Pretreatment/Industrial Coordinators oversee the entire pretreatment program for a municipality. They may oversee one or more facilities. A large part of their job is dealing with compliance to regulations, and helping others ensure they are following those regulations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Wastewater treatment processes in general (for the pretreatment systems),
- federal pretreatment regulations,
- federal (and state) general and specific pretreatment requirements,
- federal categorical pre-treatment regulations and requirements,
- pre-treatment permit process in general,
- sampling and analytical methods.
- General analytical processes
- development and interpretation of regulations,
- environmental science or engineering.
- Develop industrial regulations, general prohibition limits, local limits, and maximum organic loading limits for each facility,
- review and approve industrial pretreatment permits,
- oversee the compliance and inspection of the industrial pretreaters,
- develop the hauled-waste requirements, if hauled waste is allowed,
- issue non-compliance letters and enforcement actions,
- assist the industrial pretreaters with compliance questions/requests, as needed.
Education and Training
A background in science or engineering with an environmental focus is necessary. Although a college degree is usually preferred, sufficient training and relevant experience can compensate for not having a degree.
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