• Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

    Job Locations US-NJ-Flemington
    Job ID
    Wastewater Treatment
  • Overview

    Johanna Foods is a state-of-the-art food manufacturer located in Flemington, New Jersey. Privately operated since 1995, Johanna Foods is now one of the country's largest producers and distributors of fruit juices, drinks and yogurt. Our products include the popular La Yogurt and Sabor Latino yogurt, Tree Ripe juices, Earth Wise juice beverages, Ssips and Sabor Latino drinks and nectars, and Ssips aseptic drink boxes, all using cutting-edge technologies and only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Johanna Foods is also a leading private label and co-pack juice and yogurt producer, manufacturing products for numerous leading retailers and brands.


    What we offer:

    Competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, vacation, and tuition reimbursement.


    Job Summary:


    This position is responsible for overseeing operation of waste water treatment plant and environmental compliance activities, in accordance with company policies and procedures, while meeting all applicable regulatory requirements.



    • Ensuring compliance with the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) by leading the program.
    • Collaborating with management, production employees and others, to ensure compliance with related regulations, policies, procedures and processes.
    • Collecting, monitoring and recording all waste treatment flow data.
    • Performing daily process performance tests and logging results.
    • Analyzing data and adjusting processes to optimize plant performance and maintain the system within regulatory and corporate parameters.
    • Monitoring and maintaining tank system, lift stations and associated processes.
    • Reporting excessive flow and loading data in a timely fashion.
    • Monitoring and sampling potable water usage, flows and treatment levels in a manner that meets regulatory permit requirements and corporate policies.
    • Working with maintenance department to maintain a comprehensive preventative maintenance program and maintain records of major repairs on equipment.
    • Sampling in accordance with the state permit for the plant, including sending samples to certified lab for analysis.
    • Performing state monthly discharge monitoring reports and ensuring all appropriate regulatory data is appropriate before submission to state agency.
    • Supervising land spreading activities by subcontracted hauler including performing quarterly audits and field inspections.
    • Submitting required forms (i.e. land spreading and other methods of disposal) to state agency as appropriate.
    • Preparing and submitting regulatory reports as needed.
    • Performing inspections and sampling tasks associated with the facility Storm-Water Pollution Prevention Plan, the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure program, and Fuel Tank Inspection.
    • Coordinating the Recycling program, including monthly checklist for hazardous materials storage areas and shipping universal and hazardous waste as needed.
    • Responding to Treatment Plant upset and mechanical or operational malfunctions as needed.
    • Responding appropriately to process equipment failures and diverting flows to avoid permit violations.
    • Monitoring waste treatment cost and taking appropriate action to minimize operating costs.
    • Monitoring and maintaining daily chemical inventories to insure uninterrupted plant operations.
    • Assisting with the development and training of relief operator(s) and making corrective action and operational recommendations if system failures occur.
    • Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the workplace.
    • Timely and accurate completion of duties.


    • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study such as Environmental Hygiene, Biology, Microbiology, or Chemistry is preferred in addition to two years of job-related experience, or related technical certifications and five years of job-related experience.


    • Computer Skills: Ability to operate all information technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing and reporting as it applies to this position, with some knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).


    • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals, company policies and various documentation. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to employees and others.


    • Mathematical Skills: Ability to correctly add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to correctly compute rate, ratio, and percent.


    • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Demonstrates good judgment in decision-making and problem solving.


    • Other Skills & Abilities: Must attend appropriate state training and obtain required certifications. Must have, or be able to obtain wastewater certifications: General Waste Treatment, Basic Activated Sludge, Phosphorus Removal, and Mechanical Sludge and Tertiary Filtration or the ability to obtain within a reasonable time as a condition of employment. Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license and maintain any state certificates or licenses required by the work performed. Monday-Friday schedule, some weekends, and ability to support trouble calls 24/7.

    Physical Demands/Work Environment:


    • Physical Demands – Employee is frequently (more than 75% of the time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear. The employee is occasionally required (up to 33% of the time) to walk and stand. The employee must frequently (34% to 66% of the time) lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally (up to 33% of the time) lift 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Work Environment – Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne participles, high precarious places, and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
    • Protective Equipment – According to the work being performed, employee will be required to use PPE, which includes the use of a hair net, hearing protection, laboratory coat and apron, gloves, and appropriate level of eye protection.


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