O&M Technician III (2616-110)

About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 6,700 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; and rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers. The company is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
The Operations & Maintenance II position involves any and all tasks required to operate and maintain a water or wastewater treatment facility including but not limited to lawn mowing, grounds keeping, snow shoveling, permit required confined space entries, small spill clean-up, good housekeeping, routine maintenance and repair of various equipment, sample collecting, lab testing, observation of equipment and process operations, use of ladders and stairs, pump station inspections, and collection system maintenance, housekeeping, custodial, and chemical handling, and other work as required. Attain class I CT DEEP wastewater certification within two years of hiring.
Required Skills
Operational Component of Position:
Diagnoses basic WWTP operational problems and takes corrective action; communicates status, changes, and abnormalities in operating areas.
Follows process control procedures for assigned areas; verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances to supervisor.
Inspects and troubleshoots equipment using tools and gauges of the trade; obtain necessary parts through established procedures.
Maintains an adequate laboratory supply inventory; and maintains and evaluates daily laboratory records and validation procedures.
Monitors and observes operating conditions; records observations and data in area shift log.
Operates equipment manually and through instrument panels, computer terminals, and programmable logic control units in an assigned area.
Performs chemical and biological analyses including the operation and maintenance of complex laboratory equipment.
Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units or alter unit processes.
Performs routine lab tests, and routine instrument calibration for portable meters.
Researches, sets up and carries out (under supervision) testing programs as assigned.
Samples wastewater, sludge, and gases according to schedule; and services automatic samplers.
Participates in the development of written standard operating procedures (SOP's)
Trains peers and subordinates as requested.
Maintenance Component of Position:
Operates mobile vehicles and equipment for facility operational and maintenance purposes.
Performs basic troubleshooting of equipment, recommends solutions and fills out work orders.
Performs cleanup and housekeeping tasks for work area, tools, equipment, facilities and grounds.
Performs limited to moderately complex preventive maintenance of equipment such as tightening loose fittings, checking/replenishing fluids and lubricating equipment; installing and repairing pumps, replacing lines or hoses and advises supervisors of need for advanced maintenance.
Performs routine lubrication of equipment and motors, and replaces oil reserves.
Rigging and hoisting of equipment.
Water meter reading and valve / hydrant exercising.
Other pertinent maintenance activities.
Ability to work in confined spaces and also heights and ladders.
Required Experience
Valid drivers license.
Required Class 3 Connecticut Wastewater Operator certification or be able to obtain within 90 days of employment.
Minimum high school graduate. Any trade or additional training is a plus.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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