Operator B

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 that the people of Tessenderlo Kerley find rewarding, empowering, and meaningful.

Job description

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Come and join our company which is growing rapidly and help us in establishing our new facility!

We are currently seeking an Operator who will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of Tessenderlo Kerley's new plant startup in Defiance, Ohio. If you are enthusiastic about being a part of a great team and making a significant contribution to growing our business at our newest site in Defiance, we encourage you to explore this exciting opportunity.

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.
  • Assist the A operator in troubleshooting and correcting irregularities with the 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, lockout/ tag-out, and confined space entries.
  • Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by management.
  • Perform new facility start-up activities including P&ID walk-down / red-line as built drawings, equipment and piping hydro-testing, and preparing equipment for service when turned over to operations.
  • Assist with Process area set-up and organization.
  • Assist with valve tagging, pipe labeling, sign installation, and safety related painting.
  • Transload incoming product railcars to bulk truck for customer delivery until terminal is functional and in operation.
  • Assist with development of plant operating procedures.
  • Support A operator in submitting maintenance orders.
  • Utilize plant equipment to clear snow and remove ice during inclement weather.
  • Train closely with the A operator to learn the process.
  • Assist with execution of turnaround maintenance activities.
  • Monitor activities of contract personnel to ensure safe work practices are implemented.
  • Maintain all plant areas in clean and organized manner.
  • Obtain, analyze, and prepare for shipment process and storage product samples.


Key Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors:

  •  HS diploma or GED is required.
  • Must be able to attend classes and pass the state-required boiler operator certificate program.
  • Technical and mechanical experience desired.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and work with co-workers and customers professionally, all with a positive attitude.
  • Must be able to read and understand the material.
  • Basic mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literate – must know basic computer skills.
  • Possess good time-management skills.


Why join Tessenderlo Kerley:

Working at Tessenderlo Kerley

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

Benefits & Rewards:

  • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (low employee premiums!)
  • 401(k) plan with dollar-for-dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution
  • 401(k) Company Retirement Contribution at year-end at up to 4% of annual base salary
  • Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
  • Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base Salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time, and ten paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement - up to $5,000 per calendar year (non-taxable)
  • Adoption Assistance - up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
  • Childbearing 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

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Operations - Plants
Experience level
Not Applicable
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
Business unit
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
United States
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