Plant Operator

Location: Chesapeake, VA

Total Fiber Recovery of Chesapeake (TFRC) is a joint venture between Oregon-based Total Fiber Recovery, a subsidiary of Bulk Handling Systems, and the Swedish company CellMark Inc. This new facility will annually produce over 200,000 tons of recycled pulp from mixed paper (MP) and cardboard (OCC).

TFRC is seeking Operators to join the team in Chesapeake, Virginia.

This position is a diversified role that will perform various production and maintenance tasks to meet the needs of the facility. Operators will monitor and oversee plant processing, maintain equipment, load finished product onto trucks and more, all while maintaining the highest degree of safety.    

 If you have these qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities… 

  • Ability to work the DuPont Schedule, which consists of rotating 12 hour shifts, typically working 14 days out of 28, generally with 2 weekends off per month. Ability to attend occasional meetings on off days. Startup period will have a temporary schedule of Monday - Friday day shift
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Prior experience working in a processing/manufacturing environment required
  • Forklift experience required
  • Bobcat experience a plus
  • Familiarity with industrial lab testing of any type preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Willingness to work hard, learn new processes, and safely make production goals
  • Display consistent positive behavior that supports the facility’s goals and objectives

And are interested in these responsibilities…

  • Operating the process from a control system, make rounds, check the health of the equipment, and make repairs as needed and trained
  • Tracing process piping systems and solve process issues
  • Operating a raw material bale truck to unload raw materials, store, feed the bale conveyor, inspect the raw material as being handled, and interface with the control system to record usage, receipts, and related items
  • Mixing the appropriate mix of various types of raw material bales per recipe
  • Assisting in maintenance repair procedures and perform equipment health diagnostics
  • Loading the finished product into containers/trailers and processing the appropriate documentation
  • Maintaining raw material and finished product inventories
  • Performing housekeeping to keep the facility clean and safety focused
  • Being trained to use a safety “toolbox” of procedures, policies, PPE, safety observations, and additional training to work safely
  • Participating in team meetings
  • Participating in maintaining a safe working environment, adhering to all guidelines and protocols when on the facility floor

You will receive…

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits program including but not limited to Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off and paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
Please visit our website ( to apply and learn more.
Work Opportunity
TFRC will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Currently, we do not offer VISA sponsorship or transfers at this time, unless specifically noted in the posting.
TFRC participates in the E-Verify program.
Equal Opportunity Employer
TFRC is an Equal Opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics.

Apply for this Position