Collections System Technician- Richmond, CA in Richmond, CA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 9/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Veolia provides Operations and Maintenance to the City of Richmond for its Wastewater Treatment Plant, sanitary sewer collections system and storm water conveyance system.

The Collection System Technician performs a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and manual work in the cleaning, locating and inspection of the wastewater collection system and storm water conveyance system; operate a variety of light construction equipment and wastewater system cleaning an maintenance equipment.

Primary Functions:

  • Responsible for operating heavy equipment including a HVVC combination truck, power Rodder and portable hydraulic cleaning unit.
  • Perform a variety of cleaning & inspection work including rodding, hydro flush cleaning, CCTV inspection & locating.
  • Assist in maintaining and caring for assigned tools & equipment.
  • Sit to drive or ride in vehicle, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel & twist while getting in & out of truck/vehicles, working in sewage; perform simple & power grasping, pushing & pulling, fine manipulation, use feet to operate foot controls, lift of carry weight of 100 pounds, hear traffic noise, & observe oncoming traffic for safety. 
  • Required to communicate via radio & hear radio dispatch signal.
  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled & manual work involved in the maintenance, cleaning, & closed circuit television inspection of sewer lines & structures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Learn, observe all safety precautions as required by the Company, including, but not limited to, state and federal General Industry Safety Directives, may be required to enter confined spaces.
  • Ability to serve on 24 hour call rotation, nights and weekends to work overtime in response to emergency situations and alarms.
  • As a condition of employment, must live within 30 minutes of the office/garage to respond to emergencies, work shift, on-call, weekends, and holidays as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of a collections system or wastewater treatment plant, or related field.
  • Must be in possession or have the ability to obtain CDL class B license with tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be in possession or have ability to obtain CWEA Grade 1 certification within 1 year of employment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must maintain safe & efficient working conditions including housekeeping.
  • Ability to perform considerable walking, climbing, moderate to heavy lifting and carrying.