Pro Staff

Operations Technician

Pro Staff
Bingham Lake, MN
Jul 03, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
Pro Staff
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Pro Staff in partnership with a highly automated ethanol plant in Bingham Lake is looking for an Operations Technician to join our team! Our ideal candidate would be intuitive, be comfortable working with computers, have a strong attention to detail and a strong work ethic. Experience working in the ethanol industry a plus but not required.  Shift is 7am-7pm and requires every other weekend. Compensation starts at $19/hr. 

The Operations Technician  is responsible for the operation of all plant processing equipment and performing routine maintenance in a highly automated chemical facility. In the area of maintenance, Plant Technicians are responsible for the safe and efficient repair, maintenance and cleaning of all equipment associated with biorefining processes. Team members in this position are required to maintain knowledge of the process flow, computerized equipment and be aware of hazards associated with the process as well as understand and execute standard operating procedures.

1. Learn, maintain and operate all processes associated with the plant where required.
2. Responsible for performing repairs and maintenance of plant equipment and documentation of activities.
3. Learn and operate DCS (Distributed Control System) for the plant.
4. Learn and perform basic electrical troubleshooting.
5. Follow procedures for plant start-up, shut-down, cleaning and batching.
6. Maintain accurate and timely logs.
7. Respond to collected data and make adjustments to optimize plant operation. Do quality control tests on product streams and make necessary adjustments.
8. Remove, install, rebuild, lubricate and clean all equipment associated with plant processes.
9. Perform preventative maintenance tasks as directed.
10. Maintain a clean facility and follow the sanitation schedule completing all tasks as assigned.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience in a production environment preferred.
  • Experience with software systems, such as Maximo, preferred.
  • Working knowledge in math, reading comprehension and mechanical reasoning required.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills are required.
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.

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