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Wastewater Technician

Department: Maintenance & Facilities
Location: Madisonville, LA
Career Site: Diversified Foods & Seasonings

Diversified Foods and Seasonings is a leading food manufacturing company. We pride ourselves in our commitment of providing our customers with the finest convenient specialty food products and ingredients. With over 25 years of experience in being an industry leader, Diversified is comprised of fully automated USDA inspected kettle cooking operations in Madisonville, Louisiana. We are all about quality food and customer satisfaction, come be a part of our family.

We are currently seeking a Wastewater Technician at our Diversified Foods and Seasonings facility in Madisonville, LA. This individual will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater pre-treatment process to provide wastewater to St. Tammany Parish that meets regulatory requirements.


  • Operate two Enhanced Dissolved Air Floatation processes to chemically separate and remove solids in the waste water stream to meet regulatory limits.
  • Performchemical analyses on waste water to maximize the efficiency of chemical polymers, coagulants, and pH adjusting chemicals in the process.
  • Manage sludge transfer, levels, and pump outs from EAF processes.
  • Manage water levels in Equalization tanks, aeration tanks, sumps, grease trap, and lift station to assure process flow and prevent overflow.
  • Maintain pumps and equipment used in the process for optimum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Document process control points for flows, chemistry, pump settings and performance, chemical useage, sludge generation and pump out volumes, and sampling.
  • Take samples as needed to assure process quality meets expectations.
  • Clean tanks and facility grounds to maintain proper flows and sanitary surroundings in compliance to storm water pollution prevention plan.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma
  • Minimum Level 1 Wastewater Treatment certification by LA Dept. of Health and Hospitals
  • Ability to calculate liquid volumes and possess basic math skills
  • Ability to dissemble a pump and valves, clean out debris, reassemble and the pump and valves be functional.
  • Ability to think logical process controls and make adjustments to optimize the objective at the least cost to the company.
  • Ability to read a flow chart
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Skilled in Safety applied to Chemical handling and personal protective equipment, lock out/tag out application, and SDS application.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to start and run a gasoline powered pump.
  • Ability to open and close valves
  • Ability to troubleshoot flow problems and correct them.

Diversified Foods & Seasonings, L.L.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome job applications from expert driven individuals without regards to race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

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