Wastewater Field Maintenance Supervisor in Richmond, CA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/13/2023

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Job Description

Company Description

Veolia is the world's leading environmental services company with ~179,000 employees globally and a 160-year history. 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 cities, governments, campuses, businesses, and industries.

Job Description

  • Supervises two or more full-time employees in an assigned plant or department.
  • Plans and coordinates activities of workers to perform maintenance services, installation, or repairs in one or more skills areas such as plumbing, mechanical, electrical repairs, pneumatic, hydraulic, installation, carpentry, painting, or vehicle servicing.
  • Ensure the Veolia Safety Program is effective Select, supervise and train staff to ensure implementation of management directives and the ongoing availability of qualified staff.
  • Develop, Administer and Manage departmental budget. Interacts with other front line supervisors, managers, operators and shift supervisors to guarantee the efficient, safe and permit compliant operation of the system. Interacts with client as necessary for reporting on, maintaining or operating the system in an efficient, safe and permit compliant manor
  • Fill in for absent supervisors as directed Support client capital projects Required to be administratively proficient and detailed oriented to manage key performance indicators along with project management.
  • Participates in the development of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual work schedule.
  • Maintain effectiveness in a changing environment, able to explain changes at the company to others creating support and buy in for change Is comfortable dealing with the competing priorities and missions within the company Front Line Supervisor of Collective Bargaining Unit personal in multiple trades and Units Directs assigned staff in the performance of approved maintenance activities. This includes pre-planned and unplanned work on a daily basis.
  • Ensures that good housekeeping practices are followed. Instructs staff in the best methods, materials, tools, and equipment required.
  • Provides feedback, coaching, opportunity, and decision-making authority to employees to keep them actively engaged and able to improve their work situation and company processes.
  • Is fair and deals objectively with workplace situations.
  • Effectively disciplines employees as needed.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


  • Degree in a related field or equivalent related experience.
  • Must hold or be working toward the highest level of Water / Wastewater Certification and highest level of Water Treatment Certification as required by site.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of current and pending water treatment standards, regulations and federal, state and local laws and codes.
  • Five to seven years in various positions within a water / wastewater treatment environment with knowledge of methods, principles and practices of operating, maintaining and repairing water treatment plant equipment, instrumentation and associated systems.
  • Lead experience or supervisory training required with understanding of human relations, training, performance evaluation and health and safety.
  • Must have an understanding of water /wastewater treatment process engineering, water quality assurance, maintenance strategy and laboratory procedures.
  • Must demonstrate effective skills in troubleshooting, problem solving and team building. Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution and to execute the schedule requirements within a team environment.
  • Must have a general knowledge of budget preparation and understanding of cost control.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, timely, effective, complete and easily understood written communications and reports.
  • Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). PC skills and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software for preparing work related reports, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements.
  • Ability to use computer systems for preparing work orders and purchase requisitions.
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.
  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.

Additional Information

  • Salary minimum $105,000 to maximum $110,000

  • 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.

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.

s an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination. 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. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 

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.