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Remediation System Technician

Chemours

This is a Full-time position in Parkersburg, WV posted May 29, 2020.

Location: Parkersburg, WV

Chemours is seeking a Remediation System Technician to join our Corporate Remediation Group (CRG) team working at Washington Works site and local community water treatment plants.  This position will report to the Washington Works EHS Manager, but also take direction from the CRG Principal Project Leader based in Wilmington, DE.

The Remediation System Technician oversees the operation function a granular activated carbon (GAC) drinking water treatment plants at 1 on-site and 11 off-site locations in the greater Parkersburg, WV area.  The plants operate 24-hours per day, 7-days per week.  Through computer interface, on-site inspections, and continuous interaction with staff at the public water sites, the RSO will monitor and maintain GAC plant operating conditions. The RSO will work with a multi-disciplinary CRG team involved in sample collection, meter readings, sampling data analysis, and changes in operating conditions to determine when media change-outs or other maintenance is required.  The RSO will serve the role as lead technical resource for GAC change-outs and will supervise a third party GAC supplier during deliveries.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure all work is performed within company, state, and federal regulations, standards, statues, policies, and procedures.
  • Identify and promote opportunities to improve plant safety performance, act as a safety leader.
  • Ensure the GAC water treatment plant is operating within established criteria as defined by the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).   Monitor on-site control system function and make system adjustments in collaboration with each public water system operator and relevant staff.
  • Use troubleshooting skills to resolve process related deviations and problems and maintain equipment reliability.
  • Use process knowledge and skills to make improvements in plant performance and SOPs.
  • Perform process equipment troubleshooting, minor repairs, improvements, and preventative maintenance, utilizing appropriate processes and disciplines.
  • Act as a Safety Leader to ensure individual and team Safety remain top priority in the planning and execution of all tasks.
  • Work closely with Company Corporate Remediation Group and Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) personnel targeting zero incidents and continuous improvement
  • Work closely with public water system site general manager and other operations staff to ensure mutual collaboration and overall treatment system operational excellence.  Work in a self-guided manner in the absence of supervision and demonstrate creativity, exercise sound judgment, and demonstrate initiative.
  • Report all personal injuries and EHS incidents and assist with both safety and environmental investigations. 
  • Ensure operational activities and process performance are aligned with plant, CRG, and public water system compliance goals.
  • Respond to operational emergencies 7 days a week.
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by the CRG Principal Project Leader and plant EHS Manager.

The following is required for this role:

  • High school diploma, equivalent (GED) or military experience.
  • Previous water treatment plant operating experience, 2-5 years minimum.
  • Previous mechanical, electrical, and basic construction contractor management experience.
  • Ability to respond to operational emergencies 7 days a week and work a flexible schedule
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Skills in technical writing, computer (e.g., email, Excel, Word)
  • Ability to read and comprehend detailed construction specifications, have process water treatment computer control system aptitude, math ability, and mechanical systems and plumbing aptitude.
  • Regularly required to coordinate effort to move levers and turn dials to safely operate and maintain plant equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently ascends or descends ladders, stairs, elevated walkways, ramps etc.
  • Perform heavy manual labor when needed such as moving field equipment, sample shuttles, and supplies around sampling locations in different weather conditions.
  • Must be able to stand and/or sit for extended periods
  • The ability to lift or move between 25-50 pounds as needed
  • Capable of wearing personal protective equipment, such as hearing protectors and respirators, as necessary.

The following is preferred for this role:

  • OSHA 1910.120 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Certification

Benefits:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Packages
  • 401(k) Match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives
  • Company-paid Volunteer Days

WE’RE CHEMOURS. A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHEMISTRY COMPANY.

We are driven by our purpose to create a more colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.

Built upon a 200-year-old legacy and a world-class product portfolio, we bring everyday convenience to virtually everything people touch—in industries ranging from automotive, paints, and plastics to electronics, construction, energy, and telecommunications. We bring solutions that are better, safer, more reliable, and more sustainable, through the power of chemistry.

OUR APPROACH

We see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it. By taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture, our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves—at Chemours and in life.

The “ours” in Chemours represents everyone who works here. We’re thousands strong and always looking for the best and brightest to join our team.

OUR CULTURE

Five fundamental, foundational values form the substructure of our culture as a multinational

corporation. They are core beliefs that guide and frame both our behaviors and our aspirations.

Our values are in part what differentiate us from others, making us uniquely Chemours.

They are—Customer Centered, Refreshing Simplicity, Collective Entrepreneurship,

Safety Obsession, and Unshakable Integrity. At Chemours, our values are where everything begins.