Job Description

3-phase Centrifuge Operator

Summary of Position:

The 3-phase Centrifuge Operator is responsible for overseeing all R9/3-phase centrifuge services at a fixed R9 facility in accordance with regulations and relevant Company policies and procedures.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

The following represents most of the duties performed by the position but is not meant to be all-inclusive nor prevent other duties from being assigned when necessary. Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory, environmental, and safety rules and standards, as well as corporate policies. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

As a 3-Phase Centrifuge Operator, you will be responsible for:

  • Interacting with customers in a courteous and respectful manner to ensure that customer relationships are maintained.
  • Troubleshooting equipment, preparing daily reporting, performing on the job maintenance, and ordering equipment and supplies.
  • Leading the day-to-day operations of a fixed R9 facility, including processing with 3-phase centrifuges, monitoring tank levels, monitoring receiving capacity in pits, and working with facility operators regarding the types of fluids being brought to the R9 facility.
  • Operating petroleum oil 3-Phase Centrifuge.
  • Setting appropriate pump speed according to oil thickness.
  • Maintaining polymer chemical for separation of waste solids, sediments, and water.
  • Collecting oil samples to ensure finished product meets percentage set by the company.
  • Dispatching wastewater and finished product to designated holding tanks.
  • Gauging holding tank levels before processing.
  • Operating forklifts as needed.
  • Operating recovery vacuum trucks and transfer oil to designated holding tanks.
  • Supervising operators during service delivery.
  • Training and/or mentoring of new employees.
  • Assisting and/or directing the daily work of other operators.
  • Guiding team members and ensuring that they are following proper safety and work procedures.
  • Leading a 10-15 minute tailgate meeting with all team members at the beginning of work shifts.
  • Attending all required safety meetings and conducting all business activities in accordance with health and safety policies and legal compliance requirements.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of experience with STF 2-Phase Centrifuge services.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year lead or supervisory experience.

Working Conditions/Environment:

  • Operates in a field environment.
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds and must be able to carry a self-contained breathing apparatus if needed. Specific vision abilities required by the job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type:

  • This is a full-time position.

Position Location:

  • Pecos, TX and Orla, TX


At Desert Environmental, our employee benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • If eligible, company paid housing will be provided during working shifts
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Voluntary Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, & Child(ren)
  • Employee Basic Life and AD&D Insurance – Company Paid
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability – Company Paid
  • 401(k) or Roth 401(k) Retirement Plan, plus a company match
  • And many other benefits not listed here


Houston TX
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