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Bestway of New York, Inc.

Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description

Job Summary

Bestway of New York is searching for a treater/plant operator to assist with the operation of a pressure-treating plant located in Gouverneur, New York. The full-time treater/plant operator should have excellent organizational skills, mechanical aptitude, show a willingness to learn, and be able to perform in a fast-paced environment. Critical thinking and communications skills are a must. This position is integral to the operation of the company and carries much responsibility.


Job Requirements

Responsibilities and Duties

The treater/plant operator will be trained to fully operate a lumber pressure-treating plant. When training is complete, this individual will be responsible for the safe operation of the plant, and all processes involved therein. These processes include:

  • Assisting the Head Treater in his daily routine.
  • Opening and closing the plant.
  • Understanding the chemistry involved in the treating process.
  • Understanding the mechanics involved in the treating process.
  • Fully operating the treating process controls.
  • Documenting inventory, application rates, and communicating these to head treater and main office.
  • Analyzing results and making necessary adjustments.
  • Making repairs as necessary to equipment.
  • Frequently operating a forklift in an outdoor environment.
  • Performing Quality Control tests and reacting to results in a timely manner.
  • Documenting daily production and chemical use and reporting these results to supervisors.
  • Willingness to work overtime, especially in the spring and summer.

Qualifications and Skills

While we are willing to train eager applicants, candidates should have excellent organizational skills and a mechanical aptitude. Strong math and chemistry are a plus. Reliable candidates who are self-starters are a must. Training for and passing the NYSDEC Pesticide Applicator Test is mandatory after hiring.


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Paid time off (sick days, vacation days)

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