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Wastewater Operator III - Palm Springs, CA at Veolia North America

Wastewater Operator III - Palm Springs, CA

Veolia North America Palm Springs, CA Full-Time
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Veolia is the largest sustainable environmental solutions organization globally. With over 176,000 employees worldwide, we specialize in water, waste and energy management.

Job Duties:

  • Operates equipment manually and through instrument panels, computer terminals, and programmable logic control units in an assigned area.
  • Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units or alter unit processes.
  • Monitors and observes operating conditions, and records observations and data in area shift log; diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action; and communicates status, changes, and abnormalities in operating areas.
  • Follows process control procedures for assigned areas; verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances to supervisor.
  • Prepares chemical solutions, and monitors process chemical supplies and recommends reorder.
  • Samples water, wastewater, sludge, and gases according to schedule and established procedures; and services automatic samplers.
  • Performs routine lab tests and routine instrument calibration for portable meters.
  • Performs minor maintenance including routine preventive maintenance, lubrication, and minor adjustments; and performs basic troubleshooting of equipment, recommends solutions and, where appropriate, fills out work orders.
  • Operates vehicles such as forklift, loader, Bobcat and dump truck for plant operational purposes.
  • Provides on-the-job training for Operator in Training and Operator I in operational, maintenance, and safety duties as required.
  • Assures work is performed in a safe and professional manner by following established safety, operating, and emergency response procedures.
  • Performs cleanup and housekeeping tasks for work area, tools, equipment, facilities, and grounds.
  • Performs the duties of Lead Operator and related duties as needed.

Shift Schedule – Day shift only (beginning at 6 or 7 am). This position will require weekend work, occasional overtime and rotational emergency on-call duty. Alternative shift schedules (ex. 4 – 10 hour workdays) may be available.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Requires valid California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Grade III certification.
  • Requires working knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, as acquired through five years of experience.
  • Requires ability to diagnose plant-wide process problems and take remedial action, and to troubleshoot equipment.
  • Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control.
  • Requires good reading, math, writing, and verbal communication skills; scientific and mechanical aptitude; and the ability to read, interpret, and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles, and other equipment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to efficiently operate all equipment in facility which may include pumps, engines, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, chemical feed, odor control, belt filter press and measuring/control devices, testing equipment, and material handling equipment.
  • Requires ability to plan, organize, train, and functionally supervise subordinates.
  • Requires the ability to carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Must have the ability to work in a team environment and a willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Must have a valid California driver's license and a safe driving record.
  • Requires working in outside and inside environments with noise and all temperatures and climatic conditions. Must be able to lift and carry 60 pounds. Ability to perform tasks standing and walking.

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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