Industrial Wastewater Operator in Lime Springs IA

Upper Iowa Beef
Industrial Wastewater Operator
Job ID: 
Lime Springs IA
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Job Types:
Maintenance Technician, Production Worker, Wastewater

Position Summary:

This is a skilled position that oversees, operates and maintains an industrial wastewater direct discharge system that contains a variety of wastewater treatment processes and auxiliary equipment for the processing and handling of industrial wastewater and generated industrial byproducts.

Essential Functions:

  • Operate and monitor all wastewater pretreatment plant equipment and make necessary adjustments based on findings.
  • Take periodic samples and perform and record the results of various laboratory tests to assess and monitor the condition of the system and determine optimal chemical and biological treatment.
  • Maintain the efficiency of plant and laboratory operations, including maintenance of equipment pumps, filters, and machinery, testing, quality control and record keeping procedures.
  • Read and record meter and gauge readings.
  • Maintain plant records, including operations logs, daily diaries, computer data entry and chemical inventories.
  • In accordance with the Wastewater Discharge Permit, collect and submit all required samples to a certified laboratory.
  • Submit monthly discharge report in a timely manner to local agencies.
  • Ensure timely reporting to local authorities and facility management if an upset or exceedance occurs.
  • Performs ground maintenance and housekeeping duties as needed.


  • Knowledge of:

    • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work
    • Chemical safety practices
    • General math and basic algebra skills
    • Practices and procedures used in the operation and maintenance of wastewater pretreatment systems
    • Sampling methods and the physical and chemical tests used in treatment plant control
    • Servicing requirements of moving machinery
    • Hazards and safety practices involved in working around high voltage equipment and moving machinery
    • Process quality control requirements and remedial measures in dealing with process malfunctions and emergencies
  • Ability to:
    • Operate and maintain pumps , motors and equipment
    • Read meters and gauges and other recording instruments
    • Maintain operating records
    • Use Microsoft Excel (including data entry, basic math formulas and formatting)
    • Make mathematical computations
    • Read and comprehend written materials,
    • Learn technical and specialize processes pertinent to wastewater treatment plant work, including required laboratory analysis
    • Use common hand tools
    • Work independently and understand and follow oral and written instructions
    • Work harmoniously with others
  • Health and Physical Condition Requirements:
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
    • Regularly climb stairs and ladders
    • Able to work in wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat.
  • Experience:
    • Two or more years working with municipal and/or industrial wastewater
  • Education /Training:
    • High School Diploma or GED
  • License or Certificate:
    • Ability to Obtain Wastewater Certification with the State of Iowa
    • Valid Motor Vehicle Operators License
  • We Offer:
    • Competitive Pay
    • Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(K)

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