Company: Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
Skills: Operations Management
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Location: Pasadena, Texas, United States

Around the globe, we help cities and industries manage, optimize and make the most of their resources. We provide an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials to promote a cleaner more sustainable world for all of us.

The collective expertise and passion of our people, combined with a broad portfolio of over 10,000 technologies, makes us uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that positively impact the environment. Come be part of something special - start your journey today!

Role: Operations Manager

Location: Primary - Pasadena Service Centre / Secondary Location Baytown Service Centre

Salary: Depending on Experience

Reporting / Succession Plan: Gulf Plant Operation Manager

Hours: This facility operates 24/7/365

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

The Operations Manager (OM) energizes and motivates a team of production employees. As a team their responsibility is to work safely, focus on quality and cost, improve cycle time, and meet production goals. Operations Manager will support the Gulf Plants Manager & Gulf Plant Operations Manager to foster a compliance-based culture with outside regulatory agencies, and within Veolia itself while serving as a driving force for the EHS program.

The Operations Manager is the visible and active leader of the facility, promoting a favourable and productive environment for all employees.

In addition, the Operations Manager will hold the following responsibilities:

  • Oversees the regeneration of ion exchange resins and other water treatment media, while focusing on ways to improve processes and increase productivity.
  • Ensure facility is meeting all regulatory and non-regulatory compliance obligations including, but not limited to wastewater permit and occupancy permit/business license and in accordance with design criteria.
  • Develops and implements techniques and methods of process control which increase plant efficiency.
  • Oversees preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Oversees the work of others contracted to work on plant components.
  • Confers with Gulf Plants Manager & Operations Manager on plant operational problems.
  • Coordinates and works with the maintenance supervisor to oversee the preventive maintenance program of the plant.
  • Oversees emergency and unscheduled work to assure appropriate follow through.
  • Prepares reports for submission to Gulf Plants Operations Manager.
  • Work with the EHS team to Implement, direct and enforce plant safety and risk management programs.
  • Optimizes operations by creating, implementing & managing continuous improvement projects in the areas of chemical & utility usage, wastewater treatment, regeneration efficiency, water treatment equipment turnover, procurement, maintenance, & inventory management
  • Oversees the requisition process for tools, materials, equipment, and services.
  • Responsible for inventory of stored material for use in the plant.
  • Oversees training activities.
  • Ensure all manufacturing / production functions at facility are staffed and well trained to perform their duties effectively and responsible for all section personnel issues including hiring, evaluating, disciplining, and terminating.
  • Develop and sustain a Safety Culture of Built in Quality in everything we do with a focus on Internal / External Customer relationships
  • Complete all EHS training on time ensure the facility does have a lapse on any permits and attend the Annual Permit Day.
  • Host Monthly Safety Meetings and participate in Baytown Safety Audits.
  • Complete MSVs and update the Training Competency monthly.
  • Provide documented feedback to your associates at least quarterly.
  • Ensure SAP transactions are timely and in compliance of Capex requirements (P&E + ELTO)
  • Review / understand the Key Business Indicators daily and escalate any deviations immediately.
  • Directly backs up the Gulf Plants Operations Manager and performs other duties as assigned by Gulf Plants Manager & Operations Manager.
  • Attend one Training Workshop and I&D event per quarter.
  • Lead at least 2 Kaizen events per year with a "Story Board" and identify Cost Reduction benefits.
  • Grown and develop into becoming the Gulf Plant Operation Manager and create a succession management plan for each associate through the Training Matrix.


Highly desirable bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, or Business with minimum of 2 year of experience in a manufacturing/services environment leading a team of 20 hourly staff.

Considerations will be made for applicates without a degree who have Extensive experience with Similar Product lines and numerous years of frontline leadership responsibilities.

Desired Characteristics:

Hard skills

Demonstrated project management skills

Prior experience in plant management (nice to have)

Ability to apply statistical methods for process improvement

Knowledge of the disciplines of manufacturing management such as production and inventory control, variable cost productivity, and fulfilment metrics, quality systems, cost systems, and fulfilment metrics, and procedures

Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications, specifically Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, & Work

A keen understanding of SAP / Proven ability to learn SAP (nice to have)

Awareness of Lean Manufacturing process, Six Sigma & /or Kaizen

Knowledge of ISO 9001 QMS (nice to have)

Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, & other governmental regulations (nice to have)

Experience and/or Knowledge of water treatment processes such as deionization, softening, reverse osmosis & de-oxygenation (nice to have)

Bilingual English Spanish (nice to have)

Soft skills

Strong oral & written communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills & awareness

Demonstrated leadership skills

Strong organizational and analytical skills

Demonstrated teamwork skills

Ability to lead teams through example

Sense of urgency


Clear thinker

Creative and autonomous

Ability to interact well with others at various levels within the organization and to work within a highly matrixed business environment

Desire to work for a company with a proven track record for career opportunities & advancement.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits working in a dynamic environment with challenging projects and training provided to ensure your success.

We realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We're an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every level and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace!

SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions is now part of Veolia and operating as Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions. With operations in 130 countries and over 10,000 employees worldwide, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions solves the toughest water, wastewater and process challenges around the globe. Leveraging a comprehensive set of chemical, equipment and digital enabled services and products, the company helps customers optimize water resources and overcome process challenges. Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions serves customers across all industries, including food and beverage, metals and mining, power, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, and utilities.