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.
Under the general direction of the Chief Plant Operator, responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and repair of the wastewater/water treatment plant equipment, pump stations and performs related work as required.
No supervisory responsibilities assigned.
May train and/or assist in the training of OIT's and assigned helpers.
Observes all on-the-job safety regulations.
Operates valves, pumps, and gates manually through local control center.
Maintains facilities, office building, vehicles, equipment and pump stations for the wastewater operation.
Observes variations in operating conditions, records meter, sensor and gauge readings.
Performs routine in-plant lab sampling and analysis; conducts inspections and collects samples for system operations.
Makes routine rounds of assigned process areas and records operating data such as run times, chemical usage, flows and other process information.
Records operating data in shift logs and perform mathematical calculations.
Performs maintenance, and repair work as necessary.
Responds to wastewater/water collection system emergencies.
Prepares technical and administrative reports as requested.
Maintains logs and prepares other required reports as needed.
Performs necessary process control adjustments.
Responsible for general housekeeping of job sites, work areas and other areas as assigned including heavy labor as needed.
Special Skills/Abilities Needed:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater treatment plant operations.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of collection system operations and maintenance.
Knowledge of and ability to utilize the materials, methods, tools and equipment used in the construction, maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment systems.
Knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to wastewater system operations.
Knowledge and ability to analyze data and maintain computer records.
Knowledge of and ability to perform standard laboratory sampling and testing.
Available for stand-by duty and emergencies as needed.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals and/or SOPs.
Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as chemical dosing, flow calculations, pipe or tank capacity.
Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and factual variables.
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 use hands, fingers, and handle, or feel. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear in ambient noise typical of a construction project. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
Twist, turn knobs, keyboarding, use of mouse, handwriting.
Able to comply with respiratory program.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, unpleasant odors, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Work Experience Needed:
One (1) to Four (4) years experience in wastewater/water treatment operations.
Preferred SWRCB Grade II or higher Wastewater/Water Treatment Certification as required by facility being operated.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Associates degree in related field is preferred.
Must have and maintain a valid CA Driver's License
Ability to meet risk management guidelines is required.
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.