Plant Operator - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Colorado, Pueblo

Job Summary

This position is designated as a chemical duty position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program. As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulation 50-6.


  • Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees.

  • Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and regulations.

  • May be required to work overtime or varying hours.

  • Be at work when scheduled and maintain a good attendance record.

  • Work in close proximity to and or in a chemical demilitarization facility.

  • Follow specific direction from chain of command.

  • Operate material handling equipment (electric vehicles, forklifts, pallet trucks, cranes, etc.).

  • Perform minor maintenance as required.

  • Monitor and operate automatic boilers, pumps, heat exchangers, fans, and industrial type equipment in general.

  • Perform boiler water analysis as required.

  • Load /unload raw materials and supplies such as caustic, dap, urea, sanitary waste and fuel oil.

  • Monitor tank levels and process instrumentation, performing adjustments as required.

  • Monitor and control operation of all functions related to various pollution abatement systems.

  • Operate pumps, valves, controls and other operating devices as required to ensure all plant systems are operating properly.

  • Communicate with Control Room in case of problems/malfunctions.

  • Prepare equipment for maintenance as required.

  • Operate equipment from control panels or use manually operated levers, switches, buttons, etc.

  • Perform housekeeping as required.

  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly RCRA inspections, and support other chemical weapons agreement inspections and/or monitoring teams requiring access to chemical agents.

  • Operate utility systems including: power system, UPS, HVC, plant and instrument air, fuel oil and hydraulics.

  • Perform tagging operation in support of a LOTO safety program.

  • Remove/replace containers used in collecting residue.

  • Perform daily inspections of Hazardous Waste Storage areas.

  • Package, label, and transport hazardous material.

  • Monitor and control handling, labeling, and disposition of decontaiminated materials.

  • Make exclusion area entries as necessary to perform duties as assigned.

  • Handle hazardous waste and other types of process chemicals.

  • Required to extract various process samples for laboratory analysis.

  • Required to make confined space entries.

  • Required to perform entries into work areas in various PPE categories to support plant operations.

  • Operate equipment involved in residue handling operations.

  • Monitor and control the operation of all functions related to Bulk Chemical Storage area.

  • Mix and prepare various chemical solutions.

  • Ability to certify/maintain certification.

  • Bring obvious deviations or inconsistencies to the attention of the Operations Supervisor.

  • Properly responds to emergencies in accordance with established contingency procedures, including participating as a member of the Hazmat or Decon teams as requested.

  • May perform munitions handling duties when assigned to the SDC.


The following items marked with an “X” apply to this job:

Assign, supervise and direct work activities of assigned personnel.

Responsible for performance evaluations of assigned personnel.

Responsible for training and development of assigned personnel.

Counsel assigned personnel on company policies, procedures, performance and personnel issues.

Initiate and justify personnel actions and recommend salary adjustments.


This job description outlines the principal duties and in no way states or implies these are the only duties to be performed in this position.

Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/equivalent and minimum one year experience as an industrial plant operator


  • Primary certified chemical demilitarization Ordnance Technician, with minimum one year in position.

  • Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a US or naturalized citizen able to obtain and maintain PCAPP site access.

  • Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment.

  • Must be able to demonstrate good judgment and ability to read and comprehend explicit operating procedures and plant processes.

  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to review and maintain accurate records necessary to ensure conformity to established requirements in a highly regulated environment

  • Demonstrated experience working in a procedurally compliant environment

  • Demonstrated experience working in an environmental and safety compliant environment

  • Plant Operator experience in power or chemical plant, hazardous waste incinerators, waste treatment facilities, petrochemical plants, high pressure boiler systems, or utility systems (Industrial compressed air, electrical distribution, hydraulics, HVAC, bulk chemical storage and distribution, etc.) or related industry

  • Ability to read and interpret prints, drawings, diagrams, and operating instrumentation manuals

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Qualifications:

  • Technical or trade school in related field

  • Experience working in a toxic/hazardous materials environment

  • Experience in operating low voltage electrical equipment

  • Experience operating forklift/fork truck

  • Current PCAPP Operations Basic Certification

  • Current PCAPP Operations LOTO Worker Certification

  • Thorough understanding of Conduct of Operations Principles

  • Thorough understanding of Log Keeping Principles

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 232829BR

Clearance Required Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.