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Production Superintendent

Company: Veolia North America
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionVeolia 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 DescriptionSummary

  • Supervises the operation and maintenance activities of the Production Department including two surface water treatment facilities (30 MGD and 6 MGD), one ASR facility, 13 booster pumping stations, and 18 water storage facilities. - -
  • Position reports directly to the Delaware Sr. Operations Manager.Primary Duties / - Responsibilities
    • Optimizes day-to-day plant operations including operability and plant process control (SCADA)
    • Manage water production operations, storage and treatment systems including booster pumps, storage tanks, ASRs, emergency interconnections stations and related facilities, chemical application equipment, water main chlorination and de-chlorination, and sewer discharge system -
    • Directing workforce to accomplish daily operations and maintenance of treatment / production facilities
    • Establishing the proper chemical dosing and inventory at all facilities (treatment plants, production wells, etc.) supervising personnel in the collection of samples and deciding upon corrective measures
    • Respond to and investigate complaints regarding water quality and system pressure
    • Perform field inspections to ensure water quality conformance to SDWA requirements
    • Recommend solutions to operational and technical problems
    • Adhere to all regulatory requirements (sampling, water quality monitoring and reporting, operator certification, audits, inspections ---)
    • Support role to engineering department in strategic planning for growth of area as related to new customers
    • Identify and prioritize Capital improvement needs on a yearly basis
    • Develop/implement and provide technical and safety training to all plant operators -
    • Provide assistance to direct reports in solving work-related problems
    • Develop and work with supervisors in all areas such as employee relations, problem solving, setting and achieving goals, operational processes, scheduling, disciplinary action, terminations, equipment problems, safety training, etc.
    • Develop/update and implement standard operating procedures and best practices and supervise employees to ensure compliance
    • Develop and monitor department's budget to meet BU and company goals
    • Provide assistance in developing and conducting department safety and training programs
    • Conduct safety monitoring of operators at work site
    • Prepare reports as required by Veolia and all regulatory agencies
    • Investigate site for planned projects to determine necessary safety precautions, special tools and equipment, in addition to other special project requirements
    • Participate in developing and implementing the department's operational scheduling and standard operating procedures
    • Monitor KPIs -
    • Provide control report and progress graph charts for regular analysis and corrective actions
    • Utilize reports for QA/QC
    • Develop and maintain historical records for system performance projection
    • Continue to develop and maintain asset management system
    • Commitment to health, safety and protection of the environment: - The incumbent supports Veolia's commitment to safety by complying with the programs regarding health, safety and protection of the environment. - The incumbent demonstrates safe work practices, takes part in safety meetings as required, and advises the supervisor of any non-conforming conditions.In addition, the following is a list of additional accountabilities -for the incumbent: -
      • Accountable for performance goals
      • Adhere to annual expense budget
      • Accountable for safety and operational performance of their department
      • Comply with all organization safety procedures
      • Set the tone for safety and housekeeping
      • Lead by example
      • Accountable for personnel issues
      • Performance
      • Corrective Action -
      • Development
      • Staffing -
      • Participation on cross-functional teams -
      • Accountable for reporting to Sr. Operations Manager
      • Challenges -
      • Water Quality incidents
      • Safety Incidents
      • Requests for information
      • Standard reporting
      • Performs other projects / tasks / duties as assignedQualificationsEducation / Experience / Background
        • Associates Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Technology, or Environmental Science preferred or equivalent work experience per: -
        • Experience working directly in a 5 MGD or greater surface water treatment plant is preferred
        • Experience must include knowledge in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water systems; a minimum of 5 years of supervision experience is required. -
        • Additionally, the incumbent must be in possession of Delaware Water Operators License with the following endorsements: - Disinfection, Filtration, Chemical Feed, Surface Water, and Distribution or able to obtain all within the first year of employment. -
        • The incumbent must be in possession of a valid driver's license.Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
          • Knowledge of water production, storage, and water treatment -
          • Knowledge of methods, practices, procedures, materials, and equipment associated with the operation of water pumps, valves, engines, motors and booster stations
          • Knowledge of water sampling procedures
          • Knowledge of applicable health and safety regulations, practices, procedures, and water quality monitoring practices
          • Good organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
          • Ability to effectively lead a team of individuals -
          • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
          • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with people at all levels, both internally and externally
          • Ability to use Google and Microsoft Office applications (i.e.; Word and Excel, Google Drive, etc.) -
          • Ability to assist in employee selection, training, supervision, and evaluation
          • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
          • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and multiple projects
          • Ability to inspect work in progress and upon completion
          • Ability to read and interpret water gauges, meters and control panels
          • Ability to monitor water pressure levels and review records related to water levels and flow rates
          • Ability to detect, analyze and resolve water quality and water production issues
          • Ability to operate water treatment equipment -
          • Ability to estimate material, equipment, and labor costs
          • Ability to write reports and correspondenceAdditional InformationA 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. -

Keywords: Veolia North America, Wilmington , Production Superintendent, Professions , Wilmington, Delaware

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