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Plant Operator

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Job description

Processing Facility Operator

GFL’s plant operators are leaders of safety and efficient operating practices. You will be accountable for day-to-day facility operations, ensuring that all equipment and systems are being operated to GFL standards. Using your technical expertise, you will conduct operations relevant to the optimization of
Key Accountabilities

· Loads and offloads products and waste as required

· Heavy Equipment operation as required: Wheel loaders, forklifts, skid steer.

· Sampling and testing petroleum & chemical products.

· Analyzing and recording production data and maintaining logs.

· Operates, monitors and controls process levels, temperatures, pressures and flows for applicable utilities, processes, and systems in a safe and efficient manner.

· Actively participates in safety meetings and identifies and reports all incidents and assists in investigations.

· Responsible for boiler operation, testing and maintenance.

· Ensures that required documentation is timely, accurate and legible

· Maintains safe and clean equipment and work area

· Acquires and maintains adequate certifications as required.

· Performs emergency operations activities as needed.

· Ensures quality control of finished products as required.

· Ensures proper segregation of waste to enhance quality and to optimize processing costs.

· Follows Environment, Health and Safety policies, procedures, and all environmental protocols and requirements

· Performs other operational duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications & Education

· 4Th Class Power Engineering Certification of Competency or higher.

· Minimum of 1 year of relevant industrial/ Oilfield experience is required.

· Knowledge of chemical properties and petrochemical processes.

· Knowledge of the trucking industry, it’s people and equipment.

· Air brakes, Class 3 or higher is an asset but not required.

· Available to work 8 or 12hr shifts (possible night shifts) as required.

· Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision.

· Available to be on-call in rotation and respond to plant related issues immediately when on-call

· Physically capable of meeting the requirements of the position which includes shoveling, moving/lifting heavy items, extensive walking and or changes in physical tasks assigned.

· Ability to perform timely and proactive assessment of problems, e.g.-addresses safety related issues, mechanical issues or process related situations that may require immediate attention.

· Communicates thoughts and ideas effectively, both written and verbally.

· Willing to be trained on unfamiliar processes and equipment within established guidelines and regulatory compliance.

· Effective organizational and interpersonal skills.

· Experience working with Microsoft Office and other computer systems would be considered an asset (other programs are beneficial)

· Legally eligible to work in Canada

This is a safety sensitive position. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of required medical, physical, drug and alcohol testing.

GFL Environmental is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evenings
  • On call
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Work Location: One location

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