Wastewater Operator I
Veolia North America

Westborough, Massachusetts

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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 tons of waste. Veolia Environment (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021. www.veolia.com

Job Description

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

Summary of Job Duties:

  • 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. Performs routine and preventative maintenance and maintenance related items as assigned.

  • 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 lab tests applicable to permit testing and reporting per procedures.

  • Performs routine instrument calibration for portable meters including, but not limited to, dissolved oxygen, pH, H2S, percent oxygen, lower explosive limit.

  • 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.


  • High school or GED with the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions) and be able to carry out verbal and written instructions.

  • Massachusetts Grade 5C wastewater license required.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

  • Must have basic computer skills and have ability to operate programs for the laboratory/industrial pretreatment and QA/QC.

  • Working knowledge of wastewater systems.

  • Laboratory experience preferred.

  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently perform assigned duties and meet or exceed production and quality goals.

  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.

  • Must be able to serve on Operator's rotational 24 hour emergency on-call.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a safe driving record.

  • Must be able to interact with Industrial Contacts and present themselves/ VWNA in a professional manner. This includes, but is not limited to, company required uniforms, conduct, and personal hygiene.

  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients and industrial clients.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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