• Plant Operator

    Job Locations US-WA-Kennewick
    Posted Date 7 months ago(3/13/2018 10:55 AM)
    System ID
    Job Category
    Manufacturing, Operations & Trades
    Business Unit
  • Job Description

    Plant Operator, Kennewick, WA


    Why work at Nutrien?  Great question!


    Safety is a core value at Nutrien.  Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority.  Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.


    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future.  We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.


    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.


    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture.  Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.


    Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, Plant Operators are responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of plant process equipment.  This includes performing railcar and truck loading and offloading, startup, shutdown and general operation of pumps, screws, belts, tanks, valves, and other process equipment, conducting regular operational rounds to monitor equipment health, and performing some minor maintenance activities. 


    Key Tasks:

    • Monitor/operate equipment and associated systems within standard operating conditions and limits
    • Assist with startup, shut down, and operation of processes and equipment from a field role
    • Respond to and appropriately addresses process and equipment upsets
    • Identify possible or current operating problems and recommend action to resolve any deficiencies in rate, quality or mechanical operation
    • Safe handling of dry products, nitric acid and liquid fertilizer while loading rail cars and trucks
    • Maintain a clean work environment free from hazards


    • Ability to read, understand and apply operating procedures
    • Able to use computers for job functions and training
    • Ability to excel in a team environment
    • Possess mechanical/process troubleshooting and analytical skills
    • Must be committed to working in a highly safety-conscious environment


    • A high school diploma or GED is required
    • Prior experience in an industrial setting is desirable

    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.


    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. This job will remain posted until filled.  You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. 


    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted. 


    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet


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