Wastewater Operator
Veolia North America

Wyandotte, Michigan

Posted in Engineering


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Company Description

Veolia is the world's leading environmental services company with ~179,000 employees globally and a 160-year history. We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for cities, governments, campuses, businesses, and industries.

Job Description

Operates and maintains water/wastewater treatment, processing, disposal and testing equipment in water/wastewater treatment facility to purify water to meet permit and operational requirements. Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions). Must have the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

Typically holds or is working toward a Michigan Class D wastewater treatment certificate. Zero to two years experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of water/wastewater treatment. Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently operate assigned machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets.

  1. Tends to automatic and semi-automatic machines and related equipment including pumps, engines, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, chemical feed and odor control and vacuum filters used to decontaminate waste water by settling, aeration and sludge digestion.

  2. Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow.

  3. Monitors flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures and related controls through instrument panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units in assigned area.

  4. Monitors and records operating conditions observations and data in area shift log.

  5. Ensures conformance to process specifications. Troubleshoots and diagnoses operational problems and takes corrective action per procedure. Verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances to supervisor. Performs routine and preventative maintenance and maintenance related items as assigned.

  6. Performs routine and preventative maintenance and maintenance related items as assigned

  7. Samples wastewater, sludge and gases (odor control, digester, etc.) according to schedule.

  8. Prepares chemical solutions and services automatic samplers.

  9. Monitors process chemical supplies and recommends reorder.

  10. Performs lab tests applicable to permit testing and related reports per procedure.

  11. Performs instrument calibration for portable meters including, but not limited to, dissolved oxygen, pH, H2S, percent oxygen, lower explosive limit.

  12. Performs manual labor including filling and emptying of machine bins and cleaning equipment, facilities and grounds as required.

  13. Performs minor maintenance including, but not limited to, routine preventive maintenance, lubrication and minor adjustments.

  14. Operates vehicles for plant operational purposes.

  15. Practices good housekeeping in assigned area and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies.

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES (INTERMITTENT, ON AN OCCASIONAL BASIS, ETC.)

  1. Assists in other areas of plant as needed. May assist with orienting or training new or less experienced Operators.

  2. Must follow established operational, process control, safety and emergency response procedures. Must adhere to specifications and production schedule.

  3. May recommend or adapt procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet special needs. Is expected to suggest process improvements.

  4. Frequent contact with plant operators and other personnel in order to understand issues.

  5. Frequent contact with less experienced maintenance personnel, training, coaching.

  6. Frequent contact with equipment suppliers to obtain operations and maintenance instructions.

Qualifications

Education / Experience / Background

  • High School education or equivalent with the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions).

  • Michigan Class D Wastewater Certification within 6 months of hire date or as soon as possible.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Must have the ability to perform basic math equations.

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc.)

  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to operate all machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets under general supervision.

  • Must demonstrate ability to efficiently operate all equipment in the facility which may include pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, sludge processing filters, belt presses and measuring/control devices, testing equipment, and material handling equipment.

  • Must have the ability to diagnose process problems regardless of complexity, troubleshoot equipment and take corrective action within policy and procedure limitations.

  • Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control.

  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.

  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Additional Information

About Veolia:

Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is unique and unrivaled.

We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and organizations throughout North America.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



 


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