Summary: Provides day-to-day monitoring and basic plant and pump/booster station operations, routine lab tests and basic corrective and preventative maintenance activities.
Operates equipment manually and through instrumentation panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units following process control procedures. Monitors and observes operating conditions, records observations and data in shift log. Diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action per procedure.
Performs routine CLAIR (cleaning, lubrication, adjustment, inspection and minor repair) on machines and related equipment which may include pumps, engines, centrifuges, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, vacuum filters and belt presses. Reports and documents results of work performed and enters into appropriate database. Promptly reports any operational problems with machines or equipment to Lead or Supervisor.
Collects water, wastewater, industrial waste, groundwater, sludge, residuals and/or gas samples according to schedule. Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units. Prepares chemical solutions, monitors supplies and recommends reorder.
Learns to inspect and becomes proficient at mechanical troubleshooting to determine repairs needed. Dismantles equipment to gain access to and repairs defective parts using hand tools, power tools and precision measuring and testing devices. Re-assembles and tests equipment ensuring safe and efficient operating condition is restored. Learns to troubleshoot hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic equipment and instrumentation.
Performs manual labor including cleaning equipment, facilities and grounds as required and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies. Operates vehicles, mobile equipment and material handling equipment for operational and maintenance purposes.
Performs facility maintenance and repair and may replace or install light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, damaged glass, windows, doors, partitions, ceiling or floor tiles, door locks, carpet, and/or paint.
Learns to estimate time and material costs for various projects. May assist in other areas of facility as directed.
High school or GED with the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions) and be able to carry out verbal and written instructions.
Six months to two years experience in a related position with experience in a similar environment preferred with ability to comprehend specifications, blueprints and manuals.
Experience using material handling equipment, pressure gauges and precision measuring instruments.
Experience using power, pneumatic, hydraulic and hand tools and shop tools such as drill press, band saw, bench grinder, torque wrench preferred.
Wastewater license are not required but encouraged upon hiring.
Must possess a valid driver's license and a safe driving record.
Must possess or be able to obtain a Class B CDL license.
Employee Orientation, Departmental Operating Procedures, Safety, OSHA and Quality Training. HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Level I and II First Responder Certification if required by site. Must become proficient in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc.)
Forklift Certification if required by site.
Training in operation of mechanical drives, hydraulic pumps and valves, pneumatics, electronics and control systems.
Obtain HVAC, Electrician, Plumber's or other trade License if assigned to that area. Note: Tech will not perform duties unless properly licensed.
Training in the use of energy management systems as needed.
Works toward increasing skills in additional functional areas or in obtaining advanced skills maintenance certifications.
May perform more advanced functions as part of training and development.
Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.