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Company: Goodyear - US English
Location: Topeka
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:


Pay rate:  $33.94 per hour

For more than a century, Goodyear has led the industry in manufacturing innovative tires that deliver the highest level of performance for everything from passenger cars and trucks to airplanes, heavy-duty mining equipment, and racecars. We are devoted to advancing tire technology, applying our innovations to new products that deliver confident mobility for drivers everywhere. If you are looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career path, you will enjoy being a part of the manufacturing team. 

General Description:  

As a Powerhouse Operator, you will be responsible for supporting the manufacturing process by trouble shooting, preventative maintenance, and repair of all tire-related manufacturing, processing machinery and equipment.  You will also be responsible for safety and housekeeping throughout the facility.  

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Operate and maintain boilers, boiler controls, boiler drying and air filtration equipment and moisture separators and their drain systems 
  • Lubricate compressed air systems 
  • Correct PH in the water entering tubers and perform laboratory water tests and other water chemistry tests as necessary 
  • In accordance with EPA, OSHA and other environmental and safety regulations, safely and efficiently operate: 
    • Powerhouse equipment such as heat transfer and combustion systems 
    • Steam and condensate return systems 
    • Piping systems and pressure vessels 
  • Enter test results and equipment operational data into spreadsheets and data collection systems and analyze the data for trends and report out as needed 
  • Operate Allen Bradley DCS and other computerized systems 
  • Inspect and repair equipment and piping, including that above the powerhouse roof as scheduled or as required to maintain reliability and safe operations 
  • Operate and maintain: 
    • Natural gas, fuel oil heating systems, pumps and pumping systems 
    • Water treatment systems including salt brine, water softeners, de-aerating heater, flash tanks, hot well filters, condensate return, chemical injection pumps, etc. 
    • Electric power breakers and switch gears, meter systems, ventilation systems, heat recovery systems, and heat exchange equipment 
  • Open and close large valves, handle heavy weight in excess of 80 pounds, and operate boiler soot blowers 
  • Report equipment irregularities and concerns to supervisors and communicate operating information among other operators 
  • Contain, clean up and dispose of spills including acid and chemical spills, as well as handling steam and air leaks in accordance with environmental and safety regulations 
  • Log or use computerized?work order?system?for repair and maintenance activities performed 
  • Abide by safe work standards including Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO), Fall Protection, Confined Spaces, appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Adhere to Goodyear's attendance policy 
  • Perform a variety of manual tasks in varying temperatures for extended periods of time, which may include lifting light to heavy materials, climbing, standing, squatting, bending, and working at heights when applicable 

Basic Qualifications:   

  • HS Diploma/GED 
  • A minimum of one year's experience with operations of boilers and boiler controls 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship now or in the future 
  • Must be able to successfully complete all post-offer, pre-employment contingencies 
  • Ability to work any and/or rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, or overtime if applicable 
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Must provide basic tools 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience as an Industrial Powerhouse Operator with the basic knowledge and understanding of machine technology, construction, operation of heavy industrial machinery and power/control devices 
  • Journeyman's card  
  • State certification for boiler operator 
  • Experience adhering to industry-specific safety standards 

Candidate Criteria: 

  • Self-motivated: demonstrates appropriate initiative with or without direct supervision  
  • Hard worker: someone who works diligently to get tasks done 
  • Adaptability: the ability to make changes, and to be successful in changing environments 
  • Team player: an associate who can be counted on to assist the company in being successful whether working on a team or individual projects 
  • Commitment to working safely 
  • Willingness to adhere to tobacco-free policy.

Keywords: Goodyear - US English, Topeka , Electrician, Other , Topeka, Kansas

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