Distillation Operator 1

Company: Veolia ES ( Learn More )

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Job Description Turning waste into a resource

Founded in 1853,  we are more than the world’s leading provider of environmental solutions…
We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients’ energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes.
Veolia North America has an immediate need and exciting opportunity for a

Distillation Operator 1: 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Run distillation units by connecting feed, product, and sludge tanks and apply proper amount of heat from boilers and maintain operating hourly logs to insure that unit is operating at peak efficiency
Charge and discharge pot stills with appropriate gallon amounts of liquid to run product to specifications.
Perform compatibility testing on a variety of hazardous materials to be mixed forrecovery to insure that mixtures are in compliance with recoveryspecifications.
Analyze process samples for water, solid, pH, specific gravity and chemical composition to properly and effectively  meet specifications for all aspect of the distillation process including recovery,fuels blending and tank management.
Retrieve clean tank recovery samples and route to laboratory along with appropriate paper work to ascertain quality of recovery. 
Load, unload, and sample bulk tankers and/or drums to ascertain accuracy of hazardous materials contents prior to applying the recovery process.
Operate and maintain all equipment in a professional manner to insure optimum efficiency and effectiveness to completion of project(s) in a timely manner.
Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties as assigned including, but are not limited to, housekeeping, non-process related maintenance, yard tanker and van trailer driving, Lab Tech analysis,fuels blending, incineration blending and all other TSDF related tasks not related to distillation processing.

Job Requirements


HighSchool diploma or General Educational Development (GED) preferred
Prior work experience in the hazardous waste/related industry preferred  


40-HourHAZWOPER training

Knowledge, Skillsand Ability:

Strong team player
Excellent interpersonal andcommunication skills
Time management: the ability to organizeand manage multiple deadlines
Computer proficiency