Processing Tech I

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Avondale, LA -Louisiana, US, 70094

Company: Bunge

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, generous paid time off program and opportunity to progress.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably

The Process Technician operates and monitors computer driven equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in various stages of the processing of vegetable oil.


Main Accountabilities 

  • Operates and monitors conversion of fuels, reactive vessels, controls on the low and high pressure steam boilers, and the water feed system as needed
  • Blends and transfers oil by operating valves, checking the heat tracing, and clearing lines
  • Receives and stores chemicals, ingredients, and miscellaneous supplies
  • Samples and measures inventory; Checks temperatures of tanks
  • Cleans and changes industrial filters; Contains and cleans oil in the event of a spill
  • Prepares the plant equipment for startup, shutdown, freeze plans, and hazardous weather conditions
  • Performs startup and operates during the interesterification, bleaching, and deodorization processes to produce a final product that meets internal and customer specifications
  • Troubleshoots, rebuilds. repairs, and replaces processing equipment components as needed
  • Drives a forklift truck to move drums and other production items as required
  • Maintains and cleanses processing and general plant areas to ensure a safe working environment
  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned


Knowledge and Technical Competencies:

  • Self-Starter with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and interpret various directives that may be presented in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format such as safety rules, operating instructions, drawings, production schedules, etc.
  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to contribute to Root Cause Failure analysis reviews
  • Efficient in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Able to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, fractions, percentages, area, circumference, volume, and flow; Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Experience with a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) or comparable ERP such as SAP is preferred
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, overtime, weekends, holidays, and on-call as needed


Must have the ability to meet the following physical requirements:

  • Access work areas at elevated heights up to 150 feet above ground (Ascending and descending from ladders, catwalks, product tanks, etc.)
  • Occasionally lift and/or move items up to 50 lbs.
  • Reach and grip surfaces with arms, hands
  • Frequent sitting; moderate amounts of standing, climbing, and walking; occasional balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling, sometimes in confined spaces
  • Must be able to view, hear, read, and respond while using a personal computer, keyboard, computer monitor within close and sometimes distant range, equipment controls, radio,
  • and other media devices as required to complete job duties
  • Must be able to view/read a color-coded indicators, pressure gauges, temperature and level gauges, gas and product flow indicators, and other measuring equipment from close to medium range
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE and use sound judgment as the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, moving mechanical parts, areas where there is risk of electrical shock, and high, precarious places
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors within an industrial setting at various climates and inclement weather conditions
  • The employee is occasionally required to work in confined spaces and must be able to pass a respiratory clearance test
  • Must be able to distinguish between hot and cold to verify if the process line heat tracing is working
  • Ability to tolerate a moderate level of noise with proper PPE



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • A minimum of six months related experience and/or training

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

Job Segment: Gas Technician, Gas, Sustainable Agriculture, Forklift, Warehouse, Energy, Agriculture, Manufacturing

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