Process Operator

Posted: 04/29/2021

Process Operator
Big River United Energy
Dyersville,IA
This position is primarily responsible for knowing two areas, Cook and D&E DUTIES Process Cook Follow all SOP's Perform duties in a safe manner and be aware of situations requiring PPE and special safety precautions. oBases-caustic, ammonia, urea oAcids-sulfuric, sulfamic, and phosphoric oHigh pressures and/or high temperatures oGrabbing of hot samples and CIP samples oUse of hot flush water and steam oChemical barrel wash oProcess equipment-hammer mill screens, couplers, mixers, etc. oChemical spill containment-acid, caustic, enzyme oAdditional areas as identified by safety Records are to be kept on grind, cook, fermentation and yeast propagation. Clean necessary areas (refer to cleaning schedule) Alternate Duties oAssist with unloading manufacturing supplies oAssist with the unloading of denaturant trucks oAssist with loading ethanol trucks Cross reference with previous shift to review records and current status prior to shift change CIP/Sulfamic acid tanks should be adequate for further use at the end of your shift Clean fermenters as emptied CIP propagators Visually inspect fermenters prior to CIP wash Keep current on the status of all operating equipment in cook area oWater to pump seals oOil in pump glasses oVibration of pumps or motors oUniformity of ground grain oEnzyme pumps oCondition of CIP and acid wash (level, temp, ph & strength) oListen for unusual noises oPart of chemical inventory oCheck conveyors for slop/noise Know which grain bin is being filled and emptied Check enzyme pump once per shift. Enzyme rates are to be checked more often if issues arise in that area. Change rates when grain rates change. Other duties not listed herein, but which need to be accomplished to maintain safe and timely day-to-day operations within the plant Process D& E Responsible for in process test and inspection testing and documenting results on log sheet for distillation, evaporation, and drying Spot checks Report discrepancies Be safe and responsible Report any safety problems Keep informed on hazardous conditions of any kind oBases-caustic, ammonia oAcids-sulfuric and sulfamic oHigh pressure and/or temperatures (I.E. steam, condensate, distillate, syrup, thin stillage) Clean necessary areas Alternate duties oload DDG trucks oload alcohol truck ounload denaturant trucks Required samples to lab (alcohol, syrup, etc) Cross reference with previous shift to review records and current status prior to shift change Keep current on the status of all operating equipment in section oWater to pump seals oOil in pump glasses oVibration of pumps or motors oLevels in critical tanks oEvaporator oDistillation oListen for unusual noises Learn where needed parts are (fuses, couplings, bolts, and fittings) Be aware of electrical starters in the motor control center Complete CIP's as required Other duties not listed herein, but which need to be accomplished to maintain safe and timely day-to-day operations within the plant QUALIFICATIONS Ability to lift up to 50lbs Ability to climb ladders Ability to work in heights Ability to work in various weather situations Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, time management Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts, rotating between days and nights Ability to work as a strong team player Ability to commitment to company values Ability to work mandatory overtime