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Relief Operator in Port Arthur, TX at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 1/27/2019

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Job Description

Job Summary:
Serves the relief operator for the Incinerator Operator, Assistant Incinerator Operator and Assistant Mix Operator. Duties are performed in accordance with a detailed knowledge of the Standard Division Procedures, health/safety regulations, permit rules, and other company requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Relief Incinerator Operator: serves the role of outside operator for the incinerator thermal unit (Kiln & SCC) and emission control systems (APC), including monitoring and controlling process equipment; troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Performs outside duties as needed for unit start-up, shutdown and normal operation, of the following primary equipment and/or systems:
  • -Kiln
  • -Secondary Combustion Chamber (SCC)
  • -Quench
  • -Absorber and cooling tower loop
  • -Ionized Wet Scrubber (IWS) & Wet Electro Static Precipitator (WESP)
  • -Clarifier and filter press loops
  • Performs duties to insure continued operation of Kiln and SCC systems, including maintenance/troubleshooting of waste feed lines to Kiln and SCC, all ancillary equipment, feed ports, burners, combustion and atomizing air systems, etc..
  • Implements corrective actions on waste feed systems and ancillary equipment
  • Performs daily equipment and operational inspections to insure unit optimization.
  • Serves as primary operator over APC train and directs activities during startup, shutdown, normal operation.
  • Coordinates troubleshooting of thermal systems with Lead Operator.
  • Maintains slag inspection and removal of slag in kiln, SCC and quench.
  • Operates filter press, samples filter cake, performs all other related duties to maintain operation of filter press.
  • Maintains records, transfer log, SWGTT, and details of all shift occurrences in filter press logbook.
  • Maintains correct hourly dosage of chemical additives to APC Train, based upon process control testing.
  • Oversees startup, shutdown and normal operations of caustic and acid feed system to points of use, including unloading of product.
  • Note: The Relief Operator cannot serve as relief for the Incinerator Operator.
  • Serves as Emergency Response Team member certified to respond to Rescue, Hazmat and medical emergencies within level of training.

  • Must be able to perform RCRA area inspections
  • Coordinate with the area operators to resolve any discrepancies found during the unit inspections (RCRA , H&S, Housekeeping) and ensures that they are all being remediated.
  • Issues Confined Space, Hot Work and Line Breaking Permits
  • Performs lockout/tagout procedures on designated equipment.
  • Responds to all emergency conditions in the Incinerator area, coordinates spill cleanup activities with help from the shift supervisor.
  • Maintains safety and housekeeping standards in assigned work area.

    Job Requirements

    • Education/Experience:
        • High School Diploma and/or G.E.D. equivalent
        • Minimum five years process operations and six months heavy equipment operations preferred

      Veolia is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D


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