Plant Operator

Oct 21, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Synagro is the U.S. market leader in the provision of residuals management solutions. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, the company treats biosolids, the organic by-product of the wastewater treatment process, into environmentally friendly by-products which are primarily used as fertilizers on farm crops and provides related services to over 600 clients across 37 states and Washington, D.C.

We are currently recruiting for an Plant Operator in Waterbury, CT. Here are some highlights on this position:
  • The work environment is fast-paced and challenging.
  • 15 days Paid Time Off (PTO).
  • 8 paid holidays and 2 Floating Holidays.
  • Medical plans including health, dental and vision.
  • 401k plan with employer match

Inspect, maintain, and control process equipment and perform mechanical maintenance throughout the plant. Adhere to all applicable regulations to provide, safe, reliable, and cost effective operation of the plant to meet processing, permit, and other applicable requirements.
  • Monitor and control plant operations in accordance with company policies and plant standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain records of plant operations including, but not limited to, hourly operating data and abnormal operating conditions. Ensure that the facility operates within permit compliance, at/above design capability, and produces high quality product at all times.
  • Perform fire guard duty as well as confined space watch.
  • Ensure completion of work orders based on priority and schedule.
  • Participate and complete training programs within the time frame allotted.
  • Perform any general work or other assignments necessary to ensure the safe, clean, and efficient operation of the facility to include sweeping, shoveling, and other housekeeping activities.
  • Enforce and maintain standard safety procedures and maintain clean work area at all times.

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Secondary technical/engineering education preferred.
  • Two (2) years as an operator or other process plant operations, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Strong mechanical & electrical aptitude preferred.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret blueprint drawings and documents preferred.
  • Ability to recognize operational inconsistencies and hazards in the workplace and display proper judgment in responding to them.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructional manuals, instruction sheets, technical data, work orders and mechanical drawings in English.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of occupational hazards connected with machine shop and general plant practices with emphasis on the necessity of safety policy compliance.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the plant fire protection apparatus and systems and ability to operate all fire protection equipment.
  • Ability to work varying shifts, overtime, holidays, on call duty and emergency call-ins.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions given, either verbally or written.
  • Ability to do basic reading, writing, and arithmetic.
  • Basic computer knowledge preferred.

Synagro is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran's status, or other protected group status. Applicants may request reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process. Answers to application questions will be used for applicable, job-related purposes only.