Sulfuric Operator


Buffalo, NY

28 May

Full Time

Essential Skills/ Responsibilities


  • Safely operate the process(es) in a manner that will prevent accidents and environmental upsets and in a manner that will promote a high finished product quality that meets customer demands. Follow all established OSHA PSM Guidelines and documented procedures.
  • Adhere to all policies, guidelines and standards.
  • Understand Responsible Care and RMP requirements for Sulfuric Process.
  • Report and participate in incident investigations and mitigation to prevent recurrence.
  • Report and participate in near miss investigation and mitigation to strive for Beyond Zero.
  • Complete all applicable training on time.
  • Direct involvement in job safety analyses.
  • Respond to alarms and unsafe conditions.
  • Complete or assist in completing Life Critical Permits as needed: JSA, LOTO, Line Breaking, etc.
  • Wear appropriate PPE for task at hand and conduct responsibilities in a safe manner




  • Excellent safety behavior
  • 24 Hour HAZWOPER certification – Certification Provided if not obtained previously
  • Use of a Full Face Respirator and Participate in the Fit Test Program
  • Participate in training for handling Hazardous Materials, Plant Safety Procedures, Proper Use of PPE, Process Safety Management & the Process Safety Code, Responsible Care, Site Security, forklift safety, respiratory protection, and other training classes as applicable.
  • Adjust process to maintain optimum operating conditions or within established limits
  • Isolate equipment for maintenance through lockout/tagout and barricade area to restrict access per safety procedures
  • Troubleshoot processes when problems arise or to prevent problems from arising
  • Understand and anticipate the dynamics of changes in the process
  • Respond to power and equipment failures
  • Identify and submit maintenance work requests in Computerized Maintenance Management System CMMS
  • Perform specific cleaning or repair tasks
  • Maintain open communication with co-workers and supervisors regarding activities in the plant. Review plant status and shift activities with relief operator at end of shift.
  • Conduct rounds to observe process values and inspect equipment
  • Perform condition monitoring and preventive maintenance to keep plant equipment in good working order and identify equipment malfunctions if/when they occur.
  • Perform inspections of safety devices and equipment
  • Aid Powerhouse Engineer as needed
  • Perform housekeeping, sweeping, cleaning, and painting as necessary to maintain proper plant appearance.
  • Help out with maintenance projects during shutdowns and turnarounds
  • Notify supervision of problems that require attention
  • Comply with recordkeeping requirements
  • Other work as directed by supervisor




  • Operator training reviewed by supervisor, follow training recommendations from supervisor on training progress
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Demonstration of common sense.
  • Capacity to memorize and recall procedures quickly and accurately.
  • Disposed to avoid unnecessary risks.
  • Proficiency in basic written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Comprehension of basic mechanics.
  • Capacity to take charge and make decisions based on facts.
  • Willingness to change priorities immediately.
  • Efficiency in climbing stairs repeated and capacity to work under extreme hot/cold conditions or near moving equipment.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Physically able to handle the challenges of the work floor (operate a forklift, climbing stairs, able to wear respirator, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively with competing priorities
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter able to work alone and in groups
  • Good time management skills and work ethic
  • Be available for emergency work.
  • Must be able to work in a rotating shift and be available for overtime.

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