Wastewater Lab Technician - Operations in Midway, TN at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/25/2023

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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 www.veolianorthamerica.com.

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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: 

Under the authority of the project manager, the laboratory technician analyzes used water samples, routine for the control of operations and clean water to ensure quality. The Lab Technician performs a variety of chemical, biological, and physical tests required for research, development or quality control. This position compiles data for
reports and assists in special studies in the laboratory and in the field. In addition, the role will operate and maintain sludge, dewatering treatment, processing, disposal and testing equipment in an conventional wastewater treatment facility to purify water to meet customer specifications within the NPDES permit limits. 

Primary Duties/responsibilities:

1. Prepare samples for analysis;
2. Adequately complete laboratory documentation;
3. Perform equipment maintenance according to established procedures;
4. Monitor non-standard results with the coordinator;
5. Perform various maintenance tasks in the laboratory (eg work areas);
6. Perform any other tasks deemed compatible with its function, when required by the department head.

In addition:

Must demonstrate ability to learn and independently operate equipment such as pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, sludge processing filters, belt presses and measuring/control devices, testing equipment and material handling equipment.



  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Some experience in a related position and environment preferred.
  • Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control.
  • Some experience in a related position and environment preferred.


  • 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 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.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test and a criminal background check.

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.