Water Operator (with License) in Woonsocket, RI at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/17/2023

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Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021. www.veolia.com

Job Description


This position will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and repair of pumps, motors, treatment equipment, controls, and SCADA equipment. Maintain water production and quality for public consumption. Regulates system pressure, monitors booster stations and storage facilities, and observes treatment conditions. 


  • Check treatment plant operation at frequent intervals to determine that all equipment is operating properly.
  • Make operational corrections.
  • Maintain a supply of chemicals in the chemical day tanks and checks on proper feeding.
  • Read meters, and maintain records on pumping, chemicals used, tank levels.
  • Perform chemical tests at specified intervals and records results.
  • Oversee chemical deliveries.
  • Clean, adjust and maintains treatment plant equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Backwash filters and adjusts flow rates when necessary.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.


Education / Experience / Background

  • High school Diploma or equivalent, College degree preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of pumps, motors, hydraulic systems, and other pumping equipment and skill in their operation.
  • Experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Mechanical ability, accuracy, thoroughness, carefulness and good judgment, and ability to work well: alone or with others.

Knowledge / Skills / 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.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • A Valid drivers license
  • A Current Rhode Island Treatment Operator 2 or 3 Water Certificate, or a comparable license that can be reciprocated. Other state certifications acceptable as well

Additional Information

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. 

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. www.veolianorthamerica.com As 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.

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.