Job Title: USVI Operator II
Department: Operations
Job Reports To: Plant Manager
Based: St. Thomas, USVI
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The Operator II position is a position to be filled by promotion from Operator I or for new hires with significant related experience or significant technical education in related fields.  The Operator II should have a thorough understanding of the process, plus intimate knowledge of the mechanical and electrical systems at the plant.  The Operator II position will include all of the duties and tasks of the Operator I position with added responsibilities of monitoring and oversight of the plants, starting and stopping equipment, and decision making on minor process changes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take shifts of full responsibility for monitoring the plant operations as necessary and directed.
  • Start and Stop equipment as necessary and as directed.
  • Make adjustments to the process as necessary and directed.
  • Use daily checklists to appropriately and accurately record plant data flows, pressures and other measurements of the process and equipment. Responsible for reporting data as required by the company.
  • Make daily observations of the equipment and process to ensure that it is working correctly and safely. This includes but is not limited to looking for leaking pipes and equipment, unsafe conditions, non-standard data, unusual vibrations, sounds, smells or operating temperatures.
  • Report any improperly working equipment or unsafe situations as described above to the supervisor or other designated people as appropriate.
  • Replace consumable products such as filter elements and chemicals.
  • Take company provided training courses in environmental health and safety and comply with safe working practices.
  • Work on various projects to keep the plant neat, clean and safe. These include but are not limited to removing corrosion, brushing, sweeping, sanding, painting, tightening and other types of manual and semi-skilled labor.
  • Engage in preventive maintenance as directed.
  • Engage in equipment service and repair as directed.
  • Keep track of inventory by marking down any items used or items that the company is low on in order to ensure that adequate spare parts, consumables lubricants etc. are kept on site in adequate supply.
  • Be positive, pleasant to co-workers and customer service oriented and to the extent that there is normal contact with the customer. Report any customer feedback, good or bad.

Attributes:

  • Alarm response
    • Operator II has gained trust of management to respond, clear and reset basic alarms while unsupervised.  Operator 2 is expected and also trusted to seek assistance if source of alarm or problem is beyond their full understanding.
  • Troubleshooting Abilities
    • Operator II has gained process, electrical and mechanical knowledge around the plant to begin troubleshooting some problems and alarms. Operator II will continue to develop systematic troubleshooting skills.
  • HMI Competence
    • Operator II is trusted for typical train start-ups and shut down and process adjustments. Operator II continues to learn the full HMI functionality and may not be expected to bring a system up after long downtimes or extraordinary situations.
  • Required level of Supervision – Details and Quality
    • Operator II has distinguished himself from Operator I and is trusted without supervision to complete some learned tasks without step by step supervision.  Operator II is trusted to come ask questions of others when there are any questions of step by step details.  All employees are expected to be on task without supervision at all times.  Work quality and diligence in attaining a high-quality result is one of the most important factors to advancement.
  • Communication, Reporting and Documentation Abilities
    • Operator II has developed plant specific knowledge and can effectively communicate problems with the process or equipment to others on the team. Operator II understands the equipment tagging system and nomenclature and can speak and write clearly identifying equipment.
  • Initiative towards training and learning
    • All levels of Operator will benefit greatly from self-motivated initiative towards training and learning.
  • Initiative towards Task ID and Prioritization
    • Operator II is expected to follow the tasks and work orders set out by management and the Senior Operator staff. However, Operator II starts to make more contributions to identifying tasks and plant needs than Operator I.
  • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Operator II is expected to work under the direction of the Senior Operator and Management.
  • Conceptual and Process Knowledge
    • Operator II has gained significant knowledge on the plant and the equipment.  The Operator II knows how to perform basic operational tasks and can perform many valve line-ups and manual operations without specific instructions.  Operator II is highly confident and competent in the field around the plant, but perhaps lacking in the big picture process knowledge. Operator II is analyzing data while collecting/inputting and can recognize data out of typical parameters and bring this to the attention of others.
  • Ability to Sub in for others
    • Operator II is not expected to be able to fill any other positions.
  • Teaching and Training
    • Operator II is not expected to provide training for others.

Qualification/Requirements:

  • Must have an understanding of the RO process and related supporting processes at the plant.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the mechanical and electrical equipment installed at the plant and how to safely repair and maintain the equipment.
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position in order to engage in physical work which will include lifting.
  • Must be neat and clean and have good personal hygiene and dress as required for working on the site. This includes steel toe shoes, proper shirts and long pants, safety glasses and a hard hat (safety equipment supplied by the company). Must be willing and able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the job at hand.
  • Must maintain a clear criminal background
  • Must be willing and able to be available and present for varied work shifts as needed, including occasional night-time shifts and emergency callouts.
  • Must be willing and able to use hand and power tools.
  • Must be very prompt, punctual and not suffer from absenteeism. This is especially important given the critical nature of and purpose of the company.
  • Must not use obscene or vulgar language or engage in unprofessional behavior
  • Must adhere to the Company’s policies and practices related to the drug-free workplace and workplace violence prevention.

Education/Experience:

  • Must have an Associates or bachelor’s degree which directly prepares a candidate to excel in an industrial operations/ seawater desalination field

OR

  • Must have completed primary education and have 2-3 years’ experience in reverse osmosis or closely related fields.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  Seven Seas Water Corporation USVI is an equal opportunity employer where diversity is welcomed.

How to Apply

Please send resumes to Talent@7Seaswater.com

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans.

Applicant will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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