Columbus Junction - Tyson Foods

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Title Supv Wastewater
Job Function Environmental
City Columbus Junction
State IA
Facility Name (Location) Louisa County Plant
Job Grade 84
Pay Type Exempt
Position Number 11330744 Supv Wastewater
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
Shift N/A
Relocation Covered Yes
Referral Eligible No
Job Description SUMMARY: This position is responsible for ensuring that all water leaving a Tyson water treatment facility meets the requirements set by local, state, and federal governments, and for ensuring the state is informed of all changes in water quality or engineering processes. This requires maintaining treatment systems, performing operational maintenance, and keeping administrative records, budgeting for sufficient funds to operate and maintain the treatment facility effectively, and providing a safe working environment with proper safety equipment and tools for personnel. Provide scheduling, training and support of personnel. Other responsibilities include analyzing operational data to determine changes and improvements needed to accomplish objectives, ensuring wastewater samples are correctly collected and sent to the lab for determining permit compliance, and generating reports for local management, corporate office and government agencies as required. Other duties include aiding Wastewater Operators in maintaining their operator's license, overseeing and maintaining the operation of treatment equipment, proper communication of current operational status to upper management, maintaining operations logs, performing maintenance and preventative maintenance on equipment; operation of a spotter truck and/or a fork lift; grounds keeping, mowing, painting, general housekeeping; and performing other responsibilities as the need arises. This position is responsible for food safety, food quality, and legality. All Tyson Team members are responsible for food safety. This includes but is not limited to personal safety and food safety.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Education beyond high school including special training, vocational school, and/or college courses preferred.

Certifications: Wastewater Certifications and Licenses per state regulations is required. Wastewater Treatment Grade 4, Drinking Water Treatment Grade 2 and Drinking Water Distribution Grade 2 is preferred. Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) or similar is preferred but not required.

Experience: Supervisory experience of 3+ years strongly preferred.

Computer Skills: Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required.

Communication Skills: Good written and verbal communication skills; bilingual skills helpful. Must be capable of communicating well both verbally and in writing with all levels of Team Members from hourly to upper management, as well as government officials.

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift heavy objects (50-75 pounds), climb and/or descend stairs or ladders.

Environmental: Work with hazardous chemicals and in unsanitary conditions. Position would be required to work occasional nights and weekends or as needed.

Supervisory Skills: This person is responsible for supervising a group of Team Members who perform various Wastewater tasks or activities. Ensure compliance with all human resource and safety policies, food safety, sanitation and all other duties as determined by management.

Special Skills: Strong organizational skills; basic mechanical and electrical wiring skills. TM should be able to perform a number of work tasks simultaneously.

Other Requirements: Must possess skills to complete Tyson paperwork; ability to lead by example and motivate the hourly workforce. Extra consideration given to team members with technical skills. Good attendance and safety record, Internal candidates must meet the minimum criteria for attendance and warnings.

Travel: Position would be required to travel 1 - 5 times a year.
Position-Specific Requirements Candidates who are currently working for Tyson Foods will be considered for this position first. If none of those Team Members are selected then external candidates will be considered. Internal Candidates must have no more than a minimum attendance level of less than 6 points, and must not have received a written warning within the last 6 months. The Candidate selected for this position must be able to work extended hours as required per management.

Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.
Req ID 55405BR