Plant Operator (Water) in Mount Kisco, NY at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/7/2023

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About Veolia North America

A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website

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$25.00 to $25.77


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. 


Responsible for day-to-day operations of water treatment facility ensuring treated water meets regulatory and client standards.


  • Operates plant following specific regulatory and contractual requirements.
  • Operates valve and gates manually through local control centers as directed
  • Starts, stops, and operates pumps, engines, and other equipment including sodium hypochlorite facilities, filters, other chemical treatment facilities, and other process units as directed.
  • Makes routine rounds of assigned process areas and records operating data, performing mathematical calculations.
  • Performs necessary process control adjustments.
  • Regulates rate of water flow within treatment facilities and adjusts filters as needed.
  • Regulates machines, chemical feed pumps, and maintains chemical crocks used for treatment.
  • Reads and changes a variety of charts and meters.
  • Keeps log sheets and prepares operating reports.
  • Maintains proper water pressure and water storage levels as required
  • Participates in preventative maintenance and making minor repairs to mechanical equipment and reports major breakdowns to Assistant Plant Manager.
  • Performs all forms of necessary housekeeping; hosing/cleaning tanks and filters, sweeping floors, shoveling snow and light landscaping duties.
  • Performs sampling, analysis and data gathering to meet process control and compliance requirements.
  • Monitors and assists with calibration and troubleshooting of operational equipment.
  • Changes out and replenishes process chemical supplies as necessary; receives and off-loads chemical deliveries.
  • Performs chemical tests as required
  • Informs management of process problems and mechanical defect.
  • Commitment to health, safety and protection of the environment.
  • Support company’s commitment to safety by complying with the programs regarding health, safety and protection of the environment. Demonstrates safe work practices, takes part in safety meetings, and advises the of any non-conforming conditions.
  • Performs other projects / tasks/ duties as assigned.


Education / Experience / Background

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • 1-2 years’ experience in water treatment preferred.
  • Valid NYS driver’s license and the ability to meet risk management guidelines.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Must have the ability to respond to emergency calls as needed and work extended hours to address emergency situations, including coverage for other plant operators.
  • Must have the ability to work an assigned shift, overnights and weekends.
  • Must have the ability to become proficient in the following areas:
    • Ability to maintain, repair and adjust water pumps, chemical feed machines and other water plant equipment.
    • Ability to check the operation of equipment and to detect defects in operation.
    • Ability to take accurate readings.
    • Ability to keep records and to make mathematical computations.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Possession of a Grade IIA Water System Operator Certification preferred or the ability to obtain licenses within 18 months.

Additional Information

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.