BIOFerm™ Energy Systems, Inc., a Madison, WI based company, is hiring a Junior Plant Operator for the operation of digesters in Wisconsin. The applicant must have a clean health record. Conditions that could impair vehicle operation, reaction time or impair judgment would disqualify an applicant from this position.

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform biogas plant operations as instructed by Plant Manager

  • Monitor feeding levels and make adjustments as necessary

  • Monitor biological plant parameters, e.g. pH value, to prevent digester upset

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks, e.g. CHP oil change and routine greasing

  • Assist in scheduling major maintenance work including scheduling outside contractors

  • Assist in ordering and purchasing plant maintenance consumables, e.g. engine oil, lubricants, wear and tear parts, etc.

  • Follow standard safety procedures to protect yourself, other employees and surrounding environment

  • Maintain operating logs and assist in compiling weekly reports for owner

  • Perform other tasks as assigned

  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed

Competencies & Qualifications:

  • Background in Agricultural and/or Mechanical Manufacturing or related field

  • Knowledge and experience with biological aspects of anaerobic digestion

  • Experience working on a dairy farm is a plus

  • Experience or knowledge of working in explosive environments

  • Experience working on a job site performing hands-on tasks

  • Ability and experience using hand and electrical tools and operate heavy machinery

  • Ability to work at heights

  • Ability to lift at least 100 lbs.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and think outside the box

  • Possess analytical problem solving skills

  • Resourceful

  • Experience working with plant control systems or high comfort level working with computers

  • Experience with data manipulation using spreadsheets and databases

  • Ability to comprehend semi-technical journals and manuals

  • Self-starter and able to schedule tasks as efficiently as possible

  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills

  • Valid driver’s license

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@biofermenergy.com.


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