Mar 04, 2021

Wastewater Supervisor

  • Smithfield Foods
  • Clinton, NC 28328, USA
General Labor Inventory Logistics Management Transportation Warehouse

Job Description

Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit, and connect with us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.


This position is responsible for ensuring the proper operation of the wastewater pretreatment facility and compliance with the facility wastewater discharge permit. The supervisor is responsible for routine operational decisions and will coordinate the tasks among the operators and technicians. This employee must work closely and effectively with all waste water operators, technicians, managers, and the local municipal regulatory employees. 




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Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma and 3+ years related experience and/or training. Associate or Bachelor’s degree in an environmental field preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Grade I Wastewater Certification (or able to acquire within 18 months of employment).
  • Candidate must pass the Smithfield online wastewater courses and the Pure Safety environmental classes within three (3) months of employment.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one small group situations to regulatory representatives, and to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to troubleshoot wastewater operations, both chemical and physical, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Basic understanding of wastewater chemistry (BOD, solids, pH, metals).
  • Perform math required for wastewater calculations (basic functions and simple algebraic equations, parts per million conversion to pounds).
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Knowledge of Window applications including Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software and Word Processing software, email.
  • Flexible shifts - Must be available for night and weekend on-call status.
  • Prior experience operating Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) units, anaerobic lagoons, biotowers, and clarifiers is preferred.
  • Prior meat and food processing wastewater treatment experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

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