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Chief Boiler Lead

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Perform all responsibilities in accordance with company Standard Operating Procedures, practices, and safety rules as well as appropriate industry and regulatory guidelines, rules, and regulations.
  2. Also responsible for responding to chemical (including ammonia) leaks/spills; will be on the plant Emergency Response Team.
  3. Communicate with the equipment manufacturers/vendors on any problems and follow-up on getting the right parts needed to correct the problems
  4. Must work with various refrigerants, chemicals, solvents, paints, fuels and lubricants.
  5. Assures that the entire system is operated in a safe manner and that all components of the system are in compliance with OSHA and other agencies.
  6. Comply to and monitor operation for compliance with all 14 elements of the "Process Safety Management Program".
  7. Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with approved maintenance plans and work orders using SAP.
  8. Operate facility fire monitoring system. Read and understand equipment and system drawings.
  9. Demonstrates ability to manipulate valves and pumps to get water to the boiler from more than one source (Well or City water) and maintain and/or monitor Waste Water treatment system.
  10. Maintains, adjusts, and repairs utility systems and facility support equipment controls in assigned areas of responsibility. Performs routine boiler water analysis and maintenance as required.
  11. Monitor and maintain plant steam production, ammonia refrigeration system, and the plant compressed air system.
  12. Document all maintenance and inspection activity in accordance with Northern Star Co. Mechanical Integrity Program.
  13. Operate and maintain all engine room and other equipment including ammonia refrigeration, boilers, pumps, compressors, condensers, and electrical systems. Help develop and follow established standard operating procedures for safety, health, environment, and production.
  1. Adhere to safe work practices, complete monthly safety audits/observations, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  2. Responsible for initiatives in the following areas: Lean Manufacturing, Cost Reduction and Mechanical Downtime reduction.
  1. Assists in the coordination of activities in the Department
  2. Requires active participation in Emergency Response Team.
  1. Consult with Management on issues on boiler / refrigeration equipment and systems
  1. Lend knowledge and ideas to the solution of problems involving the plant boiler and steam system.
  1. Train new hires and existing employees as needed
  1. Adhere to GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  2. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

EXPERIENCE:

Three years strong industrial utility systems maintenance background in a manufacturing environment (food processing plant preferred). Experience in electrical, welding and pneumatics helpful

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram or schedule form.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:

Examples of licenses, certificates, and registrations required:

  1. 2 year degree in Electrical/HVAC Ammonia and/or Building Maintenance.
  2. Chief Boiler License .
  3. Electrical license (preferred).
  4. Ability to become HAZWOPER certified.
  5. Boiler, HVAC, and HAZMAT training REQUIRED.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Ability to Read, Write and Speak English
  2. Working knowledge of SAP functions preferred
  3. Forklift Experience preferred
  4. Microsoft Office skills strongly preferred

Experience in Refrigeration required.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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