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Waste Water Treatment Supervisor

Req #: 18000280_en
Location: Marion, NC US
Job Category: Maintenance
Date Posted: 1/22/2018 10:19:38 AM
Baxter International


Position Summary
The Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor position is responsible for directing the daily activities of the Baxter Wastewater Treatment Plant, a $23M Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) system.  These responsibilities as well as others include setting priorities, assigning work, being a technical resource, developing personnel, and maintaining/managing compliance with regulatory permits, current good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and good documentation practices (GDPs), environmental health and safety (EHS) guidelines and any other regulations that apply.
Job Responsibilities
  • Function as the Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) for a Grade 3 Biological Wastewater Treatment Facility with direct discharge to environmentally sensitive surface waters.
  • Oversee and lead a team of Wastewater Plant Operators that include operators, mechanics, and technicians to support and maintain facility operations.
  • Responsible for collecting and analyzing wastewater samples in field and laboratory conditions for all regulatory and process parameters (flow, TSS, BOD5, COD, FC, DO, MLSS, etc.). 
  • Responsible for ensuring proper/timely PM’s are conducted, cleaning,  and maintaining efficient operating equipment/processes
  • Maintain state laboratory certifications and function as Chemical Hygiene Officer for the wastewater laboratory.  Have or obtain lab certification within one year.
  • Identify, trouble shoot, and apply problem solving methods for any issues that arise concerning the correct operation of the wastewater treatment plant or any of its functions.
  • Maintain/manage NPDES permits
  • Ensure compliance relating to PMs, operational documentation, training, quality, 6s, and safety.
  • Provide a positive and equitable working environment emphasizing the Baxter Shared Values – Respect, Responsiveness, and Results.
  • Support and Emphasize the Safety and Quality commitments of the department – make decisions concerning these commitments within the area.
  • Provide direction of resources in the most efficient and productive manner possible.
  • Identify/prioritize/provide resources to meet the annual operational plan and budgetary commitments.
  • Facilitate, verify, and/or conduct appropriate training for employees in the area (including but not limited to GMP, troubleshooting, operator skills, and safety)
  • Ensure compliance with all GMP rules, specifications, SOPs, and regulatory requirements.
  • Commit to employee feedback and developmental process – support Talent Management goals, conduct recognition and disciplinary action for employees, facilitate employee representation throughout the organization.
  • Submit and/or maintain and distribute reports related to attendance, labor, maintenance, metrics, safety, operations, and others as needed.
  • Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles
  • Learn, understand, and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Support site environmental permitting and site specific training needs
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
  • Demonstrated strong communication, administrative, and technical leadership skills with ability to interface well with other departments and to lead effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Good assessment and troubleshooting skills (mechanical, electrical, and process) with demonstrated and proven experience and background.
  • Good computer skills with ability to understand and operate automated, SCADA controlled processes
  • Solid understanding of maintenance systems to include preventive maintenance.
  • Ability to understand regulatory and safety guidelines applicable to biological wastewater treatment, the medical / pharmaceutical industry, and industry in general. Must have experience and knowledge with Lockout / Tagout and other Safety Programs.
  • Interact with all levels of personnel to analyze and solve problems related to equipment, operations, quality control, engineering, and personnel issues.
  • Ability to respond to detailed inquiries, and present information to groups and department management.
  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.
  • Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to communicate with other team members.



Required Education and Experience
Possess a North Carolina Grade 3 Biological Wastewater Treatment Certification or higher, or able to obtain Grade 3 within one year of job placement. License can be from a reciprocal state.
Have experience and/or qualifications to be an approved Lab Supervisor by NCDEQ
Associates degree in a scientific or engineering discipline preferred. A minimum of 3 years of biological wastewater treatment experience or equivalent (plant management experience preferred).
Other Duties as Assigned
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime is worked as required.


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