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Operator in Lima, OH at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Lima, OH
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

The Veolia Water Operator operates and maintains the equipment in a water treatment facility in order to purify water, remove domestic and industrial pollutants and solids from the water, and return clean water, biosolids and air back to the environment.
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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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, gates, mixers, chemical feed, dust collector and odor control systems.
  • Perform grab and go field tests in order to adjust process chemical dosages for systems.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

  • Wear required personal protective equipment including; clothing, gloves, respirators, 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 across pathways with open enclosures at heights of 10 to 25 feet.
  • Work in loud, cold, hot, wet and dry environments; both indoors and outdoors in inclement weather.