Maintenance - Wastewater Technician
Dean Foods

Winthrop, Minnesota

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

Job Info

Duties and responsibilities

  • Successful operation of Waste Disposal Plant in accordance with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Operating Permit.
  • Successful operation of Waste Land Application in accordance with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Operating Permit.
  • Accurate monitoring of plant wastes and movement throughout the Disposal Plant.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of all aspects of Waste Disposal Operations.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of all aspects of Land Application Operations.
  • Perform a variety of testing procedures on the influent and effluent of the Waste Disposal operating procedures.
  • Take accurate and representative samples and running tests.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of all aspects of the Disposal Plant.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of all aspects of the Land Application equipment.
  • Repair and upkeep of all equipment and grounds.
  • General maintenance at the production facility.
  • After the duties of operating the Waste Disposal Plant and land application, there will be a variety of duties to be performed at the production plant.
  • Upkeep of plant grounds and building exterior.
  • Follow all DFA GMP's and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements.
  • Afterhours, overtime, night, and weekend work as needed.
  • Attends required training, including but not limited to: GMP's, HAACP, SQF, Safety, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • 1 year mechanical background required, 2+ years preferred
  • Ability to read, speak & understand both oral and written instructions
  • Skilled in problem solving & willingness to work in a team environment
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to think and use independent judgement in planning and organizing multiple tasks and information requirements
  • Ability to demonstrate strong initiative and follow through on day to day responsibilities
  • Ability to pass a background check & physical/drug screen
  • HS Diploma/GED preferred

Licensing & Certification

  • Waste Water Treatment Facility Operators License
  • Land Application Class IV
  • CDL Commercial Driver's License "Class A"

Physical Demands

  • Standing, twisting, pushing, pulling throughout shift
  • Lifting, carrying, and/or lowering 60-90 pounds
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, and/or lowering 90-120 pounds
  • Repetition of hand/wrist, doing simple grasping
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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