Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You can join, as well, Agropur's extended family.
Under general supervision, this position performs work of routine difficulty in water and wastewater operations and sampling activities at the cheese plant.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain a safe work environment.
Operate wastewater treatment system in compliance with company discharge limits.
Operates wastewater treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment in wastewater treatment plant to control flow and processing of wastewater. Monitors control panels and adjusts valves manually or by remote control to regulate flow of influent and chemicals.
Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets metered, gauged readings and tests results to determine load requirements.
Starts and stops pumps, engines, and generators to control flow of wastewater through filtering, settling, aeration, and sludge digestion processes.
Maintains log of operations and records meter and gauge readings.
Assists with and monitors the load-out of sludge.
Performs routine inspections of tanks and other associated equipment to ensure mechanical and physical integrity of the system.
May perform basic troubleshooting of maintenance/electrical issues as they arise.
May collect samples, using dipper or bottle and conduct tests, using testing equipment, such as pH, turbidity and chemical concentrations (bench testing).
May operate and maintain power generating equipment to provide air and electricity for plant.
May be designated according to specialized activity or stage in processing as Activated-Sludge Operator; Pump-And-Blower Operator; Sludge-Control Operator; Sludge-Filtration Operator.
Understanding of and compliance with all Quality Assurance policies, and immediate reporting of any potential food safety issues to management.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices.
Stop any observed unsafe acts, and obey facility safety rules and procedures.
Correct or report any observed safety hazards.
Support safety policies and programs.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Excellent decision-making ability.
Present a professional, positive and helpful attitude at all times when interacting with customers and co-workers.
Be able to move up and down ladders and stairs.
Be able to work at floor level, waist level, and shoulder level.
Be able to work the shift assigned and fill in other shifts as needed.
Be able to work weekends (including Saturday and Sunday) and off shifts if needed or assigned
Basic mechanical competency with standard wastewater equipment to include, pumps, automation, etc.
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