Job: Water & Wastewater Operator I

Title Water & Wastewater Operator I
Employer Veolia Water
Date Posted May 29, 2019
Job Information



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Veolia helps its customers to improve their energy efficiency, better manage their buildings, their water and wastewater and transform their waste into resources. We do this by finding safe, cost-effective and innovative solutions that we provide to our many clients (companies, garages, hospitals, municipalities, etc.). These make us THE global reference in the environment.

To fully participate in Canada’s circular economy, we can count on more than 1500 employees like you! Currently, we are recruiting our next resource person whose role will be:


Water & Wastewater Operator I in Bancroft, Ontario.

Job Summary

The Water and Wastewater Operator I in Bancroft 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.

Job 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 adjust 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 confprmance to process specifications.
  • Diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action per procedure
  • Verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances to supervisor/ORO 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. Cleans manual bar screens by entering a confined space. Oversee sewer flushing team and water main/hydrant flushing team
  • Responds to citizen complaints regarding water and sewage issues. Practices good housekeeping in assigned area and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies
  • Conducts service locates when required
  • Assist with the repairs to water main breaks and sewer issues
  • Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units or alter unit processes
  • Calibrate instruments to ensure accurate analysis. Samples wastewater, sludge and gases (odor control, digester, etc.) according to schedule. Samples water; turbidity, bacteria, TSS, alkalinity, pH, temperature, chlorine residual
  • 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, chlorine residual, alkalinity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, pH, H2S, percent oxygen, lower explosive limit
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Class II license preferred, Class I licenses may be considered
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend operational, process, safety and quality instructions
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Currently holds or is working toward a first level treatment certificate(Requires minimum water/wastewater license as required by regulatory agencies at site)
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and independently, operate equipment such as pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, sludge processing filters, belt presses and measuring/control devices, testing equipment and material handling equipment
  • Demonstrate ability to use computer programs for process control
  • Demonstrate ability  to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site. Must be able to work weekends and Stat Holidays when required
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record
  • Ability to work in a variety of conditions including standing, walking for up to 70-80% of shift

Why join our Resourcers team?

  • Resource the World with Us!
  • Acting today to create the world of tomorrow
  • A company in constant growth
  • A multitude of large-scale projects where you can use your talent
  • Challenges to your measure and the lack of routine
  • A permanent position – Full-time
  • The opportunity to develop your career to meet your professional objectives
  • Training and support programs, both internal and external
  • Very competitive compensation, pension and benefits
  • Multidisciplinary work teams and an OHS-oriented work environment

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