Waste Treatment Technician

East Troy, WI 53120, USA Req #1018
Thursday, August 24, 2023

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Celebrating 100 years in 2024, Plymouth Tube Company is a fifth-generation family-owned, precision metals manufacturer. Our products include tubing, extruded shapes, and cold-drawn shapes spanning specialty carbon, alloy, stainless steel, nickel alloy, and titanium. Headquartered in Warrenville, Illinois, with seven plants in the U.S. and one in Germany, Plymouth is known for offering industry-leading service levels and unique technical innovations.

We have a great family-based culture guided by these four values: People, Customer Focus, Community & Environment, and Long-Term Orientation. These values serve as pillars to support our mission statement: ‘We are committed to providing products and services that meet or exceed our customers' expectations.’



Operating equipment in the Waste-Water Treatment Plant in such a way as to endure continued compliance with air and water permits and Risk Management Plan.  You’ll be responsible for collecting required samples, performing inspections and record keeping needed to support permits and other EPA, OSHA and DNR regulations. 




  • Operating and maintaining WWTP equipment, perform daily checks and maintenance tasks.
  • Monitoring pickling process and associated sampling, monitor pickling and alkaline equipment, operate metal extraction system processing pickle liquor.
  • Drawing scheduled samples, working with third party labs to process the samples and track results.  Perform in-house reading and inspection on a monthly schedule.
  • Monitoring activities in the plant to ensure compliance with SSPCC, DOT and SWPP.
  • Participating in the Spill Response Team.
  • Overseeing all inventories, purchasing, loading, and unloading of any caustic materials – Hazardous waste management.
  • Performing other duties and assignments as assigned.




Required Skills


  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Experience rebuilding diaphragm and impeller pumps
  • Strong background in process piping systems for caustics
  • Good attention to detail and the ability to organize complex paperwork.
  • Focus on safety in the pickle area.
  • Clear understanding of air and water permits as well as other EPA, OSHA and DNR requirements for reporting.
  • The ability to review the results from sampling, readings, and inspections for any potential conflicts.
  • Work with operators in the plant to maintain all spill prevention and oil controls.  Support the universal waste programs.
  • 24 hours technician certification in Hazardous Waste Handling
  • Clear understanding of RMP and safety aspects of handling Hazardous Material.


Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma required.
  • 5 or more years of manufacturing experience and working with environmental systems is required.  Leadership experience is preferred.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all duties and responsibilities satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required.
  • Must be computer literate and able to use programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Work Environment

  • May be exposed to moderate noise intensity.
  • May be exposed to noise, dust, fumes, airborne particles, smoke (Not over OSHA permissible exposure levels)
  • Safety training and equipment are provided by Plymouth in accordance with applicable law, industry standards and company policy.
  • Will be required to wear applicable PPE.



  • Benefits effective 30 days from date of hire.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision, HSA, FSA
  • 401k Matching, Life Insurance, STD/LTD
  • 100% covered tuition reimbursement (including books & reasonable expenses)
  • Wellness Program / Lifestyle Rewards / Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • Career Arching:  Plymouth allows for a great depth & breadth of knowledge in which you can wear many hats and be exposed to several opportunities.



  • Regulatory Compliance: A strong understanding of relevant environmental, health, and safety regulations and standards, such as OSHA, EPA, and relevant local regulations.
  • Risk Assessment: The ability to identify and assess potential hazards and risks within the manufacturing processes, machinery, and work environment.
  • Safety Management Systems: Proficiency in implementing and maintaining safety management systems that include policies, procedures, and protocols to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Environmental Management: Knowledge of environmental management practices, including waste management, air and water quality monitoring, and pollution prevention.
  • Incident Investigation: Skill in conducting thorough investigations into workplace accidents, incidents, and near misses to determine root causes and develop corrective actions.
  • Emergency Response Planning: Ability to develop and implement emergency response plans and procedures to address potential crises such as fires, chemical spills, and other accidents.
  • Training and Education: Proficiency in designing and delivering effective training programs to educate employees about safety protocols, environmental practices, and emergency procedures.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Knowledge of appropriate PPE selection, usage, and maintenance to ensure worker safety.
  • Hazard Communication: Ability to manage and communicate information about hazardous materials and chemicals in the workplace, including proper labeling and safety data sheets (SDS).
  • Industrial Hygiene: Understanding of industrial hygiene principles, including monitoring, and controlling exposure to harmful substances such as dust, fumes, and noise.
  • Audit and Inspection: Proficiency in conducting regular inspections and audits to identify potential EHS deficiencies and ensure compliance with regulations and company policies.
  • Data Analysis: Skill in analyzing EHS-related data, such as incident reports, injury rates, and environmental monitoring results, to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Continuous Improvement: Ability to develop and implement initiatives aimed at continuously improving EHS performance and reducing risks.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Effective communication and collaboration with employees, management, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders to build a culture of safety and environmental responsibility.
  • Project Management: Capability to manage EHS-related projects, such as implementing new safety protocols, updating equipment, or introducing new environmental initiatives.
  • Legal Awareness: Stay up to date with changes in EHS regulations and laws that might affect the company's operations and compliance.
  • Communication Skills: Strong communication skills to convey EHS information clearly and effectively to different audiences, both in writing and verbally.
  • Problem-Solving: Aptitude for quickly identifying and addressing EHS challenges, finding innovative solutions, and adapting to changing circumstances.
  • Interpersonal Skills: The ability to work well with diverse teams, manage conflicts, and foster a positive safety culture within the organization.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be continually met daily by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, feel, talk, and hear.  The employee is continually expected to stand and walk for periods up to 10 hours (overtime as required) per shift with two 10 minute and one 20-minute break period.  The employee must be able to do this without the aid of any physical or motorized devices.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, or squat to work on equipment or perform manufacturing processes.  This must be able to be done in a narrow or tight space if required.  The employee must be capable of ascending and descending stairs to cross production lines and work on equipment.  The employee must be able to step down unassisted to work on equipment.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Personal Protective Equipment

Safety glasses are always required on the plant floor.  Hearing protection, gloves, and other PPE are required in designated areas.



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Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Other details

  • Job Function Group P
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • East Troy, WI 53120, USA