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Plant Operator

Company: New Leaf Biofuel LLC
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:About New Leaf BiofuelWe are committed to San Diego. New Leaf is an established, family-owned business operating in San Diego for more than a decade. We collect used cooking oil from local restaurants and sell the high-quality biodiesel we produce from it into the San Diego market. By reducing carbon emissions and improving the air quality in our community, we help lower asthma and cancer rates locally and help preserve our beautiful San Diego skyline. By using cleaner fuel, our children and grandchildren will get to experience clean, fresh air.Employees that feel at home at New Leaf value hard work and enjoy taking ownership of their role. They like working in our friendly, open, and honest culture and have a passion for making our community safer and healthier for generations to come.We do not take noncompliance for an answer. At New Leaf, we are committed to the highest standards of personnel safety and environmental protection. Through rigorous adherence to programs like IIPP, Process Safety Management, and Hazard Communication, New Leaf puts our employees' safety ahead of profits.About the PositionThis position works in a 24/7 industrial processing facility. It requires significant time on your feet and working outdoors. Physical lifting of up to 50 lbs. is regularly required during truck discharge and receival. The New Leaf Biofuel plant is a clean, modern facility that has just completed a major upgrade. There are times when clean-up and maintenance are required, so candidates need to be willing to get their hands dirty. The position involves working with chemicals, so high discipline and attention to detail are required. Safety and hazard exposure prevention are top priorities at New Leaf.Who we are looking for:Ability to learn and understand modern plant operationsStrong mechanical/chemical aptitudeProblem-solving abilityAble to work independently and follow complex instructionsSafety-consciousCollaborative team workerPeople looking for advancementDuties and ResponsibilitiesBiodiesel Production:Operates and monitors a high-tech biodiesel production process.Uses process control and automation systems.Performs plant inspections and troubleshooting.Operates, monitors, troubleshoots, and maintains utility systems such as chillers, boilers, cooling towers, and air compressors as neededPerforms routine maintenance.Quality Testing & Assurance:Performs in-process quality testing to ensure process quality conformance.Assists with finished product testing for input into Certificates of Analysis (COA).Minimizes process non-conformances via adherence to best practices, established protocols, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).Housekeeping:Maintains a clean and orderly work area.Performs routine and assigned housekeeping tasks consistently in the plant, yard, and laboratory areas.Raw Material Preparation:Receives and processes raw oil with proper testing procedures to assure contract specs are met.Receives and loads clean oil.Receives and processes wastewater.Offloads other process chemicals while ensuring required safety measures are followed.Product Loading:Performs load-out of finished product and by-products while adhering to set sample retention procedures.Documentation and Communication:Completes all required data on batch reports and notes any unusual characteristics during the process.Records all necessary information pertaining to product, feedstock, and chemical testing.Shipping and receiving - Fills in all required data on BOLs, meter tickets, and sample tags.Plant status - Completes all logs and reports about issues during shift.Safety and common sense - Reports anything unsafe or out of the ordinary to the next shift.Requirements:Qualifications2+ years of relevant, verifiable heavy industrial processing work experience1+ year laboratory diagnostics or analytical testing experience preferredMust have a general understanding of industrial processing equipmentMust have strong multitasking abilitiesProficient computer skillsProficient at basic mathAble to learn and retain daily duty changesAble to operate a forkliftValid driver's license and able to operate manual transmission vehiclesCapable English language speaker and writerEducation: High School or equivalentWorking ConditionsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.The employee is regularly exposed to high noise environments.The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather in all conditions.The employee will regularly be exposed to chemicals used in the process.Ability to wear protective equipment on the head, hands, face, and feet.We have an extensive company policy regarding COVID-19 and follow the CDC guidelines.Physical RequirementsSufficient physical ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting (up to 50lbs); standing and walking for prolonged periods; climbing stairs or ladders, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and operating motorized equipment.CompensationThe target salary for this role depends on experience. Benefits include 100% health insurance coverage for employees, dental, a 401k savings plan, and bonus potential. In addition, we love to foster a sense of community through company-sponsored events like baseball games, picnics, and other team-building events.PI202156717

Keywords: New Leaf Biofuel LLC, San Diego , Plant Operator, Professions , San Diego, California

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