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Republic Services Treatment Operator in Romulus, Michigan

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 42 states are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Treatment Operator primarily works under the direction of the Operations Manager or a Supervisor providing a variety of services which includes processing waste through the treatment process, operating equipment such as filter presses, centrifuges, vacuums, pumps, and performing maintenance as needed. The Treatment Operator ensures all tasks are completed in a safe, effective and proficient manner, and that equipment is maintained according to company, regulatory and manufacturer standards.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains work area and other areas in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Maintains daily required regulatory agency and other documentation in a timely manner.

  • Accurately tracks treatment and/or disposal volumes.

  • Processes waste through the treatment processes in a safe, efficient and proper manner to meet production goals.

  • Operates waste treatment equipment which may include drying equipment, filter presses, centrifuges, vacuums and pumps.

  • May need to operate other plant equipment such as a forklift.

  • Effectively troubleshoots equipment issues and performs necessary preventive and corrective maintenance on all site equipment.

  • Maintains preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance documentation.

  • Supports other operations such as receiving, offloading, and deep well injection as required.

  • Communicates maintenance and/or regulatory issues effectively and timely to supervisor or manager.

  • Promotes harmonious working relationships with other employees.

  • Occasionally deals with external customers and vendors and maintains professionalism throughout these interactions.

  • Contributes to team goals and customer demands through effective communication and prioritization of a self-organized workload.

  • Supports a culture of safety as a priority by ensuring proper procedures are followed and may lead tailgate meetings.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Working knowledge on appropriate use and application of personal protective equipment.

  • Prior experience operating a forklift and/or filter press, centrifuge, vacuums or pumps.

  • Prior experience in treatment and/or disposal of industrial and hazardous waste.

  • Experience operating and maintaining class I wells.

  • Applicable state required certification for operation of Class I well. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • None

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Current 40-hour HAZWOPER Training or ability to pass course upon hire.

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend documents such as (but not limited to) operational, technical, process, safety and quality instructions.

  • Understands the dangers of working with or around hazardous chemicals and is able to read and understand safety data sheets to take the necessary steps required to mitigate those dangers.

  • Willingness to provide input on working practices to ensure departmental goals are met and exceeded.

  • Has confidence to inform colleagues of unsafe working practices or conditions.

  • A positive attitude.

  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules set forth; promotes the Company’s safety standards.

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discr

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.

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