Wastewater Operator II- Burlingame, CA in Burlingame, CA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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Job Description

Job Summary:
Provides day-to-day monitoring/operation of equipment, routine lab tests, and minor maintenance
activities and uses experience to optimize plant performance.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Operates equipment manually and through instrument panels, computer terminals, and programmable logic control units in an assigned area.

  • Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units or alter unit processes.

  • Monitors and observes operating conditions, and records observations and data in area shift log; diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action; and communicates status, changes, and abnormalities in operating areas.

  • Follows process control procedures for assigned areas; verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances to supervisor.

  • Prepares chemical solutions, and monitors process chemical supplies and recommends reorder.

  • Samples water, wastewater, sludge, and gases according to schedule; and services automatic samplers.

  • Performs routine lab tests and routine instrument calibration for portable meters.

  • Performs minor maintenance including routine preventive maintenance, lubrication, and minor adjustments; and performs basic troubleshooting of equipment, recommends solutions and, where appropriate, fills out work orders.

  • Operates vehicles for plant operational purposes.

  • Provides on-the-job training for Operator in Training in operational, maintenance, and safety duties as required.

  • Assures work is performed in a safe and professional manner by following established safety, operating, and emergency response procedures.

  • Performs cleanup and housekeeping tasks for work area, tools, equipment, facilities, and grounds.

Job Requirements

Essential Job Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Must have California Grade II Wastewater treatment certificate.

  • Ability to perform tasks standing (25%) and walking (75%) for as many as five miles per shift.

  • Work positions including climbing stairs (60%), squatting, and working with hands extended above head 18 inches (25%) and 30 inches in front of body (10%).

  • Must be able to lift and carry 60 pounds while walking distances of 10 feet.Requires working in outside and inside environments with noise and all temperatures and climatic conditions, and must be able to work under adverse weather conditions for extended periods of time.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record.

  • Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process controls.

  • Requires working knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, as acquired through experience.

  • Requires good reading, math, writing, and verbal communication skills; a scientific and mechanical aptitude; and the ability to read, interpret, and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles, and other equipment.

  • Requires the ability to carry out verbal and written instructions.

  • Must have the ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees.