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Sodexo Corporate Service Division is seeking a qualified Wastewater Manager to support a life science client in Rahway, NJ. This position will report onsite.

Position Summary:

Ensures that wastewater generated during pharmaceutical manufacturing processes is managed, treated, and disposed of in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, compliant with regulations, and protective of public health and the environment. This person will collect water samples, take measurements of the water quality and makes adjustments to the chemical process accordingly in order to maintain compliance prior to disposal and/or release.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Subject Matter Expert for Wastewater & Storm Water operations
  • Manage related personnel, SOPs, work orders, projects & systems
  • Laboratory Manager / AQ officer for NJDEP Certification of continuous pH monitoring
  • Maintain & provide reports to client regarding KPIs, prepare and provide Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) to client.
  • Utilize the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to analyze current and past operation.
  • Attend client meetings and support initiatives.
  • Develop and implement capital improvement and maintenance or repair projects, managing these from inception to completion.
  • Prepare job packages (RFQ’s), send out for bid, and manage work for maintenance not covered under the collective bargaining agreement. Will oversee all contracted maintenance work for quality assurance and work with planners to plan all work and develop the necessary parts procurement orders.
  • Montor compliance for all aspects of permitted outfalls.
  • Main open communications with the manger and client regarding operations and malfunctions, as well as make recommendations for repairs and improvements to these systems.
  • Complete and rectify monthly safety audit action items.
  • Provide periodic on-call coverage for emergency response and may occasionally be required to provide management coverage when necessary.
  • Considered essential personnel and will report to the facility during adverse weather conditions when the facility may be closed.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, Marine or Civil/Environmental Engineering with 5 years of experience in Wastewater operation and management or High School Diploma or Equivalent with 15 years of experience.
  • N2 Industrial Wastewater License required.
  • Basic knowledge of State and Federal rules governing water discharge such as the Clean Water Act and NJ Field Sampling Manual.
  • Working knowledge of the operation, methods, and procedures of a boiler operations (desired).
  • Thorough knowledge of wastewater equipment and their associated mechanical equipment such as pumps, fans, compressors, water treatments and the ability to diagnose and correct equipment malfunction.
  • Extensive experience in the operation and maintenance of industrial wastewater systems.
  • Previous experience with regulatory audits and responses required.
  • Good computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products: Excel, Word, Outlook, along with utilization of CMMS (SAP experience a plus).
  • Ability to descend and climb a maximum of 30 rungs to access system pump stations and to lift up to 50 lbs.

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.


What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in facilities maintenance, plant operations or engineering services


Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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