Wastewater Operator

Date:  May 22, 2024

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  72736
Job Function:  Maintenance

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Perdue AgriBusiness, LLC, has an immediate opening for a Waste Water Operator at our Wastewater facility in Salisbury, MD.

This position is responsible to operate and maintain a Wastewater Treatment Facility, Potable Wells, Irrigation and Storm Water System meeting local, state and federal regulations.

The shift for this position will be Thursday through Sunday from 10pm to 8am

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate the Wastewater Facility, Potable Wells, Irrigation and Storm Water System within local, state, and federal regulations
  • Attain a Maryland Wastewater Class 5-I License as required by MDE
  • Perform all necessary calculations for process control, chemical feed and nutrient loadings
  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance on assigned wastewater equipment
  • Perform Laboratory Analysis on wastewater samples and adjust plant and chemical flow rates as required to ensure water quality is in compliance
  • Perform housekeeping duties (cleaning, painting, sweeping, etc) in assigned areas
  • Collect NPDES samples
  • Compile, complete and maintain records relative to wastewater operations
  • Perform all work within safety guidelines established by local, state and federal agencies as well as company policies

Minimum Education

  • High School or equivalent.   Must have a valid driver's license.

Experience Requirements

  • 2 years experience in a mechanical, production or related field. 
  • Ability to attain a Maryland 5-I (Industrial) Wastewater License. Temporary license will be attained within the first 90 days of employment and the requirements of the temporary license are (45 Class hours and Sit in for Maryland Testing within 3 years of Temporary License issuance).

Education Preferred

  • Advanced technical training preferred. 
  • State wastewater license preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the facility to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 50'), carrying tools and equipment (0-50 pounds), exposure to all weather conditions, extreme temperatures (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available).   Must be able to wear protective equipment to include self-contained breathing apparatus.


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury