Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

  • Plant Operator

    Job Locations US-UT
    Posted Date 1 day ago(2/20/2019 8:18 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Responsibilities

    ES Engineering, a subsidiary of Montrose Environmental Group, is seeking a Plant Operator for a large, anaerobic digestion waste-to-energy facility located in southwestern Utah. The Plant Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining a variety of plant equipment in connection with the continuous operation of the facility. Responsibilities will include performing routine maintenance, upgrading and improving equipment around the facility, maintaining facility records and other miscellaneous tasks at the site. The ideal candidate will be comfortable operating independently in a remote location and a demanding environment, while working collaboratively with the team on site.


    The initial role will be based in southwestern Utah, but the ideal candidate will be joining the team with the ability and flexibility to become involved in other projects in different locations within North America. The current pipeline of anaerobic digestion projects is substantial and the optimal candidate will thrive through being part of a fast-moving, talented team and becoming involved in different projects.

    • Perform day-to-day operational tasks at the site, including working with the team to upgrade facility systems, equipment and infrastructure.
    • Perform routine maintenance duties and carry out requests from supervisor; also perform minor building maintenance, grounds maintenance, cleaning and custodial duties.
    • Start, stop and regulate electric motors, pumps, air compressors and other related equipment.
    • Read meters, gauges, and other control and measuring devices; maintain records of facility operations.
    • Collect samples for laboratory testing as necessary; analyze, understand and compute lab sample results in order to improve plant performance and keep in optimum operation.
    • Ensure compliance with safety protocols for the site.
    • May assist with implementing techniques and methods of process control that will increase plant and operational efficiencies.
    • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
    • Exercises safe work practices by following all Company safety rules and OSHA regulations, including attendance at all required safety training programs. 
    • Participates in Company’s continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned. 



    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 1+ years of wastewater plant or waste-to-energy facility operations experience, or related work experience
    • Basic understanding of the anaerobic digestion process
    • Must have a valid driver's license in good standing
    • Complete and maintain HAZWOPER certification with the 40-hour HAZWOPER environmental health and safety class, and annual 8-hour refresher classes
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, Google and/or PC programs
    • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
    • Solid organization and time/project management skills
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Able to work independently manage multiple responsibilities (i.e. self-starter, self-motivated)
    • English language competency
    • Willingness and ability to travel as needed



    • Grade 1 and/or Grade 2 wastewater certification
    • Prior electrical and/or mechanical experience


    Schedule and Essential Physical Functions

    The schedule and essential physical functions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

    • While performing the duties of this job, this position may require the individual to work rotating shift assignments, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed. Standby and on-call duty is required, and the individual must be able to respond to the facility within one hour. Some shifts will require working alone.
    • Must have the ability to lift 50-60 pounds using Company provided equipment.


    Montrose Environmental Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.


    As permitted by applicable law, employment with Montrose is at-will.





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