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WIN Waste Innovations Assistant Plant Operator in Peekskill, New York

Position : Assistant Plant Operator

Requisition ID: : 24-728

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.

WIN Waste Innovations is currently looking for an Assistant Plant Operator who is confident and enthusiastic individual who will have the responsibility to monitor and operate boilers and auxiliary plant equipment from the field to maintain safe, efficient, and continuous plant operations. With guidance and as requested, operate boilers and auxiliary plant equipment locally throughout the plant, making necessary adjustments to maintain safety and efficiency while maintaining environmental regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned and may vary by location.

  • Assists the Plant Operator in the daily operation and maintenance of the plant in the field. Investigate changes in instrument readings and equipment operation. Notifies Plant Operator and/or Shift Supervisor of operational inconsistencies or other concerns.

  • Makes required turbine/generator APC and other critical inspections regularly and as described in preexisting procedures. Recognizes and mitigates operating difficulties. Adapts to changing plant conditions regarding maximizing plant safety and efficiency and minimizing down time.

  • Documents on log; comments that facilitate problem tracking; work that needs to be performed; and other plant activities that communicate status of plant. Maintains logs and other written documentation on schedule and with clear, accurate and legible writing.

  • Operates all aspects of demineralization system, including making required adjustments to system safely and accurately. Performs water testing and treatment using knowledge of boiler water chemistry, maintains set parameters and laboratory procedures. Completes accurate and timely water tests; records data and performs chemical adjustments with assistance.

  • With guidance, operates all aspects of APC system safely and accurately. Adjusts APC system so that system performance is equal to or slightly above facility average. Works with maintenance to troubleshoot problems and assesses probable cause with assistance from Plant Operator.

  • Maintains work areas in a clean, neat, and orderly condition at all times.

  • Completes the Corporate and Plant Training Programs within the time frame prescribed.


  • High School Diploma or GED (accredited)

  • Bachelors or Associates degree or equivalent is desirable

  • 2 years working in a power plant operation or 3 years related experience

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

  • Knowledge and understanding of the operation of a steam generating power plant

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Licenses as required by Local, State, Federal, Environmental and/or Health/Safety Regulatory agencies.

  • For the State of Massachusetts, there is a requirement for an Assistant Plant Operator to hold a Massachusetts 3rd Engineer's and Massachusetts Hoisting License: 1D / 2C 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.