Veolia North America

Holyoke, Massachusetts

Posted in Engineering

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About Veolia North America

A subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water, and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education, and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website www.veolianorthamerica.com.

Job Description


Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.

Position Purpose:

Under the direction of Lead O&M Personnel and Project Management, performs work involving the day to day operation and maintenance of the Water Pollution Control Facility and Combined Sewer Overflow Facility including all related infrastructure, equipment, building's and grounds.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs technical O&M activities related to the WPCF and CSO#9, including all related infrastructure, equipment, processes and systems.
  • Performs routine R&M activities related to the WPCF and CSO#9, including all related infrastructure, equipment, processes and systems.
  • Conducts Wastewater sampling and laboratory monitoring per Project and Regulatory requirements.
  • Assists department in planning, scheduling and performing all department activities.
  • Assists department in maintaining proper inventory of chemicals spare parts, materials and supplies.
  • Assists in ensuring all equipment and processes are well maintained and functioning properly.
  • Perform work in a safe and professional manner by following all corporate and regulatory policies, procedures, and emergency response procedures.
  • Work weekends, holidays, and be on-call on a rotating basis/schedule with fellow operators.
  • Respond to emergencies, work additional hours as required to complete tasks as/and when needed.
  • Assists project and department with all efforts related to Contract Compliance.
  • Assists project and department to develop a culture of focus and engagement at the project to achieve EH&S excellence.
  • Assists project and department with all efforts related to project/corporate and regulatory environmental, health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with client/customer, vendors and contractors ensuring professional, courteous, prompt service and satisfaction.
  • Technical O&R&M of the Project's Wastewater Treatment Facilities.
  • Complete and maintain proper operational and maintenance documents and records.
  • Operates equipment and processes manually and through instrument control panels.
  • Operate project heavy equipment, fork truck, bobcat, etc.
  • Operate company and client owned vehicles.
  • Operate project large/powered maintenance tools and equipment.
  • Operate project heavy equipment, upon proper training, and licensing.
  • Perform cleanup/housekeeping activities at all facilities, buildings, and ground.
  • Keeps work areas, tools and equipment properly maintained and clean.
  • Proficient in the operation and use of various hand and power tools.
  • Execute plans to meet the needs, goals and objectives of the project.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Entry to Intermediate Level 1-5 years' experience working in the water or wastewater industry or related fields.
  • Experience in a laboratory or utility related field, or a combination of education and experience required.


  • Strong reading, math, writing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to read, interpret, and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles, and other equipment.
  • Computer skills, knowledge of Windows, Office, Operations, Lab and CMMS programs, SCADA and PLC equipment and systems.
  • Troubleshooting/problem solving skills, provides input for corrective actions and implements corrective actions as needed.
  • Ability to understand/execute written and oral instructions, read/understand technical instructions and manuals.
  • Working knowledge and skills to operate specialty tools specific to Departmental needs and requirements.
  • Ability to operate complex controls, processes, and equipment.
  • Ability to maintain and repair equipment, have a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment systems, processes and equipment.
  • Knowledge of wastewater regulations, requirements & reporting.
  • Knowledge of proper Environmental, Health and Safety policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Cooperative interactions with fellow employees and within the project organization.
  • Must be able to work as a team in a teamwork-oriented environment.
  • Must be safety conscious and at times be able to work independently with little/no supervision.
  • Must be able to work closely and communicate daily with customers ensuring professional, courteous, prompt service and customer satisfaction.
  • Must be able to work closely with local contractors and vendors.
  • No physical restrictions that would prevent them from performing physical labor.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

  • Valid MA Grade IV or higher Wastewater Treatment Operator License or ability to acquire within one year.
  • Valid MA Driver's license and the ability to meet risk management guidelines.
  • Valid MA Driver's license, CDL Class "B" w/Hydraulics License/Endorsement or ability to acquire within one year a plus.

Physical Requirements:

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! 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.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

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