Operations Manager
United Water - Grand Rapids, MI

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United Water NACO


Pontiac, MI

Water is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water
and wastewater services to approximately 5.7 million people in the United
States. In addition to owning and operating 20 water utilities, United Water operates
100 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative
public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United
Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.

Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ
ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its subsidiaries deal with the
challenge of protecting resources by providing innovative solutions to
industries and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking
water to 76 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 44
million people and collects the waste produced by 51 million people. SUEZ
ENVIRONNEMENT has 80,410 employees and, with its presence on a global scale, is
a world leader exclusively dedicated to environmental services. SUEZ
ENVIRONNEMENT, a 35.4% GDF SUEZ affiliate, reported sales turnover of 14.8
billion Euros ($19.6 billion USD) at the end of financial year 2011

position is responsible for managing and providing oversight and direction for
the technical, supervisory, and administrative duties of supervisors and crews
performing the utilities’ operation and maintenance activities. The work
includes planning, scheduling, coordinating, assigning, and directing the work
of departmental supervisors; with responsibilities for managing the specific
utility where this position is assigned.


Minimum of 7-10
years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in public
water/wastewater treatment operations, water distribution system maintenance;
or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of a valid Michigan driver's
license with the ability to meet Risk Management guidelines

High School
Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor
Degree in Biology or related field preferred. Michigan “A” Wastewater Certification


alternate state equivalent with the ability to obtain the Michigan A within 6
months required. Michigan Storm Water
Operators License is desired. Thorough knowledge of effective process control
and operating techniques associated with an activated sludge wastewater
treatment facility. Additional skills

and abilities include:
knowledge of medium and heavy motorized equipment operations used in utility
operations and maintenance activities.

knowledge of operating techniques associated with a water storage and distribution system of similar
size and nature to the location

knowledge of basic equipment maintenance management techniques and

knowledge of health and safety standards and precautions pertaining to
utilities operations and maintenance procedures.

knowledge of effective supervisory methods and practices including
team-building and conflict management.

knowledge of operation and maintenance practices and standards pertaining to
the operation of public utility systems.

aptitude for planning, organizing, scheduling, assigning and evaluating the
work of subordinates.

to train, encourage, and counsel subordinate employees.

to organize, implement, and effectively manage health and safety and training
programs for employees engaged in utilities operation and maintenance work.

to develop, organize, and manage records and reports pertinent to the
activities supervised.

desire to establish and maintain effective working relationships, teams, and
work groups with other employees, contractors and the general public.

to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Thorough knowledge and the ability to use computers
and applications for the utility profession.



Operations / Production sites

Primary Location


North America-United States-Michigan-Grand Rapids





Job Level


With people management

Employee Status



Job Posting


Feb 13, 2013, 6:00:00 AM

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