About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 6,700 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; and rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers. The company is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
POSITION SUMMARY: Performs and/or supervises performance of chemical, bacteriological and physical analyses prescribed by the City, State, or Federal Authorities for the proper running of the Water Treatment Plant; assists the Project Manager in plant operations including supervision of operation, maintenance and water quality programs; reports directly to the Area Manager in the temporary absence of his superior on all technical works, operational work, policy matters and administrative work including but not limited to labor problems.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Proficiency and familiarity with the operation of water treatment plant laboratory and water treatment plant laboratory
Relate reliable, accurate and correct information to the Public
Analyses normally performed by the chemist/bacteriologist include all routine biological examinations of raw water and finished water required under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act and regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Rhode Island State Department of Health
Supervise the collection of samples, preparing standard solutions, testing, interpreting test findings and recommending operational changes based on these findings, and conducting studies from collected data to determine the most efficient and economical treatment methods.
Performs tests for distilled water qua1ity control
Analyses of filter backwashes in accordance with the provisions of the United States of Environmental Protection Agency "National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System" (NPDES) permit.
Quality control testing of incoming chemical shipments for conformance with contract specifications.
Prepare microbiological media, reagents and buffers
Clean, maintain and calibrate laboratory instruments and equipment
Disinfection certification for new water main construction, water main repairs and water main cleaning and lining projects.
Maintain comprehensive system of records for all-laboratory procedures and analyses including quality assurance and quality control plans.
Report all results to superiors in accordance with established standards and procedures.
Respond to customer complaints regarding water quality.
Assist in training water treatment plant operators and laboratory technician in laboratory procedures.
Perform other related duties as directed and/or required.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental (Sanitary) Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related science from an accredited University or College
Valid drivers license required.
Must possess or be able to obtain a State of Rhode Island Treatment Plant Operator Class 4 License within one year.
Knowledge of water treatment processes and quality control, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and principles of water system operations along with considerable responsible professional laboratory experience.
Good knowledge of principles of Environmental Engineering, Chemistry and Bacteriology gained through academic and practical experience as related to water treatment; ability to program and direct accurate chemical, physical, and bacteriological analyses and correctly interpret the results; ability to train new employees in new methods and techniques; ability to analyze operational data and adjust operations methods for best treatment efficiency and optimum economic operating results, initiative, resourcefulness, thoroughness, and good judgment; good physical condition; ability to communicate with subordinates and superiors; ability to discuss and implement policies set forth by superiors; and good report preparation capabilities.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.