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If you’re looking for a team of people to share your drive, passion, and motivation with, and the following statements are true about you, Western New York Energy may be a great fit!

  • Possesses a natural curiosity that drives an insatiable appetite for knowledge
  • A problem solver who investigates every angle and possible outcome to achieve the best solution
  • A critical thinker who thrives on constructive feedback for personal growth
  • Has a natural inclination to share knowledge through respectful interactions with other team members
  • Holds a genuine compassion that shows in interactions with all
  • Prioritizes quality and focus while being observant of other issues to address next

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    Current Openings

    Employment
    — High Purity Alcohol Material Handler

    Job Summary

    The primary role of the HPA material handler is to perform day-to-day tasks related to running the high purity alcohol packaging and load out operations as efficiently and effectively as possible.  The employee is tasked to operate within pre-defined parameters and continuously monitor the process to ensure orders are processed quickly and accurately. Loading small pack (totes/drums) as well as bulk pack (truck tanker/ISO/railcars), while maintaining required documentation. Pride in being a part of one of the most well-maintained ethanol plants in the country is a must.  As a 24/7 operation, HPA material handler may have to work off hours, including holidays when scheduled.

      Duties and Responsibilities

      • Follow SOPs and adhere to all OSHA guidelines
      • Laboratory testing may be necessary (no background needed, on the job training provided)
      • Data analysis, including managing inventory levels of packaging, denaturants, and packaged inventory
      • Equipment operation (forklift, tote loading and bulk load out equipment). On the job training provided
      • Housekeeping, indoor and outdoor
      • Wearing proper PPE when needed
      • Alcohol gauging (training provided)
      • Measure out denaturants, if needed in the formula and take retains of finished product
      • Manage inventories and required documentation
      • Learn proper flows to operate a variety of valves for bulk and small pack loading, both manually and via PLC
      • Filling totes, drums, bulk tanker trucks, and railcars with High Purity alcohol and denaturants, as needed
      • Weekly cleaning on specific equipment to maintain productivity and efficiency
      • Other duties as assigned

      Desirable Qualifications and Skills

        • Able to read and understand a tape measure for checking tank inventory levels
        • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and at times, competing priorities
        • Attention to detail and accuracy
        • Able to lift 50lbs
        • Able to climb stairs and ladders
        • Time management skills
        • Able to work in outdoor conditions
        • Lives values of Western New York Energy: INTEGRITY, STRONG TEAM MEMBER, DEDICATED, INTERNALLY MOTIVATED, AMBASSADOR, ADAPTABLE
        • Driven and self-motivated, excellent follow-through
        • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
        • Able to handle and protect confidential information

      Education and Experience

      • Valid NYS driver’s license/CDL or previous truck driving experience preferred
      • High school diploma/GED required

       Benefits

      • $20-$24/ hour, depending on experience
      • Generous company-sponsored health and dental insurance
      • Company paid life insurance
      • Wellness benefits
      • 401(k) with employer match
      • Paid time off

      Apply to:

      Western New York Energy, LLC
      4141 Bates Road, PO Box 191
      Medina, NY  14103

      [email protected]

      — Accountant

      Job Summary

      Performs daily, monthly, annual accounting duties enabling WNYE to present financial statements compliant with US GAAP and accurate annual NYS and Federal tax and information returns.  Works with curiosity and strives to live the values of Western New York Energy.

        Duties and Responsibilities

        • Prepare monthly journal entries
        • Maintain prepaid and accrual schedules
        • Record fixed asset additions assigning appropriate lives and methods of depreciation
        • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements
        • Prepare schedules for and assist in year-end independent audit
        • Periodic reporting to various regulatory agencies
        • Learn and provide backup for billing of various WNYE produced products
        • Provide backup for other accounting and related functions
        • Ensure the validity of data for TTB reporting requirements

        Desirable Qualifications and Skills

          • Intermediate knowledge in Excel – comfortable using formulas, tables, pivot tables, IF and VLOOKUP functions
          • Thorough understanding of proper internal controls
          • Ability to handle the company’s financial information and other sensitive information in a highly confidential manner
          • Detail-oriented and committed to accuracy
          • Effective and professional communication both internally and externally
          • A genuine curiosity and desire to learn about and be a part of the Western New York Energy team.

