Provides day-to-day monitoring of utility plant operations, lab tests and corrective, predictive 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 CLAIR (cleaning, lubrication, adjustment, inspection and minor repair) on machines and related equipment which may include pumps, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, compressors, dryers, chemical feed, boilers, and chillers. 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.
Troubleshoots mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic equipment 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.
Collects water and wastewater samples according to schedule. Performs field tests in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units. Prepares chemical solutions, monitors supplies and recommends reorder.
Performs lab tests and prepares reports per procedure. Analyzes parameters including pH, alkalinity, chlorine residuals and other tests as required.
Performs maintenance on lab and field equipment and instrumentation including pH meters, specific ion meters.
Changes and cleans probes, magnetic strips, floats and sensors on instrumentation.
Performs instrument calibration, including resetting of set points as assigned.
Performs facility maintenance and repair and may replace or install light bulbs, florescent tubes, and paint. 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.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills Required:
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.
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 have or be able to obtain a Class 2 New York Boiler License as required by regulatory agency at site within 6 months of start date.
Must demonstrate proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE(Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, etc.
Experience using power, pneumatic, hydraulic and hand tools and shop tools such as drill press, band saw, bench grinder, torque wrench.
Must consistently demonstrate the ability to perform all assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
Must demonstrate ability to efficiently operate and perform minor PM's on a variety of equipment which may include pumps, valves, mixers, conveyors, blowers, chemical feed equipment, boilers, compressors, and chillers.
Knowledge of HOA (Hand Off Auto) operational controls and how settings apply to operational control scheme.
Must have the ability to diagnose mechanical and process problems in multiple unit processes, troubleshoot mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic equipment and take corrective action within policy and procedure limitations.
Good verbal and written communication skills are necessary.
Must demonstrate proficiency with computer programs for process control, Computer Maintenance Management System and laboratory / industrial pretreatment QA/QC.
Must be able to serve rotation 24 hour shift schedule.
Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
Must possess a valid driver's license and a safe driving record.
Amount of time spent Standing / walking 25%, sitting 75%.
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.