Plant Operator


Sarnia, ON Canada

Job Description

·      Operate and monitor a 30,000MT/yr bio-succinic acid plant.  Unit Operations include areas such as Chemical Loading/Unloading, Fermentation, Centrifugation, Filtration, Evaporation, Crystallization and Ion Exchange.

·         Analyze process samples using laboratory equipment to monitor and troubleshoot processes.

·         Perform some 1st level maintenance on equipment. Work with Maintenance department to ensure quick turnarounds of both planned and unplanned shutdowns following proper LOTO procedures.

·         Ensure adherence to production schedule and timelines.

·         Work with Engineering to troubleshoot and continuously improve process performance.

·        Generation and revision of Standard Operating Procedures, SOPs, for all unit operation areas to describe running, cleaning and troubleshooting of the plant operations.

·         Foster the culture and follow the principles of 5S in the plant.

·         Ensure accurate and up to date record keeping and log entries to aid in monitoring and troubleshooting production performance.

·         Adherence to Health and Safety, Environmental, and Food Grade standards, policies, and regulations.

·         Develop and foster a culture of safety within operations, championing safety throughout the plant and the company.

Job Qualifications

  • Plant Operator should have a college diploma in Chemical Production and Power Engineering Technology, or related diploma, or 2+ years of operational experience in other production facilities utilizing large scale pumps, heat exchangers and vessels.
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