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Control Systems Specialist

Company: Veolia North America
Location: Haworth
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout Veolia North AmericaA 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 approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website -www.veolianorthamerica.com.Job DescriptionBENEFITSVeolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. -Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement. -Position Purpose: -Functions as a subject matter expert for controls systems support required for the operations of a surface water treatment plants, wells, wastewater treatment plants and remote facilities in the potable water distribution and wastewater collection systems. -Under the direction of Control Systems Superintendent - Control Systems Specialist, this position will be responsible for the maintenance and troubleshooting to support reliable operations of all plant and remote-facilities control systems.Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Broad knowledge and skills in all aspects of controls engineering, industrial instrumentation and control devices is required.
  • Responsible for ensuring the Utility SCADA standards are maintained and the control systems are in compliance with Veolia, Industry, State, and Federal cyber security rules, guidelines, policies, and best practices.
  • Proactively evaluate, enhance, and develop preventative maintenance activities for instrumentation and control devices in the systems.
  • Responsible for management of data acquisition originated from SCADA, or similar data source to ensure data quality and availability for the operation / business needs.
  • Execute preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance activities.
  • Key member of the Veolia New Jersey Smart SCADA upgrade project team. -
  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the control systems hardware/software, communication networks, and historical database systems.
  • Responsible for maintaining control system Emergency coverage. - Some night and weekend emergency work is required.
  • Participate in the Veolia New Jersey OPS Emergency Response Team.
  • Troubleshoot systems; perform root cause analysis, identify resolution options, implement best alternatives.
  • Oversee vendors for work performed on control systems and related devices, such as: RTU modules, VFD's, Chemical pumps, Flowmeters, WQ instrumentation, etc.
  • Support operations, engineering, and corporate departments in defining control system requirements balancing cost, efficiency, and security.
  • Travel - Must respond to remote locations to troubleshoot, repair, and improve control systems as required to maintain continuity of service for customers and regulatory compliance. -
  • Maintain and repair the control system communications, including plant fiber optic, routers, switches, firewalls, cellular modems, and serial radios.
  • Develop operational procedures, reports, etc. Supporting operations and to ensure regulatory compliance and the requirements of both internal and external clients.
  • Coordinate with the Utility M&S control system group with regards to SCADA standards, significant system changes, problem-solving assistance. -Keep proper and timely updates and communication.
  • Coordinate with Veolia's TS group with regards to Industrial Control System cyber security, network maintenance, and computer system maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned. -QualificationsEducation/Experience/Background:
    • B.S. degree in Engineering or related technical field or 5+ years' experience (as described below).
    • 5+ years in control system technology.
    • Experience in water or wastewater treatment plants and system facilities. preferable but not required.
    • The position requires that the skill sets be current.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
      • Knowledge of widely used control system packages such as Rockwell, GE Proficy, GeoSCADA or similar required.
      • Hands-on experience in PLC/HMI system programming required.
      • Familiar with basic electric AC/DC circuits, control wirings and ladder logic controls programming.
      • Network and remote communications including radio, cellular, and TCP/IP networking a plus.
      • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills coupled with a strong technical background.
      • Exercise discretion and independent judgment.
      • Familiarity with Google Tools is a plus.
      • Capable of using Microsoft Office packages effectively, skills in VBA programming a plus.Physical Requirements:
        • This is a full-time position.
        • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain; climb ladders, hills, and stairs; enter confined spaces to where SCADA equipment is located, moderate lifting up to 25 pounds; sit, stand and walk for long periods at a time.
        • Must be able to speak, see clearly and hear. Must be able to smell gasses.
        • Must be able to read and write. Ability to learn new water industry technology and teach.
        • Be available to support operations whenever needed (occasional nights and weekends).Additional InformationWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer! 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.Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Keywords: Veolia North America, Tenafly , Control Systems Specialist, Other , Haworth, New Jersey

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