Dean Foods

Plant Sr. Biological Wastewater Operator

Job Locations US-SC-Spartanburg
Requisition ID
Building & Grounds Maintenance
High School or Equivalent
Relocation Assistance
Job Type


SC Biological Operators License required, Class B License preferred.  

Tuesday - Saturday 7:00am - 3:30pm  

Job Description & Requirements

The Senior Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator responsible for the overall system functionality of the facility’s Waste Water Treatment Plant to ensure compliance with regulatory procedures and reporting practices.  He/she is responsible for leading and directing the work of the Waste Water Treatment Operators.  He/she is responsible for operating, calibrating and maintaining all functional wastewater treatment equipment and control systems. 

  • Act as the primary operator of the facility and may oversee other operators and maintenance employees conducting waste water activities.
  • Collect samples from influent flow, effluent flow and operation basins to meet permit requirements and assess system performance.
  • Oversee laboratory testing and water analysis programs for the facility
  • Maintain accurate data records on operational parameters, daily activities, maintenance and collected samples for compliance reporting and operational analysis.
  • Trouble shoot and repair all equipment in the wastewater treatment plant with the cooperation of maintenance department staff.
  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.
  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices. 
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. 
  • Effective, timely communication and interactions with employees, other supervisors and corporate staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • 2 years related experiencerequired.
  • Achieve appropriate state License for wastewater treatment.   
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to work in a wet environment.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

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