Shift Operator – Linden, New Jersey

Publication Date

November 4, 2021

Posted 1 year ago

Position Title: Shift Operator B (Outside Operator) Department: Operations

Reports to: Site Leader Location: Linden, NJ

FLSA exemption status: Bargaining Unit



Job Description

Under the direction of the Operations Manager and/or the Site Leader, an outside operator performs the day-to-day operations of the Aries Linden sludge processing facility in Linden, NJ including plant operations, first line operations maintenance activities, and managing the site safety systems. The position requires monitoring the plant performance by managing individual equipment and systems within the operating areas, monitoring and managing outside safety systems, sampling of operating systems and in-process products, and general operations activities including routine rounds and readings of all outside operations. SEND RESUME TO CAREERS@ARIESCLEANTECH – thanks

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Ensuring the plant is operating within its parameters while complying with strict HSE rules and regulations as well as company policies and
  • Responsible and accountable for individually following environmental, health and safety rules and regulations; contributes to ensuring the safety of the
  • Under the direction of the Site Leader and/or Board Operator employee will be required to perform the duties necessary to ensure the following are completed:
    • All tasks and documentation for the assigned work
    • Non-routine work tasks assigned by operations
  • Communicates plant concerns and proposes corrective/contingency plans to operations manager and/or board
  • Maintains any necessary logbooks in a clear, concise, complete, and legible
  • Assists in training new or advancing operators in day-to-day job functions and general operations
  • Conducts sampling and analysis of product, by-products and intermediates for quality control/treatment
  • Performs tasks, including operation of equipment and monitoring/management of individual rotating
  • Prepares work requests to notify others of potentially unsafe, inefficient, environmentally unfriendly, or inoperable equipment.
  • Carry out first line operations maintenance duties when required in order to keep the plant running smoothly
  • Assist in maintenance activities as needed including inspection rounds and readings, implementing safe work procedures, and ensuring equipment isolation for



Job Requirements


  • Minimum high school diploma or Process Plant Technology Degree preferred.
  • 3+ years plant operating experience
  • 2+ years in solids handling and solids processing or related industries (e.g., paper & pulp, gasification, power, wastewater, )
  • Prior experience in process plant operations highly desirable
  • Prior experience with mobile equipment (forklift, aerial lift, telehandler, ) highly desirable


Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills including Word and Excel
  • Willingness and ability to take direction and give input to site leader and board operator
  • Team oriented (e.g. ability to contribute as a team member through a positive “can-do” attitude).
  • Versatility and willingness to perform multiple tasks across a variety of skill sets, as needed, within position
  • Some knowledge of chemical or petrochemical plant operations including basic chemistry principles, and familiarity with typical plant operations and safety documentation (e.g. Procedures, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Material Safety Data)
  • A background in troubleshooting of process unit operations
  • Basic competency in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) operation
  • Experience with operation of plant equipment (e.g. process pumps, motors, belt drives, gearboxes, valves and compressors).



Working Conditions and Requirements

  • Direct exposure to heat, cold, humidity and outdoor weather
  • Rotating shift work and call out as
  • Regularly ascends/descends a ladder or other elevated surfaces
  • Frequently moves objects weighing up to 50 pounds across work area
  • Regularly stands and walks but must be capable of maintaining a stationary position up to 50% of the time
  • Frequently needs to be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Required to use a respirator, safety harness, and other personal protective
  • Regular exposure to heavy industrial
  • Willingness to work overtime as



Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. The contents of this description are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required of personnel so classified.

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