Wastewater Operations Manager

Synagro-Baltimore, LLC

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Honolulu, HI

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Synagro partners with stakeholders to clean our water, protect our environment and serve our communities by generating worth from what others consider waste. We work to protect the health of our water, our Earth and those who depend on them now and in the future. Synagro takes pride in having zero layoffs during the pandemic and the business continues to thrive during difficult times.

What good is a job without great benefits to reward your hard work? Here are some highlights of what Synagro has to offer:

  • 15 days paid time off
  • 10 Holidays
  • Medical/Dental/Vision (within 30 days of hire)
  • RRSP with company match (fully vested upon hire)
  • Career growth and promotional opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Responsible for implementing and directing the day-to-day process control and operational activities, plans and programs to ensure efficient operation and 100% environment compliance.   Responsible for management of the Operations and Maintenance staff at site. This position insures a safe work environment, compliance with all governing regulations and optimum performance of the equipment and the people.


  • Manage, train, supervise and monitor performance of field and plant personnel to ensure safe and proper operation of equipment.
  • Monitors and controls field and plant operations in accordance with manufacturers O&M manuals, SOP’s and established company policies and procedures.
  • Enforce and maintain company safety programs and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of land application processes and material handling/processes, operating procedures, and standards, to properly instruct employees.
  • Frequent independent decision-making to ensure safe and proper operations are adhered.
  • Develop and maintain daily spreadsheets and operating reports relating to removal and materials land applied as well as compliance monitoring and documentation.
  • Ensures that the facility operates within permit compliance, at/above its designed capacity.
  • Reports weekly status covering all processing and maintenance related activities to Director of Operations.
  • Exhibit always safe behavior and perform job in safe manner.


  • Primarily responsible for facility overall operational performance
  • Foster a culture that promotes a safe work environment through the development and implementation of safety plans and training; maintain environmental and regulatory compliance standards.
  • Proactively deliver financial results commensurate with operations budget and company goals
  • Improve employee relations by building a healthy organization, by promoting a culture of respect consistent with company values.
  • Drive change by challenging the status quo, developing a culture of learning and continuous improvement.
  • Create an operating cadence (rhythm) that utilizes appropriate tools and incorporates clear communication and accountability for business results.
  • Drive customer retention and business growth by proactively seeking to understand customer needs and exceeding their expectations.
  • Develop organizational capacity by clearly defining roles, responsibilities, providing feedback, coaching and development for all staff.
  • Deliver expected results through effective project execution, by ensuring appropriate personnel and equipment resources are available for efficient performance
  • Research, investigate and analyze equipment failure or breakdowns to reach the root cause of the malfunctions. Develop a plan and strategy to correct them and minimize future risks.
  • Plan, schedule, and execute outages/repairs on equipment and systems without interrupting production


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations and know how to appropriately use discretion.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environmental, process work rapidly, set priorities, work under pressure, and follow through with assigned tasks.
  • Ability to assist EHS Manager with development and administration of training programs for staff.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written.


  • Wastewater Grade 3 or 4 License desired.
  • 2-3 years management experience.
  • Must have computer skills and experience with Word, Excel.
  • Strong organizational, time management and attention to detail required.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and state/federal safety rules and regulations preferred.


  • Talking, Hearing, Seeing, Standing, Walking, Climbing
  • Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions
  • Subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to bio-solids

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all essential job functions, knowledge, skills, abilities, efforts, and physical or working conditions associated with a position.


We thank all individuals for their interest in Synagro however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.