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System Operator I - Waste Management Facilities

Job ID 166698BR Date posted 11/15/2021
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • Environmental Services
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Position description
Assists with guiding refuse through the combustion process. Assists in operating all systems to ensure compliance with USEPA, MPCA, USDA and the city of Rochester regulations. Assists in adjusting refuse feed rates for optimal combustion efficiency, operating and monitoring the control panel to ensure the waste combustor, wet scrubber, WESP, wastewater treatment system, Urea, and caustic systems are functioning within their designed specifications and set-points. Monitors the data acquisition system and assists with adjustments to comply with the operating permit. Notifies SR Systems Operator of potential failures and provides technical and mechanical assistance for repairs and modifications of facility systems. Assists in emergencies, repairs and power outages. Operates front end loader to stage refuse for the receiving conveyors and to clear the unloading area for the refuse trucks. Operates articulating material handlers to keep refuse pits flowing to the conveyance system. Assists with ongoing checks on all systems using the computer operating system. Assists in operating the high pressure boiler to provide steam to the smoke eater and infectious waste sterilizers. Assists with preventative maintenance and tasks as assigned. Assists with improvement projects for all systems and material handling equipment. Assists with record keeping on ash roll-offs, refuse deliveries, circular charts, customer regulated medical waste deliveries, regulated waste deliveries and daily log book. Operates fork-lift to dump ash and unload deliveries. Assists with loading and monitors the pathological waste combustor. Attends on and off-site training for new equipment, MPCA certification, electrical, safety and permit changes. Sanitizes waste carts, ensuring at least one load of sanitized carts is ready to return to the Clinic campus at all times. Performs miscellaneous housekeeping in and around the work area. Requires the ability to work rotating shifts and overtime, as needed, including some weekends.

High school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a 2-year facility or industrial maintenance degree OR equivalency of 3-years of experience required.

Additional qualifications
Experience operating powered and un-powered hand tools required. Must be able to operate a forklift, bobcat, front-end loader, articulating arm, floor scrubber and floor sweeper. Requires general computer operating ability. Must be able to safely and comfortably handle regulated medical waste.

License or certification
Minnesota 2nd Class B Engineer License or able to achieve within 1 1/2 years of hire. Minnesota Waste Combustor Operator Certificate or able to achieve within 1 1/2 years of hire. BLS certification or able achieve within 6 months of hire.

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $24.86 per hour.

Benefits eligible

Full Time

Hours / Pay period

Schedule details
Rotating shifts: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am, 12:00 am - 8:00 am
Rotation is typically 4-5 weeks in length but may vary or change due to business needs
On-call weekends and holidays approximately every 9 weeks

Weekend schedule
Rotating weekend shifts

International Assignment

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Rebecca Kubat

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.
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