Wastewater Treatment Environmental Manager

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Job Title: Wastewater Treatment Environmental Manager

Company: Agropur

Location: Lake Norden, South Dakota

Description: The Wastewater Treatment Environmental Manager is responsible for the operation and direction of a fully functional Wastewater Treatment Plant.  This position maintains all equipment in the Wastewater Treatment Plant and is also responsible for ensuring effective facility maintenance, housekeeping and safety; maintaining regulatory compliance for the building, grounds, and treatment facility. This position has direct oversight for equipment, facility and workers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure work practices and facility design are compliant with codes, standards and applicable regulations. Identify and promote best management practices.
  • Lead the daily operation of the wastewater treatment plant and ensure environmental compliance for the sit; effectively resolving issues as they arise. 
  • Manage workers associated with the system, monitoring for the performance of proper and timely maintenance of equipment and facility; to include ground and wastewater treatment system.
  • Supervise the cleaning, maintenance and upkeep of process equipment in the wastewater facility, assisting in the process as needed. 
  • Effectively work with plant maintenance and contractors as required. 
  • Manage facility environmental programs and ensure compliance with Federal, State and local environmental statutes.
  • Ensure inspections by regulatory and outside agencies are coordinated, and deficiencies are minimized and corrected.
  • Act a plant liaison for local, state, and federal agencies related to compliance issues and public complaints; work to resolve issues; involve Plant Manager and Environmental Compliance Manager when as appropriate.   
  • Keep current with developments in environmental regulations; share knowledge of changes  with wastewater operators and the plant management team. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or related field required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experienced may be considered.
  • Minimum four (4) years of Wastewater Treatment experience required, (2) years within a Class III or higher facility.
  • Storm water discharge monitoring experience required.
  • Air monitoring experience required.
  • Surface water Discharge experience required.
  • Wastewater Operator Class IV license required or to achieve within Company/State guidelines.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Previous supervisory experience and experience in         manufacturing setting.

Hours/Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following:

  • Health, Dental and Vision options
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs to include Wellness Incentives and Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for discretionary bonus’ and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.
  • Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and Bereavement
  • An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Training programs
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Community Involvement

How to Apply: Please visit our website.

Contact Information:

Laura Dowdy
Talent Coordinator
US Operations