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Wastewater O&M Tech III

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Novato, California, United States (on-site)
27 days ago


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

Job Description

Pay Rate: $50.53 to $56.41, Per Hour.


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: 

The Wastewater O&M Technician III performs a variety of operation and maintenance functions at water and wastewater treatment, production, and related facilities.  This is a skilled operations and maintenance position which includes both sets of duties under the direction of a supervisor. This is a full-time position with a rotational on-call requirement.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Operates equipment manually and through instrumentation panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units following process control procedures. Monitors and observes operating conditions, records observations, and data in shift log. Diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action per procedure.
  • Inspects and performs mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic troubleshooting to determine repairs needed. Estimates time and material costs for assigned projects. Dismantles equipment to gain access to and repairs defective parts using hand tools, power tools and precision measuring and testing devices.
  • Inspect flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures and related controls on instrument panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units and diagnoses basic operational problems. Incumbent will take corrective action per procedure in assigned area. Verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances to supervisor.
  • Collects water, wastewater, industrial waste, groundwater, sludge, residuals and/or gas samples according to schedule. Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units. Prepares chemical solutions, monitors supplies, and recommends reorder.
  • Performs lab tests, regardless of complexity, and prepares reports per procedure. Analyzes parameters including pH, alkalinity, volatile acids, dissolved oxygen, organic material, residues, biochemical oxygen demand, coliform bacteria, nutrients, chlorine residuals and other tests as required.
  • Perform preventative, predictive, and corrective maintenance on lab and field equipment and instrumentation, including pH meters, specific ion meters, analytical balances, furnaces, incubators, ovens, titrators, autoclaves, calculators, and automatic samplers.
  • Changes and cleans probes, magnetic strips, floats, and sensors on instrumentation.
  • Performs instrument calibration, including resetting of set points as assigned. Promptly reports any operational problems with machines or equipment needing warranty or outside work to supervisor.
  • Performs facility maintenance and repair and may replace or install light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, damaged glass, windows, doors, partitions, ceiling or floor tiles, door locks, carpet, and/or paint. Performs manual labor including cleaning equipment, facilities and grounds as required and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies. Operates vehicles, mobile equipment, and material handling equipment for operational and maintenance purposes.


  • May assist with maintaining parts, spares, and maintenance inventory.
  • May assist in other areas of plant as directed.
  • May assist with orienting or training new or less experienced Maintenance personnel.

Work Environment:

  • Spends 100% of the time in operations environment.
  • Typically spends 25 – 35% of time exposed to outdoor and sometimes inclement weather.
  • Company service vehicles are used as required.
  • Travels 1 – 2 times per year for company provided training.
  • May be required to travel up to five consecutive days.
  • Possible Work Hazards: May be exposed to possible operations hazards including fumes, dust, toxic and caustic chemicals, noise, rotating machinery, high pressure and hot and cold temperatures, slippery surfaces, water, and electrical hazards.



  • High School education or equivalent (at a minimum).
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally (operational, process, safety, and quality instructions).
  • Must have the ability to perform basic math equations.


  • Experience in a related position and environment field preferred.
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently operate assigned processes, machines, and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets.
  • Must demonstrate ability to learn and independently check, evaluate, and operate equipment such as pumps, engines, gravity belt thickener, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, sludge processing filters, measuring/control devices, testing equipment and material handling equipment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work with and around chemicals in the treatment process, such as polymer, chlorine tablets, sodium hypochlorite, ferric chloride, or other liquids.
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24-hour emergency on-call if required by site.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

  • CA SWRCB Wastewater Operator Certification Grade 3 (or equivalent) or Higher Preferred. Applicants with a CA Grade 2 certification (or equivalent) may be considered with sufficient work experience.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.

Physical Requirements:

  • Amount of time spent – Standing 25%, Walking 75% for as many as five miles per shift.
  • Requires close visual and hearing observation to detect non-conformance and machine malfunction.
  • Constantly uses hands to finger, handle or feel and frequently reaches with hands and arms. Works in various positions; works on ladders, catwalks, and supports at heights of 50 feet above the ground; and works with hands extended above and below head and body up to 40 minutes using hand tools weighing up to 15 pounds.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds (occasionally 60 pounds) distances of 10 feet.
  • Occasional stooping, bending, or kneeling and entering confined spaces.

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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71386968
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Novato, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Veolia
  • Position Title: Wastewater O&M Tech III
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $50.53 - $56.41 (Hourly Wage)

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