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Wastewater Manager

Job Title
Wastewater Manager
Job ID
Wastewater Manager

Open Wastewater Manager role in New Wilmington, PA with a leading dairy manufacturer. Seeking an experienced individual who is extremely proficient and has working knowledge in wastewater equipment. This person will be responsible for ensuring the wastewater treatment facility is operating effectively and will conduct required environmental tests, analysis, and observations while also gathering technical data and results for reports to be submitted to regulatory agencies.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee plant operations; assure proper adjustment of plant processes; coordinate sampling operations to assure proper balance of treatment steps and meeting all Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) and local permit requirements; ensure proper laboratory testing protocols by operations staff
  • Accurately prepare and submit discharge monitoring reports (DMR), chemical additive forms, and permit renewal activities
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures and preventative maintenance schedules for wastewater treatment activities and for training staff
  • Lead communication between plant operations and wastewater treatment plant to ensure that operational impacts to wastewater treatment are managed daily
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of staff involved in treatment plant operations
  • Establish schedules and methods for facilities operations; implement policies and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensure plant staff record operational data, meter, and gauge readings on specified forms at specified frequencies
  • Maintain daily event logs; document plant operating data as required in logs and operations software
  • Prepare, review, and maintain accurate documentation such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed
  • Oversee or perform standardized water process control, monitoring, and compliance sampling and testing including, but not limited to, COD, TSS, Ammonia, Total Phosphorus, Total Residual Chlorine, Volatile Fatty Acids, Alkalinity, Temperature and Total Dissolved Solids. Interpret daily results for operational trends and make informed adjustments based on daily data collection
  • Collect wastewater compliance samples for analysis by third-party lab
  • Monitor wastewater data and treatment system for indications treatment is not performing adequately prior to non-compliance events. Troubleshoot and solve treatment issues
  • Prepare and distribute daily operations reports to identified company personnel
  • Assist with maintenance, repair, and lubrication of wastewater equipment using hand tools and power tools
  • Work with vendors to align with best practices and develop Standard Operating Procedures where required. Ensure equipment is stored in ready state to allow placement directly from inventory to functioning in the plant
  • Request maintenance repair work through SAP and ensure scheduled maintenance is accomplished in a timely fashion
  • Prepare procurement documents to obtain needed supplies, equipment, and services for the wastewater treatment plant
  • Participate in budget preparation and prepare cost estimates for budget items; monitor and control expenditures
  • Prepare and implement capital improvement programs to ensure the wastewater treatment plant will maintain long-term, stable operations
  • Foster teamwork consistent with our company and plant Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • Provide or coordinate staff training to ensure safe and efficient performance; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures
  • Schedule and lead regularly scheduled wastewater update calls with identified company personnel to discuss plant operations and challenges
  • Develop and maintain communications with plant operations staff to understand production conditions, changes, and challenges and ensure effective treatment
  • Advise plant and corporate personnel regarding the development of new regulatory guidelines, potential areas of concern, and implementation of relevant guidelines. Accompany regulatory inspectors on annual wastewater inspections of the facility and make changes accordingly
  • Respond to emergency situations at the plant and provide input and guidance on wastewater treatment impacts
  • Maintain the grounds at the wastewater facility including lawn mowing and landscaping
  • Proactively identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Follow all company GMP’s and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements
  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, GMP’s, HAACP, SQF, EHS, etc.
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Other duties may be assigned as required.

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree/military/technical college preferred
  • 3 to 10 years of experience with a wastewater system based on anaerobic contact, activated sludge, and clarification preferred
  • Water/Wastewater System Operator (Class C)
  • 5 years of experience supervising a wastewater treatment system
  • Experience in Microsoft windows applications (MS Word, Excel) required; SAP experience preferred
  • Hands-on experience in light duty electrical power systems (240 V/ single and three-phase) and instrumentation calibration and use
  • Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position
  • Able to operate and maintain handheld analytical instruments including DO, pH, temperature, and ammonia
  • Working knowledge using mechanical skills for making minor repairs to process equipment, piping, and motors, etc.
  • Must be able to perform electrical work (change pump motors, diagnose motor control problems, etc.)
  • Must know pneumatics, solenoid valves, and air cylinders
  • Must be able to use standard maintenance tools in a safe manner
  • Must be able to perform minor projects from planning to installation (typically this includes non-sanitary piping, drain lines, vacuum lines)
  • Must be able to perform routine repairs in a safe and timely fashion (rebuilding product/water pumps, VFD’s, valves, piping leaks)
  • Must be able to perform routine preventative maintenance on a variety of equipment, identify any abnormal conditions, and maintain appropriate records
  • Must be able to follow process control computer variables, schematics, and diagnose system problems
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

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