The Refinery Operator is responsible for assisting the manufacturing and production process by refining and deodorizing fats and edible oils.
Minimum Qualification : Diploma
Experience Level : Mid level
Experience Length : 3 years
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operate refining equipment including centrifuges, filtration systems, deodorizers and dryers, to ensure oil is properly processed and ready for packaging and delivery.
Monitor receipt of crude oil from holding tanks to refining equipment by setting lines using knowledge of pipelines, valve manifolds, pumps, and tankage.
Monitor refining process by observing gauges and meters on equipment. Requires physical observation of refining equipment located on four floors of plant : holding tank (inlet);
scrubber tank, feed tank, filters, de-aerator tank, high temp heater; centrifuges / separators, deodorizers, stripping column and heat exchanger.
Utilize computerized monitoring and adjust refining process per product specifications.
Pull sample product at various stages of refining for analysis; pours sample into receptacle and delivers to laboratory.
Maintain logs on meter readings, gauge readings (such as water temperature and air pressure) and physical checks to system.
Complete adjustments to system to optimize refining process including adjusting speed of pumps, stop / start oil inflow, recirculate flow, change raw product inflow percentages.
Completes minor repairs to equipment such as recalibration of gauges; contacts maintenance team to complete major repairs to system.
Facilitate and ensure Occupational Safety and Health rules and regulations are adhered to.
Other duties as assigned.
Teamwork Orientation and Leadership
Problem Solving Analysis
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically :
3-5 years related experience and / or training in related field
Experience as a refinery operator preferably within the Edible Oils FMCG industry will be of added advantage.
Diploma / Degree in Chemical Engineering will be an added advantage
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Self-motivated and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.
Able to maintain regular and consistent attendance.
Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends, or different shifts / work overtime.
Ability to operate machinery.
Ability to work in an environment with moderate to high noise level.