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Veolia North America Agawam, MA (Onsite) Full-Time
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Company Description

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 


Job Description


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 general direction of Plant Manager, responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and repair of the wastewater treatment plant equipment, pump stations, lift stations and performs related work as required.

Responsible for operating water and wastewater treatment plant equipment on a shift basis.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Operating, on a permanent or rotating basis, assigned treatment plant equipment.
  • Obtaining and recording, either in writing or by data entry, the readings of meters and gauges.
  • Daily inspections and maintenance of assigned equipment.
  • Cleans console, removes debris from equipment and samples liquid streams.
  • Prepares reports and records pertaining to equipment operation and related matters.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, unpleasant odors, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions and vibrations.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Associates degree in related field is preferred. Experience may be substituted for formal education.
  • Two (2) to Five (5) years experience in wastewater treatment operations.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater treatment plant operations.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of collection system operations and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize the materials, methods, tools and equipment used in the construction, maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment systems.
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to wastewater system operations.
  • Knowledge and ability to analyze data and maintain computer records.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform standard laboratory sampling and testing.
  • Available for stand-by duty and emergencies as needed.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals and/or SOPs.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as chemical dosing, flow calculations, pipe or tank capacity.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and factual variables.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

  • Valid Driver’s License and the ability to meet risk management guidelines is required.
  • Massachusetts Grade IV or higher Wastewater/Water Treatment Certification as required by facility being operated.
  • Massachusetts Collection System Grade I desirable.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, fingers, and handle, or feel.
  • The employee is regularly required to talk and hear in ambient noise typical of a construction project.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

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.

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Agawam, MA (Onsite)

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