Suez-Na Operations Supervisor in East Rockaway, New York

Job Description

  • About SUEZ*

We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanization and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimizing and renewing resources is essential to our future. SUEZ (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, recovers 16 million tons of waste each year and produces 7 terawatt hours of local and renewable energy. With 82,500 employees, SUEZ, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in the sustainable management of resources. SUEZ generated total revenues of $16.5 billion in 2016.

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In coordination with Plant Manager the incumbent will be responsible for providing the day to day oversight of department staff, shift operations, trouble shoot equipment problems and generate work orders as needed, as well as providing operational, commercial and personnel leadership to the plant shift operating teams to maintain efficient and cost effective facility operations while maintaining compliance with all Corporate and Regulatory environmental, health and safety rules and requirements.

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  • Supervises a staff of Plant Operators – trainees, 1A licensed Oeprators, 2A licensed Operators and 3A licensed Operators and directs their daily duties in accordance with the requirements of the Plant.


  • /Education/Equivalent:/*

  • High School diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology/Laboratory or related fields preferred.

  • Can be substituted for Trade School/Military Service or Technical School

  • Valid NYS Driver’s license and the ability to meet risk management guidelines

  • Possess a valid NY State Grade 3A Wastewater Treatment License, 4A license desired./Work Experience Needed:/


  • Advanced/Upper Level 10+ years’ experience in Wastewater Treatment plant O&M holding mid-level certification

  • 5+ years of experience working in a position of Secondary Lead/Chief Operator holding upper-level certification

  • 10+ years of experience required working in the Wastewater Treatment or related field

  • Experience with automated purchasing, maintenance systems, project contract administration in the water/wastewater utilities industry is preferred.

  • /Special Skills/Abilities Needed:/*

  • No physical restrictions that would prevent them from performing physical labor

  • Excellent reading, math, writing, scientific, and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational, scheduling, and prioritizing skills and abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret data from maps, engineering drawings, blueprints, gauges and graphs

  • Ability to understand/execute written and oral instructions, read/understand complex technical instructions

  • Ability to read, interpret, and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, and computer consoles

  • Ability to interpret service manuals and drawings and write SOPs

  • Excellent troubleshooting/problem solving skills, provides input for corrective actions and implements corrective actions as needed

  • Proficient in Windows, MS Office Suite, OPS, EAM & CMMS, and other computer based systems

  • Working knowledge of computerized PLC/SCADA systems, DCS control systems, computerized operating data acquisition and historical trending systems

  • Working knowledge and skills of equipment specific to departmental needs and requirements

  • Knowledge of and ability to perform standard laboratory sampling, testing and documenting and maintaining all related records and reports

  • Knowledge of normal and abnormal process and equipment conditions and capable of taking appropriate, safe actions

  • Ability to operated complex controls, processes, and equipment

  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant equipment and processes

  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant regulations, requirements & reporting

  • Knowledge of proper Environmental, Health and Safety policies, procedures and requirements

  • Must be capable of being assigned in responsible charge of the facility with the ability to react to unplanned events

  • Must have the ability to maintain effective working relations w/management, supervisors and staff

  • Must have the ability to make decisions with no supervision

  • Proven ability to successfully manage time and prioritize work

  • Must be able to communicate well w/individuals at all skill, knowledge and experience levels

  • Must be able to lead by example, lead, train and mentor all staff and team support personnel

  • Must have the ability to lead department/team effectively in all situations under any conditions

  • Must be able to work closely with local contractors and vendors

  • Must be able to work as a team in a teamwork-oriented environment.

  • Must be safety conscious and able to work independently with no supervision./Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities:/

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  • Work with other plant departments, Engineering, and contractors to coordinate projects

  • Lead and guide shift crews to monitor all facets of plant operations and incoming data

  • Manage, evaluate, schedule and develop the O&M staff and ensure adequate staffing at all times

  • Provides leadership and directing in response to alarms and abnormal conditions and lead emergency response actions

  • Independently evaluates and/or supervises the evaluation of the operation, maintenance and performance of wastewater treatment facilities, processes, systems and equipment

  • Reviews,and supervises implementation of system improvements including analyzing and optimizing existing system designs and operating parameters, supervising performance testing and troubleshooting and resolving complex operational, equipment and instrumentation problems.

  • Reviews designs and constructed facilities and makes and approves recommendations for operational improvements.

  • Oversees construction management personnel in implementing changes required during facilities upgrades and startup, supervises the work of operational services, treatment plant construction personnel in startup and initial operation of new or upgraded wastewater treatment facilities, processes, systems and equipment

  • Participate in the development and compliance of operating policies ensuring compliance to all environmental and safety rules

  • Complete reports which document plant status, equipment, operating data and operational events

  • Collect data on unplanned outages and make recommendations to minimize the probability of similar events

  • Serves as the real-time shift interface with the Commercial Group with respect to plant operations, outages, fuel, generations schedules.

  • Perform Issuer and Verifier functions utilizing the approved Lock Out/Tag Out systems to help ensure that safe systems are in place at all times

  • Manage Department contract deliverables and scheduling

  • Responsible for ordering of materials and supplies

  • Ensures all equipment and processes are well maintained and functioning properly

  • Ensure that work stations and Treatment plant facilities are in clean and safe in accordance with all regulatory requirments.

  • Maintain proper operational documents and records

  • Assure work is performed in a safe and professional manner by following all corporate and regulatory policies, procedures, and emergency response procedures.

  • Operates equipment and processes manually and through instrument control panels.

  • Work weekends, holidays, and be on-call on a rotating basis/schedule as needed

  • Respond to emergencies, work additional hours to complete required tasks as/and when needed

  • Operate company and client owned vehicles

  • Carries out other duties as assigned/Essential Functions:/

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hand 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 abilities required by this include close vision and distance vision.

  • The physical 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.


Work is performed both inside and outside with exposure to all kinds of weather conditions. Incumbent may be occasionally exposed to some noise, silica, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, greases, oils, electrical energy, solvents, and vibrations. Incumbent may work on slippery/uneven surfaces, around machinery with moving parts, moving objects/vehicles, and ladder/scaffolding, below ground and may be exposed to water and other liquid materials

Job Location

East Rockaway, New York, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular


Operations Supervisor



2017-110



East Rockaway, New York, United States