Assistant Operator - Waste Management

Environmental Services
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Position description
Responsible for guiding waste through the incineration process. Responsible for maintaining compliance with USEPA, MPCA, USDA and the city of Rochester regulations. This includes adjusting waste weights for optimal burn efficiency, 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 setpoints. Oversees the data acquisition system and carries out adjustments to comply with the operating permit. Notifies Operators of potential failures and provides technical and mechanical assistance for repairs and modifications of facility systems. Is relied upon in emergencies, repairs and power outages. Operates front end loader to stage trash for the receiving conveyors and to clear the unloading area for the trash trucks. Operates articulating material handlers to keep trash pits flowing to the conveyance system. Performs ongoing checks on all systems using the computer operating system. Provides training and technical knowledge to new facility employees. Operates the high pressure boiler to provide steam to the smoke eater and infectious waste sterilizers. Performs record keeping on ash roll-offs, waste deliveries, circular charts, bar code deliveries, regulated waste deliveries and daily log book. Operates fork lift to dump ash and unload deliveries. Loads and monitors the pathological incinerator. 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.

Requires the ability to work rotating shifts and overtime, as needed, including some weekends.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be able to operate powered and un-powered hand tools. Must have experience with and be able to operate a fork lift, bobcat, front-end loader, articulating arm, floor scrubber and floor sweeper. General computer operating ability required.
Additional qualifications
Recent maintenance experience equivalent to the completion of the Building Utility Mechanic (BUM) program or completion of BUM program strongly preferred. Experience repairing and maintaining electrical equipment and 3-phase motors preferred. Electrical license holders desired. Experience handling regulated medical waste preferred.
License or certification
Must have or be able to obtain a Minnesota 2nd Class B Engineer License within 1 1/2 years of hire. Must have or be able to obtain a Minnesota Waste Combustor Operator certificate within 2 years of hire. Must have or be able to acquire BLS certification 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 $22.39 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
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.
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