Process Operator

Big River Resources West Burlington, LLC - West Burlington, IA

Full-time
This position is primarily responsible for knowing two areas, Cook and D&E

Duties:
Process Cook
Follow all SOP's
Perform duties in a safe manner and be aware of situations requiring PPE and special safety precautions.
Bases-caustic, ammonia, urea
Acids-sulfuric, sulfamic, and phosphoric
High pressures and/or high temperatures
Grabbing of hot samples and CIP samples
Use of hot flush water and steam
Chemical barrel wash
Process equipment-hammer mill screens, couplers, mixers, etc.
Chemical spill containment-acid, caustic, enzyme
Additional areas as identified by safety
Records are to be kept on grind, cook, fermentation and yeast propagation.
Clean necessary areas refer to cleaning schedule
Alternate Duties
Assist with unloading manufacturing supplies
Assist with the unloading of denaturant trucks
Assist with loading ethanol trucks
Cross reference with previous shift to review records and current status prior to shift change
CIP/Sulfamic acid tanks should be adequate for further use at the end of your shift
Clean fermenters as emptied
CIP propagators
Visually inspect fermenters prior to CIP wash
Keep current on the status of all operating equipment in cook area
Water to pump seals
Oil in pump glasses
Vibration of pumps or motors
Uniformity of ground grain
Enzyme pumps
Condition of CIP and acid wash level, temp, ph & strength
Listen for unusual noises
Part of chemical inventory
Check conveyors for slop/noise
Know which grain bin is being filled and emptied
Check enzyme pump once per shift. Enzyme rates are to be checked more often if issues arise in that area. Change rates when grain rates change.
Other duties not listed herein, but which need to be accomplished to maintain safe and timely day-to-day operations within the plant
Process D& E
Responsible for in process test and inspection testing and documenting results on log sheet for distillation, evaporation, and drying
Spot checks
Report discrepancies
Be safe and responsible
Report any safety problems
Keep informed on hazardous conditions of any kind
Bases-caustic, ammonia
Acids-sulfuric and sulfamic
High pressure and/or temperatures I.E. steam, condensate, distillate, syrup, thin stillage
Clean necessary areas
Alternate duties
load DDG trucks
load alcohol truck
unload denaturant trucks
Required samples to lab alcohol, syrup, etc...
Cross reference with previous shift to review records and current status prior to shift change
Keep current on the status of all operating equipment in section
Water to pump seals
Oil in pump glasses
Vibration of pumps or motors
Levels in critical tanks
Evaporator
Distillation
Listen for unusual noises
Learn where needed parts are fuses, couplings, bolts, and fittings
Be aware of electrical starters in the motor control center
Complete CIP's as required
Other duties not listed herein, but which need to be accomplished to maintain safe and timely day-to-day operations within the plant

Qualifications:
Ability to lift up to 50lbs
Ability to climb ladders
Ability to work in heights
Ability to work in various weather situations
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, time management
Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts, rotating between days and nights
Ability to work as a strong team player
Ability to commitment to company values
Ability to work mandatory overtime