Operation & Maintenance Tech- Chisago City, MN in Chisago City, MN at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 9/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Summary: 
Operates and maintains a 2.46 MGD Class A activated sludge wastewater treatment facility consisting of the following processes: mechanical bar screen, grit removal tank, grit washer and parshall flume, (2) SBR tanks. (2) aeration ponds, chlorine contact chamber, gravity belt thickener, two aerobic digestors, sludge storage tank, (2) biosolids storage ponds, and (5) reed beds. Grounds maintenance of entire facility. Collection system consisting of 6 lift stations and 3 odor control stations. Assist local commission cities with emergency based call-outs for their collection systems.

Primary Functions:

  • 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 routine CLAIR (cleaning, lubrication, adjustment, inspection and minor repair) on machines 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.
  • Collects water, wastewater, industrial waste, groundwater, sludge, residuals and/or gas samples according to schedule. Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units. Prepares chemical solutions, monitors supplies and recommends reorder.
  • Learns to inspect 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.
  • Performs routine lab tests and prepares reports per procedure. Performs routine instrument calibration for portable meters including, but not limited to, dissolved oxygen, pH, H2S, percent oxygen, lower explosive limit.
  • 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.
  • Performs facility maintenance and repair and may replace or install light bulbs, florescent tubes, damaged glass, windows, doors, partitions, ceiling or floor tile, door locks, carpet, and/or paint.


Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Class D Wastewater license or ability to obtain class D license via reciprocity. Ability to obtain class C license within one year. 
  • 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.
  • Six months to two years experience in a related position with experience in a similar environment preferred with ability to comprehend specifications, blueprints and manuals. Experience using material handling equipment, pressure gauges and precision measuring instruments.
  • Experience using power, pneumatic, hydraulic and hand tools and shop tools such as drill press, band saw, bench grinder, torque wrench preferred.
  • Must have the ability to diagnose basic and routine process and mechanical problems and take remedial corrective action.
  • Rotating on-call with staff, currently set at once every 4 weeks. 
  • Operational work, including outdoors in varying weather climates. 
  • Sample collection and laboratory analysis, data collection, confined space entry, equipment maintenance/troubleshooting, grounds maintenance, general housekeeping.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.