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Biodiesel Operator, Loader

Seneca, Illinois


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Biodiesel Operator, Loader

Seneca, Illinois


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Chevron Renewable Energy Group is accepting online applications for the position of Biodiesel Operator, Loader located near Seneca, IL.

Operates and monitors company plants and facilities, typically Upstream facilities after primary separation and processing (such as gas and co-gen plants) and Downstream & Chemical refineries and plants. Monitors process variables, troubleshoots, and performs interventions to maintain operating performance. Performs routine assignments under general supervision.  Gaining knowledge of work procedures and practices.

The purpose of this position is to ensure that quality product is shipped and received from the facility in the most efficient manner.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

Loading/ Unloading Material

  • Perform load-out functions and train plant operators on safe performance of load-out functions.

  • Safely loading product for shipment into railcars, trucks, and barges

  • Inspecting product for quality indicators while loading

  • Sample loaded product as necessary for retention and quality purposes

  • Connecting/disconnecting hoses to trucks, tanks, and other storage units

  • For each shipped, received, or produced item, fill out the appropriate paperwork to ensure correct inventories are maintained and forward said paperwork to required parties while keeping copies of the paperwork for on-site filing

  • Responsible for verifying product quality before the product leaves and reaches the customer.

  • Maintain shipping and receiving system complete with appropriate documentation and work instructions.

  • Help to verify load-out instrumentation to ensure its proper function.

  • Assist with manufacturing, packaging, and load-out of specialty oil products.

Quality Control

  • Monitor and continually improve quality control in all aspects of biodiesel plant shipping and receiving operations

  • Acquire, label and store retained product samples

  • Visually inspect retained samples for product quality before releasing the shipment

  • Inspect and test the quality of incoming raw material shipments prior to their release for use in the plant; follow established testing procedures and accurately report the results

Other frequent duties

  • Perform general facility maintenance and housekeeping at the load-out facilities

  • Generate daily shipment reports

  • Tracking shipment details and organizing receipts

  • Follow all safety regulations for any work area, and encourage others to do the same

  • Follow all safety guidelines regulated by REG, OSHA, or other regulatory agencies

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to operate forklift, locomotive, pallet jack, pallet wrapper, and rail switches

  • Knowledge of arithmetic and its application

  • Ability to distinguish colors

  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

  • Ability to work independently, or as part of a team

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines

  • Be available for work and overtime as required

  • Provide personal contact information to customers on an as-needed basis for official business purposes

Required Qualifications:

  • Education Required: High school education or equivalent

  • Must have a valid driver's licence

  • Skills Required: General knowledge of computers, basic mechanical skills, and good communication skills. Ability to climb semi-truck loading ladders.

  • Willingness to work in extreme outdoor elements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to operate forklift, locomotive, pallet jack, pallet wrapper, and rail switches

  • Experience Required: 6-12 months general work experience preferred. Previous shipping and receiving experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of arithmetic and its application

  • Ability to distinguish colors

  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

  • Ability to work independently, or as part of a team

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines

  • Be available for work and overtime as required

  • Provide personal contact information to customers on an as needed basis for official business purposes

Physical and Stress considerations:

  • This job requires working at heights, being around moving machinery and vehicles, driving automotive equipment, and wearing personal protective equipment (respiratory protective equipment, mask, face shield, hard hat, gloves, acid/base resistant clothing, ability to lift at least 75lbs. Goggles, safety glasses, earplugs, etc.) and ability to tolerate an extended period of physical efforts;

-Standing Continuous (67% to 100%)

-Sitting Occasional (1% to 33%)

-Walking Continuous (67% to 100%)

-Bending/Stooping Occasional (1% to 33%)

-Reaching above the shoulders Frequent (34% to 66%)

-Kneeling Occasional (1% to 33%)

-Pushing/Pulling Frequent (34% to 66%)

-Climbing Occasional (1% to 33%)

-Weight carried, lifted, or moved – 1-100 lbs. unassisted (frequent) – 100- 250 lbs. assisted. Maneuver of up to 600 lbs. with handcart

-Repetitive hand movements consist of firm grasping with the right and/or left hand. Fine manipulation – (computer)

  • This position requires some flexibility in working hours to ensure effective product shipment. The employee will have the ability to move freely throughout the facilities in order to direct and conduct a variety of activities. The employee will be subject to continuous exposure to marked changes in temperature, humidity, soybean meal, oil, dust, and high noise levels. This position requires frequent exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job requires mental alertness at all time to assure safety and accuracy in all functions. There is stress related to meeting production deadlines.

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