Environmental Health & Safety Waco, Texas


Position at Pilgrim's


Job Title: Wastewater Plant Lead Operator

FLSA status: hourly

Location: Waco

Essential Duties:

  • Fills in for operators for vacations and call-offs.
  • Normal hours Monday through Friday 6 PM to 2 AM.
  • Reviews PM, Log Book and Daily Task Sheets and completes Chemical and Spare Parts Inventories.
  • Maintains and calibrates pH meters and probes.
  • Must be available by phone for questions from Operators during off shift and come in to assist if needed.
  • Fills in daily checklist to assure proper function of equipment.
  • Detects questionable conditions, relays spare parts, and chemical supply needs to the Plant Environmental Manager.
  • Operates the treatment plant according to the SOP received at hire and any changes made afterwards.
  • Maintains the Parts cage and Chemical storage buildings in a clean and orderly condition.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Must be able to perform but is not limited to the following skills: plumbing, minor electrical repairs, equipment and pump repairs and any other tasks as defined but not limited to the SOP received at his/her hire
  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings, sketches and equipment OEM
  • Must be comfortable working in a team environment as well as alone on varying shifts
  • Required to use considerable judgment when performing and planning to perform his/her tasks

Job Requirements:

  • Must become familiar with the waste treatment system
  • Must have a good work history, safe work practices and attendance record
  • Must be familiar with plant safety policies and be able to perform preventative maintenance tasks
  • Must be able to perform all maintenance required in the wastewater department
  • Must obey all USDA, HACCP and general plant rules
  • Relays directions from Plant Environmental Manager
  • Assist the Environmental Manager in planning, organizing, assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant
  • May be required to work rotating shifts if needed.
  • May be expected to be “on call”.

Training Requirements:

  • General Safety, Lock-Out-Tag-Out, HAZMAT, PPE, Forklift Safe operation
  • Must possess a Texas D Wastewater  License or similar or pass exam within 6 months

Physical Demands:

  • Some heavy lifting up to 70 lbs and moving of equipment

Education Requirements:

  • High School/GED or technical school Diploma
  • Must have a class C license or the ability to secure this license in 6 months

Work Environment:

  • Exposure to dust, odors. Oil, fumes, noise and damp indoor and outdoor climate