Collection System Technician
Veolia North America

Palm Springs, California

Posted in Engineering
25 days ago


Job Info


The Collection System Technician performs a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, & manual work in the repairing, cleaning, locating & inspection of the wastewater collections system; operate a variety of light construction equipment & wastewater system cleaning & maintenance.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / JOB DUTIES
- Perform a variety of tasks related to the Closed-Circuit Televising (CCTV) of the City's wastewater collection, & related appurtenances; regularly performs a variety of functions, & technical tasks relevant to CCTV operations & responsibilities; possess the knowledge & understanding needed to use CCTV equipment & other heavy equipment, vehicles, power tools, & hand tools utilized in the televising, maintenance, cleaning & repair of the City's wastewater collection system
- Responsible charge of operating heavy equipment including a backhoe, combination high pressure flusher, sewer combination truck & CCTV inspection truck
- Performs a variety of activities associated with the installation, modification, maintenance, & repair of sewer & storm drain facilities & equipment
- Locates & cleans sewer & storm drains, lift station, wastewater facilities, vaults, & other confined spaces
- Utilizes proper safety techniques & uses equipment in accordance with VNA safety policies & procedures; operates a variety of light, medium & heavy-duty motorized equipment & vehicles such as a sewer combination truck, dump truck, pick-up trucks, CCTV inspection truck & performs other related duties
- Sit to drive or ride in vehicle, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, & twist while getting in & out of trenches, mixing mortar, & working in sewage; perform simple & power grasping, pushing & pulling, fine manipulation, use feet to operate foot controls, lift of carry weight of 60 pounds, hear traffic noise, & observe oncoming traffic for safety
- Ability to be on call nights & weekends to work overtime in response to emergency situations & alarms
- Must live within 60 minutes of the WWTP to respond to emergencies, work shift, on-call, weekends, & holidays as assigned.
- Learn, observe all safety precautions as required by the Company, including, but not limited to, state & federal General Industry Safety Directives, may be required to enter confined space
- Understand & carry out oral & written directions
- Learn, observe all safety precautions as required by the Company, including, but not limited to, state & federal General Industry Safety Directives, may be required to enter confined space
- Must have the ability to diagnose basic and routine process and mechanical problems and take remedial corrective action.


Educational Background:

  • A combination equal to a high school diploma & experience in the operation & maintenance of a collections system or wastewater treatment plant, or related field
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally & in writing
  • Maintaining safe & efficient working conditions including housekeeping
  • Ability to perform considerable walking, climbing, moderate to heavy lifting & carrying
  • Possession of & ability to maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License is required
  • Ability to obtain a valid Class B California Driver's License within one year of appointment. Must meet all written, physical, testing & notification requirements
  • established by the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Must possess or able to obtain a Grade 1 Collection System Maintenance certificate issued by California Water Environmental Association (CWEA) within 18 months of appointment are required
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen & criminal background check
  • Ability to obtain NAASCO certification within 12 months of commencement of employment


Experience/Knowledge:

  • Safe work practices & safety regulations pertaining to the operation & transportation of the equipment & to the work performed.
  • Pertinent federal, state, & local codes, laws, & regulations including traffic laws, ordinances, & rules involved in the Collections program.
  • Practices & procedures of traffic control
  • Principles & practices of routine & preventive maintenance on related equipment
  • Proper procedures used in the maintenance & repair of hand & power tools
  • Materials, methods, terminology, & tools used in the maintenance & repair of wastewater collection & related systems
  • Principles & practices of record keeping
  • Occupational hazards & standard safety practices
  • Work is performed primarily in an outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, & hot desert temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work & or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces & rough terrain; work at heights; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings & weekends


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.
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.



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