Operator III in Phoenix, AZ at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/28/2023

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Job Description

Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 230,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.  www.veolia.com 

Job Description


The fundamental reason this classification exists is to operate and maintain pumps and mechanical equipment at Lake Pleasant Water Treatment plant, pumping stations or booster stations. Incumbents operate and maintain water treatment processes and equipment to control flow, process water and maintain effluent quality.

Employees within this class perform a full range of duties as assigned including the performance of routine operation and maintenance duties of a water treatment plant, facility, or system, operating the full range of equipment and provide training to less experienced Operators.

Work is performed under the general supervision of an Operations & Maintenance Supervisor, and the general direction of the Chief Operator and Maintenance Supervisor, who reviews work while in progress and upon completion. Some positions will require shift, weekend, standby and holiday work hours.


  • Operates various types of equipment such as pumps, gates, valves, analyzers, centrifuges, and blowers used in water treatment facilities and systems in accordance with established procedures.
  • Observes and monitors data, machinery, and equipment to determine compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards. 
  • Compiles data for daily operational reports, inventory control, and other day-today reporting activities.
  • Computes chemical dosages and adjusts chemical feed equipment for proper operation and application.
  • Performs diagnostic evaluation of equipment and recommends corrective action for operational problems.
  • Responds to emergency call-outs, troubleshoots problems and takes actions to ensure plant / system integrity.
  • Repairs mechanical equipment such as pumps, valves, motors, sludge removal machines, centrifuges, chemical feeders, blowers, coolers, air compressors, and heating equipment in a water or wastewater treatment plant; reclamation plants, groundwater wells, pumping stations, lift stations and reservoirs.
  • Performs primary maintenance tasks at remote facilities associated with booster stations pressure reducing valves, metering stations, tank sites.
  • Assists in unloading, transferring, storing, and using various hazardous chemicals. 
  • Takes process equipment/trains in and out of service; Assists in monitoring, inspecting and documenting processes and system performance; Ensures operations are conducted to comply with all environmental, health and safety, standards established by federal, state, county, and city laws, ordinances and regulations, and Department and divisional policies.
  • Obtains samples and performs routine laboratory analyses to determine chemical feed and facility performance.
  • Operates computer based programs such as computerized maintenance management and facility distributed control system.
  • Maintains legible, accurate records of shift operations Operates power driven machinery such as fork lifts.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance;
  • Knowledge of Elementary principles of chemistry, biology, general science, and mathematics, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and basic algebra. Basic mechanical, hydraulic and laboratory principles. Modern water treatment methods, theories and practices. Standard process control and operation practices associated with water and wastewater plants, water distribution and wastewater collection facilities. Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to mechanical maintenance and repair work, including lockout procedures and confined space entry procedures. Methods, practices, tools, and materials used in maintaining, repairing or constructing water treatment plant and booster/lift station equipment. Computerized maintenance management systems and distributed control systems. Email, spreadsheet, and word processing software. 


Education / Experience / Background

  • One year experience of operations and maintenance of the water treatment plant, facility, or system including the repair of pumps, valves, and motors in a municipal or industrial setting. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Physical Requirements

  • Use a computer to input and retrieve information.
  • Read and interpret gauges, meters, and other recording devices to analyze data and initiate process changes.
  • Adjust, align and lubricate equipment in compliance with preventative maintenance programs.
  • Clean equipment and facilities using various tools including hoses and power washing equipment. Monitor, troubleshoot, and repair equipment for proper operation.
  • Work cooperatively with other employees to foster teamwork.
  • Communicate with co-workers verbally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions in the English language.
  • Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.
  • Travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces to access equipment that requires repair.
  • Work with and around chemicals, effluent or similar solutions using approved personal protective equipment.
  • Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) long distances (20 feet or more).
  • Climb ladders or steps to monitor machinery and equipment.
  • Work in small, cramped areas to repair equipment. Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
  • Measure distance using a tape measure or calibrated instruments.
  • Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually over time to repair equipment.
  • Lift arms above shoulder level to work on equipment.
  • Learn job-related material through oral instruction and observation or through structured lecture and reading. This learning takes place in both on-the-job training settings and in classroom settings.

Additional Requirements: Position requires an Arizona Driver’s License and possession or ability to obtain a Grade 3 or 4 Water Treatment license.

Additional Information

  • Hourly pay minimum $28.00 to maximum $30.00
  • Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance.   In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.

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.


Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.