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Wastewater Supervisor

Draper Valley Farms

Draper Valley Farms

People & HR, Operations
Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The Waste Water Supervisor coordinates the day-to-day requirements necessary to ensure compliance for all local, state, and federal environmental laws. The Waste Water Supervisor performs environmental testing, record keeping, and reporting as required. The person in this role provides technical support on environmental issues to facility and operations managers/supervisors. The Waste Water Supervisor will also provide technical and operational support necessary for compliance with applicable permits and regulations.


Perdue offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, optional group life insurance, short and long-term disability protection, and flexible spending accounts. Perdue also offers a 401(k) savings plan with company match.

This position has a target base salary of $75,000 - $85,000 and is eligible for relocation support as applicable.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the on-site wastewater treatment facility
  • Supervise a team of wastewater operators that cover the 24-hour operation of the wastewater facility
  • Adhere to all safety rules including PPE, preventing and reporting unsafe acts and conditions, Lockout-Tagout procedures and Process Safety Management related matters
  • On the job training will be provided
  • Upon successful completion of training, the Waste Water Supervisor will have the ability to do the following:
    • Ensure day to day production activities are conducted in accordance with the environmental requirements established by permits and local, state, and federal laws and regulations
    • Conduct environmental compliance testing
    • Conduct environmental audits to ensure compliance with all permit requirements, laws, and regulations
    • Maintain environmental records to ensure compliance with permit requirements, laws, and regulations
    • Assist in developing environmental reports required by local, state, and federal laws, and regulations
    • Assist facility and operational managers to ensure waste disposal and spill responses are in compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations
    • Assist facility in operation of powered equipment needed for housekeeping and storm water compliance
    • Must be able to work both day and swing shifts

Minimum Education

  • AA degree in Environmental Science or Biological Sciences or related field
  • In lieu of AA degree, work experience may be considered

Experience Requirements

  • 2 - 4 years of experience in wastewater or related technical fields
  • Understanding of local, state, and federal environmental laws and regulations
  • Understanding of standard software applications
  • Strong communication, math, organizational, and analytical skills

Experience Preferred

  • Wastewater Pre-Treatment in Poultry Processing preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

This position requires the ability to:

  • Move freely throughout facilities
  • Climb ladder to vertical heights up to 150 feet.
  • Carry tools and equipment up to 50 pounds
  • Able to communicate via telephone and use standard office equipment
  • May be exposed to temperatures of up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, humidity up to 100%
  • May be exposed to noise up to 100db,
  • May be exposed to wastewater treatment chemicals (SDS available)
  • Must wear and use protective equipment for the job as directed by the Company

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.