Membrane Fabricator I

  • Minnetonka, USA

Job description

Company Description

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (VWTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery,
treatment, and reuse. We design, supply, and operate a range of water systems – from
food and beverage applications, to municipal water, to microelectronics ultrapure water
and heavy industrial wastewater treatment. Our portfolio includes chemicals & monitoring
solutions, start-up & operation, membrane & ion exchange products, and custom
engineered equipment.

Job Description

As the Membrane Fabricator, you will operate state-of-the-art membrane coating equipment, including chemical mixing, quality checks, troubleshooting, and packaging. You will perform quality workmanship and keep scheduled deadlines to meet customer expectations. You will work shifts that are 12-hours long on a rotating week schedule from 6am-6pm. 

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Membrane Fabricator, you will:

·  Observe all Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) rules, including housekeeping practices; participate in EHS meetings, investigations, and audits
·  Proactively communicate and address safety concerns
·  Set-up, operate, and clean membrane production equipment
·  Conduct handling and mixing of chemicals according to prescribed formulas and procedures (strong acids, bases, and solvents are used in regular process)
·  Enter production data into database, forms, logs, and SAP accurately, clearly, and completely
·  Move raw materials and finished products to proper locations
·  Monitor and document raw material and final product quality, including making adjustments to coating processes to assure membrane meets specifications, and perform and document cell tests on membrane
·  Perform troubleshooting to identify and correct root cause of malfunction to minimize scrap
·  Follow all life-critical policies and procedures (Lock-out/Tag-Out, Confined Space Entry, Line-Break)
·  Contain, label, store, and transfer hazardous waste according to applicable regulations
·  May be required to unload and test bulk chemical tankers
·  Support area cycle counts, inventory control, SAP transactions
·  Perform regularly scheduled maintenance and calibration procedures
·  Prepare and package membrane samples
·  Assist in process changes and new product development
·  Perform any additional duties as assigned by Supervisor, Facilitator, or Lead



·  Minimum of 1 year (12-months) of experience as a machine operator, maintenance technician, chemical mixer/handler, or military service in a technical background -OR- minimum of 6 months of experience as a membrane operator
·  Ability to lift/handle up to 50 lbs

Eligibility Requirements:

·  Willingness to work with chemicals, including solvents and acids
·  Ability to work overtime
·  Willing to perform preventative maintenance (changing filter, strainers, cleaning)
·  Ability to work a schedule that rotates days of the week and includes every other weekend coverage, resulting in working seven out of every fourteen days
·  Ability to work a 12-hour shift schedule
·  Willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, safety shoes, and, on an intermittent basis, respirator protection in the form of a PAPR
·  Willingness to be trained and practice forklift operations, LOTO operations, confined space operations (HVAC HEPA Filter Changes)

Desired Characteristics:

·  Associate’s Degree in engineering, industrial technology, instrumentation, automated systems and robotics, electronics engineering technology, industrial controls and robotics, right skills now for manufacturing, chemistry, or similar technical associates degree
·  Familiarity with plumbing/ fluid transfer basics including valve orientation, air bleeding, isolation, and more
·  Inventory control experience using SAP or other inventory control program
·  Experience troubleshooting a continuous web or paper handling process
·  Ability to complete simple shop math calculations (percentages, chemical usage rates, yields, etc.)
·  Experience using lab equipment such as FTIR (Fourier transform infrared
·  spectroscopy), UV-Vis (ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy), Karl Fisher, viscometer, conductivity meter, micrometer, or other similar lab equipment
·  Programmable Logic Control experience
·  High attention for detail to ensure safe and accurate chemical mixing
·  Knowledge and understanding of web-handling manufacturing
·  Trained to operate a fork truck in a manufacturing area
·  Strong communication skills
·  Ability to learn and understands all policies, practices, and procedures
·  Experience working with chemicals

Additional Information

At Veolia WTS, we realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We’re an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every level and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace!

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

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