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CHS Inc. Boiler Operator in Mankato, Minnesota


Posting Title:

Boiler Operator

Job Posting:

CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Processing & Food Ingredients Division. We are looking for a Boiler Operator to operate the boiler room, gas plant, and co-gen including start up and shut down. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, be safety conscious, and use good judgment.

You will:

  • Conduct operation and control of the boilers, boiler plant system including water testing, water flows, understand the function of the softeners, transfer pumps, and feed water pumps.

  • Switch boilers on oil and gas plant on propane with limited supervision.

  • Run the gas turbine and waste heat boiler in order to maintain proper efficiencies.

  • Maintain all oil levels, pressures, and temperatures.

  • Inspect the air filter system and air-cooling system to maintain proper temperatures.

  • Conduct continuous on-going inspections of key process points, make necessary adjustments to ensure correct operation of all machinery and equipment,(boilers, compressors, dryers, reformers, softeners, oil pumps, feed water pumps, soft water pumps, and all other related equipment).

  • Fill chemical tanks as required and monitor levels and chemical residual (boiler chemicals, deaerator chemical tanks, cooling tower chemical tanks).

  • Perform control analysis and adjust equipment accordingly to obtain proper quality in steam, hydrogen, nitrogen, air, electricity, water, and water discharged to the sewer.

  • Monitor temperatures and pressures on cooling towers, and test water, condensate, and cooling tower water.

  • Carry out or ensure that operating maintenance and lubrication is completed as required.

  • Follow all established safety rules, processes and procedures

  • Thoroughly and accurately complete all required paperwork and reports.

  • May be required to deviate from normal process procedure in order that investigational studies can be carried out.

  • Will be required to lift, use tools, shovel, and sweep.

  • Keep all work areas clean, orderly and in safe condition.

  • Perform any duties that may be assigned, during shutdowns the operator must perform special duties.

Basic Qualifications: (required)

  • State of MN 1st Class B Steam Engineer’s License

  • Experience with operation and control of the boilers, boiler plant system including water testing, water flows, understand the function of the softeners, transfer pumps, and feed water pumps

  • Ability to spend considerable periods on feet including walking, standing, climbing steps, and climbing ladders.

  • Ability to push, pull, and physically lift 50 lbs. from the floor, to the waist, and above the head. You may be required to work while squatting, kneeling, or crawling.

  • Ability to climb ladders and work at heights up to 120 ft.

  • Ability to work in noisy, dusty, and otherwise undesirable conditions.

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)

  • 1st Class A License

  • Experience in a food processing facility

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CHS offers a competitive total compensation package with benefit offerings covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran. .

CHS Inc.’s Talent Acquisition Team supports recruitment for positions within CHS Inc. as well as finding opportunities for candidates within our robust network of member cooperatives. By submitting an application for any position, you give CHS Inc. permission to review your application and contact you to discuss opportunities within our member cooperatives. To explore current openings within our member cooperatives, please click here. at http://chsmembercooperative.catsone.com/careers/

Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify information.

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Manufacturing / Operations