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Process Operator

March 13, 2013 - April 13, 2013
Location:West Burlington, IA
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Health Insurance, Dental, 401K, Profit Sharing, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:130 West Burlington, Iowa - Process
Description:This position is primarily responsible for knowing Cook, D&E, and Boards.
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


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