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Operations Technician

Company: WIN Waste Innovations
Location: Andover
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

WIN Waste Innovations is a waste management company committed to delivering essential waste management solutions to customers and communities supported by our team of 2,100 employees. We believe in preserving our environment for future generations while providing for today's needs. WIN Waste Innovations is a vertically integrated business with a platform of 50 strategically located collection, transfer and disposal assets. These include waste-to-energy facilities, transfer stations, ash monofills, landfills, and fleets of rail cars and collection vehicles. We process more than 11 million tons of waste annually, converting 6.7 million tons of waste into clean, renewable energy that powers 340,000 homes. We recycle more than 234,000 tons of plastic, paper and metals from the waste stream.

WIN Waste Innovations is currently seeking an Operations Technician (OT) to perform routine operations support, assistance, and coordination. The OT performs routine inspection, maintenance on auxiliary equipment, serves as the administrator of specific plant programs and assists in monitoring and instituting programs and procedures to ensure the safe operation and maintenance of the facility.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs routine equipment inspection and upkeep of system not directly related to plant operations; extinguishers, lights, storage areas, etc. to free up operator time to perform training on systems and other job duties
  • Completes compliance work orders where possible and ensures major safety/environmental work orders are being planned and scheduled properly
  • Administrates TK Pro Lockout Tagout program and updates all Job Hazard Analyses and Energy Control Procedures with plant teams
  • Supports onboarding and mentoring assistance for new employees; prints/distributes training materials for plant use
  • Supports Safety Incentive Program and performs points tracking
  • Performs as a point of contact on employee safety concerns and reports all safety concerns to Plant Manager and Safety Manager
  • Assists in Incident/Near Miss Investigations
  • Ensures plant labeling and signage is current
  • Conducts Safe Job Evaluations/Observations
  • Performs routine program audits on Operating Standards, Lockout Tagout, Confined Space, Hot Work and Permit Tape Programs
    • Assists in enforcement of policies and procedures to assure a safe workplace for all employees, contractors, and visitors
      • Provides outage support, assistance, and coordination, including:
        • Assists with the facilitation of the Lockout Tagout permits as needed
        • Performs confined space entry air monitoring as needed
        • Conducts initial Contractor On-Site Pre-Job Safety Briefings
        • Evaluates contractor performance and provides feedback to plant management
        • Evaluates employee performance and provides feedback to plant management
        • Performs outage scaffold inspections as needed


          • Bachelor of Arts/Science in Safety or Engineering, or experience in a technical position

            Computer Skills/Proficiencies:

            • Word processing and spreadsheet software


              • Initiative to work independently
              • Delegating tasks and ensure follow through
              • Foster and work within an environment of teamwork and cooperation
              • Train and share expertise with others
              • Maintain a positive attitude and keep emotions under control
              • Contribute to a positive team spirit and enhance plant morale
              • Accept both positive and negative feedback from others and adjust performance based on such feedback
              • Demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural/work style and learning style differences
              • Treat people with respect
              • Communicate change and progress in the organization in a favorable light
              • Work ethically and with integrity
              • Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing; as well as communicate clearly whether using in-situ intercom system, two-way radio or face to face

                Physical Demand:

                • Stand
                • Sit
                • Walk
                • Handle tools, equipment, fine motor skills
                • Reach with hands and arms
                • Climb and walk on heights often greater than 4 feet
                • Stoop, kneel, bend, push, pull, crawl,
                • Ascend and descend stairs and stationary vertical ladders as part of normal work activity and emergency egress situations
                • Lift moderate to heavy material
                • Move about all areas of the plant, including catwalks, deck grating
                • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, corrected or otherwise
                • Operate a 1.5 inch fire hose operating at 125 psi line pressure to the extent required to extinguish fire
                • Operate fire extinguishing equipment ranging from handheld extinguishers to 200 lb portable units
                • Access confined spaces and pressure vessels through standard 12" by 16" manways

                  PPE Required:

                  Work in areas under adverse conditions that may require the donning and use of personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, the following with average fatigue:

                  • Negative pressure respirator
                  • Positive pressure respirator
                  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (steel or composite bottle)
                  • Hardhat
                  • Approved safety shoes
                  • Eye protection
                  • Rubber suit and gloves
                  • Chemical resistant suit
                  • Heat resistant outerwear
                  • Flame resistant outerwear
                  • Approved hearing protection
                  • Gloves
                  • Safety harness

                    Environmental Conditions:

                    • Moving mechanical parts
                    • Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)
                    • Airborne particles
                    • Potential exposure to dust and chemicals
                    • Varied temperatures and outdoor weather conditions
                    • Noise in work environment

                      At WIN Waste Innovations, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Keywords: WIN Waste Innovations, Boston , Operations Technician, Engineering , Andover, Massachusetts

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