Operator in Training (2314-110)

Infilco Degremont Toms River, NJ
About SUEZ

We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanization and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimizing and renewing resources is essential to our future. SUEZ (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, recovers 16 million tons of waste each year and produces 7 terawatt hours of local and renewable energy. With 82,500 employees, SUEZ, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in the sustainable management of resources. SUEZ generated total revenues of $16.5 billion in 2016.

Entry level position which under the oversight of certified treatment plant operators and/or other qualified trainers the OIT will be expected to learn water treatment operations/maintenance when given oral or written instruction. The OIT will be required to learn all aspects of operations/maintenance such as, but not limited to the responsible for the operation, routine servicing and care of a wide variety of specialized equipment and apparatus in a plant/treatment facility including pumps, motors, chemical preparation and feeding; physical, chemical and biological treatment and/or water treatment processes; control equipment and monitoring equipment. Maintains records of operations, completes and submits routine and special reports as assigned. Inspects all mechanical equipment for proper operation, performs normal lubrication, adjustments, seal packing, minor maintenance and minor repairs as necessary. Performs related field and laboratory tests, which are necessary to monitor and control the facilities, and makes necessary adjustments to equipment, processes and chemical feeders, as test results may indicate and as instructed by the Supervisor. Operates and assists in repairs to water systems and plants. Must maintain ability to work flexible schedules as to provide shift coverage for all short and long term shift vacancies in the Production Department. Regular shift schedule is subject to change per CBA.

Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities:

Operates, maintains, repairs and inspects water treatment systems to provide compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations maintaining optimum plant operations.

Monitors all charts, gauges and other operating equipment via manual and electronic means such as a SCADA system.

Ensures water quality meets minimum regulatory requirements. Calculates chemical feed rates required, calibrates chemical feed equipment and adjusts chemical feed rate to maintain consistent water quality.

Maintains good housekeeping procedures at the plant. Performs routine housekeeping chores and special housekeeping as required.

Conducts safety inspections and follows all safety rules and procedures.

Ensures that pumping combinations are accomplished in the most economical manner or as directed by supervisor.

Responsible for start-up, shutdown, operation and periodic checks of water treatment processes, components and equipment.

Adjustments of plant equipment such as pumping systems, chemical feeders, auxiliary equipment and control system storage tanks levels and pump stations indicators.

Performs operations in accordance with established SOPs and job safety standards.

Develops, assists, and revises operations and maintenance related procedures.

Performs routine preventative/corrective maintenance.

Load and unloads chemicals used at the treatment plants.

Maintains accuracy of shift operating logs, records, time sheets, work orders and other administrative documents.

Responds to abnormalities and takes appropriate corrective action consistent with established operating procedures and good engineering practices.

Performs other duties necessary to fulfill facility operation.

Assists in the development, utilization and effectiveness of the preventative maintenance system;

Completes accurate reporting of all work execution activities;

Assists in ordering, delivery and inventory of materials and supplies;

Provides assistance, guidance and training to other operations personnel;

Documents results through completed work orders based on schedule and priority or as required;

Availability for first response calls and problem solving. ;

Must maintain ability to work flexible schedules as to provide shift coverage for all short and long term shift vacancies in the Production Department in the relief operator is not available

Home shift schedule is subject to change per the CBA.

Performs other job-related tasks as required or requested.

Required Skills

Special Skills/Abilities Needed:

* Some knowledge and ability to learn of mechanical, hydraulic, chemical principles.

* Knowledge and ability to learn of applicable health and safety regulations, practices, procedures and water quality monitoring practices.

* Ability to learn to interpret mechanical drawings, layouts, wiring diagrams, logic drawings, P&ID's, technical manuals and specifications.

* Capable of completing written operating procedures, work requests and other documentation completion.

* Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks efficiently.

* Ability to learn how to diagnose abnormalities in complex controls, interlocked control schemes and other operating systems.

* Ability to learn to perform maintenance and operational tasks of substantial variety and complexity without close technical supervision.

* Ability to learn how to interface with Computer Maintenance Management Systems.

* Strong communications (written/verbal).

* Ability to prepare/communicate orally and in writing and interact effectively and diplomatically with management and/or bargaining unit employees as well as regulators, consultants, municipal officials, health officers, customers, contractors, and the general public.

* Computer and software usage as required by the position.

* Ability to work with peers as a team player.

* Ability to work alone and without direct supervision once trained.

Essential Functions:

Physical: Ability to perform work which requires strenuous physical exertion for such activities as climbing, lifting objects weighing over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas. Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time. Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful environments, noise, etc.

Sensory: Ability to be able to speak, see clearly and hear.

Mental: Must be able to read and write. Ability to learn and apply new water industry technology.

Required Experience


High School Diploma or GED required, preferably supplemented by course work in chemistry, biology, mechanics, and/or mathematics.

Experience or training in water or wastewater systems operations or related field preferred.

Must obtain New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection T-2 License (at minimum) within timeframe defined within in the CBA.

Possession of valid New Jersey driver's license.

Work Experience Needed:

Must have some technical and/or mechanical knowledge/background as to have the ability to quickly learn from hands-on training in the operation of advanced water treatment plant facilities on an assigned shift. Must be flexible and enjoy a diversity of responsibilities. Ability to operate a computer and other electronic devises.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

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