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Waste Water Technician

Pacific, Missouri
11 Jun 2024

General Purpose:


Provide operation and maintenance support for the wastewater treatment plant, performing tasks in a safe manner and following safety and environmental regulations. Demonstrate working knowledge to perform a defined set of wastewater treatment processes and activities. Work within standard operating procedures, under a moderate degree of supervision.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect equipment and monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements and detect malfunctions
  • Maintain chemicals levels, adjustment, and disinfection of water and other liquids
  • Record operational data, meter, and gauge readings on specified forms at specified frequencies
  • Perform COD, TSS, Total Solids, and other analysis on daily samples; review results and make directed adjustments based on daily data collection
  • Advise supervisor regarding potential areas of concern and then implement appropriate changes
  • Assist with maintenance, repair, and lubrication of wastewater equipment using hand tools and power tools; record all parts used during preventive maintenance or repair
  • Work with vendors to align with best practices. Ensure equipment is stored in ready state to allow placement directly from inventory to functioning in the plant
  • Request maintenance repair work through appropriate system/process
  • Monitor sludge dumpster levels (if appropriate) and call appropriate personal when an exchange is needed
  • Communicate pertinent information at shift end to a shift supervisor
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement, communicate to supervisor, and implement appropriate changes (Lean, Kaizen, 5S and Leader Standard Work)
  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, GMP's, HAACP, SQF, Safety, etc.
  • Follow all DFA GMP's and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements
  • 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


SCHEDULE: Night Shift



  • Competitive pay
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Career growth opportunities - we promote from within!
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
  • Service recognition and employee rewards*
  • Employee referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Uniforms provided
  • Work for dairy farm families

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Technical or college education or military preferred
  • 1 to 3 years of plant operations/manufacturing experience coupled with the knowledge of and/or aptitude to perform wastewater duties
  • 1 to 3 years of wastewater related experience preferred
  • Certification and/or License - Water/Wastewater System Operator (specific for location requirements) or the ability to achieve any appropriate license(s) within 12 months, to the extent required by state regulations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment systems
  • General microbiological and chemistry skills
  • General maintenance skills
  • Knowledge of and skill with Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to interact positively and work effectively with others (interpersonal skills)
  • Able to follow directions
  • Able to multi-task and organize own work activities
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • Job Reference: 1353991606-2
  • Date Posted: 11 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Dairy Farmers of America
  • Location: Pacific, Missouri
  • Salary: On Application
  • Role: Data, Other