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Water Treatment Plant Operator in Port Arthur, TX at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

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Job Description

In addition to our competitive compensation, benefits and 401(k) match, we also invest in your career. Our tuition reimbursement program has helped hundreds of employees achieve advanced degrees and continue their education. Our various talent development programs help build your skills, and give you the opportunity to network with leadership and your peers across North America.
As a global organization, we can offer you the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading environmental experts and the chance to work internationally. Join our team to start your rewarding career today. We have a need in our Gulf region for a:

Water Treatment Plant Operator
Job Summary:
Responsible for all surface water, waste water and boiler utility systems, potable water, lift stations, and Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination systems (TPDES) events, including the servicing of equipment, extraction and process control analysis of water samples, replenishing water treatment chemicals, and preparation of requisite operating logs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Extracts daily representative samples from the Water Treatment Plant, Waste Water Treatment Plant, Cooling Tower, and Incinerator Boilers.   Labels jars, transports to laboratory      for analysis, and attaches identification number for oil and grease and TOC samples.  Metals, phenols and COD samples go to EAS Lab (off site lab)
  • Performs numerous process control analyses including pH, temperature, turbidity, hardness, conductivity, chlorine, molybdate, phosphate, sulfite, and alkalinity.  Completes and maintains numerous operating logs, records, and reports.
  • Completes inspection of all process equipment on a 4-hour basis.  Replenishes water treatment chemical tanks, monitors equipment performance, adjusts operating parameters (level, blowdown, flowrates, metering pumps, etc.), and services equipment (clears lines, minor repairs, preventative maintenance).
  • Completes Daily Checklist on Water Treatment Plant Samples, Waste Water Treatment Plant samples, TPDES samples, and totalizes water readings on TPDES system and water meters.
  • Coordinates all TPDES events including starting stationary and portable discharge pumps,and obtaining water samples.          
  • Observes, instructs, and leads truck drivers and outside contractors to insure compliance with plant health, safety, and security rules.
  • Maintains inventory of critical spare parts, chemicals, and laboratory supplies; initiates requisition for replacements.
  • Participates in training programs.  Assists in training other employees and in writing and updating SDPs and safety review procedures.  Attends schools as necessary to maintain current required license.
  • Provides analytical and specialized administrative support, troubleshooting, and coordination activities of a non-routine nature.  Investigates and analyzes problems for expedient resolution.
  • Performs daily calibration of equipment.
  • Maintains reservoir levels and operates associated equipment.
  • Inputs process information in computer daily and participates in compilation of information necessary to complete monthly reports.
  • Maintains housekeeping standards and personal protective equipment in work areas.
  • Assists in performing plant maintenance, cleanup, and repairs during downtime.
  • Performs other tasks requested by supervisor.


Job Requirements

•         High School diploma and / or GED equivalent
•         Minimum two years Water Treatment Plant experience
“C-Surface Water License” and “D-Waste Water License” required.

Veolia is an equal opportunity employer.

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