Pinnacle Foods

  • Waste Water Operator

    Location US-MD-Hagerstown
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.



    The Waste Water / Utility Technician will provide the required support for technical and repair work on physical assets at the Waste Water Plant and the Production plant. The Technician will maintain, troubleshoot, repair, overhaul and recommend improvements for plant equipment. Review the daily schedule to ensure proper equipment setup. Provide and maintain safe operating conditions free from recognized safety hazards to ensure each individual performs his or her duties in a safe manner.


    Essential duties and Responsibilities:


    *Must have an Industrial Waste Water License


    *Must have strong experience operating and maintaining waste water systems (3-5 years’ experience minimum)

    • Must follow all JSA, GMP, PPE and Lockout/Tagout regulations
    • Previous knowledge of boilers preferred
    • Maintain operational functions of plant machinery and equipment, ensuring Safety and Quality
    • Must be able to work from various heights on scaffolding, ladders and mechanical lifts
    • Follow plant safety and environmental regulatory compliance
    • Support delivery of brand quality and customer satisfaction
    • Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate
    • Must be able to obtain and sustain a forklift license
    • Must be able to obtain and sustain a Process Safety Management (PSM) certification for Ammonia Refrigeration
    • Must demonstrate excellent motivation, attitude, desire and performance in correcting machine failures, preventative maintenance and in developing working relationships with fellow employees and supervision
    • Prior experience should include fabricating, machine shop skills, and strong mechanical background. Working knowledge of electrical motors and industrial electrical controls, including design, wiring, and troubleshooting of advanced motor control circuits
    • Must be familiar with variable frequency drives and troubleshooting
    • Must be able to read, interpret and work from schematics, sketches, and documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
    • Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI experience preferred
    • Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions
    • Ability to work with others to identify opportunities
    • Ability to work under pressure and to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency
    • Solid problem solving, multi-tasking and prioritization skills


    Skills and Experience:

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above 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 of this position.  The individual must be available to work 7 days per week during peak production seasons.



    High School Diploma or GED required

    Bachelor of Science, Associates, or Certificate in an Engineering field, preferred

    Industrial Waste Water License



     Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.


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