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Refinery Operator I

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Location: East Chicago, IN, United States
Date Posted: Mar 24, 2023
Category: Re-refinery Equipment Operator
Job ID: 119664

Job Description


Safety-Kleen in East Chicago, IN is currently seeking a Refinery Operator I. Your main responsibilities would be tank re-refinery process operations; recording tank gage readings; completing tank transfers and other associated paperwork. We are looking for an individual with time management skills and a flexible schedule. 

Pay Rate: $22.12 HR- Union Rate; yearly raises with CBA, room to move into a Refinery Operator II role in the future.

Shift: Rotating 12-hour shifts, covering days and nights, weekends and holidays. Overtime is required to cover vacations and sick time as needed. Need a very flexible schedule to work at this facility as it is 365-day facility that doesn't close down for weekends or holidays.

Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5;
  • Union competitive wages;
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage;
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement;
  • Positive and safe work environments;
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that Health and Safety is the number one priority by complying with all safe work practices, policies, and processes and acting in a safe manner at all times;
  • Samples process streams and assists with tank farm operations as necessary;
  • Gauge all process tanks every two hours, calculate the product splits yields and relay information to the first operator;
  • Complete tank transfers to control inventory;
  • Obtain routine process samples to verify product quality (this includes the use of supplied air in some cases);
  • Switch and change process filters as needed;
  • Assist other operators as needed;
  • Complete housekeeping tasks in refinery.


What does it take to work for Safety Kleen?

  • The ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays;
  • The ability to work on ladders or at heights;
  • 1+ years of previous experience preferred, preferably in industrial environment or in construction;
  • Basic math skills are required;
  • Ability to effectively communicate refinery changes preferred;
  • Team oriented.

Join our safety focused team today!  To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at

Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company, has a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in a strong sense of tradition. Our entire business model revolves around keeping North American businesses green. We generate more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue as a world-class environmental service organization and market leader in industrial hazardous waste management, parts-cleaning technology, and oil re-refining. We collect over 200 million gallons of used motor oil each year and we have the largest re-refinery capacity in North America allowing us to re-refine more than 150 million gallons each year.   

Every day, we help our customers resolve their waste management needs and reduce their carbon footprint. PROTECTION. CHOICES. PEOPLEMAKE GREEN WORK ™

We thank all those interested in joining the Safety-Kleen team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.

Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company is a Military & Veteran friendly company.

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