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Plant Operator (Operations & Maintenance)

Johnston, RI
Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.


About You

Are you interested in operations and maintenance, while also learning how to convert food waste to energy? If the answer is, “Yes!” then we have an exciting, career opportunity for you at our waste-to-energy site located in Johnston, RI. Who are we? We are Montrose, the premier environmental services provider.

What We Can Offer to You

Our Mission is: To help protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the soil that feeds us, and is supported by our Principles: We Value Our People, We Value Our Community, We Value Our Clients, We Value Our Shareholders. We care for the well-being of our people and offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • Medical, Dependent Care and Transit Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company paid Life and Disability Insurance and access to additional voluntary programs
  • 401k with a competitive employer match
  • Progressive vacation policies and company holiday to ensure work/life balance for our people.
  • A financial assistance program to help support peers in need.
  • Access to telemedicine and employee assistance programs
  • Access to best rates in the industry to bring your student loan debt down to size

A Day in the Life

As a key member of our operations team, this role will be responsible for operating and maintaining plant equipment to ensure smooth operations of our waste-to-energy facility. Responsibilities will include performing routine maintenance, upgrading and improving equipment, maintaining facility records and other on-site tasks.

  • Perform day-to-day operational tasks at the site, including working with the team to upgrade facility systems, equipment and infrastructure.
  • Perform routine maintenance duties and carry out requests from supervisor; also perform minor building maintenance, grounds maintenance, cleaning and custodial duties.
  • Start, stop and regulate electric motors, pumps, air compressors and other related equipment.
  • Read meters, gauges, and other control and measuring devices; maintain records of facility operations.
  • Collect samples for laboratory testing as necessary; analyze, understand and compute lab sample results in order to improve plant performance and keep in optimum operation.
  • Ensure compliance with safety protocols for the site.
  • May assist with implementing techniques and methods of process control that will increase plant and operational efficiencies.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
  • Exercises safe work practices by following all Company safety rules and OSHA regulations, including attendance at all required safety training programs.
  • Participates in Company’s continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1+ years of wastewater plant or waste-to-energy facility operations experience, or related work experience
  • Basic understanding of the anaerobic digestion process
  • Must have a valid driver's license in good standing
  • Ability to complete and maintain HAZWOPER certification with the 40-hour HAZWOPER environmental health and safety class, and annual 8-hour refresher classes
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, Google and/or PC programs
  • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Solid organization and time/project management skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently manage multiple responsibilities (i.e. self-starter, self-motivated)
  • English language competency
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Grade 1 and/or Grade 2 wastewater certification
  • Prior electrical and/or mechanical experience

Schedule and Essential Physical Functions

The schedule and essential physical functions 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 disability to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, this position may require the individual to work rotating shift assignments, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed. Standby and on-call duty is required, and the individual must be able to respond to the facility within one hour. Some shifts will require working alone.
  • Must have the ability to lift 50-60 pounds using Company provided equipment.

Make the Move

We are an environmental services provider offering environmental planning and permitting, measurement and analytical services, and environmental resiliency and sustainability solutions. Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates, and policy experts are proud of our collective expertise and the collaborative nature of our approach to helping clients. We strive to optimize environmental resiliency in a way that effectively complements our clients’ decision-making and operations and efficiently fulfills their project requirements. Montrose Environmental Group has over 50 offices across the United States and Canada and over 1,200 employees – all ready to provide solutions for environmental needs.

Want to know more about Montrose? Visit montrose-env.com

Montrose is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Montrose is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its employment for individuals with disabilities.