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Wastewater Operator- Winder, GA in Lawrenceville, GA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Operates and maintains wastewater treatment, processing, disposal and testing equipment in wastewater treatment facility to meet permit and operational requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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, and computer terminals.
  • 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 and takes corrective actions.
  • Performs routine and preventative maintenance and maintenance related items as assigned.
  • Performs manual labor including filling and emptying of machine bins and cleaning equipment, facilities and grounds as required. 
  • Performs minor maintenance including, but not limited to, routine preventive maintenance, lubrication and minor adjustments.
  • Operates vehicles for plant operational purposes.
  • Practices good housekeeping in assigned area and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies.
  • Samples effluent, wastewater, sludge and gases (odor control, bioreactor, etc.) according to schedule.
  • Prepares chemical solutions and services automatic samplers.
  • Monitors process chemical supplies and recommends reorder. 
  • Performs routine lab tests (TSS, pH, NH3, PO4, COD, DO).

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Must have a current Class 3 Georgia Wastewater Operator Certification.
  • 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.
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of water/wastewater treatment.
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently operate assigned machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets.
  • Must demonstrate ability to learn and independently operate equipment such as pumps, valves, gates, mixers, blowers, chemical feed, odor control, sludge processing filters, and measuring/control devices, testing equipment and material handling equipment.
  • Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.