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Wastewater Plant Technician

Waste Management


Full Time

On Site


Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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I. Job Summary
The Plant Maintenance Technician is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the operation of all plant systems and equipment. Performs a variety of routine and non-routine-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment plant infrastructure including, but not limited to, distribution facilities, raw water pumping, chemical feed systems, potable water storage tanks, and sludge handling equipment. The Technician must be able to operate and maintain a variety hand and power tools and associated equipment. Recordkeeping of associated activities is required. This position must also respond to all system failures by taking appropriate corrective action, and by completing or assigning the repairs needed to ensure that systems are operational and are functioning safely and efficiently. This position generally reports to the Wastewater Plant Manager.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

• Performs repairs in accordance with Waste Management Safety and Life Critical Rules and OSHA. (Occupational and Safety Health Act) requirements.
• Performs preventive maintenance inspection (PM); diagnose, repair, and rebuild major equipment/components including but not limited to pumps, motors, blowers, panels, controls, and equipment up to 480 volts.
• Maintains DEI (Daily Equipment Inspections) backlog.
• Establishes and adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules and advises the Wastewater Plant Manager if additional work is needed or cannot be completed within the Standard Repair Times (SRTs).
• Inspects the quality of third-party repairs and or rebuilds.
• Recommends measures to improve production, equipment performance and product quality
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities.
• Performs service calls for emergency breakdowns.
• Ability to perform safely, under limited supervision.
• Requires a flexible work schedule, which may include nights and weekends to support operating schedule and the needs of the facility.
• Maintains a clean, safe work area in compliance with Corporate/OSHA Standards and performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

III. Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: Two (2) years of relevant experience in a plant and industrial setting.

Mechanical aptitude preferred.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
Must be at least 18 years of age
Legally eligible to work in the United States.
Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Successfully complete pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check, which will include previous employment check and criminal history review.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
Have knowledge of single and three phase electrical systems.
Have knowledge of electrical control systems.
Have knowledge of pneumatic systems, including air compressors.
Safely operates tools and equipment needed during the repair and servicing of equipment.
Diagnose defects and repair a variety of equipment and vehicles.

IV. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

• Required to use motor coordination with arms, hands, fingers, and legs.
• Required to engage in physical activity that includes pushing, pulling, bending, and lifting objects more than 50 pounds.
• Required to work from ladders or raised platforms.
• Required to stand or work on concrete floors most of the workday.
• Will be exposed to a physical environment, which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements most of the workday.
• Normal setting for this job is at the wastewater plant facility, outdoors or other facilities.

Note: The level of physical effort may vary from site to site and in some cases be greater or lesser than documented here.

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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