Operating Engineer IV in Milwaukee, WI at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 1/9/2020

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.

This powerhouse operates duel fuel engine generator equipment (Bio and NG). Our operating strategy is to utilize 100% of Bio gas and supplement NG as needed to meet our generating requirements. Goal of the Engine Operator is to utilize all available equipment when possible to optimize the fore mentioned operating strategy.

Under general supervision, operates engine generators, electric blowers and associated equipment in the power plant and digester galleries. Performs minor maintenance duties throughout power plant within a wastewater treatment plant setting.

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.

  • 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.
  • Monitors and operates engine generator to supply electric power to the plant, maintaining operation within predetermined limits to meet changing levels of electrical demand.
  • Monitors and operates electric blowers to supply low pressure compressed air to purification process, maintaining operation within determined limits to meet changing requirements.
  • Monitors and operates other power plant machinery and equipment such as sludge heaters, cooling/heating pumps and gas compressors.
  • Operates and maintains proper quality and quantity of gas flow to engine room and/or gas storage.
  • Monitors and operates low pressure steam and hot water boilers.
  • Make frequent inspection of all operating equipment in the power plant, including dial and gauge readings.
  • Performs minor maintenance in blower generator digester building complex, such as engine adjustments, oiling and cleaning.
  • Maintains electronic and/or paper log of work activity so the following shift has a written summary of all pertinent changes made and make reports as required.
  • Cleans equipment and maintains neat, clean work area. Reports all unsafe conditions and malfunctioning equipment properly.
  • Collects samples and runs test for cooling/heating loops water and low-pressure boiler water.
  • Monitors and operates via Rockwell SCADA system.
  • Monitors and operates electrical distribution systems.
  • Performs other duties of a similar level and nature as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Two years engine operating experience or three years experience operating and/or maintaining heavy equipment
  • ASOPE First Class Operating Engineer's License required within two years of appointment
  • Sufficient skills in reading, writing, and basic mathematics to perform duties of job
  • Ability to understand technical material, charts and gauges;
  • Ability to properly identify and use basic hand and power tools.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to properly identify and use standard mechanic hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
  • Ability to enter data
  • Basic skills in computers and data input devices, email, application and office software.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
  • Communicates effectively via written and oral methods with co-workers, supervisors, managers, and others when necessary.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job

The work environment characteristics and physical 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 is performed in an industrial environment with frequent, unavoidable exposure in temperatures, fumes, noise, dust, wet, odors and gases. Work involves intermittent exposure to heights, weather, organic waste, and explosive environments. 

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 abilities required on this job include close vision and distance vision. 

Work Hours: Generally works rotating 12- hour shifts.and is subject to overtime, recall and call-in.