Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/ MillWright in Houston, TX at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/15/2023

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Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.

Job Description


Performs a variety of semi-skilled, skilled, technical, and administrative work in the planning, scheduling, maintenance of vehicles and equipment within Fleet Services. Travels 50% of the time to various sites. Majority of travel will take place during the work week.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities

  • Diagnoses and locates mechanical problems on fleet vehicles and equipment.
  • Repairs brakes, engines, electrical, fuel, hydraulic, transmission, ignition, air, exhaust, axle assemblies and related systems using a variety of hand, electric, air-driven tools, and diagnostic instruments.
  • Performs cutting and welding in performance of body repair, touch up and related work.
  • Performs routine and preventative maintenance, lubrication and minor adjustments on vehicles and related equipment.
  • Promptly reports any operational problems with machines or equipment to Lead or Supervisor.
  • Inspects vehicles and equipment for compliance with applicable policies, rules and regulations for road-worthiness and safety.
  • Takes corrective action per procedure in assigned area.
  • Investigates vehicle / equipment damage, completes forms, participates and completes remedial actions to prevent further occurrences within assigned deadlines.
  • Performs all duties in compliance with Veolia Water safety policies and guidelines and makes others aware of potential hazards in the work area.
  • Practices good housekeeping.
  • Participates in cleaning of work areas machinery, tools and equipment in Fleet Services areas.
  • Frequent contact with internal personnel in order to understand maintenance needs.
  • Contact with vehicle and equipment suppliers to obtain repair and maintenance instructions.
  • May assist with maintaining parts, spares and maintenance inventory. Participates in coverage for after hour’s emergency calls for Fleet Services as assigned by Lead Mechanic.
  • Participates in snow and ice control program with the Public Works Department as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • May assist with orienting or training new or less experienced personnel.


Education / Experience / Background

  • 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.
  • Specialized training in vehicle and equipment maintenance with knowledge and experience in the areas of automotive and truck mechanics, gas and diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, valves, generators and welding and body repair.
  • Entry level but some experience preferred in vehicle and equipment maintenance, Fleet Management or a related field.
  • Experience in and exposure to repair and maintenance of the following: pickup trucks, one, two, five and ten-ton dump truck, snow plow, salt spreader and trailer equipped trucks preferred.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Must demonstrate ability to accurately record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles and other equipment.
  • Must have ability to safely operate motorized vehicles and construction-type equipment, drill press, bench press, grinder, band saw, electric charging systems testers, digital and computerized diagnostic instruments, hydraulic jacks and lifts, air tools, wrenches, drivers, wheel and tire replacement systems, air compressor, lubricants, greases, coolants and related fluid, cleaning equipment, portable radios, telephones, computers, copiers, printers and other equipment and devices related to Fleet Services activities.
  • 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.
  • 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 provide own hand tools used in the normal performance of the job and includes, but not limited to; wrenches, socket sets, drivers, hammers, chisels, storage cabinets and tool boxes.
  • Replacement of hand tools due to damage or breakage in the normal performance of the job will be reimbursed after approval by the Plant Manager.
  • Must be able to participate in after hours emergency call-outs.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Must possess a valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), with tanker endorsement and a safe driving record.
  • Employee Orientation, Departmental Operating Procedures, OSHA and Quality Training. Veolia equipment training.
  • Contributes and participates in required and recommended safety programs and training sessions.
  • Obtain and continue ASE certification in Master Automotive Technician or Master Medium / Heavy Duty Truck Technician within three years from date of hire. H
  • AZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Level I and II First Responder Certification.
  • Work toward higher level water / wastewater treatment certification.
  • Forklift Certification if required by site.

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • Extended amount of time in hot and cold environments.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, and walking around the job site; stepping over curbs, climbing ladders, stairs, potential slippery/uneven surfaces.
  • Occasional kneeling, squatting, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent manual labor and use of hand tools for maintenance activities; shovels, brooms, pipe wrenches, air operated tools, pressure washers, water hoses.
  • Occasional operation of heavy equipment; forklift, passenger trucks.
  • Performing all tasks listed while wearing Personal Protective Equipment: hard hat, coveralls, safety glasses, gloves, steel toe leather/rubber boots.
  • Perform tasks with the use of respiratory protection.
  • Perform office duties as necessary; fill out paperwork, monitor computer screens, online training, etc.

Additional Information

A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! 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. As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination. We are an

Equal Opportunity Employer! 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.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.