Solids Processing Operator IV - Special Utility at Veolia North America in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

This position is critical to ensure wastewater meets the contractual and regulatory requirements for discharge to local waterways and ultimately Lake Michigan 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To meet this goal requires a number of trades, operators and managers working as a coordinated team to maintain the system. This position is one of those required for this team.
Under supervision, monitors, controls and makes necessary adjustments to the various flows to operate assigned equipment in a safe and efficient manner, and to produce a saleable product, Milorganite.
Is required to accurately maintain and update records, documents, and manuals including electronic media. Must provide current, timely, accurate, and complete data, for all work assigned. Is required to follow current company/department policy and procedures, is required to fully participate in improvement initiatives, including but not limited to: job plans, workflows, job safety analysis, standard maintenance procedures, preventative maintenance improvement initiatives, efficiency activities, use of technology based solutions, condition assessments and reliability initiatives.
Required to follow all applicable safety rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in performance of assigned duties. Is required to participate in all required safety training activities. Is expected to report any unsafe conditions encountered in performance of duties.
Monitors, operates and adjust the dryers and their appurtenant equipment to provide proper drying capacity dictated by plant loadings and sludge flows directed to the Dewatering and Drying Facility.
Controls the number of dryers on line, their drying temperature levels, storage and direction of operational recycled dried material, and the ultimate discharge of dried activated sludge to the Milorganite Storage Facility.
Provides operational maintenance, lubrication, and minor adjustments. Keeps assigned areas clean.
Operates belt filter presses by adjusting blended sludge feed rates; conditions blended sludge with polymers and ferric chloride or other chemicals; adjusts press mechanics; puts into and takes out of service presses to meet production requirements; samples and evaluates press feed sludge and discharge cake; takes and preserves samples for quality control and lab analysis.
Operates press cake transfer belt conveyors.
Performs normal operational maintenance, tension adjustments, and lubrication. Cleans press belts utilizing water wash spray systems provided or chemical cleaning as needed. Keeps areas around press floor and Press Area Control Center 3 (ACC-3) clean and clear of obstacles.
Keeps on-going inventories and records as to chemicals on hand, usage, hours of operation of assigned equipment.
Adjusts odor control equipment (hydrogen peroxide) and facility environment control equipment.
Assists the Solids Processing Operator IVs in the operation of the dryers and/or presses by monitoring, inspecting, adjusting or changing over, as needed all equipment pertinent to the operation of the dryers or presses.
Performs minor preventive maintenance, lubrication, and inspection as needed.
Complies and distributes various operational logs and records as directed.
Ensures proper operational modes in all areas assigned including dryer area, press area, classification area, chemical process and storage, and Milorganite storage.
Keeps abreast of operational norms and modes of the press and dryer operation areas in order to meet relief responsibilities.
Responds to emergency conditions that may arise in those areas relevant to the dewatering/drying/storage processes.
Cleans and maintains area of responsibility.
Operate the Human Machine Interface (HMI) as needed.
Maintains operating records and logs.
Takes and evaluates samples for quality control and lab analysis.
Coordinates operations with other operators in the facilities.
Identifies problems in area, troubleshoots, and records problems for reporting purposes.
Performs other duties of a similar level and nature as assigned.
Relief Responsibilities:
Processing Operator IIIs All Solids and IVs

High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
Environmental Associates Degree or higher, and/orWastewater Operator Certification and/or two to three years operating experience in a water/wastewater treatment plant
Sufficient skills in reading, writing and mathematics to perform job duties.
Ability to use a variety of hand tools and various testing equipment.
Ability to enter data
Basic skills in computers and data input devices, email, application and office software.
Communicates effectively via written and oral methods with co-workers, supervisors, managers, and others when necessary.
Valid Wisconsin driver's license.
Ability to meet the physical demands of the job
The work environment characteristics and phycial demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: Work is performed in an industrial environment and involves exposure to dust, odors, extremes in temperatures and humidity, noise; exposure to sewage, gases, process chemicals, moving equipment, and blended sludges.
Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilites required on this job include close vision and distance vision.
Work Hours: Generally works rotating 12- hour shifts.and is subject to overtime, recall and call-in
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.