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Operator/Mechanic- Richmond, VA in Richmond, VA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 4/26/2018

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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Operator/Mechanic
Veolia is a global company, operating in countries around the world. We are looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life.
Veolia is seeking an Operator/Mechanic for its James River facility located in Richmond, VA.
The Operator/Mechanic is required to work a 12 hour rotating shift (including days, nights, weekends, and holidays). 
This position involves being multi-skilled to handle a variety of tasks without direct supervision.  It is a high performance work environment.  Employees are expected to perform additional duties aimed at site safety, continuous improvement, or fundamental site maintenance.   Selection will be based on qualifications and desire to expand personal knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
  • Start up and shut down (normal and emergency) plant systems and components
  • Operate, monitor and control plant systems; visually inspect, monitor equipment and process conditions
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance work
  • Review, follow and, if qualified, revise detailed process operating procedures, maintenance procedures and safety procedures
  • Troubleshoot equipment to restore to operation
  • Analyze charts and logs to identify potential or actual problems
  • Identify system problems to stabilize plant to normal conditions
  • Train new operators in the area, reinforcing safety and environmental principles
  • Loading and unloading of railcars and tank trucks
  • Perform laboratory analysis of products
  • Perform minor mechanical repairs and/or preventative maintenance tasks
  • Clerical duties as required
  • Operate mobile equipment
  • Participate/Lead various site teams

All applicants must successfully complete onsite assessments to be considered for this role. Job relocation and/or travel assistance for assessments will not be offered.
The James River site has been in operation since 1947 and burns sulfur to manufacture fresh sulfuric acid. The fresh sulfuric acid is shipped to customers via pipeline, tank truck and railcar. 
Successful candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
At Veolia, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future.
Veolia is an equal opportunity employer. 
Veolia is an E-Verify employer.

Job Requirements

The following skill sets are required by the site:
  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent
  • One of the following:
    • College degree (Associate’s or higher)
    • 5 years of industrial or manufacturing experience
    • 2+ years of military experience

  • Strong computer skills; ability to navigate the tools of Microsoft Office and learn new computer systems and software applications
  • Willing and able to work 12-hour rotating shifts, including overtime, nights, weekends, holidays and short notice call-in if required
  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Willing and able to work in a High Hazard environment; outdoors, indoors, elevated heights and confined spaces
  • Willing and able to wear required PPE (personal protective equipment) such as steel toes, hardhat, protective eyewear, face shields, respirator, chemical acid suit, etc.
  • Willing and able to climb stairs, ladders; stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl; visual acuity for close work; able to reach overhead; able to hear and respond to alarms
  • Current and valid driver’s license – willing and able to obtain powered industrial truck certification
  • Experience maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting industrial equipment/machinery

The following skill sets are preferred by the site:
  • High Hazard/Chemical operations experience
  • DCS experience
  • Experience reading and interpreting Schematics, Pipe & Instrumentation Diagrams, Procedures, Manufactures’ Literature, Safety Requirements, General Instructions; ability to learn and detect process deviations
  • Experience with SAP or equivalent Manufacturing Operations software
  • Experience operating fork trucks and/or track mobiles


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