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Instrumentation / Control System Technician

Company: Veolia North America
Location: Leominster
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionJob DescriptionProvides day-to-day monitoring and basic plant and pump/booster station operations, lab tests and corrective, predictive and preventative maintenance activities. Is fully qualified to perform the most complex functions and may lead the work of others.Operates equipment manually and through instrumentation panels, computerterminals and programmable logic control units following process control procedures.Monitors and observes operating conditions, records observations and data in shiftlog. Diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action per procedure.Inspects and performs mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic troubleshootingto determine repairs needed. Estimates time and material costs for assignedprojects. Dismantles equipment to gain access to and repairs defective parts usinghand tools, power tools and precision measuring and testing devices. May fabricatedevices and assemblies from steel. May weld, thread pipe and solder using gas andelectric equipment. Re-assembles and tests equipment ensuring safe and efficientoperating condition is restored.Inspects flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures and related controls oninstrument panels, computer terminals and programmable logic control units anddiagnoses basic operational problems. Takes corrective action per procedure inassigned area. Verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances tosupervisor.Collects water, wastewater, industrial waste, groundwater, sludge, residuals and/orgas samples according to schedule. Performs field tests (chemical, physical andbiological) in order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units.Prepares chemical solutions, monitors supplies and recommends reorder.Performs lab tests, regardless of complexity, and prepares reports per procedure.Analyzes parameters including pH, alkalinity, volatile acids, dissolved oxygen, organicmaterial, residues, biochemical oxygen demand, coliform bacteria, nutrients, chlorineresiduals and other tests as required.Performs preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance on lab and fieldequipment and instrumentation including pH meters, specific ion meters, analyticalbalances, furnaces, incubators, ovens, titrators, autoclaves, calculators and automaticsamplers.Changes and cleans probes, magnetic strips, floats and sensors on instrumentation.Performs instrument calibration, including resetting of set points as assigned.Promptly reports any operational problems with machines or equipment needingwarranty or outside work to supervisor.Performs facility maintenance and repair and may replace or install light bulbs,florescent tubes, damaged glass, windows, doors, partitions, ceiling or floor tile, doorlocks, carpet, and/or paint. Performs manual labor including cleaning equipment,facilities and grounds as required and properly disposes of waste according to safetyand environmental policies. Operates vehicles, mobile equipment and materialhandling equipment for operational and maintenance purposes.SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES (INTERMITTENT, ON AN OCCASIONAL BASIS, ETC.)May assist with maintaining parts, spares and maintenance inventory.May assist in other areas of plant as directed.May assist with orienting or training new or less experienced Maintenance personnel.QualificationsHigh school or GED with the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions) and be able to carry out verbal and written instructions.Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.Some vocational training and mechanical aptitude required, with the ability to read, interpret and record data from meters, gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles and other equipment.Minimum water/wastewater license as required by regulatory agency at site.HVAC or Electrician's license if assigned to those areas.At least five years experience in a related position in a similar environment with ability tocomprehend complex specifications, blueprints and manuals.Must demonstrate proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc.)Must consistently demonstrate the ability to perform all assigned tasks in an organized, accurate and timely manner.Must demonstrate ability to efficiently maintain, install and repair any equipment or instrumentation used in the facility.Must have the ability to diagnose and respond to problems regardless of complexity, troubleshoot mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic equipment and instrumentation and take corrective action within policy and procedure limitations.Must demonstrate proficiency with precision measuring devices and testing equipment and have the ability to perform all assigned lab tests regardless of complexity.Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.Must demonstrate proficiency with computer programs for process control, Computer Maintenance Management System and laboratory / industrial pretreatment QA/QC.Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.Must possess a valid driver's license (commercial license and heavy equipment operator license is desirable) and a safe driving record.Additional InformationAs an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! 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 your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Veolia North America, Leominster , Instrumentation / Control System Technician, Professions , Leominster, Massachusetts

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