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Environmental Technician

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Clovis, NM, NM, US

Company: Glanbia

Environment Tech I and II


Supervisor’s Title:             Environmental Team Leader

Department:                        Waste Water Treatment Plant

Exempt Status:                   Non-exempt


Southwest Cheese is the world’s largest manufacture of cheese/whey products and is located in Clovis, New Mexico.  It is a joint venture between Glanbia and The Greater Southwest Agency and provides ample opportunity for career growth and experience in a fast-paced, high-performing enterprise.


Job Summary

Performs work involved in the operation, maintenance and analysis of the Waste Water Treatment Plant in accordance with discharge requirements. A WWTP operator also performs other environmental duties as needed. This is a training position, where the Operator will also begin training to perform more advanced operational duties, maintenance activities and laboratory sampling and analysis in preparation to become a Wastewater Treatment Plant Lead-Operator.


Essential Functions

  • Must diligently attend monthly safety meetings and quarterly quality meetings. Attends “Morning Meeting” in the absence of the Environmental Manager.
  • Perform safety audits of WWTP.
  • Take accurate readings from flow meters and other analytical equipment daily. Must also legibly log this data.
  • Collect samples daily, reset samplers and perform all lab analysis of samples accurately when assigned to the lab.
  • Accurately transpose all data from tests into the computer and e-mail the daily zones report in a timely manner.
  • Aids Team Leader and Assistant Team Leader in troubleshooting most WWTP maintenance issues. Notify Environmental Manager of any major equipment issues which you are unable to rectify yourself.
  • Must safely run the Belt Press when assigned to that piece of equipment.
  • Must learn and safely run new equipment when necessary.
  • Collect and send off Final Effluent samples for analysis weekly and Leak Detect samples quarterly.
  • Assist other operators in performing a “sludge judge” quarterly.
  • Perform biogas testing.
  • Work to put all diffusers back in condition every spring/summer.
  • Perform a lagoon berm check each month.
  • Assist to winterize the WWTP each year.
  • During adverse weather keep snow plowed off of paved area with loader tractor.
  • Safely unload incoming chemicals used for the operation of the WWTP.
  • Learn and assist with other environmental requirements including performing air emission visual assessments and waste oil area audits.
  • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholds the culture of Southwest Cheese non-negotiables
  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health  Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)


Delivering on Glanbia’s Values:


  • “Showing Respect” - Research issues & incidents with internal teams, business partners and customers in a collaborative manner that includes professional, honest and transparent communication.
  • “Find a Better Way” - Work with internal and external teams to implement process improvements and/or procedural changes that eliminate non-value added activities and drive more business value.
  • “Winning Together” - Assist with training of new team members.  Facilitate or oversee training and standard operating procedure reviews to ensure new hires develop proficiency of role.
  • “The Customer’s Champion” – Proactively engage to support our customer needs on an end to end basis and strive to meet or exceed SLA timelines.  Take ownership of customer requests and engage with internal teams as needed and within a timely manner.
  • “Performance Matters” – Meet or exceed all key metrics in line with expectations for role.  Continually update knowledge of products, product changes, processes and services offered to deliver a dynamic customer experience.


Additional Functions

  • Serve on committees as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred and/or 1 to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Waste Water level 1 Certification.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.            
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiply projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.



Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e. manufacturing equipment).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and areas with possible air contamination, fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.

Travel Requirements

  • Minimal travel limited within the local area.


Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

Nearest Major Market: Roswell