Operator Trainee

  • 27 Miles N of Carlin, Carlin, NV, United States
  • Full-time
  • Department: Operations - Plants

Company Description

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc., is a company of diverse businesses unified by shared values and vision. We serve the agriculture, mining, industrial and water reclamation markets with a broad range of products and technologies, worldwide. Serving these customers well is a passion and a commitment-one which the people of TKI find rewarding, empowering and meaningful.

If you want the work you do to make a positive impact on the world in which we live, working alongside innovative, quality-focused people of vision, then TKI is the right place for you.

Job Description

Role Description:

As an Operator at Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. (TKI), you will support plant and terminal operations by following TKI policy and procedures and all applicable state and federal regulations.  You will exude integrity and be a hard working individual who wants to grow and develop within an organization.   You will work alongside Leading Plant Managers while supporting the Elko, Nevada Plant.  

As the Elko Plant Operator you will be part of a team, and become part of a dynamic organization that promotes innovation and creative thinking.  You will strive for operational and safety excellence everyday as you help sustain TKI’s long-standing safety record, which has allowed most of our production facilities to operate for more than 20 years without a single lost time incident. 

At TKI, safety is our number one priority, if this is a value you share as well, we invite you to learn more about our exciting opportunity as a Plant Operator.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Loading and unloading of trucks and railcars in accordance with TKI policy and OSHA, EPA, HM-126, BOE, and DOT regulations.

  • Reading and recording of local instrumentation. Obtaining and analyzing product samples to ensure product quality.

  • Containment, clean up, packaging and labeling of Hazardous Waste according to HAZWOPER training and OSHA, EPA, RCRA, HM-126, and DOT regulations.

  • Outside operation of manual valves and equipment.

  • Troubleshoot and correct irregularities with process and process equipment.

  • Participate in the plant safety program including presenting and attending required safety meetings, reporting of potential hazards, and performing monthly safety inspections.

  • Routine inspection of vessels and equipment to prevent equipment failure or damage.

  • Maintain plant property in a clean and orderly fashion.

  • Assist in plant projects including maintenance, turn-around, lock out/ tag out, and confined space entries.

  • Implement emergency response plan and assist in mitigation of emergency situations.

  • Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by management.

Qualifications

Key Knowledge Skills and Behaviors:

  • HS Diploma or GED in related field is required
  • Good mechanical and technical knowledge and skills
  • Must be able to read and understand material
  • Basic mathematical and analytical skills
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate – must know basic computer skills

Key Relations:

  • Area Manager – TKI Operations
  • TKI Office Personnel and other Onsite Personnel
  • Customer’s, Drivers, and TKI Tech Services

Key Metrics Areas:

  • Support plant operations in accordance to all applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and work with co-workers and customers in a professional manner
  • Comply with all TKI policies

Additional Information

Why join TKI:

  • Work/life balance
  • Fun and rewarding environment
  • Learning, development and team work
  • Community involvement/outreach
  • Challenging and meaningful work

Benefits & Rewards:

  • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (low employee premiums!)
  • 401k Plan with dollar for dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution
  • 401k Company Retirement Contribution at year-end, equal up to 4% of annual base salary
  • Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
  • Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base Salary
  • Paid vacation & sick time & 10 paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement- up to $5,000 per calendar year- Non Taxable
  • Adoption Assistance-up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
  • Child bearing and parental leave 
  • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Telemedicine program - for you and your dependents
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Company referral program
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