Hereford Ethanol Partners
Process Operator Job in Hereford, TX
This position requires accurate and accountable performance of all necessary duties to ensure safe and efficient operations in the fermentation and distillation areas of the facility. This position works under the immediate supervision of the Operations Manager and functionally reports to the Team Leader at the location.
Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
Learn all facets of the ethanol production process including: grain system, cook, fermentation, distillation, evaporation, centrifuges, boilers and water treatment system.
Ability to learn and operate DCS (computer control system) for the plant.
Follow Standard Operating Procedures for plant start-up, shut down, and normal operation.
Stay within operating parameters set by Plant/Operations Manager and notify management of any production problems.
Keep accurate and timely logs. Data entry.
Collect samples and do the necessary tests to ensure consistent and quality product and document results.
Monitor and make adjustments on the (DCS) computer according to the results of the samples and to keep within parameters and record changes.
Keep facility, control room, and break room clean including mopping and hosing down plant floors –tour ready conditions.
Keep operators, coming on shift, briefed on what has happened and what is supposed to be done during the next shift.
Work closely with maintenance and inform them of any mechanical problems.
Communicate with the Laboratory and learn testing procedures including but not limited to yeast counts, Perten, HPLC, and GC operation.
Responsible for notifying Management of any production problems.
Complete any and all tasks assigned by plant management.
Help out in other areas as needed.
12 hour rotating shifts.
Available occasionally for call in work and overtime.
Participate in safety programs and ongoing training sessions.
Required to follow all safety procedures.
High school diploma or equivalent required
Requires a valid driver’s license.
Be able to operate utility vehicle.
Must be hard working and self-motivated
Detail-oriented; proficiency for accuracy; dependable; positive attitude; team player.
Ability to multi-task and take ownership of assigned projects.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal, multi-tasking, detail-oriented, computer skills, and trouble-shooting/problem solving skills.
No prior experience required.
Prior production experience is helpful.
Must have ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts, and be willing to work overtime.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Must be able to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and steps, lift up to 60 lbs, and work at heights.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.
The employee is regularly exposed to dusty conditions.
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.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.
It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities and we will not unlawfully consider any factors of race, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender, disability veteran status or any and all other unlawful biases regarding federal, state or local laws with regard to workers or applicants.
Hereford Ethanol Partners, L.P. participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employer’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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