Wastewater Operator in North Haven, CT at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

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Job Description

Veolia is the largest sustainable environmental solutions organization globally. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, we specialize in water, waste and energy management. 

Summary of main job duties: 
  • Tends automatic and semi-automatic machines and related equipment including pumps, engines, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, chemical feed and odor control and vacuum filters used to decontaminate waste water by settling, aeration and sludge digestion. 
  • Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow. Monitors flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures and related controls through instrument panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units in assigned area. Monitors and records operating conditions observations and data in area shift log. 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 machine bins and cleaning equipment, facilities and grounds as required. 
  • Performs minor maintenance including, but not limited to, routine preventive maintenance, lubrication and minor adjustments. 
  • Operates vehicles for plant operational purposes.
  • Practices good housekeeping in assigned area and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies. 
  • Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units or alter unit processes. Samples wastewater, sludge and gases (odor control, digester, etc.) according to schedule. Performs routine lab tests. Performs routine instrument calibration for portable meters including, but not limited to, dissolved oxygen, pH, H2S, percent oxygen, lower explosive limit. 
  • Assists in other areas of plant as needed.

Job Requirements

  • High school or GED with the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions) and the ability to interpret and record data. 
  • Must be able to carry out verbal and written instructions with the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Some vocational training and mechanical aptitude preferred, with the ability to read, interpret and record data from meters, gauges, computers and other equipment but would be willing to train. 
  • Experience in a related position with experience, in a similar environment preferred, with working knowledge of the standard practices, common tools, materials, and occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade but would be willing to train.
  • Should have the ability to diagnose basic and routine process and mechanical problems and take remedial corrective action. Basic computer skills and the ability to learn computer programs for collection system operation.
  •  Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently perform assigned duties and meet or exceed production and quality goals. 
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily. 
  • Typically holds or is working toward a first level treatment certificate. (Requires minimum wastewater license as required by regulatory agencies at site).
  •  Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on call. 
  • CDL is desirable but not required.