Operator - Organics Processing Plant

Remote (Johnston, Rhode Island)
about 5 hours ago
Full time role


Anaergia was created to eliminate a major source of greenhouse gases by cost effectively turning organic waste into renewable natural ...

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Job Description

About Us:

Anaergia (TSX: ANRG) is a global leader in offering sustainable solutions for the production of clean energy and the conversion of waste streams to resources. Through a proven portfolio of proprietary technological solutions, Anaergia maximizes the generation of renewable energy, diversion of waste from landfill and reduction of greenhouse gases for customers across the municipal, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors. Headquartered in Burlington, ON, and through its multiple subsidiaries across North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Anaergia is trusted at more than 1,600 installations globally.

About the Project:

This position is located at our Rhode Island Bioenergy Facility. The Facility Operator is part of a team that focuses on the Process Control, Equipment Operation, and Troubleshooting for our organic waste processing facility.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plant Start up, shut down and manage power outage situation in safe manner.
  • Operate machinery, including heavy mobile machinery, to ensure the daily production targets are met
  • Operate and maintain process parameters at CHP, dryer, dewatering, biogas treatment, WWTP and bio-filter
  • Coordinate chemical reception logistics (Caustic, Ferric chloride, Carbon, Sulphuric Acid); load out of ammonium sulphate, spent caustic or any other chemicals
  • Project and plan schedules for digestate bin switch over; residue Bin/compactor switch over
  • Troubleshoot issues to ensure maximum plant uptime, predicting possible failure and allocating work/Job Orders on time
  • Conduct daily area inspections and audit rounds and fill out check sheets.
  • Using handheld gas monitoring device, adhere to all plant safety rules, codes and regulations including PPE
  • Understand and meet daily digestate processing and RNG/Power production targets
  • Ongoing improvement of plant operations to reduce risk, reduce down-time and optimize performance
  • Identify and mitigate process risks and keep chemical consumption within tolerable range.
  • Collect and deliver samples to on site lab for analytics
  • Should have the ability to operate SCADA in an emergency
  • Perform minor repairs and maintenance (as oil top up, tightening of nuts or pump glands etc.) as necessary
  • Consistent and accurate communication with plant operation supervisor for daily log or report preparation.
  • Use general plant operation skills WRT Pump, blower, compressor operations
  • Safety First approach - Target Zero incidents/injuries, communicate unsafe activities or processes
  • Daily safety – building doors closed to avoid fugitive emissions, keep work area clean to avoid slip, trip or fall hazards
  • Available for further training - secure valid license, and operate equipment such as loaders, drills, tractors, trucks, crushers, excavators, forklifts, bulldozers, and cranes
  • Consistently aim to meet all environmental compliance requirements

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Minimum High School Diploma; College Diploma in Engineering or Science related Field is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with waste handling and preparation, water processes, anaerobic digestion, bio-gas generation/handling
  • Experience with heavy mobile machine operation is desired


  • Wastewater or bio-energy plant experience in particular anaerobic digestion is an asset
  • Heavy machinery/manufacturing experience
  • Basic maintenance skills
  • Promote a safety culture on site.
  • Flexible, positive and proactive attitude to work.
  • Strong team player.
  • Flexibility to work shifts/patterns.
  • Good communication skills.

For additional information on Anaergia, please visit www.anaergia.com

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Anaergia provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Anaergia will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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