• Waste Water Operator

    Job Locations US-GA-Savannah
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    Full Time
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  • Company Overview

    We are Kerry. The Taste & Nutrition Company. We make products people enjoy and feel better about. And, we are growing. We need talented, passionate people who want to help us make the business better. People who expect better from themselves. People who care about delivering better for customers, their colleagues, the company and their own career. People who take pride in paving new paths to lead the business forward. We need great people who want to do great things. People like you, perhaps.


    If you are high energy, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and enjoy executing against the demands of a fast-paced high growth organization, then consider joining our team to help drive your career and Kerry forward. Learn more and/or apply at www.kerry.com/careers


    Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


    We have a Wastewater Treatment Operator position located in Savannah, GA, reporting to our plant Maintenance Manager. We have 45 sites across North America and our Savannah, GA, site is a part of the Liquid Beverage business. This is a site we are looking to grow and has multi-food technologies. This position offers growth opportunities, as well as to work with a number of different food technologies. We are looking for someone open to new challenges and career advancement! This position consists of 12 hour shifts with 3 1/2 days on, and 3 1/2 days off, hours from 7:00pm - 7:00am which will include either a Saturday or Sunday. 

    Description and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Perform all aspects of sampling, monitoring and testing required to maintain compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations governing the wastewater treatment process, and storm water and sludge management.
    • Assist with the installation and inspection of new sewer lines and services.
    • Perform the installation, maintenance, and repair of the physical plant and pump stations and all of their components.
    • During the Chief Operator’s absence, act as the Department’s representative to the public.
    • Assist in the performance of regular and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment and machinery.
    • On call to respond to emergencies and breakdowns at the plant and pump station(s).
    • Conduct the necessary weekend checks of the treatment plant on a rotating basis.
    • Perform all work in conformance to Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations.
    • Maintain open communications with the Chief Operator regarding the treatment process and pump stations operation and malfunctions, as well as make recommendations for repairs and improvements to these systems.
    • Highly trained in the Kerry HACCP program in order to identify all crucial instrumentation and control system with utility/processing systems. Ensuring a high standard of food safety.
    • Support for the SQF 2000 System.


    • Be able to perform and document various tests required by State and Federal agencies for the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.
    • Perform daily checks of the wastewater treatment process and periodic checks of pump stations.
    • Have a working knowledge of the operation, methods, and procedures of a wastewater treatment plant.
    • Have a working knowledge of the machinery used for wastewater treatment and pumping stations.
    • Have a thorough knowledge of mechanical equipment and the ability to diagnose and correct equipment malfunction.
    • Have a working knowledge of basic machinery preventive maintenance and repair.
    • Have a basic knowledge of State and Federal rules governing wastewater discharges and worker’s safety.
    • Have the ability to work with independence and to make routine decisions on the operation of the plant processes and equipment during the Chief Operator’s absence.
    • Ability to comprehend and follow written and/or verbal procedures or instructions.
    • Have advanced math skills.
    • Have advanced mechanical skills.
    • Must have basic computer skills. 


    Education and/or Experience:

    • High School graduate or equivalent required.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience within a wastewater treatment facility. 
    • Demonstrate communication, organization, and listening skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail, neatness, and follow through.
    • Ability to organize and handle multiple tasks.
    • Class 3 or above Wastewater Operator license required. 



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