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Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician

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McCain Foods Limited. Inc


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McCain It’s All Good


is our philosophy. As a food manufacturer, our business is driven by good people, making good food, from good ingredients – and the result is food that makes people feel good. But McCain It’s All Good


is not just about the food we make, it’s about how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business. From farmer to customer relationships to sustainable agricultural processes – we strive to make every element of our business good. The McCain It’s All Good


philosophy underpins everything we do.

McCain Foods is a world-leading food company and one of the largest manufacturers of frozen potato specialties. We also produce other foods including pizza, appetizers, vegetables, oven meals, and desserts and out products can be found in restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries around the globe. A privately owned company headquartered in Canada, we generate annual sales of CDN$7 billion, employ 18,000 people globally, and operate 46 production facilities on six continents. McCain Foods Burley is now accepting application for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician.


The Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician, as a member of the Environmental Team, assists in the operation of machinery and systems that convert waste water in drains and sewers into a form that is safe to release into the environment. The Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician does this by monitoring equipment and conditions, adjusting and cleaning equipment, taking samples, performing complex laboratory tests and maintaining documentation and reports required by the Company and applicable regulatory agencies.


Collects waste water samples on a daily basis.

Takes pH and dissolved oxygen readings at various areas within the waste water treatment plant.

Performs chlorine tests and flush analyzers when needed.

Ability to use a sludge judge for reading clarifier depths.

Checks aeration blowers for proper operation and oil levels and maintains them at recommended levels.

Knowledge and ability to operate and adjust pumps and motors that move water and waste water through filtration systems.

Ability to check different types of pumps for oil levels and ensure regular pump maintenance.

Ability to trouble shoot various types of pumps to determine the root cause of the issue.

Assists the Environmental Lead Operator with cleaning the fine bubble diffusion system.

Works collaboratively with Environmental Team to ensure all wastewater testing and maintenance records are complete and up-to-date.

Assists the Waste Water Treatment Lab Technician with some complex process lab analysis.

Monitors Biogas buildings and the Covered Anaerobic Lagoon (CAL) sludge for depth, pH ranges, and gas production within the system.

Monitors the chemical usage for phosphorus removal, chlorine dosage, and sodium bisulfite for dechlorination to assure that our permit is not violated and to assure that costs are kept to a minimum.

Understands and participate with emergency response protocols.

Lead incident investigations and root cause analyses when required.

Administers ISO14001 program as directed by the ISO14001 Coordinator.

Participates as needed in other environmental department work assignments, including process control, lab, and sanitation, painting, and keeping buildings clean.

Ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision.

Communicates any problems or changes in working environment to appropriate personnel.

Understands and adheres to the concepts and techniques of the quality process in order to ensure a quality operation.

Keeps work area clean and orderly in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and according to the principles of 5S.

Performs assigned tasks in a manner that does not endanger the environment and adheres to company and regulatory standards.

Promotes and adheres to company safety regulations.

Active involvement in Behavioral Observation Safety (BOS).

Wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.

Helps to build and promote a positive “Teamwork” environment in each individual work group, the factory, and the company.

Actively participates in the continuous improvement process.

Other projects/duties as assigned or needed


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Required Education and/or Experience:

Associate and/or Technical Degree in environmental systems management or related field; or 5 years plus experience performing tasks similar to those identified as essential functions with demonstrated skills through prior licensing in small systems water or waste water treatment plant license; or requisite combination of experience and education.

Preference given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in an environmental field.

Other Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Understanding of polymer systems and how they work.

Understanding of activated sludge processes.

Knowledge of pumps and motors.

Knowledge of fine bubble diffusion systems and how to clean the system.

Knowledge of anaerobic digesters and how they work.

Understanding of laboratory analytical methods.

Must have basic computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Word documents) and the aptitude to learn and use new computer programs effectively.

Working knowledge of waste water laboratory analysis and functionality.

The incumbent will be required to work from a McCain office or facility location and may travel as business needs require. The incumbent may work a standard work week, but additionally may be called upon to work evenings and/or weekends to accommodate deadlines, unplanned requirements, and/or production shift schedules as requested.

Required Certification, Licenses, Registration:

Must have valid state driver’s license.

Must have or obtain at minimum a small systems water license within eighteen (18) months after employment.

Must have or obtain at least a Class One Idaho State Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator license and Idaho State Waste license within twelve (12) months of employment. Must complete training necessary to maintain the license.

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran



Travel Required



United States of America





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Company Profile
Almost anyone who eats french fries will at some point eat a McCain french fry. One of every three fries sold worldwide comes from McCain which translates into one hundred million servings of McCain french fries each and every day. Founded by two brothers, Harrison and Wallace McCain, their first plant opened in 1957 in a tiny rural village in Canada. Over fifty years later, McCain has become the world’s only truly global french fry producer. McCain Foods USA entered the U.S. market more than 30 years ago and is a leading supplier of frozen potato and snack food products for the foodservice markets, which includes major national food chains. McCain also supplies retail grocery chains with both McCain and private label potato products. Popular McCain frozen snack foods are sold under the Moore’s, Anchor and Brew City brands. McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry employing over 20,000 people and operating 57 production facilities on six continents. A privately-held company headquartered in Canada, McCain has annual sales of over C$6 billion and is the world’s largest producer of french fries and potato specialties. The company’s products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 130 countries around the world.

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