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WIN Waste Innovations Utility Operator in Hudson Falls, New York

Position : Utility Operator

Requisition ID: : 24-628

WIN Waste Innovations is a waste management company committed to delivering essential waste management solutions to customers and communities supported by our team of 2,100 employees. We believe in preserving our environment for future generations while providing for today's needs. WIN Waste Innovations is a vertically integrated business with a platform of 50 strategically located collection, transfer, and disposal assets. These include waste-to-energy facilities, transfer stations, ash monofills, landfills, and fleets of rail cars and collection vehicles. We process more than 11 million tons of waste annually, converting 6.7 million tons of waste into clean, renewable energy that powers 340,000 homes. We recycle more than 234,000 tons of plastic, paper, and metals from the waste stream.

Working under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor and the direction of the Control Room Operator, the Utility Operator will be responsible for the operation and inspection of various power plant systems including boilers and associated equipment

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safe and efficient operations of assigned equipment in accordance with established plant operating procedures

  • Monitor and inspect various boiler plant auxiliary equipment including pumps, motors, fans, dampers, air compressors, valves, mixers, conveyors, and electrical devices

  • Accurately read and interpret data from meters, gauges, etc

  • to identify and report equipment malfunctions or trends which indicate abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations

  • Performs various sampling, ash sampling and treatment of water, as assigned

  • Monitoring air pollution control equipment

  • Maintains work areas in a clean, orderly, and safe manner

  • Operate mobile equipment at times Bobcat, steer loader and forklift

  • Operation of refuse cranes may be required, to include maintaining correct levels of refuse-fuel into the furnace, mixing refuse in the pit, and maintaining a fire watch over the pit and associated areas

  • May be required to work extensive overtime hours during planned and un-planned maintenance

Requirements:

  • Three or more months related experience and/or training

  • Mechanical skills sufficient to perform such tasks as replacement of shear pins, valve repacking, and equipment inspections

  • Knowledge and skills to operate power plant auxiliary equipment, such as air compressors and dryers, hydraulic power units, forced draft fans, pumps, spray dryer and absorbers, and lime slakers

  • Ability to work overtime and rotating shifts

Licensing:

  • For the State of Massachusetts, there is a requirement for the Utility Operator to hold a Massachusetts 2nd Fireman's and Massachusetts Hoisting License, or ability to obtain these licenses within 9 months of hire.

Work Environment:

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Noise in work environment

Physical Demand:

  • Stand

  • Sit for prolonged periods of time

  • Walk

  • Handle tools, equipment, fine motor skills

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Climb and walk on heights often greater than 4 feet

  • Stoop, kneel, bend, push, pull, crawl

  • Ascend and descend stairs and stationary vertical ladders as part of normal work activity and emergency egress situations

  • Lift 50 lbs.

  • Move about all areas of the plant, including catwalks, deck grating, and uneven surfaces

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, corrected or otherwise

  • Operate a 1.5-inch fire hose operating at 125 psi line pressure to the extent required to extinguish fire

  • Operate fire extinguishing equipment ranging from handheld extinguishers to 200 lb portable units

  • Access confined spaces and pressure vessels through standard 12" by 16" manways

PPE Required:

Work in areas under adverse conditions that may require the donning and use of personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, the following with average fatigue:

  • Negative pressure respirator

  • Positive pressure respirator

  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (steel or composite bottle)

  • Hardhat

  • Approved safety shoes

  • Eye protection

  • Rubber suit and gloves

  • Chemical resistant suit

  • Heat resistant outerwear

  • Flame resistant outerwear

  • Approved hearing protection

  • Gloves

  • Safety harness

At WIN Waste Innovations, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability. As well as Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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