Wastewater Operator- Fillmore, CA
Veolia North America

Fillmore, California

Posted in Engineering
26 days ago


Job Info


Summary:
Operates and maintains water/wastewater treatment, processing, disposal and testing equipment in water/wastewater treatment facility to purify water to meet permit and operational requirements.

Shift: Days (7:00 AM to 3:30 PM) Rotating weekend coverage and on call

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Tends automatic and semi-automatic machines and related equipment including pumps, engines, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, chemical feed and odor control and vacuum filters used to decontaminate waste water by settling, aeration and sludge digestion.
  • Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow.
  • Monitors flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures and related controls through instrument panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units in assigned area.
  • Monitors and records operating conditions observations and data in area shift log.
  • Ensures conformance to process specifications. Diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action per procedure. Verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances to supervisor and takes corrective actions.
  • Performs routine and preventative maintenance and maintenance related items as assigned.
  • Performs manual labor including filling and emptying of machine bins and cleaning equipment, facilities and grounds as required.
  • Performs minor maintenance including, but not limited to, routine preventive maintenance, lubrication and minor adjustments.
  • Operates vehicles for plant operational purposes.
  • Practices good housekeeping in assigned area and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies.
  • Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units or alter unit processes.
  • Samples wastewater, sludge and gases (odor control, digester, etc.) according to schedule.
  • Prepares chemical solutions and services automatic samplers.
  • Monitors process chemical supplies and recommends reorder.
  • Performs routine lab tests.
  • Performs routine instrument calibration for portable meters including, but not limited to, dissolved oxygen, pH, H2S, percent oxygen, lower explosive limit.


















Knowledge, Experience and Skills Required:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must have a valid California Class B Driver's License with a safe driving record and tanker endorsement AND be willing and able to achieve a Grade 1 California Wastewater Certification.
  • Lift, push, pull or carry up to 50 lbs
  • Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions). Must have the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Six months to two years' experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of water/wastewater treatment.
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently operate assigned machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets.
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.


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.








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.



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