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Oil Recycling Operator

Location: Wichita, KS, United States
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2021
Category: Equipment Operator
Job ID: 77274

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Our Wichita, KS location is currently seeking an Oil Recycling Operator. The Oil Recycling Operator is responsible for tank re-refinery process operations, recording tank gauge readings and for completing tank transfers and other associated paperwork along with assisting other team members when required. Shift for this position is 12-hour shifts, 4 days on 4 days off. 

Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5;
  • Health, Dental and Life Insurance after 30 days of active employment;
  • Company paid certifications, licenses and training;
  • Competitive hourly wages with opportunity for overtime, as per collective agreement;
  • Positive and safe work environments;
  • Opportunities for growth, development and internal promotion.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Ensures 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;
  • Initial responsibilities include: Collect routine process samples to verify product quality; assist with tank farm operations as necessary; loading and off-loading of semi-trailers and railcars; complete tank transfers to control inventory; and switch and clean process filters as needed.
  • Long term responsibilities include: Display proficiency through written, oral and hands on testing in all aspects of field operations including utilities, front end process, and hydro-treating; display proficiency through written, oral and hands on testing in control board operations.

What does it take to work for Clean Harbors?

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required;
  • 1+ years of previous experience preferably in an industrial environment;
  • Vacuum distillation and hydro-treating process knowledge preferred;
  • Basic math skills are required;
  • Basic computer, word, and excel skills;
  • Ability to read blueprints and technical drawings;
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and listening;
  • Highly dependable, motivated and cooperative team attitude mandatory;
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and listening;
  • Highly dependable, motivated and cooperative team attitude mandatory;
  • Excellent mechanical skills and aptitude as well as knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance;
  • Must pass respirator fit test (requires clean shaven face);
  • Perform a variety of complicated tasks in a safe manner:
  • Valid driver’s license is preferred. 
Working Conditions:
  • Hours: 12 hour rotating shifts
  • Lifting: 50 pounds+
  • Sitting: 6 to 12 hours duration at a computer terminal or desk
  • Standing: 6 to 12 hours duration or more
  • Walking: 6 to 12 hours duration or more
  • Climbing: Must climb stairs and ladders for plant equipment
  • Motion: Limited keyboard work and ability to bend/climb
  • Equipment: Operate heavy machinery (forklift, aerial lift, etc.)
  • Conditions: Able to work in all types of inclement weather. Required to wear Nomex clothing in all types of weather conditions. Able to wear personal protective equipment as required (hearing protection, safety glasses, hardhats, safety boots, etc.).

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

Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Everywhere industry meets environment, Clean Harbors is one-site, providing premier environmental, energy and industrial services. We are solving tough problems through innovation and proven methodology – come be part of the solution with us.

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

Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company.


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