The Process Analyst, under direction of the Process Manager, performs research and testing in support of established daily/quarterly and annual goals; and works with operations and maintenance to improve production activities to meet and exceed compliance requirements and fiscal stability. This position collaborates with operations to manage chemical and energy utilization to optimize all inputs into the process; supports process modeling; provides process trainings to operators; understands and completes all regulatory required reports and documents on a monthly and annual basis; and reviews daily data quality.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Reviews analytical data for accuracy and completeness and monitors daily operational plant processes for efficiency, cost effectiveness, and regulatory compliance.
Optimizes complex chemical and biological systems and provides technical and analytical advice on physical, biological, and chemical processes in order to maximize wastewater plant operation efficiency, meet permit requirements, and to make them more cost effective and stable.
Assists with reviews, analysis, and research new methods and systems of operation to improve plant performance.
Assists and coordinates plant process operations associated with plants' Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA). Monitors and evaluates trends and data for production.
Consults with project managers and engineering design firm's process experts on process optimization and upgrade projects and manages cross-functional process improvement initiatives.
Monitors in-line probes for accuracy and maintenance and provides probe training to pertinent staff.
Participates in communications training programs. Shares information as requested about position and tasks with communications team. As requested, participates in various outreach activities, such as career panels and guided tours.
Understands our organizational sustainability objectives in daily work and decision making.
Actively promotes safe behaviors and health awareness at all times in the execution of daily tasks.
Performs other duties as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
Three (3) years’ related work experience in water or wastewater treatment operations desired.
Virginia Wastewater Works Operator license a plus.
Basic research methods of data collection and analysis.
Wastewater treatment principles and practices.
Laboratory testing protocols.
Use of computers and computer software for word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.
Write and present technical information at conferences or local and regional professional gatherings.
Identify, research, troubleshoot and analyze processes and procedures.
Develop alternatives and recommend strategies to improve reliability and cost-effectiveness of technical processes.
Organize and operate complex pilot testing equipment and processes.
Establish and maintain high quality service and effective working relationships with employees, representatives of outside agencies and member of the public by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.
Operate effectively in a team environment.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee may perform on an occasional to regular basis while performing functions of this job. A detailed Physical Demands Analysis is available in Human Resources and a copy will be provided to all incumbents in this position.
While performing the duties of this job, typical with office work, include lifting up to 15 pounds, and minimal pushing or pulling.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Environmental conditions necessitate following strict safety guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs work indoors in a climate controlled environment, and outdoor on-site evaluations, pilot testing and investigations.
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
About Alexandria Renew Enterprises
The Alexandria Renew Enterprises operates one of the most advanced wastewater reclamation facilities in the United States, located on a 35-acre site within walking distance of Old Town Alexandria in Northern Virginia. ARenew serves about 350,000 people in the City of Alexandria and part of Fairfax County, processing an average of 13 billion gallons of wastewater each year. ARenew is committed to being an environmental steward, good neighbor, and industry leader in its day-to-day treatment of water.