ALB - Wastewater Treatment Supervisor

Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: Albertville, AL, US, 35950

Company: Bachoco, S.A. de C.V.

Founded more than 80 years ago, OK Foods has grown from a livestock and poultry feed manufacturer to join one of the world’s leading chicken producers, Bachoco.

Bachoco OK Foods produces the highest quality chicken products for the U.S. market. Currently, the Bachoco OK Foods family includes more than 4,000 team members who are dedicated to consistently producing high-quality chicken products and nourishing people around the world.


Bachoco OK Foods is seeking a Wastewater Supervisor for our Albertville, AL location.


Summary: The Wastewater Treatment Supervisor reports to the Wastewater Treatment Manager and is responsible for overseeing the overall daily operations at OK Foods Albertville AL Plant 1 & 2 Wastewater facilities to treat the wastewater effluent from the main processing facilities. This includes dealing with personnel issues, aesthetics, equipment maintenance and maintaining a quality effluent in accordance with state and federal laws and limits and doing so in a safe and cost-efficient manner. This position also provides some support for the overall environmental agenda of OK Foods. The Wastewater Treatment Supervisor also coordinates with, reports to and carries out the directives of upper management.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains a safe working environment for all staff and visitors. This requires operator training and monitoring for proper PPE usage, chemical handling, equipment safety and other general plant safety. Also coordinates with contractors to ensure they have their own safety program that is sufficient to our own.
  • Must oversee gathering and review of process control information and make decisions and direct actions of WWTP personnel to maintain said process that meets or exceeds permit requirements.
  • Schedules and oversees all WWTP maintenance which includes preventative and unexpected maintenance issues. Must troubleshoot and evaluate maintenance problems and decide the proper corrective actions while maintaining water quality and continuous plant operation if at all possible. Gathers and submits contractor quotes for review by management. Schedules maintenance projects and coordinates with the maintenance department and the main process facility to ensure a safe, timely and cost-effective completion of said projects while also mitigating unauthorized wastewater by-passes. This may also include cooperating with the main process plant during their maintenance issues and adjusting our actions accordingly.
  • Must schedule and oversee all testing required by our permit and the pickup or delivery of samples. Generates reports, using lab results and internal data to submit to government agencies and OK management. Keeps records and logs neatly filed and organized for future research and state inspections. Generates and distributes labor, budget and inventory reports, weekly, for other departments and management review. Generates daily log report and weekly activities report for review by management. Timekeeping reporting for WWTP operators. Provides some support for gathering of data for the environmental department for government and inter-company reporting.
  • Generates purchase requisitions for bulk chemicals, maintenance items, maintenance services, office supplies, lab supplies, PPE, housekeeping supplies, lab services and fees involved with licensing, certifications and training. Gathers, reviews, signs and delivers invoices and resulting paperwork to the purchasing department for receiving and payment. Works with purchasing and accounts payable departments to resolve problems with receiving or payments.
  • Oversees scheduling of the WWTP operators. Directly supervises staff of WWTP on all shifts. This involves safety and process training, skill development, process oversight, discipline and monitoring interpersonal relations between the operators. Occasionally helps with interviewing potential new hires.
  • Directs WWTP staff in all aspects of cleaning, trash collection and general maintenance of the WWTP which includes painting of equipment and infrastructure and organization of parts, equipment and materials.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.


Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises all Wastewater Treatment Operators. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. This is a critical on-call position.


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


Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and five years’ experience in Wastewater Treatment field. Previous supervisory experience a plus.


Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Inventory software; Payroll systems; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must have a Class II or greater ADEM Municipal Wastewater license. Must have a valid driver’s license.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.


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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


An Equal Opportunity Employer to include women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

*Notice to Third Party Recruitment Agencies:

Please note that Bachoco OK Foods and its subsidiaries do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of an executed Recruitment Services Agreement, there will be no obligation to any referral compensation or recruiter fee.

In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without an agreement, Bachoco OK Foods and its subsidiaries shall explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, shall be deemed the property of Bachoco OK Foods.

Nearest Major Market: Albertville