Waste Water Operator (Level 3 or Level 4 Municipal)
Full time, permanent opportunity with a leading food/pharma production company!
  • Lynn, MA
  • $55,120 - $72,800
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Job Details

This is a full-time position; the shift is 12.3 hrs and a 3 ON / 3 OFF schedule. Due to the 24/7 nature of the plant, work on Weekends, Holidays, and Overtime are requirements of the position.


The Waste Water Treatment (WWT) Operator is responsible for managing the waste water operations at the Peabody facility. This position includes all tasks and operations required to ensure that the plant remains in compliance with permit and legal requirements; reporting to both government and NGOs as required, ensuring all waste water processes are properly maintained and operating, all material needs are available and in good working order, all treatment plant operations are running safely and maintained as a safe work environment.
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
All WWT Operators

  • Monitor the entire wastewater process, which includes the centrifuge and screw press sludge dewatering system, pH control, odor mitigation, and flow control.
  • Operate and control electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of raw water into treating plant
  • Add specified amounts of chemicals such as polymers, hypochlorite, lime, and sulfuric acid into water effluent or adjust automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect, neutralize odor, and clarify process and effluent water.
  • Start and stop agitators/screeners to mix chemicals, separate lime, and allow impurities to settle to bottom of tank.
  • Start and stop blowers and surface aerators & monitor proper dissolved oxygen levels.
  • Monitor process through HMI’s and adjust/control flow rates, valves, pumps, and other equipment.
  • Monitor discharge water (effluent) for flow, pH, B.O.D., T.S.S. on a continuous basis with daily limits.
  • Clean tanks, process lines, hoses, and process areas.
  • Repair and lubricate machines and equipment.
  • Perform testing for TSS, turbidity, iron and % solids for wastewater, water, and sludge solids.
  • Record data related to the water and wastewater treatment system.
  • Communicate with other operations to ensure quality and that delivery needs are met.
  • Provide support to RPI as required by management.
  • Responsible for following and maintaining all Food Safety requirements.

Night Shift WWT Operators will help support Stock Preparation in the Liming Department

  • Receive osseine from Acidulation and monitors grease removal operation
  • Pump osseine into lime pits for neutralization
  • Perform drain and fills to accomplish lime changes
  • Sample lime strength and adjust as required
  • Update various databases with process information each shift
  • Pump limed osseine to Washing

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following Key Accountabilities:

1. Safety and Security – Demonstrates a commitment to safety by following safety rules & guidelines; follows good housekeeping practices, takes proper care of equipment. Meets requirements of 100% participation in Safety Training & makes safety a priority.

2. Job Knowledge – Understanding of methods, materials, tools, equipment, and technical procedures. Application of pertinent knowledge and skills. Possesses skills and knowledge to perform the job competently.

3. Quantity / Productivity – Amount of work accomplished. Sets priorities and manages time. Can be dependable to finish work. Properly uses materials & equipment to effectively and efficiently complete varying workload in a timely fashion.

4. Quality – Considers thoroughness / accuracy / appearance of work; committed to producing a quality product. Recognizes & learns from mistakes, taking appropriate action to reduce errors. Understands the role that quality plays in customer satisfaction. Pays attention to detail and follows standards and procedures.

5. Adaptability- Adjusts for changes in work conditions, assignments, and schedules. Able to work under pressure.

6. Initiative – Takes action and seeks responsibilities without being told or asked. Able to work without constant supervision. Makes decisions and solves problems. Ability and willingness to accept challenging job assignments; finds new and better methods of accomplishing tasks.

7. Interpersonal Skills – Forms and maintains work relationships with co-workers and supervisors. Approaches others in a non-threatening and pleasant manner and treats them with respect. Recognizes and effectively deals with conflict / problem situations with others.

8. Communication – Communicates clearly with co-workers and supervisors. Clear, legible handwriting that is thorough and accurate. Keeps appropriate people informed. Communicates accurately & honestly in a candid and respectful manner.

9. Attitude – Open to suggestions and constructive criticism and strives for self-improvement. Willing to take on new assignments. Displays a positive attitude / cooperation.

10. Attendance – Regular and punctual attendance and willing to adjust schedule to meet job demands. Individual is at workstation when scheduled and remains for the duration of shift.

11. Accountable / Dependable – Takes responsibility for decisions, actions & results; delivers on commitments to stakeholders. Acts in the best interest of stakeholders, places success of the organization ahead of personal gain. Proactive in decisive actions.

Supervisory Responsibility

This job has no supervisory responsibilities unless the individual holds a team leader position.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals and moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places (stairs); fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job; the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, talk & hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Required Education and Experience
1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
2. Grade 4 Municipal Waste Water License (certain circumstances, will allow for an Operator to work on achieving their 4M License within a given timeframe.)
3. Related experience and/or training
4. Perform sampling and laboratory analytical work
5. Root cause and problem-solving skills
6. Be able to perform physical labor, i.e. lift 50 pounds
7. Be able to trouble shoot and repair WWT process equipment (within reason)
8. Understand applicable regulatory requirements

Preferred Education and Experience
1. Experience in a manufacturing environment
2. Forklift experience or Hoisting license is given special consideration

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Valid Driver’s License

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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$55,120 - $72,800