Waste Water Treatment Operator

Technical Area Environment, Health, and Safety
Location
Home Market Foods
Norwood, MA
United States
Job Summary

Home Market Foods (HMF) is a dynamic enterprise that has become the market leader in a number of prepared meat-based meal and snack categories. The company has grown substantially across its markets through excellence in innovation, manufacturing, and customer service. This success has been nurtured by its ownership group and an expanding team of world-class executives. HMF is building on this track record through complementary acquisitions and a growing number of business development initiatives. HMF’s business model is poised to continue to thrive and offer greater opportunities for its customers and team

We are based in Norwood, Massachusetts, which is comfortably within the Boston metropolitan area. HMF’s facilities include a state-of-the-art plant, and R&D facility, as well as warehouse and Corporate functions. We are focused on continued growth and are executing against various initiatives that include additional product lines, new sales channels, greater penetration of our extensive customer relationships, as well as opportunistic acquisitions. Our success is directly dependent on attracting and retaining the best possible talent across our functions. To this end, we are posting for a strong Waste Water Treatment Operator.

Full Job Description

BACKGROUND

Home Market Foods (HMF) is a dynamic enterprise that has become the market leader in a number of prepared meat-based meal and snack categories. The company has grown substantially across its markets through excellence in innovation, manufacturing, and customer service. This success has been nurtured by its ownership group and an expanding team of world-class executives. HMF is building on this track record through complementary acquisitions and a growing number of business development initiatives. HMF’s business model is poised to continue to thrive and offer greater opportunities for its customers and team.

We are based in Norwood, Massachusetts, which is comfortably within the Boston metropolitan area. HMF’s facilities include a state-of-the-art plant, and R&D facility, as well as warehouse and Corporate functions. We are focused on continued growth and are executing against various initiatives that include additional product lines, new sales channels, greater penetration of our extensive customer relationships, as well as opportunistic acquisitions. Our success is directly dependent on attracting and retaining the best possible talent across our functions. To this end, we are posting for a strong Waste Water Treatment Operator.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

We are looking for a Waste Water Treatment Operator to be responsible for the operation and administration of the waste water pre-treatment plant in compliance with regulatory requirements. This is an overnight position, with shifts running from 1pm-9pm Monday- Friday, and 4pm-5am every other Sunday. The position will be required to backfill staffing outages and serve in an on-call capacity as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Responsible for all tasks in support of compliant operation of the wastewater treatment plant
• Performs all tasks to successfully operate wastewater treatment plant in full compliance with operating permit
• Performs mechanical preventive maintenance as required
• Initiates, as necessary, repairs to treatment system equipment, to include assessment and implementation of repairs to pumping, control and processing systems and controls
• Promotes communication by writing reports on plant operations, productivity improvements and cost savings initiatives. Provides, as necessary, information and data to Department Manager to support communications with local, state and or federal agencies
• Keeps management informed of machinery and facility problems
• Promotes quality control and strong and sustained communications with Environmental Health & Safety Department Manager
• Performs routine preventative maintenance activities
• Assists with revising WWTP operating procedures and compliance plans as necessary, assesses operational performance, and implements corrective actions as necessary with consultation to Department Manager
• Serves as departmental resource assisting Department Manager to respond to varied environmental matters that may include water conservation, process optimization initiatives, compliance initiatives
• Manages environmental, health and safety or process optimization projects on an as needed basis and as assigned
• Is responsible for performing immediate repairs to mission critical wastewater treatment plant equipment
• Serves as part of Home Market Food’s on call Emergency Response and First Responder Team on a 24/7 basis. Must be capable of arriving to HMF within an hour of receipt of emergency call
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

• 1- 5 years of experience in industrial waste water operations, to include experience with and familiarity with varied chemical and mechanical waste treatment techniques, systems and technologies
• Familiarity with basic chemistry, plumbing, electrical & engineering principles is required
• Ability to perform inspections, testing and repair of waste processing systems
• Massachusetts Grade 3 Class Municipal Waste Water License or higher required
• Massachusetts Department of Safety Class 1 Hoisting License is desired but not required
• OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training is desired, as is OSHA 10- hour General Industry training (required to participate in company’s Occupational Safety and Environmental Training programs)
• Knowledge of lock out tag out, arc flash, confined space entry practices and procedures and ability to participate in our respiratory protection program
• Ability to evaluate and interpret process and engineering related drawings and specifications
• Current First Aid and CPR certification is desired but not required
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and computer systems
• Familiarity with OSHA, MADEP, MWRA and EPA regulations is desirable
• Proficiency in English language is required and the ability to quickly convey in concise, practical terms treatment plant operational conditions and any issues
• Ability to speak, read and write Spanish and/or Portuguese is helpful but not required
• Schedule flexibility, some Sundays on a rotational basis

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND REQUIREMENTS

• Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. However, on occasion tasks may require the usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and may take place in confined spaces
• Duties involve frequent walking, standing, lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying objects up to 80lbs
• Must be able to frequently climb ladders to access mission critical operating equipment
• Must be able to clearly view and inspect mixers/pumps located 12-14ft below an elevated tank platform
• Must perform routine sampling and monitoring tasks
• Must be able to pass a pre-employment background screening, pre-employment physical exam, to include drug test, hearing test, vision test, back screen and physical assessment to perform essential job duties

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Tasks may take place in both cold and hot work environments. The work schedule may periodically rotate and may include duties on holidays and weekends. The Waste Water Treatment Operator serves in an on-call 24-hour capacity and must be available to respond to treatment plant operational issues across a multi-shift organization. Uniforms and footwear will be provided.

Contact Information kpierce@homemarketfoods.com