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Waste Water - Plant Operator

Industrial Pro Recruiting - Baltimore, MD



Client is seeking a Plant Operator for our Wastewater (WW) plant in Just outside of Baltimore, MD. The Operator is responsible for the daily operational and maintenance of our Wastewater Treatment Plant. This state-of-the-art facility utilizes food waste to produce biomethane and an organic fertilizer. It includes a wastewater treatment plant and anaerobic digestion plant, along with the associated gas cleaning equipment. This role requires an experienced AD / WW Plant Operator with hands-on knowledge of process control, operations, and maintenance. This position reports to the Lead operator and Plant Manager and reports on-site.


  • Assist in commissioning and all activities related to startup of the facility
  • Perform daily activities related to the safe and efficient operation of the facility
  • Perform all operational and minor maintenance duties.
  • Maintain tidiness and general good housekeeping throughout the plant.
  • Assist with the intake and record keeping of organic feedstock materials as required
  • Monitor AD feeding, gas production, digestate production, wastewater treatment processes.
  • Boilers, gas equipment, etc. and determine the need to adjust, repair, and carry out basic service of equipment.
  • Ensure proper operation.
  • Environmental regulations, as well as company policies and procedures orders
  • Perform all duties related to the operation of the biological processes of the AD and wastewater treatment and make minor process control adjustments as required to ensure proper operation
  • Perform regular checks of mechanical equipment, including pumps, mixers, screens, valves,
  • Monitor chemical use, receive deliveries, and make minor dosing adjustments as required to
  • Ensure the plant is operating within its parameters as related to health, safety, and
  • Communicate with maintenance and biological support team to ensure efficient running of the plant.
  • Utilize the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to track and book work
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in the operation of WW treatment and / or AD facilities
    • Possession of a MD 5A Wastewater certificate or have the ability to obtain one via Reciprocity
    • Knowledge and experience operating advanced wastewater treatment systems (BNR/ENR)
    • Knowledge and experience operating a Membrane Bioreactor desirable.
    • Familiarity with instrumentation and controls, and SCADA systems
    • Able to perform basic water quality or other laboratory analysis
    • Knowledge of the operation of solids dewatering equipment
    • Knowledge of CHP, biomethane upgrading technology, flares, and gas blowers desired.
  • Familiarity with pumps, compressors, agitators, de-packagers, conveyors, separators, etc.
  • Experience in the safe operation of rolling equipment such as forklifts, front end loaders, skid steers, cranes, and manlifts, a plus.
  • Familiar with PPE and general safe work practices related to Confined Space, Hot Work Permits, Respirator, Working at Height, First Aid, etc.
  • Maintain a residence within a commutable distance of the facility to respond to emergencies within 1 hour if required
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Competent with technology and the Microsoft use Excel


  • Mobility to stand, sit, walk, stoop, twist, bend, climb ladders, crawl, balance, kneel, crouch, reach overhead, lift, and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that

individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Posted On: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Compensation: $30 - $40+ / hr. DOE

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