Chemical Operator
Veolia North America

Linden, New Jersey

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Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.

Job Description


  • The Chemical Operator will qualify and work in three different roles: Control Room Operator, Field Operator, and Loading/Shipping Operator. All Operators work together to ensure the site operates safely within Standard Operating Conditions and efficiently. Typical duties of the operator roles include, but are not limited to the following: The Control Room Operator monitors and operates equipment and facilities which includes combustion units, scrubbers, absorption towers, heat exchangers, and tanks via the Distributed Control System (DCS). The Field Operator operates field equipment, draws process samples, and prepares equipment for maintenance. The Loading/Shipping Operator prepares railcars for shipment, processes shipping paperwork, completes electronic transactions for truck and rail shipments, and orders and receives raw materials. Additional Chemical Operator responsibilities include maintaining safety standards at all times and initiating and following emergency procedures when necessary. The Chemical Operator will perform basic maintenance and upkeep on area equipment. Job tasks are performed in control room, lab areas, and throughout various operations of the site.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities

  • Start up and shut down (normal and emergency) plant systems and components.
  • Operate, monitor and control plant systems; visually inspect, monitor equipment and process conditions.
  • Prepares equipment for maintenance work.
  • Reviews, follows and, if qualified, revises detailed process operating procedures, maintenance procedures and safety procedures.
  • Troubleshoots equipment to restore to operation.
  • Analyzes charts and logs to identify potential or actual problems.
  • Identifies system problems to stabilize plant to normal conditions.
  • Trains new operators in the area, reinforcing safety and environmental principles.
  • Loading and unloading of railcars and tank trucks.
  • Perform laboratory analysis of products.
  • Clerical duties as required.
  • Operate mobile equipment.
  • Participate/Lead various site teams.


Education / Experience / Background

  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment or a 2 year Process Technology Degree
  • Experience maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting industrial equipment/machinery

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to navigate the tools of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and learn new computer systems and software applications
  • Willing and able to work 12-hour rotating shifts, including overtime, nights, weekends, holidays and short notice call-in if required
  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Willing and able to work in a High Hazard environment; outdoors, indoors, elevated heights and confined spaces
  • Willing and able to wear required PPE (personal protective equipment) such as steel toes, hardhat, protective eyewear, face shields, respirator, chemical acid suit, etc.
  • Willing and able to climb stairs, ladders; stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl; visual acuity for close work; able to reach overhead; able to hear and respond to alarms
  • High Hazard/Chemical operations experience
  • Experience reading and interpreting Schematics, Pipe & Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Procedures, Manufactures' Literature, Safety Requirements, General Instructions; ability to learn and detect process deviations
  • Experience operating fork trucks
  • Experience with SAP or equivalent Manufacturing Operations software

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Current and valid driver's license - willing and able to obtain powered industrial truck certification
  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card (TWIC Card) within the first 90 days of employment
  • Willing and able to obtain a NJ State Blue Seal Boiler License within the first 3 years of employment

Additional Information

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 more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent.


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