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Maintenance Tech II

Company: Veolia North America
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Inspects, maintains, repairs and installs mechanical, electromechanical, pneumatic and/or hydraulic equipment at
plant and/or pump stations.
1. Inspects and performs mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic troubleshooting to determine
repairs needed. Estimates time and material costs for assigned projects. 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.
2. Inspect flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures and related controls on instrument panels,
computer terminals and programmable logic control units and diagnoses basic operational
problems. Takes corrective action per procedure in assigned area. Verifies and reports suspected
malfunctions and variances to supervisor.
3. Performs routine and preventative maintenance, lubrication and minor adjustments on machines
and related equipment which may include pumps, engines, centrifuges, generators, valves, gates,
mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed and odor control, disinfection equipment,
vacuum filters and belt presses. Promptly reports any operational problems with machines or
equipment to Lead or Supervisor.
4. May fabricate devices and assemblies from steel. May weld, thread pipe and solder using gas and
electric equipment.
5. Performs routine instrument calibration for portable meters including, but not limited to dissolved
oxygen, pH, H2S, percent oxygen, lower explosive limit.
6. Performs facility maintenance and repair and may replace or install damaged glass, windows,
doors, partitions, ceiling or floor tile, door locks, carpet, and/or paint.
7. Performs manual labor including cleaning equipment, facilities and grounds as required and
properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies. Operates vehicles for
plant operational purposes.
SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES (INTERMITTENT, ON AN OCCASIONAL BASIS, ETC.)
8. May assist with maintaining parts, spares and maintenance inventory.
9. May assist in other areas of plant as directed.
10. May assist with orienting or training new or less experienced Maintenance personnel.
Qualifications
--- 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.
--- Two to five years experience in a related position in a similar environment with ability to
comprehend complex specifications, blueprints and manuals.
--- Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Some vocational training and mechanical
aptitude required, with the ability to read, interpret and record data from meters, gauges,
scales, panels, computer consoles and other equipment.
--- Must demonstrate proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE
(Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space
equipment, etc.)
--- Must consistently demonstrate the ability to perform all assigned tasks in an accurate and
timely manner.
--- Must demonstrate ability to efficiently maintain, install and repair a variety of equipment which
may include pumps, engines, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers,
chemical feed and odor control, disinfection equipment, vacuum filters and belt presses.
--- Must demonstrate ability to use precision measuring devices, testing equipment and shop
tools such as drill press, band saw, bench grinder, and a torque wrench.
--- Must demonstrate the ability to inspect and diagnose process problems in multiple unit
processes, troubleshoot mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic equipment
and take corrective action within policy and procedure limitations.
--- Must demonstrate ability to accurately estimate time and material costs for assigned projects.
--- Steel fabrication and welding experience may be required if necessary at site.
--- Good verbal and written communication skills are necessary.
--- Must have ability to operate Computer Maintenance Management System (software).
--- Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional
or new responsibilities readily.
--- Minimum water/wastewater license as required by regulatory site.
--- Must possess a valid driver's license (commercial license is desirable) and a safe driving
record.
--- Employee Orientation, Departmental Operating Procedures, Safety, OSHA and Quality
Training.
--- HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Level I and II First
Responder Certification. Work toward higher level water / wastewater treatment
certification.
--- Training in operation of mechanical drives, hydraulic pumps and valves, pneumatics,
electronics and control systems.
--- Obtain or maintain 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.
--- Forklift Certification if required by site.
--- May perform more advanced functions as part of training and development.
Work Environment:
Spends 100% of the time in operations environment. Typically spends 25 - 35% of time exposed to outdoor and
sometimes inclement weather. Company service vehicles are used as required. Travels 1 - 2 times per year for
company provided training. May serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call.
Possible Work Hazards:
May be exposed to possible operations hazards including fumes, dust, toxic and caustic chemicals, noise, rotating
machinery, high pressure and hot and cold temperatures, slippery surfaces, water and electrical hazards.
Physical Demands:
Amount of time spent - Standing 25%, Walking 75% for as many as five miles per shift.
Requires close visual and hearing observation to detect non-conformance and machine malfunction.
Constantly uses hands to finger, handle or feel and frequently reaches with hands and arms.
Works in various positions; works on ladders, catwalks, and supports at heights of 50 feet above the ground; and
works with hands extended above and below head and body up to 40 minutes using hand tools weighing up to 15
pounds. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds (occasionally 60 pounds) distances of 10 feet. Occasional
stooping, bending or kneeling and entering confined spaces.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Veolia North America, San Luis Obispo , Maintenance Tech II, Professions , San Luis Obispo, California

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