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Specialty Feed Operator

Company: Veolia North America
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout Veolia North America -A subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website -Job DescriptionBENEFITS -Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. - Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement. - - -Position Purpose: - -Process specialty feed streams that are unable to be processed in any other part of the facility in the natural state in which they were received. Feed drums, totes, and cylinders to the incinerator through direct inject nozzles to the kiln and secondary combustion chamber(SCC). Document and further code items that have been fed through the specialty feed boxes for final destruction and tracking.Primary Duties/responsibilities: -

  • Complete daily documented rounds and inspections on all pieces of equipment for the specialty feed boxes such as:
    • Box seals, windows, gloves, roller conveyors, pumps, vent fans, valves, feed nozzles, forklifts, fires systems, monitoring sensors, and feed wands
    • Pull drums, totes, and cylinders from storage and stage for feeding and then return them to the approved locations when done
    • Document all stages of the waste feeding process via electronic log, handheld scanners, and manual labeling
    • Load roller conveyors and boxes with forklift and feed material through designated wands, manifolds, or specialized fittings
    • Assist site mechanical department as well as outside contractors with the preventative maintenance, repair, or calibration of equipment and issue permits for these activities. Permits may include:
      • Safe Work, HotWork, Line Break, and Confined Space Entry Permits
      • Perform Lock Out Tag Out of all specialty feed box equipment in preparation for repairs
      • Troubleshooting, flushing, unplugging, cleaning, repairing, and swapping of feed lines, pumps, nozzles, vent fans, flame arrestors, and boxes.
      • Tear down and decon feed pumps for repairs
      • Prepare equipment for start-up and shutdown scenarios
      • Coordinate with Supervision and Incinerator Operators for changes in feed streams and time sensitive materials
      • Use hand tools to assist with daily tasks and container opening. These tools may include:
        • Channel Locks, pipe wrench, air chisels, bung wrenches, screw drivers, and pneumatic cutters
        • Verify chemical compatibility and reference Waste Information Profiles(WIP) or provided chemical reference material to ensure safe and reaction free processing of material
        • Utilize Nitrogen for box purging, inerting, pump operations, and line clearing
        • Utilize diesel and toluene for line flushing and clearing and maintain local inventory of flushing chemicals
        • Maintain "Hot Sumps" in your areas
        • Assist Incineration unit with the ash and deslagging process on a weekly basis which includes loading and or shooting of SCC slag and discharging Powershots into the kiln disengaging chamber
        • Operate multiple forms of rolling stock equipment such as: Forklifts, man lifts, 80BBL tanker, 130BBL tanker, etc..
        • Maintain high level of housekeeping and ownership of the specialty feed box areas
        • Inspect safety equipment and maintain all safety equipment and gear in good working order
        • Enter Work Requests as needed for faulty equipment and report issues to supervision
        • Report any spills or emergency situations to supervision and site Emergency Coordinators immediately and assist with remediation efforts and situational response
        • Assist Incinerator Operator with outside tasks such as:
          • Swapping kiln ash drums
          • Blowing back and unplugging feed lines and nozzles
          • Pulling water from sumps
          • Making valve lineups and isolations -QualificationsEducation / Experience / Background: -
            • High school diploma.
            • 1 year experience in the Glove Box position.
            • 2 years of Material Handler (truck wash) experience or 2 years of hands on hazardous waste experience preferred.Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: -
              • Must possess and be able to demonstrate basic operational skills such as:
                • Valve operation and Identification
                • Equipment recognition and basic operational knowledge of different types of pumps, agitators, and compressors
                • Proficient in the use of hand tools
                • Must possess basic operational knowledge of Google based applications
                  • Google Sheets, Docs, & GMail
                  • Must be able to learn and operate site computer programs and handheld scanners without assistance
                  • Must be able to demonstrate job competency and be able to pass a proficiency testRequired Certification / Licenses / Training: - -
                    • Must be able to obtain respirator certifications and maintain fit test compliance
                    • Must be able to pass a ATF background screening for Powershot usage
                    • Must maintain current status on all annual site and corporate training requirements
                    • Must be able to get signed off on the usage of site rolling stock such as: Forklifts, Roll-off Trucks, Backhoe, Front-end Loader, Manlift, 80BBL tanker, 130BBL tanker, etc.Additional InformationWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. -Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Keywords: Veolia North America, Beaumont , Specialty Feed Operator, Other , Beaumont, Texas

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