Class I Operator
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The Operator III/Lead maintains water/wastewater treatment,
processing, disposal and testing equipment in water/wastewater
treatment facility to purify water to meet permit and operational
requirements. Is fully qualified to perform the most complex
functions and may lead the work of others.
Leads shift activities in the operation of automatic and
semi-automatic machines and related equipment including pumps,
engines, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers,
chemical feed equipment, sludge processing equipment used to treat
water to drinking water standards. Makes independent decisions
concerning process control changes. Directs the activities of other
operators assigned to the shift. Trains operators in plant
procedures and practices through the use of the "On The Job"
Monitors flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures and related
controls through instrument panels, computer terminals and
programmable logic control units in assigned area;
Monitors and records operating conditions observations and data in
a 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 field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order
to pace chemical dosages for process control units or alter unit
processes. Samples sludge and solid streams for determination of
Monitors process chemical supplies daily and places or adjusts
chemical orders to insure continued plant operations;
Performs manual labor including emptying of lime grit hoppers
cleaning lime slakers, cleaning Actiflo lamella tubes and cleaning
process equipment, facilities and grounds as required;
Performs minor maintenance including, but not limited to, routine
preventive maintenance, lubrication and minor adjustments as
Operates vehicles for plant operational purposes;
Practices good housekeeping in assigned area and properly disposes
of waste according to safety and environmental policies.
Other duties as assigned.
High School education or equivalent with the ability to communicate
effectively in writing and orally (operational, process, safety and
Associate's degree in a science or technical area strongly
Over five years experience in a related position and environment
with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of
Must have the ability to perform basic math equations.
Must demonstrate proficiency in the care and use of all site
specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment),
including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment,
Must consistently demonstrate the ability to operate all machines
and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets
under general supervision;
Must demonstrate ability to efficiently operate all equipment in
the facility which may include pumps, engines, centrifuge,
generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers,
chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, sludge
processing filters, belt presses and measuring/control devices,
testing equipment, and material handling equipment
Must have the ability to diagnose process problems regardless of
complexity, troubleshoot equipment and take corrective action
within policy and procedure limitations
Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for
Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and
willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities
Typically holds a high level water /wastewater treatment
certificate. (Requires minimum water/wastewater license as required
by regulatory agencies at site).
Must possess a valid driver's license and a safe driving record
Must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.
Must be able to respond to emergency calls as needed and work
extended hours to accommodate site needs
Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to
meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses
and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is
unique and unrivaled.
We help our customers address their environmental and
sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means
improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their
water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes.
We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more
than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and
organizations throughout North America.
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
As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives
equal consideration to all applications, without
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.
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