Water Operator in Gardner, MA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 8/8/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Gardner, MA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/8/2020

Job Description

Summary: Operates and maintains wastewater treatment, processing, disposal and testing equipment in wastewater treatment facility to meet permit and operational requirements.
  • Tends automatic and semi-automatic machines and related equipment including pumps, engines, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, chemical feed and odor control 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. Performs routine and preventative maintenance and maintenance related items as assigned.
  • 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 lab tests applicable to permit testing and reporting per procedures.
  • Samples wastewater, sludge and gases (odor control, digester, etc.) according to schedule.


Job Requirements

  • High School education or equivalent with the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions). Must have the ability to perform basic math equations. Associate’s degree in a science or technical area strongly preferred.
  • Requires a minimum Grade 2 Massachusetts drinking water operator’s license or ability to obtain a MA 2T license within 6 months
  • Two to five years experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of wastewater treatment.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc.)
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to operate assigned machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets under general supervision.
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to operate assigned machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets under general supervision.
  • 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.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.