repair, adjustment or lubrication needs
  • Performs / assists with the receiving and unloading of corn, supplies or ingredients
  • Performs or assists with the loading of wet distiller’s grains and condensed distillers solubles into trucks
  • Assists in maintenance of plant surveillance and security
  • Provides technical troubleshooting expertise in the detection and correction of operational problems
  • Actively participates in production equipment upgrades and new technologies
  • Adheres to and participates in the Company’s Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety ISO systems
  • Adheres to all safety policies and requirements prescribed in GFE-SMS-4.4.6-06 PPE Procedure.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Completion of a related technical post-secondary diploma/degree
  • Minimum 4th Class Operating Engineer certificate
  • Experience in a continuous operation facility is an asset.
  • Effectively communicate a team-based environment
  • Can multitask and handles multiple tasks of varying complexity
  • Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity and commitment coupled with the ability to accept change
  • Able to complete training packages to progress in knowledge and skill within their role.