Operator I- Freeport, TX in Freeport, TX at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 7/22/2020

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  • Location:
    Freeport, TX
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

The Veolia Water Operator operates and maintains equipment in a refinery/industrial facility to produce deionized and cooling tower water, in accordance with customer specifications. The equipment operated in the facility are filtration, ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis, degasification and ion exchange treatment.
Primary Responsibilities:
•       Perform job duties in a safe manner compliant with policies, procedures and practices.
•       Work flexible schedule that may include days, nights, weekends, holidays and 12 hour shifts, serve rotational 24 hour emergency on call if required by site.
•       Model professional behavior; report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to work.
•       Conduct laboratory analytical testing for product quality assurance/ control; and routine tests.
•       Monitor flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures, pH, ORP, Conductivity, DO sensor and related controls through instrument panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units.
•       Make appropriate adjustments to systems based on analytical results through computer systems, and manual operation of valves/pumps.
•       Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently operate assigned machine and equipment meeting or exceeding process and quality targets.
•       Ensure work practices, processes and systems are in compliance.
•       Operate, inspect, maintain, perform preventative maintenance, install and repair (automatic and semi-automatic machines) equipment including pumps, valves, mixers, chemical feed and small bore pipe.
•       Must obtain forktruck/aerial lift certification and demonstrate proficiency. 
•       Perform grab and go field tests in order to adjust process chemical dosages for systems.
•       Must demonstrate ability to transfer chemicals from totes/tanks to process equipment.
•       Diagnose basic operational problems and take corrective action per procedures.
•       Verify and report suspected malfunctions, incidents and variances to supervisor or designee in timely manner as directed, and take corrective actions.  
•       Monitor and record operating conditions observations and data in respective shift/area logs.
•       Complete and submit paper work/ reports (manually and electronically) accurately and timely.
•       Ability to work independently with general supervision and direction, in team environment.
•       Comply with appearance and dress policies to ensure a safe and professional work environment.
•       Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as defined by policy, regulations, work practices and customer.
•       Maintain a safe, neat and clean work environment this includes: work area and equipment.
•       Work effectively in team environment and provide support and assistance to others.
•       Commitment to promoting and creating a safety culture and positive work environment.
•       Perform other job duties as requested to support the business operations.

Job Requirements

•       High School diploma or GED.
•       Valid Driver’s License and maintain throughout employment.
•       Effective communication skills, both written and verbal in English.
•       Read and understand instructions/signs/directions in English.
•       Proficient mathematical skills; attention to detail and follow up.
•       Able to focus and observed instrument screens for periods of time.
•       Proficient using PC, word processing and email software.
•       Pass drug screens, physical and safety sensitive background check.
•       Work effectively in diverse team environments that are dynamic.
•       Forktruck and aerial certification (obtained during employment)
•       HAZWOPER certification (obtained during employment)
Physical Requirements:
•       Wear required personal protective equipment including; clothing, gloves, safety glasses, foot protection and hard hat.
•       Enter and exit company vehicles without assistance.
•       Lift, push, pull or carry up to 50 lbs; and up to 100 lbs. with assistance.
•       Sit or stand periodically and for extended periods of time; climb ladders and stairs, reach below knees and above shoulders; kneel and crawl to access work areas.
•       Able to observe information on monitors, computer screens and gauges for periods of time.
•       Stand, walk, bend, stoop; reach forward and grasp.
•       Balance while walking on wet and slick surfaces, metal grates, narrow platforms/pathways, gravel and uneven surfaces. 
•       Able to walk and work at an elevated surface with appropriate PPE.
•       Work in loud, cold, hot, wet and dry environments; both indoors and outdoors in inclement weather
•       Work rotating shift if required by the site, and on-call.