Home Market Foods
  • 11-Sep-2017 to 31-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • Maintenance
  • Norwood, MA, USA
  • Full Time

We are a growing, entrepreneurial-spirited organization seeking to add to our diverse team of committed and innovative professionals. Our work environment is fast-paced yet informal; we work hard yet have fun together. If you are smart, motivated and looking for a new challenge, consider joining Home Market Foods!


We are looking for a Waste Water Treatment Operator to be responsible for the operation and administration of the waste water pre-treatment plant in compliance with regulatory requirements.  This is an overnight position, with shifts running from 8:30pm - 4:30am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 5pm - 5am on Wednesdays and some Sundays. The position will be required to backfill staffing outages and serve in an on-call capacity as needed.


Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all tasks in support of compliant operation of the wastewater treatment plant
  • Performs all tasks to successfully operate wastewater treatment plant in full compliance with operating permit
  • Performs mechanical and electrical preventive maintenance as required
  • Initiates, as necessary, repairs to treatment system equipment, to include assessment and implementation of repairs to pumping, control and processing systems and controls
  • Promotes communication by writing reports on plant operations, productivity improvements and cost savings initiatives. Provides, as necessary, information and data to Department Manager to support communications with local, state and or federal agencies
  • Keeps management informed of machinery and facility problems
  • Promotes quality control and strong and sustained communications with Environmental Health & Safety Department Manager
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance activities
  • Assists with revising WWTP operating procedures and compliance plans as necessary, assesses operational performance, and implements corrective actions as necessary with consultation to Department Manager
  • Serves as departmental resource assisting Department Manager to respond to varied environmental matters that may include water conservation, process optimization initiatives, compliance initiatives
  • Manages environmental, health and safety or process optimization projects on an as needed basis and as assigned
  • Is responsible for performing immediate repairs to mission critical wastewater treatment plant equipment
  • Serves as part of Home Market Food's on call Emergency Response and First Responder Team on a 24/7 basis. Must be capable of arriving to HMF within an hour of receipt of emergency call


Position Requirements

  • 1- 5 years of experience in industrial waste water operations, to include experience with and familiarity with varied chemical and mechanical waste treatment techniques, systems and technologies
  • Familiarity with basic chemistry, plumbing, electrical & engineering principles is required
  • Ability to perform inspections, testing and repair of waste processing systems
  • Massachusetts Grade 3 Class Municipal Waste Water License or higher required
  • Massachusetts Department of Safety Class 1 Hoisting License is desired but not required
  • OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training is desired, as is OSHA 10- hour General Industry training (required to participate in company's Occupational Safety and Environmental Training programs)
  • Knowledge of lock out tag out, arc flash, confined space entry practices and procedures and ability to participate in our respiratory protection program
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret process and engineering related drawings and specifications
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification is desired but not required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and computer systems
  • Familiarity with OSHA, MADEP, MWRA and EPA regulations is desirable
  • Proficiency in English language is required and the ability to quickly convey in concise, practical terms treatment plant operational conditions and any issues
  • Ability to speak, read and write Spanish and/or Portuguese is helpful but not required


Physical Demands & Requirements


  • Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. However, on occasion tasks may require the usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and may take place in confined spaces
  • Duties involve frequent walking, standing, lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying objects up to 80lbs
  • Must be able to frequently climb ladders to access mission critical operating equipment
  • Must be able to clearly view and inspect mixers/pumps located 12-14ft below an elevated tank platform
  • Must perform routine sampling and monitoring tasks
  • Must be able to pass a Pre-employment background screening, pre-employment physical exam, to include drug test, hearing test, vision test, back screen and physical assessment to perform essential job duties


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Tasks may take place in both cold and hot work environments. The work schedule may periodically rotate and may include duties on holidays and weekends. The Waste Water Treatment Operator serves in an on-call 24 hour capacity and must be available to respond to treatment plant operational issues across a multi-shift organization. Uniforms and footwear will be provided.


About Home Market Foods


For over 50 years, Home Market Foods (HMF) has provided superior quality food products, from its beginnings as a purveyor of fresh meats to its current position as a major specialty provider of fully cooked value-added meal entrees, appetizers, and snacks for both retail and food service customers.


HMF's core business makes it the Nation's leading producer of flame broiled meatballs. As it has grown, HMF has diversified into a broad array of other fully cooked frozen products, including beef and chicken handheld products, marinated and flame grilled beef, pork and poultry entrees, and hardwood smoked pit barbecue specialties. HMF's branded products are currently marketed under the Cooked Perfect, RollerBites, Gourmet to Go, and Bahama Mama trademarks. Our outstanding line of products can be found at a variety of supermarkets, club stores, mass merchandisers and convenience stores, among others.


Home Market Foods operates in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and research and development facility in Norwood, Massachusetts.  The company is focused on continually investing in people and facilities to ensure an optimal work environment for employees and the highest quality products for consumers.


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