CDL Collections System Tech- Poughkeepsie, NY in Poughkeepsie, NY at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 6/23/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Summary: Provides day-to-day maintenance of collection system. Services pump stations as needed.

  • Operates machinery and equipment associated with the operation of a wastewater collection system 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 tools 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. Mechanical lift for manhole covers, Inspects field equipment 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.
  • Rehabilitates, repairs and replaces applicable sewer system infrastructure such as
    manholes, catch basins, sewer lines, etc.

  • 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.

Job Requirements

  • High school or GED with the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions) and the ability to interpret and record data.
  • Must be able to carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Some vocational training and mechanical aptitude preferred, with the ability to read, interpret and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles and other equipment.
  • Minimum collection system operator certification as required by regulatory agency at site.
  • At least two years experience in a related position with experience, in a similar environment preferred, with working knowledge of the standard practices, common tools, materials, and occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Experience using material handling equipment, pressure gauges and precision measuring instruments.
  • Experience safely using trade tools and equipment to inspect, maintain, troubleshoot or install mechanical, electromechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.
  • Must have the ability to diagnose basic and routine process and mechanical problems and take remedial corrective action.
  • Must have basic computer skills and have ability to operate programs for process control, the Computer Maintenance Management System.
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and independently perform assigned duties and meet or exceed production and quality goals.
  • 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.
  • Must possess a valid CDL driver’s license and a safe driving record.

Training Required:
  • 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. Obtain and maintain minimum collection system or wastewater operator state certification as 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’s, Plumber’s or other trade License if assigned to that area.



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