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Veolia North America Water Operator I in Barnstable, Massachusetts

Water Operator IinBarnstable, MAatVeolia North America

Date Posted: 11/4/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time

  • Location: Barnstable, MA

  • Job Type: Field Operations & Technicians

  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 11/4/2022

Job Description

Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021. ()

Job Description


  • Under the direction of Project Management, performs work involving the day to day operation and maintenance of the water/wastewater facility including all related infrastructure, equipment, buildings and grounds.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of basic operational and maintenance tasks relevant to maintaining safe and reliable operations of water/wastewater treatment facilities and systems ensuring operational compliance with state and federal regulations.

  • Routine cleaning and general housekeeping duties in work and plant areas as assigned, including but not limited to sweeping, dusting, mopping, painting, cleaning of weirs, presses and other process equipment and areas.

  • Ability to understand and carry out written and/or verbal work orders and assignments

  • Ability to perform simple math calculations with the use of a calculator

  • Basic knowledge of fundamentals of chemistry, math principles and hydraulics preferred.

  • Ability to utilize CMMS system to schedule and complete work orders.

  • Ability to properly collect water quality samples, test and maintain collection records

  • 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 to develop a culture of focus and engagement at the project to achieve EH&S excellence

  • Completes and maintains proper operational and maintenance documents and records

  • Operates project vehicles, heavy equipment, fork lift, etc

  • Performs cleanup/housekeeping activities at all facilities, buildings and grounds

  • Carries out other duties as assigned


Education / Experience / Background

  • High School diploma or GED

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • 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 and/or CMMS

  • Troubleshooting/problem solving skills

  • Ability to understand/execute written and oral instructions, read/understand instructions

  • Must be able to work as a team in a teamwork-oriented environment.

  • Must be safety conscious

  • Ability to obtain MA Grade 1 licenses within 24 months of hire

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Valid Driver’s license

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit. Must have manual dexterity. Ability to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. May occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to distinguish color, close vision and distance vision.

  • Work is performed both inside and outside with exposure to all kinds of weather conditions. Incumbent may be occasionally exposed to some noise, silica, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, greases, oils, electrical energy, solvents, and vibrations. Incumbent may work on slippery/uneven surfaces, around machinery with moving parts, moving objects/vehicles, and ladder/scaffolding, below ground and may be exposed to water and other liquid materials.

Additional Information

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 more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

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.