Certified Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator II

  • Palmetto, USA
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

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Company Description

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

Job Description


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: 

Participates in the operations, maintenance, and repair of the water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

·  Monitors and operates wastewater treatment plant equipment such as pumps, valves, motors, blowers, and chemical feed equipment.
·  Adjusts and makes minor repairs to wastewater treatment plant equipment, collects samples, runs tests and keep records.
·  Adjusts or alters chemical treatment of plant process as required.
·  Conducts routine testing of water and records the results of all tests.
·  Monitors all charts, gauges and other operating equipment.  Calculates chemical feed rates, calibrates chemical fee equipment and adjusts chemical feed rate as indicated by lab tests or instruction.  
·  Participates in treatment processes, plant laboratory analyses and the operation and maintenance of all plant equipment.
·  Ensures that all plant records and reports are completed and maintained accurately and on time.
·  Furnishes necessary assistance to regulatory representatives inspecting the plant.
·  Adjusts or alters chemical treatment of plant processes as required.
·  Responds to and controls accidental releases of hazardous liquids and gasses, performs confined space entries as required.
·  Observation of pump and motor operation and other routine monitoring of equipment, daily record keeping involved writing a logbook and entering data into a computer.

Work Environment:

·  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely exposed to a variety of outside weather conditions, including very hot temperatures.
·  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



·  High school diploma or equivalent required.  Valid FL driver’s license required.
·  Minimum of 1 year experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of  methods, techniques, and practices in Water and Wastewater Treatment, preferred.


·  Must have the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally (operational, process, safety and quality instructions).
·  Must have the ability to perform basic math equations.
·  Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment plant process.
·  Ability to communicate with all levels including team, management, clients, and vendors in a professional manner both orally and in writing.
·  Safety procedures in maintenance and operations.
·  Must demonstrate proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
·  Must consistently demonstrate the ability to operate assigned machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets under general supervision.
·  Must demonstrate ability to efficiently operate equipment such as pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, sludge processing filters, belt presses, and measuring/control devices, testing equipment and material handling equipment.
·  Must have the ability to diagnose process and mechanical problems in single or multiple unit processes, troubleshoot basic equipment and take corrective action within policy and procedure limitations.
·  Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control.
·  Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
·  Must be able to respond to emergency calls as needed and work extended hours to accommodate site needs.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

·  Valid FL DEP Class “C” Water Certificate and Class “C” Wastewater Certificate.
·  Valid state driver's license with a safe driving record.

Physical Requirements:

·  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
·  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs or ladders, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.
·  The employee may regularly lift 10-20 pounds and may occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds.
·  Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to distinguish color, close vision and distance vision.
·  The employee must be able to operate electric motors fueled by gasoline, diesel, or gaseous fuels, paint  and use hand tools.

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.

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