DAF Operator

Kansas, 1600 W. McKay St., Frontenac, Kansas, United States of America Req #1658
Friday, November 3, 2023
Sugar Creek Packing Co., founded in 1966, is a flourishing privately held, family owned food company. Its commitment to making the highest-quality, best-value products has allowed Sugar Creek to grow into one of the largest independent bacon processors servicing the global market.

Organizes and performs advanced service, repairs, troubleshooting and overhauls to Tank Farm and Wastewater Treatment systems in a manner that complies with federal, state, local, IIAR and RETA codes and standards, as well as, company rules, PSM/RMP policies, safe work practices and RAGAGEP’s.


  • Fulfilling all duties as necessary, described within the Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) job description, and abiding by all the requirements therein.
  • Executing repairs and major overhauls to system components, and associated equipment, utilizing original equipment manufacturers recommendations and specifications and/or other recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices.
  • Understanding electrical schematics, PLC control functions, and Electrical Distribution systems and the ability to troubleshoot root causes and determine proper repairs.
  • Performing installations and replacements of DAF system components and associated equipment, within the guidelines set forth by the company.
  • Analyzing system data and trending values to determine the need for increased maintenance frequencies or improved maintenance procedures and safe work practices.
  • Assisting department management in the supervision and documentation of Contractor activity and performance on or around the process equipment.
  • Planning resolutions to system deficiencies as noted in the various tracking logs and maintaining all required information and documentation to support the activity.
  • Providing mechanical and technical guidance and expertise to other operators to continually improve the education, experience and skill set within the department.
  • Understands the operation and maintenance of DAF Systems, lift stations, and associated equipment.

EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
EXPERIENCE: Two years of verifiable Wastewater Operation experience.
CERTIFICATION OR LICENSES: FIT-FOR-DUTY MEDICAL APPROVAL: Medical evaluation, physical examination and pulmonary testing for Hazmat purposes. Required for pre-employment and annually thereafter. Periodic testing may be needed when business necessitates (i.e. after exposure to hazardous material, serious health changes).


  • Possesses the skills needed to repair, maintain and troubleshoot machinery.
  • Able to use critical thinking to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems.
  • Knows machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • Able to wear an Air Purifying Respirator and a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.
  • Able to respond to emergency situations and fill various roles on emergency response team.
  • Able to work at heights and in dangerous places where balance is poor, specifically on a roof.


We are an equal opportunity employer.

We participate in E-verify.  Participamos en E-verify.

Right to Work.  Derecho al Trabajo.

Other details

  • Job Family Engineering and Maintenance
  • Job Function Indirect
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Kansas, 1600 W. McKay St., Frontenac, Kansas, United States of America