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About Veolia North America

A subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website

Pay Rate: $87,500, Per Year.


Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.  

Position Purpose: 

In coordination with Plant Manager the incumbent will be responsible for providing the day to day oversight of department staff, shift operations, troubleshoot equipment problems and generate work orders as needed,  as well as providing operational, commercial and personnel leadership to the plant shift operating teams to maintain efficient and cost effective facility operations while maintaining compliance with all Corporate and Regulatory environmental, health and safety rules and requirements.


       Supervises the staff of Plant Operators – trainees, 1A licensed Operators, 2A licensed Operators and 3A licensed Operators and directs their daily duties in accordance with the requirements of the Plant.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

       Work with other plant departments, Engineering, and contractors to coordinate projects.

       Lead and guide shift crews to monitor all facets of plant operations and incoming data.

       Manage, evaluate, schedule, and develop the O&M staff and ensure adequate staffing at all times.

       Provides leadership and directing in response to alarms and abnormal conditions and leads emergency response actions.

       Independently evaluates and/or supervises the evaluation of the operation, maintenance and performance of wastewater treatment facilities, processes, systems, and equipment.

       Reviews and supervises implementation of system improvements including analyzing and optimizing existing system designs and operating parameters, supervising performance testing, and troubleshooting and resolving complex operational, equipment and instrumentation problems.

       Reviews designs and constructed facilities and makes and approves recommendations for operational improvements.

       Participate in the development and compliance of operating policies ensuring compliance to all environmental and safety rules.

       Complete reports which document plant status, equipment, operating data, and operational events.

       Collect data on unplanned outages and make recommendations to minimize the probability of similar events.

       Serves as the real-time shift interface with the Commercial Group with respect to plant operations, outages, fuel, generations schedules.

       Perform Issuer and Verifier functions utilizing the approved Lock Out/Tag Out systems to help ensure that safe systems are in place at all times.

       Manage Department contract deliverables and scheduling.

       Responsible for ordering of materials and supplies.

       Ensures all equipment and processes are well maintained and functioning properly.

       Ensure that workstations and Treatment plant facilities are clean and safe in accordance with all regulatory requirements.

       Maintain proper operational documents and records.

       Assure work is performed in a safe and professional manner by following all corporate and regulatory policies, procedures, and emergency response procedures.

       Operates equipment and processes manually and through instrument control panels.  

       Work weekends, holidays, and be on-call on a rotating basis/schedule as needed.

       Respond to emergencies, work additional hours to complete required tasks as/and when needed.

       Operate company and client owned vehicles.

       Carries out other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

       Work is performed both inside and outside with exposure to all kinds of weather conditions.

       Incumbent may be occasionally exposed to some noise, silica, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, greases, oils, electrical energy, solvents, and vibrations.

       Incumbent may work on slippery/uneven surfaces, around machinery with moving parts, moving objects/vehicles, and ladder/scaffolding, below ground and may be exposed to water and other liquid materials.


       High School diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology/Laboratory or related fields preferred.

       Can be substituted for Trade School/Military Service or Technical School.

       5+ years of experience working in a plant operations position.

       10+ years of experience required working in the Wastewater Treatment or related field is preferred.

       Strong process control knowledge is preferred.

       Experience with maintenance systems, project contract administration in the water/wastewater utilities industry is preferred.


       No physical restrictions that would prevent them from performing physical labor.

       Excellent reading, math, writing, scientific, and verbal communication skills.

       Excellent organizational, scheduling, and prioritizing skills and abilities

       Ability to read and interpret data from maps, engineering drawings, blueprints, gauges and graphs.

       Ability to understand/execute written and oral instructions, read/understand complex technical instructions. Ability to read, interpret, and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, and computer consoles

       Ability to interpret service manuals and drawings and write SOPs.

       Excellent troubleshooting/problem solving skills, provides input for corrective actions and implements corrective actions as needed.

       Proficient in Windows, MS Office Suite, OPS, EAM & CMMS, and other computer based systems.

       Working knowledge of computerized PLC/SCADA systems, DCS control systems, computerized operating data acquisition and historical trending systems.

       Working knowledge and skills of equipment specific to departmental needs and requirements.

       Knowledge of and ability to perform standard laboratory sampling, testing, and documenting and maintaining all related records and reports.

       Knowledge of normal and abnormal processes and equipment conditions and capable of taking appropriate, safe actions.

       Ability to operate complex controls, processes, and equipment.

       Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant equipment and processes.

       Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant regulations, requirements & reporting.

       Knowledge of proper Environmental, Health and Safety policies, procedures, and requirements.

       Must be capable of being assigned in responsible charge of the facility with the ability to react to unplanned events.

       Must have the ability to maintain effective working relations w/management, supervisors, and staff.

       Must have the ability to make decisions with no supervision.

       Proven ability to successfully manage time and prioritize work.

       Must be able to communicate well w/individuals at all skills, knowledge, and experience levels.

       Must be able to lead by example, lead, train, and mentor all staff and team support personnel.

       Must have the ability to lead department/team effectively in all situations under any conditions.

       Must be able to work closely with local contractors and vendors.

       Must be able to work as a team in a teamwork-oriented environment.

       Must be safety conscious and able to work independently with no supervision.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

       Valid NYS Driver’s license and the ability to meet risk management guidelines.

       Possess a valid NY State Grade 3A Wastewater Treatment License, 4A license desired.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job:

       The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

       The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.

       The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

       Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision and distance vision.

Additional information

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.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.


Job ID: 72242462

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