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Wastewater Operations Manager- Oregon, Ohio

Veolia North America Oregon Full-Time
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Job Summary:

This position is responsible for business operations for the wastewater site and includes: supervising employees, assisting in planning, developing, and managing the operations of the wastewater treatment facility.  Areas of responsibility may include the following:  lab/process control, industrial waste monitoring, solids handling and maintenance of equipment; in addition to direct responsibility for modifying and implementing safety programs.  Incumbent will assume responsibility for total operations in absence of the Project Manager.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Model behavior that contributes to creating a positive, productive, and supportive work environment; that is compliant with Veolia Values and Business Conduct Standards.
  • Create a Safety Culture - Model, practice and ensure compliance with all safety policies, practices and programs.
  • Manage operations to plan and acquire staff and equipment to support current and future business requirements.
  • Communicate timely and effectively with team, peers, managers and customer. Provide appropriate and timely updates/reports to respective requestors as required.
  • Supervise staff and support activities including: creating work schedules, and assigning work to ensure successful operations.
  • Participates in the hiring process, provide timely feedback; evaluate staff performance, provide appropriate development opportunities and guidance to employees.
  • Meets effluent quality consistent with contractual cooling tower recycle, City of Toledo POTW pretreatment standards, and NPDES permit requirements.
  • Submits status reports to plant manager on effluent quality, odor control and personnel safety.
  • Maintains cost control in all areas.
  • Supervises implementation and modification of maintenance management system (MMS).
  • Observes required confidentiality of process and proprietary EOS information.
  • Modifies, implements, and administers plant procedures and policies.
  • Leads dynamic safety program and committee to ensure compliance, and reduce risks
  • Assign work and supervise laboratory director, and maintenance supervisor.
  • Review, modify and supervise implementation of process control strategies.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality with respect to company and plant information.
  • Responsible for transmittal of weekly flash reports and reports by exception to designated recipients.
  • Establish and maintains effective working relationships with others including: staff, clients, customers, regulatory agency representatives and general public.
  • Performs additional jobs duties as required to support successful business operations.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Valid driver’s license and maintain throughout employment.
  • Level 3 Ohio Wastewater Operator Certification strongly preferred; will consider Level 2 Ohio Wastewater Operator Certification based on work experience.
  • Four years of experience working in wastewater treatment environment.
  • Course work in biology, chemistry, mathematics, environmental science or health;
  • Associate degree or bachelor’s degree is desired.
  • Advanced Red Cross first aid and CPR cards; if not, must be able to obtain within 30 days.  Once obtain, must maintain activity card status for both.
  • Demonstrated leadership with minimum 2 years of experience effectively supervising work teams.
  • Ability to train others in the proper operation of an AWT/WETP (wet end, sampling, testing, solids handling, laboratory analysis).
  • Minimum 1 year of experience developing and managing budgets.
  • Proficient using email, internet, spreadsheets, and word processing software (examples MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Suite of software is a plus).
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, able to speak effectively in front of teams and groups – both internal and external audiences).
  •  Able to read, write and understand English.
  • Commitment to comply, model and promote a proactive safety culture.
  • Demonstrated characteristics: maturity, adaptability, self-direction - initiative, organization skills, follow up and attends to details.
  • Able to support 24X7 operations.
  • Able to travel as needed (10%); occasionally stay overnight.
  • Able to embrace and work effectively in a dynamic, and diverse team environments.
  • Successfully complete drug screen, physical and for safety sensitive back ground check.

Physical Requirements:

  • Wear required personal protective equipment including; clothing, gloves, respirators, safety glasses, foot protection and hard hat.
  • Lift, push, pull or carry up to 50 lbs. 100 lbs. with assistance.
  • Sit periodically and for extended periods of time; climb ladders and stairs, reach below knees and above shoulders; kneel and crawl to access work areas.
  • Sit at desk for extended periods of time to complete desk work; interpret information on monitors and manipulate computer key board.
  • Stand, walk, bend, stoop; reach forward and grasp.
  • Enter and exit industrial vehicles without assistance.
  • Balance while walking on wet and slick surfaces, metal grates, narrow platforms/pathways, gravel, rocks and uneven surfaces. 
  • Able to walk across pathways with open enclosures at heights of 10 to 25 feet.
  • Work in loud, cold, hot, wet, dry and dusty environments; both indoors and outdoors and in inclement weather.


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We combine expertise, depth of resources and smart thinking to create appropriate, scalable solutions - from water and wastewater systems to single-facility operations. Our municipal customers include small and large cities alike. Our industrial customers include global industry leaders and smaller companies.

Serving more than 14 million people in 650 communities and providing industrial water solutions at about 100 industrial facilities, we treat more than 2.2 billion gallons of water and wastewater daily. Veolia Water North America is part of Veolia Water, a division of Veolia Environment (NYSE: VE; Paris Bourse: VIE), the world's largest environmental company.

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