Veolia North America Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator - Edwardsville - 1212163 in Edwardsville, Illinois

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


Full Time

$54,121 - 56,284 annually

Typically holds or is working toward an intermediate level water and/or wastewater treatment certificate. (Requires minimum water/wastewater license as required by regulatory agencies at the site).


Operates and maintains 4.28 MGD activated sludge wastewater treatment plant and 33-sewage lift stations. Required to update and retrieve work order status from CMMS database and report daily operations to management. Work in laboratory to perform process control analysis and prepared samples for analysis.

Analyze process control data and adjust operations to ensure discharge is compliant with regulatory agency parameters. Maintain process equipment to include electric components and controls. Monitor equipment operations through SCADA system and respond to alarms and abnormalities. Record daily meter reading and operations log for reporting.

Two to five years' experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of water/wastewater treatment.

High School education or equivalent with the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally (operational, process, safety and quality instructions). Must have the ability to perform basic math equations. Associate's degree in a science or technical area strongly preferred.

Must demonstrate ability to efficiently operate equipment such as pumps, engines, 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

Must have the ability to diagnose process and mechanical problems in single or multiple unit processes, troubleshoot basic equipment and take corrective action within policy and procedure limitations.

Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control.

Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.

Must be able to respond to emergency calls as needed and work extended hours to accommodate site needs.