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Water Treatment Specialist

Operation /Production Sites Electricity (Classical & Nuclear)
North America
OPE00001702 Requisition #
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What you bring:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Certification by the State of Iowa as a Grade I, or higher, Certified Water Plant Operator
  • 3 – 5 years of experience serving water treatment systems that include, but are not limited to: deionization, softening, reverse osmosis, disinfection, and de-chlorination
  • Basic electrical, mechanical, and plumbing skills and experience are desirable.
  • Possession of a valid Iowa Driver’s License
  • For this position, you must have evidence of the right to work in the U.S. There is no employer sponsorship of U.S. residency or work authorization with this role
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures including tests for alkalinity, water hardness, stability index, free and total chlorine, total dissolved solids, pH, corrosion rates, phosphate, lead, copper, coliform bacteria, heterotrophic bacteria plate counts, and other water testing procedures
  • Knowledge of mathematics including English/Metric system conversion factors and formulas for area, volume, density, dosage, pressure, flow, detention time, chemical feed rates, and solution strength
  • Knowledge of chemistry including softening reactions, neutralization reactions, disinfection reactions, corrosion reactions, and other water treatment-related processes
  • Knowledge of biology, microbiology, and human health including the life cycles, pathogenic characteristics, and water treatment disinfection strategies for algae, bacteria, protozoa, viruses, and other organisms
  • Knowledge of computers, instrumentation, and software systems for process analysis, supervisory control and data acquisition, data processing, and report generation
  • Knowledge of safety programs including confined space entry falls, forklift, lockout, process safety, and risk management, respirator, and chemical right to know
  • Knowledge of Iowa Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations for water treatment, water distribution, wastewater treatment, recreational water use, backflow prevention, and related water systems
  • Skill with interpersonal relationships and the ability to work well with others in a professional manner


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment and the ability to acquire new skills as needed
  • Ability to read gages, charts, computer monitors, operations manuals, and colorimetric test results
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English orally, electronically, and in writing
  • Ability to climb ladders, lift a minimum of 50 pounds, and work in hazardous environments
  • Ability to hear warning alarms
  • Ability to operate forklifts, trucks, and other motor vehicles
  • Ability to work safely in or with high noise levels, extreme heat, dust, high places, exhaust from purge pumps, chemicals and their fumes (sulfuric acid, hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, bromine), inhibitors (arsenic and chromate), fiber glass insulation, asbestos, welding hazards, cutting tools (power saws, grinders, drills, etc.), high pressure steam, hot condensate, high pressure distribution loop, and high speed rotating equipment



ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient, and more accessible to everyone. 



In 2020 The University of Iowa (UI) entered a 50-year, trailblazing partnership with the University of Iowa Energy Collaborative (UIEC), a joint venture between ENGIE, Meridiam, and Hannon Armstrong, to operate, maintain and enhance the university’s Utility System.  As the founding member of this joint venture, ENGIE designs, builds, operates, and maintains the energy infrastructure delivering safe, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable energy solutions in producing and distributing steam, electricity, chilled water, and domestic water to the main campus in Iowa City, Iowa and a nearby satellite campus.


Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy!  ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions.  Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.  Are you up for the challenge?


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  So ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is also an affirmative action employer.  We are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.  ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at ENGIENA-ENGIEHR@engie.comPlease note:  This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.



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