Job Opening:

Field Operator

What if all plastics were recycled? Today, less than 10% are. The other 90% are either mismanaged and buried in landfills, sent to incinerators, or end up in our environment as litter polluting our land, rivers, and oceans. But imagine if all plastics could be recycled. At Alterra, we convert plastics back into their original building blocks to produce new plastics and other valuable products. We’re disrupting the traditional thinking that used plastic should be discarded and helping people see that plastics are valuable and designed to become new again. That’s Alterra…solving plastic pollution through infinitely renewed plastics.

We are searching for passionate people to join the Alterra mission as field operators. We are looking for you to run our proprietary process at our Akron, OH site as which is the leading commercial provider of ISCC Plus pyrolysis oil for major petrochemical customers. The role will be full-time and physically located in Akron, OH.

The Field Operator provides constant monitoring, oversight, and troubleshooting of process equipment in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Adjust manual valves and switches to regulate process variables (e.g., pressures, flow rates, temperatures, fluid levels) as necessary to maintain safety, product and process quality, as well as operating efficiency within design operating parameters.

Records and communicates data from equipment readings. Effectively communicate and elevate key reliability issues that may affect unit process capability or have adverse outcomes. Read processing schedules, operate logs, test oil sample results and identify equipment controls changes to produce specified product quantity and quality.

Interact and enter data into the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) used for equipment data management.

Ability to recognize and identify potential hazards. Strong ability to identify changes in work environment with respect to impact on safety of self and others. Calls attention to potential unsafe conditions as they may arise. Demonstrates knowledge of lockout/tag out procedures.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Highly adaptable
  • Highly innovative and creative
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work 12-hour shift schedule

    Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of GED with associates degree preferred
    • General knowledge of manufacturing plant operations and maintenance

    Alterra Energy is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.

    Job Type: Full-time


    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Flexible spending account
    • Health insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance


    Ability to commute/relocate: Akron, OH 44306 — Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

    Education: Associate (Preferred)

    Experience: chemical plant operations — 3 years (Required)

    Work Location: In person


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