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Golden State Foods Wastewater Plant Operator- KanPak- Ark City in Arkansas City, Kansas


POSITION SUMMARY:To operate and maintain the wastewater treatment plant.



  • Adheres to safety, food safety, quality and legal compliance.

  • Perform all work in accordance with environmental, health and safety standards, rules, regulations and practices of the facility.

  • Must be able to pass training/certifications as required for qualifications.

  • Must work towards Class III Wastewater Certification within 2 years.

  • Must be able to communicate and follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Must be able to learn and operate all wastewater processing equipment.

  • Must be able to learn minor wastewater laboratory and testing procedures.

  • Must be able to learn and understand the effects of wastewater operations to our manufacturing facility, environment and water supply.

  • Must be able to control and clean up spills on the yard.

  • Must be able to understand and support the recycling and sustainability efforts of the facility.

  • Document completed work as required by the supervisor.

  • Compliance with all other duties as assigned.


- None.


  • Physically able to turn valves, install pumps and hoses.

  • Ability to take water samples and perform basic laboratory functions.

  • Must be able to lift and move supplies for the wastewater treatment facility.

  • Ability to visually differentiate items of color, up close and in the distance.


  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment and/or clothing.

  • Stand/walk 7 or more hours per day.

  • Frequently talk/hear and taste/smell.

  • Occasionally squat, bend, reach, twist/turn, grip/grasp, and climb.

  • Occasionally use eye/hand and eye/hand/foot coordination.

  • Occasionally handle/finger and use fine motor tasks.

  • Occasionally lift up to 5 lbs from floor to shoulder and carry 100 feet.

  • Occasionally lift up to 25 lbs from floor to shoulder and carry 25 feet.

  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs from floor to shoulder and carry 10 feet.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.


  • Constantly work in damp, wet, humid, and slippery environments.

  • Constantly work in extreme heat/cold (primarily outdoors).

  • Frequently work near moving machinery with fumes or airborne debris.

  • Frequently work with toxic or caustic chemicals.

  • Constantly work in high noise levels requiring hearing protection.

  • Occasionally work in high places.


  • Bump cap, hair net, safety glasses, hearing protection, and uniform.

  • Valves, pumps and hoses.



  • High school diploma or GED.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one small group situations to customers, clients, and other team members of the organization.

  • Ability to use effective problem solving skills.


  • Ability to use mathematical functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in accordance with operational paperwork.

  • Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.

LocationUS-KS-Arkansas City

Job ID 2023-17120