Lead Waste Water Operator

Veolia Watertown , SD 57201

Posted 2 months ago

Veolia Water Technologies Dayton is currently seeking a Lead Wastewater Operator to work in the Brookings South Dakota area.

Veolia Water Technologies Dayton is a full-service industrial water management company with a focus on a cost effective blend of service, chemistry and equipment technologies. With our balanced process management approach to water-related issues, we are able to create and implement innovative, sustainable, custom water solutions that reduce the overall cost of operation and compliance. Veolia Water Technologies, an industry leader in providing water and wastewater solutions to industrial and municipal customers. Veolia Water Technologies is a Veolia company. Veolia provides water services through public-private partnerships and industrial outsourcing agreements and is comprised of the top water professionals in every corner of the globe. Our parent company, Veolia Environnement (VE), is a world leader in environmental services. VE is based in France and is comprised of four business segments that serve the environmental needs of customers globally: Veolia Water, Veolia Environmental Services, and Veolia Energy.

The Lead Wastewater Operator (LWO) will operate and maintain the wastewater plant during first shift. In addition, the LWO will provide leadership and direction to the operators on the other shifts regarding the overall operation and maintenance of the wastewater plant, including process changes to meet compliance, troubleshooting equipment and operational issues, maintenance, and sampling. The LWO will communicate with the client and with the Veolia Account Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain the wastewater plant to comply with the requirements of the indirect discharge permit.

  • Provide supervision, leadership, direction, and support to the operators on the other shifts, including the delegation of tasks based on the skills and abilities of the other operators.

  • Conduct lab analysis of the waste streams at various points in the process to verify treatment and to make process changes.

  • Communicate frequently with the Account Manager regarding the operation of the WWTF and request assistance as needed for the site

  • Assist Account Manager with screening and hiring of operators as needed

  • Write or revise Standard Operating Procedures, as necessary.

  • Analyze lab data to uncover potential treatment issues and then implement process changes to prevent non-compliance.

  • Submit daily and/or weekly reports to client and Veolia management regarding the current status of the wastewater plant operations.

  • Manage the operator schedule, including coverage for vacations and sick time.

  • Manage the chemical inventories, spare parts inventory, and waste disposal activities.

  • Provide training and/or facilitate training of operators for all facets of the operation / management of the WWTF

  • Communicate with Account Manager on and complete Operator Performance Evaluations

  • Manage and enforce the site safety plan to ensure operators are performing tasks safely.

  • Coordinate maintenance and preventive maintenance activities.

  • Optimize the operation of the wastewater treatment plant

Education and Experience

Requirements:
  • SD DENR Class 3 License required

  • 10 years experience in wastewater treatment with knowledge of biological treatment systems.

  • Operational experience of a DAF is preferred

  • 2 years in a Lead/Supervisory role

  • Strong mechanical ability and aptitude

  • Good communication skills, both verbally and in written form

  • Ability and desire to build a "team mentality"

  • Effective report writing skills, including narrative and data presentation through spreadsheets and graphs

  • Good Excel and Google Sheets knowledge

VWS offers you a competitive compensation and benefits package, along with a dynamic work environment. We offer challenging projects and training to ensure you success.

EOE/AA-M/F/Disability/Veteran


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