Degremont Technologies Ltd
Burbank, CA, United States
Engineering, Bluecollar, Water Plant, Manufacturing, Manager
About SUEZ North America
SUEZ North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,260 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; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.064 billion in 2017 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
The Plant Manager is a key management position reporting directly to the Project Manager and is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the Burbank Water Reclamation Plant (BWRP) and Beachwood Pump Station. The Plant Manager is responsible for delivering safe operations and maintenance (O&M) services on the project, in accordance with company standards, and assuring compliance with environmental regulations, in accordance with the NPDES permit. The Plant Manager is the signatory on the monthly state eSMR.
Manages 8-9 direct reports
Responsible for performance management, training/development and mentoring of the operations team.
Reports to Project Manager
Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities:
Plans and directs the overall operation and routine maintenance and housekeeping activities at the BWRP and Beachwood Pump Station; assures the efficient use of staff, utilities, chemicals and materials in order to meet all standards and regulations mandated by federal, state and local agencies.
Develops, maintains, and reviews annually all standard operating procedures and parameters for all plant processes; regularly inspecting plant facilities; reviewing operating procedures to ensure adherence to O&M and safety procedures.
Develops the Training Needs Assessment (TNA) for all O&M staff on an annual basis, conducts or causes to have conducted weekly safety tailgate meetings in accordance with the United Water 52 week training topics, and schedules annual site-specific safety training classes.
Assists with the development and administration of the project’s budget, monitors expenditures to assure compliance with budget appropriations for O&M at the BWRP and Beachwood Pump Station.
Works closely with the Project Manager in planning and recommending to the city annual capital improvement projects at the BWRP, Beachwood Pump Station, and other related facilities.
Manages the O&M functions on process equipment that includes: wastewater pumps, preliminary treatment, equalization, odor control, primary clarification, aeration blowers, secondary clarification, chemical feed pumps, filtration, and disinfection.
Recommends staffing levels to ensure the effective, economical and safe operation of the BWRP, Beachwood Pump Station, and other related facilities; directs and participates in the selection, training and annual performance reviews of O&M staff.
Sets work schedules and job assignments; reviews and approves vacation requests and time sheets for the O&M staff.
Maintains the ability to be contacted 24 hours a day by O&M staff to respond to and execute corrective actions for plant process upsets and/or emergencies as necessary.
Assists the project EHS Manager in the investigation of Unsafe Conditions and Near Misses.
Ensures compliance with the BWRP Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, directs quarterly training of the plan, and ensures storm drains are kept free of debris.
Ensures compliance with the BWRP Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan, performs and documents monthly inspections of containers listed in the plan, conducts annual training of the program’s requirements.
Performs other related management duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager.
List the minimum physical requirements that are essential in order for an employee to perform the role.
Physical and Mental Demands.
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is regularly required to talk and hear in ambient noise typical of a construction project. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Position may require long periods of time sitting in front of and working on a computer.
While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; have the ability to deal with complex problems involving several variables; have the ability to solve complex problems and collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions from said data; to handle work-related stress in a professional manner; and have the ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
The work environment characteristics 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, unpleasant odors, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Special Skills/Abilities Needed
Knowledge of California water/wastewater regulatory and compliance requirements.
Familiarity and compliance with all environmental and safety regulations.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point.
Proficient knowledge and skills in SCADA.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills.
Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work.
Ability to work on several projects simultaneously.
Must be able to set strategy and establish budgets.
Superior negotiation skills.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Water/Wastewater Science, or related field; appropriate number of years experience may be substituted for education.
Grade V California SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification is required.
Valid California Driver’s License is required, and must meet risk management guidelines.
Work Experience Needed
Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and/or lead supervision of a wastewater treatment facility of a similar size and complexity.
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
Burbank, California, United States
Degremont Technologies Ltd
Website : http://www.degremont-technologies.com
Ozonia International was founded by Ondeo Degremont, S. A. (Paris, France) and Air Liquide (Paris, France) in 1990 after the purchase of the ozone and UV technologies from Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Ozone Group by Ondeo Degremont. Ozonia’ history and involvement in UV technology goes back to its predecessor company ABB (formerly Brown Boveri of Switzerland). In the early 1970’s, ABB developed and manufactured a variety of single and multiple lamp UV systems for potable water treatment, offshore oil-rigs and industrial wastewater disinfection. ABB’s extensive UV knowledge was transferred to the newly formed Ozonia in 1990, along with all its vast ozone generation and power supply technology. In 1995, Ozonia went on to acquire additional UV process and systems capability with a corporate acquisition in Europe, now known as Ozonia Triogen Ltd. Since it’s inception, the Ozonia companies have handled UV and ozone contracts from industrial and municipal clients from almost every corner of the world.