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Power Plant Trainee/Apprentice

Veolia North America Brooklyn, NY (Onsite) Full-Time
Company Description

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 


Job Description


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.

POSITION PURPOSE:  This is an entry level position for prospective Mechanics and Operating Engineers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Plant (BNYCP).  Apprentice Operating Engineers are assigned to work shifts in both Operations and Maintenance Departments on an alternating basis.  Position assigned to be trained by and aid Assistant Operating Engineers for Operations shifts and Mechanics for Maintenance shifts to obtain general overall training in power plant operations and routine maintenance functions. 


  1. Through On-the-Job-Training (OJT) and/or assigned formal technical training, responsible to become fully knowledgeable and competent to perform the basic duties of a Mechanic.
  2. Assist with and learn how to perform equipment installations, adjustments, repairs, which includes conducting acceptance and performance tests on new or existing equipment.
  3. Review equipment maintenance history records and report findings.  Assist in performing routine and emergency Project equipment maintenance.
  4. Learn to identify equipment operating and/or maintenance problems and recommend equipment operating and/or maintenance changes and solutions that will enhance plant performance and availability.
  5. Learn how to use the CMMS (Maximo) to support the Work Management process.
  6. Maintain safety equipment stations such as eye wash stations and fire extinguishers.
  7. Learn and serve as a Confined Space Entry Observer as needed. 
  8. Responsible to perform the necessary housekeeping functions for the Plant, including specifically trash removal and grounds upkeep, and clean up duties in the following areas at a minimum:  office, shop, control room, restrooms, locker room, hallways and stairs. 
  9. Assist Storekeeper with tool inventories, moving heavy materials and with other miscellaneous duties as required.


Education / Experience / Background

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Required to enroll in the Apprentice Operating Engineer program with Local 30 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • One (1) year of work experience in a technical or mechanically related job.

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.

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Brooklyn, NY (Onsite)

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Engineering & Applied Science|Operations Management


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