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Dairy Farmers of America Waste Water Technician in Pacific, Missouri

Position : Waste Water Technician

Location : Pacific, Missouri

Requisition ID: : 26583

General Purpose:

Provide operation and maintenance support for the wastewater treatment plant, performing tasks in a safe manner and following safety and environmental regulations. Demonstrate working knowledge to perform a defined set of wastewater treatment processes and activities. Work within standard operating procedures, under a moderate degree of supervision.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect equipment and monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements and detect malfunctions

  • Maintain chemicals levels, adjustment, and disinfection of water and other liquids

  • Record operational data, meter, and gauge readings on specified forms at specified frequencies

  • Perform COD, TSS, Total Solids, and other analysis on daily samples; review results and make directed adjustments based on daily data collection

  • Advise supervisor regarding potential areas of concern and then implement appropriate changes

  • Assist with maintenance, repair, and lubrication of wastewater equipment using hand tools and power tools; record all parts used during preventive maintenance or repair

  • Work with vendors to align with best practices. Ensure equipment is stored in ready state to allow placement directly from inventory to functioning in the plant

  • Request maintenance repair work through appropriate system/process

  • Monitor sludge dumpster levels (if appropriate) and call appropriate personal when an exchange is needed

  • Communicate pertinent information at shift end to a shift supervisor

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement, communicate to supervisor, and implement appropriate changes (Lean, Kaizen, 5S and Leader Standard Work)

  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, GMP’s, HAACP, SQF, Safety, etc.

  • Follow all DFA GMP’s and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required

SCHEDULE: Night Shift


  • Competitive pay

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Career growth opportunities – we promote from within!

  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits

  • Service recognition and employee rewards*

  • Employee referral program

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Uniforms provided

  • Work for dairy farm families

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Technical or college education or military preferred

  • 1 to 3 years of plant operations/manufacturing experience coupled with the knowledge of and/or aptitude to perform wastewater duties

  • 1 to 3 years of wastewater related experience preferred

  • Certification and/or License – Water/Wastewater System Operator (specific for location requirements) or the ability to achieve any appropriate license(s) within 12 months, to the extent required by state regulations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment systems

  • General microbiological and chemistry skills

  • General maintenance skills

  • Knowledge of and skill with Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Able to interact positively and work effectively with others (interpersonal skills)

  • Able to follow directions

  • Able to multi-task and organize own work activities

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

An Equal Opportunity Employer