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Class I Operator

Company: Veolia
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

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" training program;
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 solids balancing;
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 required;
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 quality instructions).
Associate's degree in a science or technical area strongly preferred;
Over five years experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of water/wastewater treatment.
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, etc.)
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 process control
Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily
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

About Veolia

Additional Information

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 status.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

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.

Keywords: Veolia, Houston , Class I Operator, Other , Houston, Texas

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