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Wastewater Treatment Operator

Newburyport, MA · Manufacturing
To properly perform the safe operation of Dianne's Fine Desserts’ Grade 3 Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant duties in accordance with state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Meet daily with operators on previous and succeeding shifts regarding the status and strategy of operations for the day.
  • Monitor Wastewater Treatment Plant operations.
  • Collect samples, test, and record findings on Daily Lab Worksheet.
  • Monitor operation of all pumps.
  • Monitor operation of warehouse lift station pumps.
  • Monitor and adjust mix down units at proper concentration of polymers.
  • Monitor and adjust Gas Energy Mixing (GEM) system as needed.
  • Monitor and adjust pH adjustment in D-Loop system.
  • Ensure proper operation of all components of system and Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR).
  • Determine needs for chemical adjustments to system.
  • Adjust pumping rates and/or manually add chemicals to system as needed.
  • Monitor chemical supply.
  • Change barrels and/or mix chemical concentrates with water as needed.
  • Add nutrients to mixed liquor tanks as directed.
  • Check for presence of microscopic life in mixed liquor.
  • Make daily entries into Wastewater Treatment Log Book.
  • Record daily flow data on Daily Flow Worksheets.
  • Perform laboratory testing (including BOD, TSS, COD, DO, pH, Turbidity).
  • Calibrate pH meters using 2-pt buffer method.
  • Change circular chart on Partlow Controller on weekly basis.
  • Perform preventive maintenance functions (including greasing motors, etc.) per schedule.
  • Assist maintenance personnel in repair functions.
  • Maintain clean and safe working conditions.
  • Perform other waste water duties as assigned.

  • Must communicate with others to ensure proper operation of Wastewater Plant within permit parameters.
  • Must communicate with appropriate personnel to ensure there is no disruption to Production Plant.
  • Job tasks will be performed in a safe and professional manner and oriented to prevent thedisruption of plant operations.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Operator’s License - Grade 2 Municipal (minimum) preferred.
  • (License is achieved via state exam / License is maintained via 10 TCHs per year)
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, and Bloodborne Pathogens is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry it up three flights of stairs required.
  • Ability to work in an environment with strong (sometimes unpleasant) aromas required.
  • Must be able to work independently.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, crouch and climb steps.
  • Frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequent lifting and required to occasionally lift to 50 pounds.  Occasionally, something may weigh
  • Frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or use objects, tools or controls.      more than 50 pounds and assistance must be utilized.
  • Ability to do overhead lifting and bending.
  • Possess normal to excellent manual dexterity and motor skills.
  • Possess good eye-hand coordination.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentials functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Frequently exposed to cool and/or wet conditions.
  • Noise levels are usually loud. Hearing protection is required in designated areas.
Dianne’s Fine Desserts - Newburyport reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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