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Wastewater Treatment Technician- 2nd Shift

Company: General Electric
Location: La Fayette
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:


The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make "good things, for life." As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we're powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there's always a better way. We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come together , we always look for a better way , and we create possibilities .

Interested in joining us on our journey?

Operates wastewater treatment system and related equipment according to Federal, State, City, and Company standards. Performs various lab testing functions and maintains log of results. Performs minor equipment maintenance and repair

Wastewater Treatment Technician- 2nd Shift

USA, LaFayette, GA

How You'll Create Possibilities


  • Monitors and adjusts waste treatment system using Set Cim to maintain water quality standards as outlined in the permit issued by the City of LaFayette.
  • Performs and interprets the results of lab tests using an Isotemp oven, desiccator, Spectrophotometer, analytical balance, vacuum pump, permit standards, and various manuals to ensure quality of water and troubleshoot problems.
  • Performs minor, routine equipment maintenance such as changing the oil, hydraulic fluid, filter cloths, and feed lines using basic tools (e.g., screwdriver, wrench, etc.) to ensure proper, effective functioning of machinery.
  • Maintains and tracks inventory of waste storage areas by keeping containers sorted and properly labeled to ensure waste materials are disposed of correctly.
  • Performs weekly storage area audits as required by RCRA.
  • Manages empty drum disposal.
  • Assists with plant chemical sweeps.
    • Adjusts and monitors chemical feed rates by taking "grab samples" and analyzing with a pH meter and Set Cim to ensure compliance with pH standards set by the City of LaFayette permit.
    • Changes chemical totes when empty
    • Runs the hydraulic press when needed
    • Works on the polymer mixers when needed
    • Inspects pipes, valves, airlines, pumps, tanks and mixers during shift
    • Pumps the solids from the clarifier into the sludge holding tank as needed
    • Contacts BTLs & BTMs when there is a problem, or something needs to be changed in the system
    • Cleans and calibrates probes at the neutralization tank and the process effluent
    • Keeps a log of all lab test results both manually and, on the computer,
    • Rebuilds pumps when needed
    • Order chemicals and spare parts for the machinery

      What You'll Bring to Our Team




      High school diploma or G.E.D.; Forklift Certification


      Hazardous Waste Training, Hazardous Materials Transportation (DOT) Training; Hazardous Communications Training; LOTO Training; Confined Spaces Training; PPE Training



      SKILLS/ABILITIES: Must possess the ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical functions at the high school level. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, push, pull, and climb. The employee will occasionally be required to lift an average of 25 pounds.

      The employee must be able or able to learn how to change oil, hydraulic fluid, filter clothes, and feed lines as well as how to rebuild pumps. Ability to use a computer to access Set Cim operating program and type various reports using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Minitab.

      EQUIPMENT/JOB TOOLS: Ability to use Isotemp oven, desiccator, Spectrophotometer, analytical balance, vacuum pump, pH meter, and various basic tools. Ability to operate a forklift, hydraulic press, and soldering equipment.

      WORKING CONDITIONS: The employee is exposed to various weather elements because most of the equipment is located outside. The employee is subject to exposure to chemicals such as sulfuric acid and caustic soda used to regulate the wastewater treatment system.

      GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

      Our Culture

      At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

      GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

      GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

      If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply, please send an e-mail to Associated topics: constable, gauge, health, healthy, hospital, inspector, risk, safety, waste, wastewater treatment plant

Keywords: General Electric, Chattanooga , Wastewater Treatment Technician- 2nd Shift, Professions , La Fayette, Tennessee

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