Water Treatment Operator

Beef Products Inc.
Job Description
  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling the operation of treatment equipment, machines and processes required to meet production and sanitation requirements.  Ensuring that equipment is performing at optimal levels and in accordance with all safety and quality assurance standards.
  • Immediately communicates to plant management of any issues during production or the teardown, cleaning and rebuilding of treatment equipment.
  • Maintain and repair equipment and sampling devices.  Assist in teardown, cleaning and rebuilding of equipment.  Responsible for efficient and timely startup of equipment required to maintain production schedules.  Maintains high quality and safety standards.  Set up equipment properly for production.  Cleans tanks and filter beds by backwashing.
  • Detailed monitoring of equipment displays to ensure the equipment is properly operating and processing the material as required, providing a quality finished product.  Immediately notifying management or correcting any problems.
  • During service, regulates flow of raw water into treatment plant by operating and controlling electric pumps, motors and valves.
  • Dump specified amounts of chemicals, into water or makes adjustments to automatic devices to allow for specified amounts of chemical to disinfect.  Starts agitators to decant materials.  Add acid into tank to enhance separation of oil and water.
  • Tests water samples to determine acidity, color and impurities, using centrifuges, PH meters and visual inspection.  Records data and creates diagrams of decanting and separation results.
  • Will maintain the integrity and follow procedures and processes put into place by ownership.  Responsible for smooth shift transitions and full communication of related items to ensure production is not interrupted.
  • Maintain cleanliness of plant and work areas.
  • Required to accurately communicate issues and effectively work with other departments to solve problems and complete tasks.
  • Ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Speaking clearly and effectively, writing legibly and effectively, collect, analyze, and interpret data from a wide variety of sources and taking appropriate action.
  • Basic computer knowledge and proficiency.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision, have a sense of urgency and a demonstrated record of dependability.
  • Compliance with all safety and sanitation guidelines.
  • This position requires walking, standing, twisting, reaching, bending, climbing, and lifting.
  • Must be able to lift, push, and pull up to 60lbs.
  • Must be flexible to work any hours and any shift.
  • Must have regular and punctual attendance.
Interested applicants should visit our website at www.beefproducts.com and submit a resume, or for questions contact the Staffing Department at: 605-217-8000.
BPI is a growing company known for its competitive pay, benefits, and opportunities to advance.  Depending on position benefits may include: Health/Dental/Vision, Disability, Life, Flex Medical and Dependent Care, Matching 401(k), Profit Sharing, Paid Vacations and Holidays.
BPI is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII.  BPI prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.
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Post offer physical and substance testing required.
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