Assistant Plant Manager at Veolia North America in Rio Vista, California

Posted in Other 9 days ago.





Job Description:

Summary: Operations and maintenance of an MBR and a CAS wastewater treatment plant and ten lift stations, biosolids processing and Household Hazardous Waste programs.

Primary Functions:


  • Assists with the management of daily operations and maintenance of a water and wastewater system. Fills in for Plant Manager in their absence.

  • Ensures compliance with operational, QA/QC, safety, environmental, and performance metrics. Typically works through Operations, Maintenance and/or Lab Supervisors to ensure that plant resources are being utilized to achieve project objectives. Teaches cost control and provides effective counsel / direction, especially where corrective actions are needed.

  • Oversees the human resource functions of assigned team including hiring and firing, performance appraisals, coaching and counseling team. Recommends and provides input for salary and job change actions.

  • Works with HSE and training team to ensure that all personnel receive safety and process training. Coaches and counsels team to improve technical skills and interpersonal and problem resolution skills.

  • Works to identify and provide opportunities for team to learn new skills and techniques.

  • Prepares work orders either manually or from a CMMS systems as required and prepares work related reports, procurement requisitions, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Ensures that consistent process control and quality assurance procedures are followed in all assigned areas and shifts. Ensures that uniform monitoring and recordkeeping are performed facility-wide.

  • Reviews and evaluates water reports, records, logs, and graphs to confirm adequacy of present and projected water needs.

  • Prepares reports concerned with chemical and bacteriological analysis of water for internal purposes, client and regulatory agencies.

  • Provides leadership in achieving safety goals.

  • Proactively manages safety and environmental issues and ensures compliance with Federal and State standards including Hazardous Waste Disposal and Air Quality Standards.

  • Ensures that issues are identified, addressed, and elevated if necessary, in a timely manner.

  • Establishes maintenance schedules and ensures that machines, equipment, tooling and other accessories are properly maintained and in top working condition.

  • Assists in diagnosing and evaluating complex equipment and process failures.

  • Recommends and maintains an up-to-date plan of action to be taken in event of emergencies such as machine, equipment or power failure, or need to release dammed water to affect flood control. Execute the plan if necessary.

  • Executes capital and facility improvement plans as required.

  • May oversee construction and maintenance of roads and communication line used in water supply system.





  • Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent related experience with completion of an accredited management course.



  • Three to five years progressive lead and/or supervisory experience within a water/wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection. May require knowledge of particular specialty i.e. Public Works, Sewer collection, etc.



  • Must have a California Wastewater Grade III license or higher.


  • Demonstrated leadership ability with demonstrated ability to motivate a diverse group of people, many without a direct reporting relationship.


  • Must demonstrate an understanding of Human Resources / Relations principals, knowledge of Process / Operations Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental and Facilities / Capital Equipment Management.


  • Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution, resolve conflicting priorities and to meet assignment deadlines within a team environment.


  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose complex problems and manage remedial action.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracts, project scheduling / management, budget preparation and cost control and have the ability to forecast budget, staffing and equipment needs.


  • Demonstrated effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.


  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, effective, complete and easily understood written communications and reports.


  • Strong PC skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and project management software and the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate, manage budget and to streamline processes and increase efficiency.


  • Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).


  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.


  • Valid Driver's license and safe driving record.

  • On-call and plant operations responsibilities rotated with staff.

  • Outdoor, elevated, after-hours, weekend and confined space work as needed.



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.
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.