Outsourcing in the Industrial Wastewater Industry
In the wastewater treatment industry, Outsourcing is commonly referred to as contract operations. In general, most businesses have utilized Outsourcing for various aspects in their companies. Outsourcing in a facility could range from professional consulting to janitorial services; industrial wastewater pretreatment Outsourcing will be discussed here from that standpoint.
It is not unusual for the Plant Manager or the Plant Mechanical Engineer to hire and direct the pretreatment personnel. These positions are held by competent personnel in the manufacturing end of the operation. However, they typically lack the education and experience in the environmental and industrial waste treatment field to effectively evaluate the personnel and the operation of the facility.
Unqualified operators and managers can lead to disastrous situations and often times fines for compliance violations. Outsourcing to an industrial pretreatment contract operations company will minimize risks and potential problems. These contractors specialize in the hiring and training of competent, qualified, operations personnel.
A company that employs a single full-time operator is within the lowest range of facilities that would be feasible to outsource the industrial pretreatment facility operation.
Industrial plants that have multi-shift and larger, more complex systems are more in line for Outsourcing due to the cross training of the outsourced companies to have an operator and maintenance person all in one. This cross training is the primary reason Outsourcing companies can perform the operations more effectively.
Any company whose responsibility is manufacturing or production may not be able to devote the time or personnel needed to keep abreast of the new treatment methods.
In conclusion, outsourcing can assist companies by providing qualified operations personnel and innovative treatment technologies for their industries. They can ensure that your company's wastewater is meeting regulatory parameters today ... and as future regulations continue to be mandated.