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Process Leader Trainee

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Friday, June 28th 2024

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Job Description

Join Our Team as a Process Leader Trainee for Ontario (new grads)!

Your Mission:
Are you passionate about sustainability and eager to make an impact? As a Process Leader Trainee, you can become a future leader in the organic waste industry. Gain hands-on experience managing daily operations to transform waste into high-quality compost and beneficial products. Learn technical aspects of composting, anaerobic digestion (AD), and biogas production. Collaborate with experienced leaders to develop essential skills and knowledge, setting the stage for a career in environmental sustainability and leadership.


Here’s what an ordinary day of work might look like:
• Understand daily operations for converting organic waste into compost and biogas, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and landfill waste.
• Assist in optimizing site functionality by participating in daily routines, shift change meetings, and site leadership coordination.
• Conduct daily SCADA audits, troubleshoot issues, and implement strategies to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency.
• Perform site audits and on-the-floor process checks to ensure protocol adherence and high environmental standards.
• Assist in overseeing performance and conducting coaching meetings to promote sustainability.
• Develop and maintain a process schedule for composting and anaerobic digestion (AD) tunnels, optimizing resources.
• Prepare and update forecasts for incoming materials and plant mass balance using contract information, historical data, and seasonality.
• Coordinate preventive and non-preventive maintenance with the Process Support Team to minimize downtime.
• Investigate and troubleshoot process issues, implement corrective actions, and support continuous improvement initiatives.
• Ensure permits for sampling and tests are completed, review test results, and ensure regulatory compliance.
• Assist in accurate reporting of compliance data to regulatory bodies, demonstrating commitment to environmental responsibility.
• Anticipate future needs and trends, developing strategies for inventory, gas production, and water balance.
• Draft and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for facility processes, ensuring compliance and responsible practices.
• Demonstrate and encourage commitment to company values in all interactions.

Job Qualifications

This job is for you if:
• You recently graduated with a post-secondary degree in sciences or a related field (biology, chemistry, environmental engineering, etc.).
• You possess intermediate computer skills, particularly in MS Office and ERP.
• You have knowledge of composting processes and biological processing of organic waste streams (an asset) and understand the value of compost and its by-products.
• You have experience with SCADA and various measuring and control technologies (an asset).
• You pay attention to detail, demonstrate leadership skills, and can coach team members.
• You have a hands-on approach, are willing to walk the floor and lead by example and excel in planning and organizing tasks.
• You have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and possess a pragmatic, problem-solving attitude.
• You are proactive, can work independently, are open to learning, not afraid to make mistakes, and are willing to ask for feedback.
• You are quality-oriented and committed to high standards.
• You are willing to travel – part of the training will be conducted at our sites in Ontario and BC.
• You hold a valid Driver’s License – it is a requirement.

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