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Waste Water Technician VII

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Greeley
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Leprino Foods' history dates back over 65 years when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that daring vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated individual who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey? Job Summary: The Wastewater Treatment Technician is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the wastewater facility along with sampling, testing and performing corrective action on treated water.
Emphasis will be placed on wastewater laboratory analysis, database management, and environmental compliance monitoring.
The Greeley Team is seeking a Wastewater Technician to help us achieve our goals. At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role is between $27.94 - $35.27per hour depending on experience. What we ask of you:
Operate treatment processes to achieve the required degree of wastewater treatment with minimal supervision. Conduct preventative maintenance and inspections on equipment, including lubrication, oil changes,
filter changes, etc. Perform sampling and laboratory testing of wastewater at various stages of the treatment process. Maintain laboratory data and supplies inventory. Divert spills and log excessive water usage coming from the plant. Implement and maintain 5S standards including maintaining facility cleanliness. Work in accordance with safe work practices at all times
Knowledge & Skills:
Must be 18 years old Must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend basic English language Must have the ability to evaluate and identify mechanical conditions and make adjustments or corrective action as necessary Ability to access elevated work areas such as climbing ladders/stairs Basic math skills to be able to perform mathematical functions Ability to understand and apply standard operating procedures Ability to wear required personal protective equipment and comply with all applicable safety practices Ability to problem solve Ability to maintain a clean work area according to good manufacturing processes Applied and continuous learning Work standards Initiating action Quality orientation Safety awareness Working effectively with others Communication Professional presence
You Must Have (Minimum Qualifications):
Basic familiarity with all aspects of operating a biological wastewater treatment plant; and ability to take and pass the entry level (D) exam within 1 year, or as required Internal candidates that do not possess the above experience but have demonstrated work history with Leprino foods, knowledge of operation and maintenance of complex manufacturing processes, and have an interest in wastewater treatment may be considered. All candidates must have the ability to demonstrate wastewater Class (D) certification or take and pass the entry level Class (D) industrial wastewater exam within 1 year.
We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
Two-year degree in a related field or prior experience in a similar wastewater treatment technician role Forklift/Scissor Lift certification preferred Applicants having a 4-year college degree in environmental science and/or biology seeking an entry-level environmental position will be considered in lieu of the minimum requirements outlined (except for age) Strong familiarity with environmental laboratory procedures; basic knowledge of utility equipment, process equipment, and general parts information; dairy/food manufacturing experience; experience operating heavy equipment (e.g. water pumps, forklift) Knowledge of government and industrial regulations (e.g. EPA, CDPHE, PSM, OSHA and USDA) Strong skills in data entry and management, email, internet, Microsoft Office software, and computerized management systems (e.g. SAP); entry level D Operator license.
Physical/Mental Requirements and Work Environment:
Wastewater Treatment Technician position is physically demanding and requires being on the feet the entire shift which includes standing and walking, kneeling for extended periods of time, working in wet/dry/cold/hot environments, working in tight spaces, climbing steps and ladders, working at extreme heights, making pipe connections, using hand tools, physically transporting parts and tools, and lifting equipment parts which can weigh up to 70 Lbs.
Lifting Requirements:
55 lbs. Waist to Waist
Stair Climbing Ladder Climbing
We Offer You in Return: A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, dedicated sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit increases and bonuses, as well as our annual Profit-Sharing plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.
"The culture of Leprino Foods is built by a family of passionate employees who believe in what they do, who understand the value of teamwork and understand that no one person is greater than the other." - Steve, Greeley, Colorado Plant Manager
Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.
Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com
Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.
Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing. Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/VeteranNearest Major Market: Fort Collins Nearest Secondary Market: Greeley

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