Boiler and Refrigeration Operator

Company: Lamb Weston ( Learn More )

General Information
US-WA-Pasco
N/A
High School
Full-Time
At least 1 year(s)
None
False
False
Job Description

About Us

Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world's largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities.

Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader.

Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization's goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.

Let's explore the possibilities together.

The Role

Operates and maintains boiler and refrigeration equipment and systems, and the process waste treatment equipment and systems. This includes but is not limited to: steam and condensate systems, air compressors, dryers, plant water and fire protection systems, and to provide utilities such as heating, cooling, air for industrial processes by performing the following duties.

Key Accountabilities

Includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Start up, operate and shut down of boiler, refrigeration and auxiliary systems.
  • Reads meters and gages or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.
  • Records data such as temperature of equipment, hours of operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, analysis of flue gases. Records tank levels, chemical and lubricant supplies. Records other readings in daily logs and sheets as assigned.
  • Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems, or to shut down equipment.
  • Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment, or lubrication.
  • Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings, replacing packing glands, seals, gaskets, valves, recorders, gages, and cleaning or replacing burners or other components. Troubleshoots, repairs and welds equipment as needed to maintain operations.
  • Oils and lubricates equipment as specified or needed
  • Performs water titration tests and adds chemical additives, such as salt and chemicals into tanks to prevent scale buildup and to clean boiler lines.
  • Records operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operators logs as assigned.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Skills & Experience

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Associates Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must read, write and communicate in English.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. With personal protective equipment the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, occasionally works in high, precarious places; in outside weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock and vibration.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

    Other

    Lamb Weston is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

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