Systems Technician in Kearny, NJ at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/15/2023

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About Veolia North America

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. Please visit our website

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Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance.   In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.  Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement. 


Operates and maintains City of Kearny water distribution system.  Participates in installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of water distribution components.  Performs customer service requests and reads water meters.


  • Assist with installation of new and replacement water mains, services fire hydrants and their appurtenances and repairs. Operates water distribution facilities.
  • Responsible for the proper use and care of utility tools.
  • Knowledge and use of the company’s safety policies and procedures. 
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance, housekeeping tasks, and inspections as assigned.
  • Perform leak inspections.
  • Investigate leaks on services and/or mains.
  • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of all facilities and vehicles. 
  • Collects samples for process control and compliance monitoring in accordance with standard procedures. 
  • Responds to alarms call outs and complaints.  This includes on-call duty in accordance with the schedule determined by management.
  • Assists in equipment repairs.
  • Complies with company safety programs.
  • Responds to customer service requests, meter reading, meter changes, high bill investigations, etc.



Education / Experience / Background

  • High school diploma required.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Less than 3 years’ experience in water distribution system.
  • Computer skills proficiency.
  • Ability to perform general math calculations.
  • Mechanical ability.
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment such as tapping machines, portable ditch pumps, electric generators, pipe and leak detection equipment, jack hammer, backhoe, etc.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Valid New Jersey driver’s license required.
  • Ability to obtain a New Jersey DEP W1 license 2 years after hire.
  • NJ License Class W1 preferred.

Physical Requirements 

  • Physical: Ability to stand, sit and bend for extended periods of time. Must be able to climb and walk on uneven terrain. Must be able to read computer screens. Must be able to lift 50lb.
  • Sensory: Must be able to speak English to communicate with employees and customers.
  • Mental: Must be able to read and write English.  Must be able to learn new safety processes and new equipment/technology.
  • Other: Must be able to work in all kinds of weather and participate on emergency standby.

Additional Information

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.