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Process Optimization Specialist

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Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Rockford, IL, US, 61103

Company: Evoqua

About Evoqua Water Technologies

Evoqua Water Technologies is a leading provider of mission critical water and wastewater treatment solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products, services and expertise to support industrial, municipal and recreational customers who value water. Evoqua has worked to protect water, the environment and its employees for more than 100 years, earning a reputation for quality, safety and reliability around the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company operates in more than 160 locations across ten countries. Serving more than 38,000 customers and 200,000 installations worldwide.

Apply today to join our 4000 professionals around the world as we pursue our purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life.

Business Purpose

The Process Optimization Specialist's overall responsibilities and purpose are to ensure quality issues are thoroughly investigated and to lead continuous improvement projects throughout RTS.

Position Summary

  • Provide support in quality assurance, control, and preventative activities with a focus on continuous improvement of internal products and processes.
  • Support supplier quality issues impacting daily operations.
  • Advocate and lead the execution of initiatives and projects to enhance quality performance within the business and for our customers.
  • Mentor and provide technical direction across multiple areas of expertise.
  • Ensure compliance to regulation and standards.

What we can offer you

  • Self-Managed Personal Time Off (SMPTO) Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Dollar-for-dollar 401k match up to 4% of annual salary, with a profit-sharing component becoming available after 1 year of employment.
  • Customizable benefits package with a multitude of options. Benefits effective immediately provided enrollment is completed within 30 days of hire date.
  • Career progression plans
  • Reward and Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Company Wellness Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Retirement Plan


The above is only the beginning of what Evoqua has to offer. With over 160 locations spread throughout 10 countries, room for growth is essentially in your hands. If you believe that we would be the right fit for you, please apply today.

Core Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Live and exemplify our Growth Enabling Behaviors to be highly enabled to deliver, highly empowered to succeed, and highly accountable to lead.
  • Lead or support Continuous Improvement projects and activities within the Division.
  • Configure solutions in support of larger engineering and quality related projects.
  • Independent execution of assigned tasks.
  • Independently plans and prioritizes work assignments.
  • Ability to review work for quality and specification requirements.
  • Cooperates and contributes effectively with internal and external customers.

Position Requirements


  • BS/BA degree in Eng/Sci
  • 2-5 years of experience

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science, engineering or related discipline required
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001, GDP, GMP preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Quality Concepts (e.g. Risk Management, CAPA, Audits, Statistics).
  • Must possess strong communication, project management and influencing skills as well as have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously 
  • Ability to represent Quality function within and across project teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills, written, oral communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong in critical thinking and "outside the box" thinking
  • Highly developed problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and complete projects in a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of cross-functional teams

Additional Details


Evoqua Water Technologies prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Evoqua Water Technologies takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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Evoqua does not accept unsolicited resumes/candidates from search firms.

Nearest Major Market: Rockford