Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
Waste Management has an exciting opportunity for a Facility Manager to manage a major, innovative organic recycling project located at one of WM’s transfer stations in Elizabeth, NJ. This is a great opportunity to be a part of an advanced recycling solution, with the goal of becoming a key part of the state’s long-term plan for a greener, greater New Jersey.
I. Job Summary The Facility Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations of a major, innovative food waste recycling and co-digestion project to service Northern New Jersey. Duties include project and facility management, staff hiring and training, daily operations management, maintenance, quality control, and subcontract transportation oversight. This position also requires contract administration and interfacing with the wastewater treatment plant(s) (WWTPs) which receive Engineered BioSlurry™ (EBS™) manufactured through WM’s proprietary Centralized Organics Recycling Equipment® (CORe®). The Facility Manager also ensures full regulatory compliance, prepares reports, assists in sales efforts, and hosts tours and visits. The qualified candidate in this position will play a major role in developing best practices and making recommendations for improvements for this and future WM CORe® and co-digestion projects.
II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
Assists with Facility Construction Management.
Assists with Facility commissioning, start-up and Training.
Hires, trains and supervises assigned operations CORe® staff, including coaching, mentoring, and regular performance reviews.
Responsible for oversight and management of operations, including organic material receipt, organics processing, product quality control and production oversight, product storage, transport, and delivery.
Ensures smooth operation of receiving facilities at participating WWTPs.
Administers and ensure conformance to contracts with participating WWTPs
Assists with inbound sales for complementary liquids and other organic waste streams, including assessing compatibility with final EBS™ quality standards.
Coordinates and conducts visits to SSO customers and potential customers, to support sales and ensure compliance with acceptable inbound material criteria.
Manages QA/QC program, including internal and external sampling and testing, for EBS™ products in accordance with off-take contracts.
Regularly proposes means of operational improvement.
Assists GMA staff as a liaison with the community and regulatory agencies
Complies with and ensures adherence to Waste Management’s safety standards.
Manages all project operations to a budget. Develops annual budgets, and provide regular analysis of data versus year-to-date data and prior year budget.
Ensures cleanliness and maintenance of the physical property of all facilities through inspections and preventive maintenance.
Provides tours, training and presentations as needed in a positive and professional manner.
Assists in the development of best practices, operations improvements and research activities for this project and future CORe® and co-digestion projects.
Assists in cross-training of staff for other CORe® projects.
Oversees maintenance of all processing equipment. Reviews annual maintenance plan, schedules major repairs / maintenance shutdowns, and updates operational and maintenance practices.
Oversees Health and Safety management at the site.
Daily travel will involve visits to customers, and the wastewater treatment plant. Occasional travel to industry conferences.
The typical shift will be during the day on a six day a week schedule includes Saturdays
III. Supervisory Responsibilities The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of non-supervisory employees. This includes:
Direct supervision of up to six full-time employees, which includes Equipment Operators and Laborers
Work Environment Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Normal setting for this job is: Food Waste Processing Facility.
Benefits At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.
Education: Associate’s Degree (accredited) in Engineering, Environmental Management, or similar area of study, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 2 years of relevant work experience.
Experience: 3 years previous experience in Facility Operations (in addition to education requirement).
Bachelor’s Degree (accredited) plus 3 years of previous experience strongly preferred
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
Demonstrated experience in wastewater operations and maintenance, or similar manufacturing operations.
Wastewater Operators License strongly preferred
C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
The position will require developing a thorough understanding of WM’s organic recycling process, maintenance of the organic recycling equipment, production of EBS™, and managing EBS™ product quality
General knowledge of wastewater treatment and anaerobic digestion, product sampling, and laboratory analysis.
Experience with heavy equipment operation and the ability to troubleshoot the organic processing equipment
Proficiency using PLC based SCADA control systems.
Strong presentation and communications skills with the ability to provide facility tours and host meetings with customers, vendors and stakeholders
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection... operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.