Portland Yard Steward

We’re SeQuential. We collect used cooking oil, refine it into biodiesel and bioproducts, and then refuel our communities. We are the longest-running commercial biodiesel producer on the West Coast, and thanks to relationships with great partners we’ve become what we are today- an innovative, conscientious maker of local, responsible, bioproducts that’s helping build a better energy model for the future.

The Yard Steward assists in managing the on and off-loading processes of used cooking oil (UCO) that comes through the tank farm and maintains the depot yard and storage. This schedule for this position would be Monday through Friday, day shift.

Production and Maintenance

· Regularly interact with, and occasionally repair, valves, pipes, tanks, and electrical switches

· Operate transfer pumps to receive, move, and ship bulk liquids

· Operate vacuum trucks and forklifts

· Test material samples for chemical and physical characteristics

· Maintain container inventory and general depot cleanliness and organization

Communication and Administrative

· Plan, prioritize, and communicate weekly activities

· Maintain shipping and receiving tickets

· Continually update ‘Plant Status Log


· Regularly perform production equipment safety audits; prioritize and respond to all concerns

Position Requirements

Experience and Competencies

· Passion for biofuels and sustainability

· Schedule flexibility

· General mechanical ability (understanding of pumps, pipes, valves, etc.) strongly preferred

· Demonstrated verbal and written communication, English literacy (multilingual applicants encouraged to apply)

· Adaptability

· Stress tolerance

· Forklift certification highly desired

Physical Demands

· Ability to stand, sit, walk, push, pull, work in splayed positions, and carry materials up to 100 pounds daily

· Ability to work in varying noise levels, and to wear hearing protection as required

· Ability to work in varied work environments including outdoors

Compensation and Benefits

· Starting Wage is $18.90 per hour

· Competitive medical, vision, and life insurance

· Three weeks paid vacation (PTO)

· Seven paid holidays per year

· 401K with 50% employer match