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Title:  Lead Incinerator Operator

Requisition Id:  20394
Job Function:  Plant/Processing Operations
Career Area:  Operations
Work Location:  Haw River, NC

About Us:

At Stericycle, we deliver solutions and drive innovations that protect the environment, people, and public health. This includes working to create a more sustainable, shared future. Our innovative solutions make a difference in people's lives, communities, and our planet by protecting their health and well-being. Change your career. Change your world. Join Stericycle and help protect health and well-being in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.

Position Purpose:

Oversees a designated incinerator operations shift to ensure productivity goals are achieved while maintaining compliance with all applicable safety and health and environmental compliance regulations, and all Stericycle policies and procedures.

Key Job Activities:

•    Oversees the Operators and Plant Workers for a designated shift
•    Assists in the training and development of operations shift personnel in the performance of their job duties
•    Assists in establishing, communicating, and driving shift performance goals
•    Provides shift and individual performance feedback to the appropriate manager or supervisor
•    Monitors operations and shift team metrics in order to recommend, where necessary, changes in processing methods, operational procedures and personnel utilization to maintain production efficiency
•    Monitors and ensures that team members are adhering to all Safety, Health and Environmental compliance regulations, and all Stericycle policies and procedures.  Communicates to the Operations Supervisor or Facility Manager, all issues, concerns and shift team recommendations regarding safety, compliance, and productivity
•    Initiate actions to assure timely resolution of identified hazards or unsafe conditions or practices
•    Perform additional operator / plant tasks including, but not limited to:
•    Ensures the incinerator waste feed rate and blending is performed properly to maintain correct incinerator temperatures and to maximize throughput.
•    Monitors incinerator and steam systems (where applicable), ash removal system, ash quality, and Air Pollution Control system parameters to include but not limited to: temperatures, pH, absorber flow rate, reagent feed rates, differential pressures and other system parameters to insure safe, compliant and efficient operations are maintained. Reports any issues identified to the appropriate manager/supervisor.
•    Completes all necessary logging and reporting documents neatly and accurately and file according to procedure.
•    Operates vehicles with valid driver’s license, including but not limited to, on yard movement of trucks, tractors, trailers, and rolloffs. 
•    Operates hand trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts or similar equipment as part of unloading and loading vehicles for processing or transfer.
•    Stages waste containers for weighing and scanning in the SteriWorks system.
•    Weighs and scans waste containers into the SteriWorks system for proper recordkeeping purposes.
•    Empties waste containers into process bins/receptacles, decants containers for transfer and/or loads waste containers onto conveyor system for incineration.
•    Places reusable containers on wash line for decontamination.
•    Operates reusable container wash unit to properly decontaminate reusable containers.  Remove clean containers, inspect for serviceability and compliance and stage for loading onto assigned vehicles for reuse.
•    Decontaminates cargo area of vehicles and ensures vehicle cargo areas do not have free liquid on the floors.  Loads reusable containers and other service supplies on vehicles as assigned.
•    Ensures work area is clean and free of debris; cleans up all spills immediately
•    Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.


•    High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
•    3+ years related experience or training in a plant or manufacturing environment, demonstrating strong communication skills and tact
•    One or more years of experience overseeing the work of others
•    Demonstrates knowledge of barcode scanning and basic computer skills
•    Demonstrates knowledge of Hazardous Materials and OSHA Regulations
•    Demonstrates the ability to operate a powered industrial truck, e.g., forklift
•    Demonstrated thorough knowledge of the duties / responsibilities of Plant Workers and Incinerator Operators in order to provide operational and work direction accordingly
•    Knowledge of roll-off truck processes preferred (depending on location)
•    Current valid Driver’s License preferred but not required

Certifications and/or Licenses:


Stericycle currently offers its employees the option to participate in a full range of benefits, including a health care program which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick time, a 401(k) plan, and an employee stock purchase plan. Participation in some programs requires that employees be regularly scheduled to work a minimum number of hours and/or to have fulfilled a waiting period after they begin employment with Stericycle.


The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job or person. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources policies and local laws.To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.

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