Process Operator

LocationChatham, Ontario
DepartmentProduction
Reports ToProduction Manager
Position Overview

A Process Operator is responsible for the operational process consisting of Mashing, Dryers, Distillation, and Control Board. They must maintain safety standards while working to achieve quality and production targets.  They are a team-oriented individual with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate across departments.  Process Operators identify opportunities for improvement and take an active role in executing those improvements with the assistance of their Team Lead.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Comply with all Company health and safety, environmental, and quality policies and regulatory requirements
  • Monitor daily operations using a combination of computer displays (DCS), meters, gauges and recording devices, and make the required adjustments to maintain product quality.
  • Troubleshoot, and accurately record data, incidents, and actions for the detection and correction of operational problems using a team approach.
  • Operates the facility using equipment that includes but is not limited to hammermills, conveyors, dryers, fermenters, pumps, blowers, augers, evaporators, centrifuges, boilers, waste water treatment, chillers , distillation towers, mole sieves, DCS, lab sampling equipment as examples.
  • Ensures completion of all field logs. Ensures that accepted GMP standards with respect to logging of information are followed.
  • Responsible for the completion of all safety permit processing and lock out-tag out for the production process.
  • Participate in the planning and completion of project work and shutdown work for production process.
  • Actively monitor equipment and assist in the preventative maintenance program by visually inspecting equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions, repairs, adjustments or lubrication.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high standard of housekeeping and recommending and participating in 5S opportunities for facility.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives, including Root Cause Analysis, HAZOP, and design review.
  • Other duties and responsibilities aligned to business objectives and in support of our core principles.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Completion of a related technical post-secondary diploma / degree. Significant related work experience may be considered in the absence of a technical diploma or degree.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills to make timely decisions related to process disruptions.
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience. Experience in a continuous operation facility is an asset.