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Suez-Na Operator In Training in Newport, Rhode Island

Contract type

Regular / Permanent


SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 6,700 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; and rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers. The company is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.


Under the direction

of a Chief Operator, Operations Manager, Assistant Superintendent, or

Superintendent, performs work involving the operation and maintenance of the

sewage treatment plant, pump stations, sewage collection systems, and CSO

facilities. Troubleshoots problems, reports findings to Chief Operator,

provides input for corrective actions, and implements corrective actions as


Ensures that pumps, conveyors, blowers, bar screens, and other wastewater

treatment equipment is functioning properly.

Collects samples, reads gauges, enters data into logs.

When necessary, checks and monitors barricades, ditches, and other repair

work performed in the collection system.

Performs preventative maintenance activities.

Keeps general area clean as well as keeping equipment and machinery clean and

greased as necessary.

Performs tasks involved in the upkeep of structures and grounds.

Responds to service calls and odor complaints.

Drives Company vehicles.

Uses various hand tools and power tools.

Performs minor maintenance activities

Performs related work as required.


High School

Diploma or equivalent

Familiarity and adherence to all environmental and safety compliance regulations.

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Outlook

Knowledge of maintenance management systems

Must possess a valid driver''s license.

Must obtain a valid RI DEM Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Certificate

with in 1 year

High School diploma or equivalent.

One 3-5 years of experience working in the water and or wastewater treatment

or related field.

Satisfactory experience in answering service calls and odor complaints.

Knowledge of the materials and equipment used in the operation of a

wastewater treatment plant.

Ability to read and interpret data from gauges and graphs.

Ability to understand and execute written and oral instructions.

Ability to maintain and repair equipment.

Must have a reasonable mechanical aptitude.

Must have the ability to maintain effective working relations with

supervisors, other employees, and the general public.

Must obtain a valid Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Certificate

within 1 year.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.