Wastewater Treatment Technician I

  • Job Reference: 1352915015-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Schwan's
  • Location: Salina, Kansas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Care in the community, Care workers, Housekeeping & Maintenance, Management & Supervisors, Restaurant & Service, Senior Care workers
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Wastewater Treatment Technician I - East Plant

Shift: 1st shift

Hours: 6:00am-6:30pm

This is a full-time position within our manufacturing facility with opportunities for advancement!

Who we are!

Schwan's Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron , Tony's , Big Daddy's , Villa Prima and Freschetta pizza; Mrs. Smith's and Edwards desserts; and Pagoda Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan's, visit .

What we are looking for:

Here at Schwan's Company, we put a high priority on having safe, clean, and healthy workspaces.

Are you a hard worker?

This position, under direct supervision, is responsible for performing maintenance work to ensure the proper and efficient running of equipment designed to handle wastewater.


  • Mixes and administers chemicals at appropriate dosages and rates as directed. Helps receive, store and dispense bulk chemicals and absorbents.
  • Cleans and services wet wells, catch basins and septic tank traps. Inspects and maintains plugs in all designated floor drains in plant.
  • Collects, stores and properly disposes of waste products such as aerosol cans, paint, used brushes and rollers, drums, used absorbents and oil filters.
  • Drains, cleans and inspects all tanks and pits.
  • Services and operates electronic sampler. Catches and tests pH samples.
  • Responsible to maintain appropriate records and logs.
  • May calibrate and operate hazardous gas detector.
  • Assists in the diagnoses of hydraulic, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, or related problems and applies appropriate corrective action as directed. Helps perform minor repairs to gearboxes and electrical motors and may help adjust/program electronic equipment.
  • Participates in and successfully completes training directed at increasing job-related trade skills as mandated by management/supervisor.
  • Performs all duties in compliance with company policies and procedures and in a safe manner according to State, Federal and company regulations.
  • Keeps all areas clean, neat, orderly, and ensures areas are returned to their safe condition according to policy and procedure.
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Two-year degree in specialized maintenance trade preferred.
  • Years of Related Experience: 0-1 year of related experience.


  • Completion of Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Waste Certification Training if part of the hazardous materials clean-up crew.
  • Knowledge and ability to properly handle and process EPA, DOT, and OSHA hazardous waste shipping regulations.
  • Knowledge of Area Wastewater Ordinance, EPA regulations, OSHA regulations, DOT Hazmat regulations and SPCC plan.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to complete work orders, carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form, and complete required paperwork.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Mechanical knowledge and ability to expand knowledge and skills vision-the-job and formal training directed at increasing job-related skills as mandated by management/Supervisor, including all required OSHA training.
  • Ability to obtain a valid forklift license. Ability to learn basic computer skills, including SAP Maintenance Module.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate in a professional manner with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Exhibit desirable and appropriate professional behavior including dependability, integrity, ability to learn, results orientation, ability to interact effectively with others, team playing, sense of urgency and a quality focus to provide for a cohesive, productive unit dedicated to the achievement of company and department goals.
  • Must be able to lift ninety (90) lbs.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the job. An individual must be able to perform all of the duties and responsibilities listed in a fully competent manner to be considered successful in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities.