O&M Tech I in Cranston, RI at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 11/16/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Cranston, RI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/16/2019

Job Description

O&M tech I: Cranston, RI

Union Position
Hours: Sunday 4:00 pm to 12:00 am, Monday- Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Summary:Provides day-to-day monitoring and operation of equipment. Conducts routine
lab tests. Inspects, maintains, and repairs mechanical equipment. Assists with
the administration of the facility’s safety program.

Job Duties:

  • Operates equipment manually and through instrument panels, computer terminals, and programmable logic control units in an assigned area.
  • Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units or alter unit processes.
  • Monitors and observes operating conditions, and records observations and data in area shift log; diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action; and communicates status, changes, and abnormalities in operating areas.
  • Follows process control procedures for assigned areas; verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances to supervisor.
  • Prepares chemical solutions, and monitors process chemical supplies and recommends reorder.
  • Samples water, wastewater, sludge, and gases according to schedule; and services automatic samplers.
  • Performs routine lab tests and routine instrument calibration for portable meters.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance including routine preventive maintenance, lubrication,  adjustments, calibrations and repairs; Inspects and troubleshoots equipment using the tools of the trade, recommends solutions and, where appropriate, fills out work orders.
  • Operates vehicles such as trucks, forklifts, loaders, carts, etc. for plant operational purposes.
  • Assures work is performed in a safe and professional manner by following established safety, operating, and emergency response procedures.
  • Preps and paints equipment and buildings.
  • Performs cleanup and housekeeping tasks for work area, tools, equipment, facilities, and grounds.
  • Assists the Site Safety Coordinator with Administration of the Site’s Safety Program. Tasks may include audits, program review, training, and respirator fit testing.


Job Requirements

Essential Job Requirements
  • Ability to perform tasks standing (25%) and walking (75%) for as many as five miles per shift.
  • Work positions including climbing stairs (60%), squatting, and working with hands extended above head 18 inches (25%) and 30 inches in front of body (10%).
  • Must be able to distinguish green from red.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 60 pounds while walking distances of 10 feet.
  • Requires working in outside and inside environments with noise and all temperatures and climatic conditions, and must be able to work under adverse weather conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record.
  • Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process controls.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Rhode Island Class 1 wastewater certification within one year of appointment to Operator.
  • Must develop a working knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment
  • Requires ability to diagnose plant-wide process problems and take remedial action, and to troubleshoot equipment.
  • Requires good reading, math, writing, and verbal communication skills; a mechanical aptitude;  and the ability to read, interpret, and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles, and other equipment.
  • Requires the ability to carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Must have the ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees.
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule.

Supervision Received: Works under general supervision, with verbal and written instructions from the Chief Operator, Operations Supervisor, and/ or the Maintenance Supervisor.