Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Organization: Ascend

Location: Greenwood

City: Greenwood

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: Competitive



  • Minimum Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED.   

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in  in a manufacturing plant, Utilities experience preferred.  

  • Associate degree, military training, and/or related experience preferred.    

  • Knowledgeable of the site’s extensive and varied utility systems. 

  • Must be a person that has a grasp of how things work, and must possess an understanding of things mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic. 

  • May be required to certify as South Carolina Class D PC Wastewater Operators and EPA Universal Refrigeration licensees. 

  • Operation and minor maintenance of site central utilities systems. These include:  Steam, SP Therminol, Compressed Air, Air Washers/HVAC, Chilled Water, Treated Water, Domestic Water, and Wastewater. 

  • Specific Skills: Utilities Experience, Advanced Math Skills, Education beyond High School 

  • Computer Skills:  Windows, Word and Excel capable.   

  • Experience with RO water system, boilers, and other utilities systems are desirable.   


BASIC ASSESSMENT:  SC WorkKeys Math, Reading and Locating with a score of 4 or higher.   



  •  Problem Solving:  Probes all fruitful sources for answers; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers; can see hidden problems, uses rigorous logic and methods to solve different problems with effective solutions. 

  • Action Oriented:  Is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; seizes more opportunities than others; enjoys working hard; not fearful of acting with a minimum amount of planning. 

  • Functional/Technical Skills:  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.   

  • Integrity & Trust:  Is seen as a direct and truthful individual; is widely trusted; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes and doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.  



  • Must work where the noise level requires hearing protection. 

  • May be exposed to various hazards such as corrosive chemicals (acetic acid for autoclave acid boil), steam, molten polymer, equipment related dangers, etc. 

  • Routine safety equipment:  long sleeves, safety shoes, hard hat, ear plugs/muffs, safety glasses 

  • Ability to push/pull buggies or carts up to 200 lbs. 

  • Ability to lift/carry 25 lbs. or less. 

  • Capable of climbing flights of stairs or ladders. 

  • Working at heights 

  • Capable of walking/standing 8-10 hours per day. 

Job Description:

The Operator in the Utilities Department is responsible for the assigned area of either the Shift Operations Team or the Day Operations Team.  This position reports to the Front Line Leader of Power/Utilities.  Specific duties in either assignment is outlined below.   



(This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.) 


If assigned to a shift team, the team member will be one of a two team members assigned to one of the site's rotating shifts, A, B, C, or D.  This assignment will rotate through two jobs: 


  • Rover: Vaporizer control/operation, South Plant/ North Plant utilities response, nitrogen, condensate recovery, IF Area North Plant Fan Room, SP HVAC, NP and warehouse HVAC, NP air  washers, NP chilled  water return, NP condensate return,   site utilities response cooling towers, operation/monitoring of process sewer basins 

  • Powerhouse Inside: control/operation of systems inside Powerhouse, boilers, chillers, compressors,  tank farm, equipment/systems in close proximity to Powerhouse , team timekeeper/OT 


If assigned to the day team, the team member will be responsible for day-to-day operation and oversight of one of the following utilities operating areas: 


  • Powerhouse: steam system, chiller system, water treatment, air compression/drying, related monthly reports, Therminol/Nitrogen and Water/Sewer monthly reports 

  • Support for Environmental and LDAR: site sewer systems (sanitary, storm, process), spill monitoring systems, minor repair/calibration of the preceding systems, assistance in repair and cleanup of area Therminol leaks. 

  • Therminol: SP vaporizer system, Polymer building utilities, Therminol tanks, oil unloading, SP Area Therminol assistance, SP quench air, fill in for fire chief as needed,  site air washer filter  inventory, Therminol leak detection/reporting,  SP air washers.   


  • In each of the assignments, the Operator will be responsible for quickly troubleshooting problems/failures without outside assistance, react quickly to utility related failures and crises that may happen at any time and without warning. 

  • Comply with all safety/health related policies and procedures, participate in company sponsored safety programs and activities, and report to management those conditions or actions by employees or others that might create a hazard to themselves or others in the plant.  Reports any work-related injury or illness, no matter how minor, to their supervisor or lead.  

  • Maintain housekeeping on assigned machines and in areas.   

  • Perform minor maintenance tasks and assist maintenance when they are in the area. 

  • Assist in machine start-ups and shutdowns. 

  • Must be able to work call-ins, unscheduled hours, and overtime as needed.   

Application Process:
Apply on company website.
Employer Address:

1515 Hwy 246 S
Greenwood, SC 29646
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.