        Education and Experience

        • B.S in Accounting (completed or in progress) or related course study
        • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel
        • Experience in Microsoft Dynamics GP helpful, but not required

         Benefits

        • Pay Range – $48-$55k/year (based on experience)
        • Generous company-sponsored health and dental insurance
        • Company paid life insurance
        • Wellness benefits
        • 401(k) with employer match
        • Paid time off

        Apply to:

        Western New York Energy, LLC
        4141 Bates Road, PO Box 191
        Medina, NY  14103

        [email protected]

        — Lab Technician

        Job Summary

        The Lab Technician position is a professional who is involved in every aspect of laboratory work, from recording data to maintaining equipment.  They’re responsible for various tasks that follow strict guidelines and regulations, including protecting the accuracy and efficiency of experiments and lab testing while keeping the lab organized.

        Work Hours

        • Full time position
        • 12 hour monthly rotating shift (5:45 am to 6 pm; 5:45 pm to 6 am); 4 days one week (48.6 hrs); 3 days following week (36.45 hrs)
        • Alternate weekends
        • Holiday required based on schedule
        • Overtime required based on coverage
        • Company runs 24/7/365

        Duties and Responsibilities

        • Test raw materials, in-process and finished products
        • Perform tests and provide results in a timely manner according to written SOPs
        • Report out of specification results to Laboratory Management, the Quality Assurance Management, and Process Supervisor when appropriate
        • Record test results on appropriate form, in computer database, or in logbook.
        • Cleaning and maintaining lab equipment, including calibration of equipment when needed
        • Perform other work duties as requested by Laboratory management
        • Perform all duties according to safety standards and as required to ensure the general safety of all other staff
        • When needed, be able to collect samples from outside under harsh weather conditions
        • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, lift 50 pounds, and remain on your feet for long periods of time
        • Capable of working in a team environment and independently
        • Capable of working efficiently and accurately when juggling multiple priorities

        Desirable Qualifications and Skills

        • Effective and professional communication (internally and externally)
        • Self-motivated personality
        • Excellent time and organizational skills
        • Ability to prioritize tasks and consistently meet deadlines
        • Strong work ethic and professional integrity

        Requirements

        • Familiar with cGMP, ISO, or other quality management system
        • Familiar with HPLC, GC, IC, FTIR and UV equipment
        • Familiar with acid / base titrations, pH meters, density measurements and other basic lab equipment
        • Familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word
        • Familiar with microscope for cells counts, a plus
        • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
        • Candidates considered must pass a pre-employment background check

        Education and Experience

        • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related scientific field
        • Minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience
        • Experience with Microsoft Office – especially Outlook, Excel

         Benefits

        • Competitive wage
        • Generous company-sponsored health and dental insurance
        • Company paid life insurance
        • 401(k) with employer match
        • Paid time off

        Apply to:

        Western New York Energy, LLC
        4141 Bates Road, PO Box 191
        Medina, NY  14103

        — Ethanol Plant Operator

        Nature of Work

        Under general supervision, performs work of routine ethanol production operations and related duties. Monitors process operating parameters and maintains them within specified parameters. Maintains logs and records. Performs sampling activities and conducts laboratory testing procedures. Operates powered industrial equipment. Participates in plant maintenance program, performs flushings, cleanings and lubrications. They must be able to climb stairs and ladders. Have a valid NYS driver’s license. Have a high school/GED diploma

        Essential Duties

        • Monitors computer systems for safe and efficient operation
        • Keeps records
        • Performs sampling activities and conducts laboratory test procedures as required by the QA program and procedures
        • Communicates with Laboratory Supervisor to ensure effective participation in the implementation of QA policies and procedures
        • Operates equipment, including forklifts and scissors lift
        • Monitors use and inventories of process chemicals and supplies
        • May assist with system installation, inspection and repair
        • Maintains equipment
        • Deals with system breakdowns and emergencies
        • Participates in programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness
        • Participates in safety, health and environmental programs
        • Works in a safe manner at all times
        • Performs related tasks as requested by management