Refinery Operator- PCS

November 2nd, 2021

Location: Ashley, Indiana


The Refinery operator is responsible for assisting the Production Group Leader with all production activities in accordance with safety and environmental requirements. The Refinery Operator assists with monitoring process operations, meeting plant safety, production, and environmental goals, maintaining records, communicating key information between shifts, and maintaining current, thorough, and usable operating procedures. Position requires ability to climb, bend, lift and perform a wide range of physical activities; ability to lift up to 50 pounds as needed; ability to work at various heights; ability to drive and control mobile equipment at various heights; entry into confined spaces; work in various adverse weather conditions; ability to listen and follow instructions. 

The position reports to the Refinery Manager of Brightmark Plastics Renewal in Ashley, Indiana 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day to day operation and monitoring of the Refinery and Plastic Conversion Units
  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance 
  • Accountable for Operations safety, environmental, and production
  • Reporting of equipment and product status/performance
  • Develops plans and job scopes for unit outages with maintenance
  • Understand and follow operating procedures and will also handle all audits for Operations
  • Collecting samples for process monitoring
  • Draw samples of products from the process for laboratory testing 
  • Perform lab testing on some process streams 
  • Overall process monitoring from the product into product out
  • Communication of change in the plant to all key parties
  • Participate in hazard reviews, project meetings
  • Provide oversight of plant utility needs with respect to sampling, reporting, and operation (Cooling towers, Hydrogen Plant, and Hot oil system)
  • Peer review hot work and confined space permits as necessary
  • Make changes to the operating process to maintain product quality 
  • Take routine readings on process variables 
  • Operate control room instrumentation systems 
  • Promptly respond to process alarms / constraints 
  • Start-up / shut-down process equipment 
  • Safely operating pumps, compressors, fired heaters, reactors, distillation columns and other plant equipment within operating ranges


  • Certified in all production operator positions in both Liquid and Solids area. 
  • Ability to effectively lead individuals and teams through professional, respect and focus on high standards 
  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management is preferred 
  • Ability to impact and influence results with personal interaction, guidance, and coaching. 


  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
    • Paid Time Off
    • Every other weekend off
    • A highly competitive salary

How to Apply:

Please email your resume to

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