Utilities Operator/Technician in Solon, OH at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/17/2023

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Job Description

Company Description

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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 www.veolianorthamerica.com

Job Description

BENEFITS

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.  

POSITION PURPOSE

Operates and maintains multiple unit processes in an Industrial facility to achieve and satisfy the necessary operational requirements.

PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Tends to automatic and semi-automatic machines and related equipment including pumps, engines, compressors, chemical feed, and blowers.
  • Monitors control panels and performs adjustments as necessary.
  • Monitors flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures and related controls through instrument panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units in assigned areas.
  •  Monitors and records operating conditions observations and data in area shift logs.
  • Ensures conformance to process specifications. Diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action per procedure. Verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances to supervisor and takes corrective actions.
  • Performs routine and preventative maintenance and maintenance related items as assigned.
  • Performs manual labor including filling and emptying of necessary equipment.
  • Performs minor maintenance including, but not limited to, routine preventive maintenance, lubrication and minor adjustments.
  • Practices good housekeeping in assigned areas and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies.
  • Performs field tests (chemical and physical) in order to pace chemical dosages.
  • Sample collection according to required schedule.
  • Prepares chemical solutions.
  • Monitors process chemical supplies and recommends reorder.
  • Performs routine lab tests.
  • Assists in other areas as needed.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Spends 75% in an operations environment and 25% in office setting

Qualifications

Education / Experience / Background

  • High School diploma or GED

Knowledge / Skill / Abilities

  • 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.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Must demonstrate ability to learn and independently operate equipment such as pumps, engines, valves, mixers, blowers, chemical feed, measuring/control devices, testing equipment and material handling equipment.
  • Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control.
  • 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 and a safe driving record.
  • All training and the associated costs are provided
  • Must be able to pass a drug test and a criminal background check.

Physical Requirements

  • May be exposed to possible operations hazards including fumes, toxic and caustic chemicals, heavy machinery, high pressure, hot or cold work environment temperatures, slippery surfaces, water hazards and electrical equipment.
  • Amount of time spent – Standing 50%, Walking 50% . While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. Will be required to use ladders or stairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Requires close visual observation to detect process non-conformance and machine malfunction.

Additional Information

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.

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.