Maintenance Laborer in Milwaukee, WI at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This position is critical to ensure wastewater meets the contractual and regulatory requirements for discharge to local waterways and ultimately Lake Michigan 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To meet this goal requires a number of trades, operators and managers working as a coordinated team to maintain the system. This position is one of those required for this team. 

Under the direction of management or lead worker plans, organizes and executes the assigned work in a safe and efficient manner. The work can generally be described as follows: Inspects, and performs various manual labor duties including the operation of laboring equipment related to sewer and concrete repairs, sewer cleaning, or the cleaning and maintenance of buildings, grounds, watercourses, deep tunnels, or equipment. Duties performed will vary depending upon location and assignments.

Is required to accurately maintain and update records, documents, and manuals including electronic media. Must provide current, timely, accurate, and complete data, for all work assigned. Is required to follow current company/department policy and procedures, is required to fully participate in improvement initiatives, including but not limited to: job plans, workflows, job safety analysis, standard maintenance procedures, preventative maintenance improvement initiatives, efficiency activities, use of technology based solutions, condition assessments and reliability initiatives.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / JOB DUTIES
Required to follow all applicable safety rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in performance of assigned duties. Is required to participate in all required safety training activities. Is expected to report any unsafe conditions encountered in performance of duties.
Set up, operate, and make minor repairs to pumps, compressors and other mechanical equipment.
Inspect and assist in the repair and maintenance to manholes, sewers, tanks, wells, flumes, culverts, pipes, pump stations, spillage overflows, etc.
Clean pump stations, plants, aeration tanks, clarifiers, U-drains, catch basins, weirs, flumes, spillage overflows etc.
Assist in the inspection of interceptors, gates, outfalls and pump stations; take appropriate action such as removing debris, raking screens, and reporting malfunctions.
Perform general maintenance and repair to facilities, buildings, and grounds. 
Set up rooms for functions 
Maintain landscaping, tree trimming and removal, and operate various lawn maintenance equipment; clear snow from designated areas.
Locate, maintain, and set up temporary field offices upon request; regrade roads and areas around manholes and other District facilities.
Flush, jet, and vactor sewers and measuring stations, etc.; read and maintain river gauges; measure depth of flow for purpose of maintenance and troubleshooting of the sewer systems.
Perform general carpentry duties and miscellaneous concrete/masonry duties, such as manhole rehabilitation, grouting, slabs, etc.
Assist in the installation of damboards and guides; clean and maintain inside and outside drops.
Provide assistance to other workgroups as needed. 
Pick up and deliver parts and materials for other work groups. 
Assist in the inspection of deep tunnels and related facilities; take appropriate action such as debris removal and general maintenance.
Observes and reports to supervisor dangerous conditions or conditions requiring maintenance.
Performs other duties of a similar level and nature as assigned.

Job Requirements

Educational Background
High school graduate or GED equivalent.

Job Skills/Characteristics
Ability to properly identify and use job-related tools, gauges, equipment and machinery in compliance with safety procedures.
Strong mechanical aptitude.
First aid and CPR certification within six months of appointment.
Communicates effectively via written and oral methods with co-workers, supervisors, managers, and others when necessary.
Valid Wisconsin CDL driver’s license - class A, B, C, D with tanker endorsement required
Ability to enter data
Basic skills in computers and data input devices, email, application and office software.
Ability to meet the physical demands of the job 
Ability to work in confined spaces and to wear breathing apparatus for confined entry.

Experience/Knowledge
Two years of hands on labor experience in industrial, construction and /or maintenance.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics and phycial demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: Work involves intermittent exposure to confined entry areas, hazardous gases, heights, weather, noise, dirt, dust, organic waste, and explosive environments. In field assignments, work involves exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, dirt, dust, odors, heights, wet environments, hazardous gases, organic waste, sewage, possible explosive hazards and confined entry. 

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilites required on this job include close vision and distance vision. 

Work Hours: Generally works weekdays first shift hours and is subject to overtime, recall, call-in and on-call. In Conveyance department assignment include weekdays first shift and on-call as assigned to respond to off-hour call-outs by maintaining on call status 24/7. This on call also applies to weather events to cover nights, weekends and holidays.