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Water Plant Operator Trainee

  • Iowa City, USA
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description

ENGIE has an immediate opening for a water treatment plant operator trainee. Responsible for the operation of a Grade IV State of Iowa surface water treatment plant at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Current certification is not required, but level II certification must be worked toward and attained when the requisite amount of experience has been met (approximately 2 years).


ENGIE at the University of Iowa employs over 100 energy professionals in the trades, technical specialties, engineering, management, and support to operate the utility production and distribution systems, driving toward greater use of renewable and sustainable fuels.

What you’ll do:

·  Under direct supervision, assists the water treatment plant operations staff in performing a variety of duties to provide for the proper treatment of water in accordance with federal, state, and local standards; and performs related duties as assigned
·  All essential functions are performed under the supervision of a Grade IV Water Treatment Plant Operator
·  Assists in controlling water treatment plant processes and equipment per established procedures to purify/clarify water for human consumption and industrial/commercial use and to ensure a continuous, adequate supply of potable drinking water meeting federal/state regulations
·  Collects a variety of water samples for laboratory analysis, process control and regulatory compliance
·  Learn to perform standardized laboratory tests for water treatment plant process control (alkalinity, hardness, turbidity, chlorine and fluoride residual, pH, color, etc.)
·  Learn to perform complex mathematical calculations to determine plant process requirements and efficiencies
·  Learn to make decisions on chemical feed rates and plant process operations to treat varying water quality and flow rates as required by the city water system demand
·  Assist in maintaining water tank levels
·  Assists the operator in overseeing filter backwashing
·  Learn to monitor and inspect plant equipment and operations for safety, maintenance, and proper process operations
·  Takes readings from assorted meters/gauges; reads, interprets, and records a variety of data; tests and calibrates diagnostic instrumentation
·  Performs cleaning, repair, and maintenance tasks to keep plant, machinery, equipment, tools, and grounds in good condition
·  Operates a computer for assisting in monitoring plant operations, maintaining tank levels, and conducting other work activities
·  Assists in the preparation and/or completion of various forms, reports, logs, charts, or other documents; forwards or maintains as appropriate
·  Responds to calls from the public concerning water system problems, complaints, or emergency situations; dispatches service requests as necessary
·  Must be able to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays
·  Incorporates continuous quality improvement principles in day-to-day activities
·  Must accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner
·  Must meet regular attendance requirements
·  Must be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships with staff, co-workers, and managers
·  Performs other related duties as required

What you bring:

·  High school diploma or GED required, preferably supplemented by course work in chemistry, biology, mechanics, and/or mathematics
·  Experience or training in water system operations or related field preferred

Additional Information/Conditions:

·  Must obtain a valid Grade II Water Treatment Plant Operator license within 2 years of employment*
·  Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
·  Must possess a valid state-issued drivers license/clean driving record
·  Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
·  Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE’s policy with respect to COVID vaccination, masking and testing
·  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions
·  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
·  Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
·  Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
·  Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
·  Ability to use a personal computer, calculator, etc.
·  Could involve some lifting / up to 50 lbs
·  Work environment characteristics 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 the needed assistance to perform the essential functions


ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient, and more accessible to everyone.


In 2020 The University of Iowa (UI) entered a 50-year, trailblazing partnership with the University of Iowa Energy Collaborative (UIEC), a joint venture between ENGIE, Meridiam, and Hannon Armstrong, to operate, maintain and enhance the university’s Utility System. As the founding member of this joint venture, ENGIE designs, builds, operates, and maintains the energy infrastructure delivering safe, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions in producing and distributing steam, electricity, chilled water and domestic water to the main campus in Iowa City, Iowa and a nearby satellite campus.

Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge?

At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community. So ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is also an affirmative action employer. We are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.

We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.

If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at . Please note: This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.

Additional Information
·  Posting Date: Aug 11, 2022

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