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Wastewater Operator

Date: Nov 16, 2020

Location: St Johns, MI, US, 48879

Company: Glanbia

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Environmental Operator


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Supervisor’s Title:           Environmental Team Leader

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Department:                     Waste Water Treatment Plant

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Exempt Status:                 Non-exempt


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">MWC will be opening a state of the art cheese and whey production facility in St. Johns, MI. MWC is a joint venture between Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc. (Select). Glanbia is the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world. Come be a part of this exciting opportunity to build the team from the ground up! 


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Job Summary

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">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.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Essential Functions

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Must diligently attend monthly safety meetings and quarterly quality meetings. Attends “Morning Meeting” in the absence of the Team Leader.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Perform safety audits of WWTP.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Take accurate readings from flow meters and other analytical equipment daily. Must also legibly log this data.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Collect samples daily, reset samplers, and perform all lab analysis of samples accurately when assigned to the lab.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Accurately transpose all data from tests into the computer and e-mail the daily zones report in a timely manner.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Aids Team Leader in troubleshooting most WWTP maintenance issues. Notify Team Leader of any significant equipment issues which you are unable to rectify yourself.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Must safely run the Belt Press when assigned to that piece of equipment.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Must learn and safely run new equipment when necessary.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Collect and send off Final Effluent samples for analysis weekly and Leak Detect samples quarterly.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Perform biogas testing.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Assist in winterizing the WWTP each year.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Safely unload incoming chemicals used for the operation of the WWTP.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Learn and assist with other environmental requirements, including performing air emission visual assessments and waste oil area audits.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Collect weekly, monthly and quarterly samples to ship for analysis by an outside lab.  Must fill out a Chain of Custody for those samples correctly.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Perform Safety audits of WWTP.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)



<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Delivering on Glanbia’s Values:


  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">“Showing Respect” - Research issues & incidents with internal teams, business partners and customers in a collaborative manner that includes professional, honest and transparent communication.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">“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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">“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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">“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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">“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.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Additional Functions

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Serve on committees as needed.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Perform other duties as assigned.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Qualifications


  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">1 to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Have or be able to obtain A-1a Operator Certification (Hydrostatic Testing), A-1i Stormwater Certification Industrial, Category 3 WWTP Operator License, Air Permit Recordkeeping Requirements, Industrial Storm Water Operator License, Opacity Training, DOT and RCRA Waste Manifests and Classification
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.     
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiply projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

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<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Typical Environmental Conditions

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e., manufacturing equipment).
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and areas with possible air contamination, fumes, and toxic chemicals.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with a risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Travel Requirements

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Minimal travel limited within the local area.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Disclaimer

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">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.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun?<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> 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: Lansing