This position is mobile serving maintenance to NSU's Operation’s Group to facilities located in the Fall River/New England Service Area. The Wastewater Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for performing highly diversified duties related to troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of plant production and facility equipment. The Wastewater Maintenance Mechanic must have knowledge and experience that relates to pumps, blowers, process equipment, and general electrical knowledge.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operate hand and power tools of all types: earth tampers, cement mixers, mechanical hoists, core drill, hammer drill, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments
Assist with site preparation for various construction and repair projects
Assist other craft workers
Perform general preventative and corrective maintenance on treatment plant equipment such as valve replacement, pump replacement, piping repairs
Diagnose problems; perform general mechanical and electrical repairs
Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision
Work conscientiously and be aware of safety hazards
Available for 24hr alarm response
Be prepared to discuss in a professional manner the progress of construction or repair with employer, client, visitors or regulatory personnel
Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
Maintain accurate records for gasoline, mileage, timesheets, expenses, etc.
Project a positive image to operators, clients, regulatory agencies, engineers, etc.
General electrical knowledge
Working knowledge of pumps (centrifugal, air operated, etc.) and piping systems
Fabrication skills (cutting/welding) on steel and aluminum
Heavy equipment operator is a plus (fork lifts, small cranes)
Other duties as assigned by management
Must be 21 years of age or older
Possess valid driver’s license
40 hour work week – Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Must be available to work weekends and holidays as requested
Overtime as required
Climbing ladders, stairs, etc.
Bending or stooping
Withstand extended periods of walking
Exposure to all weather conditions
Operate a motor vehicle
Operate landscape equipment
Operate construction equipment
Operate power washer
Confined Space Entry – This may be required on occasion after thorough training session provided by NSU
Chemical exposure – Training will be provided by NSU for proper handling
Basic computer skills
Knowledge or capability to work with the E-Work Order system/app
1-3 years of experience in wastewater and water facility maintenance
Certificates, licenses, and registrations:
MA Driver’s License
MA Wastewater License a plus
OSHA 30 training preferred
Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Frequently required to stand
Frequently required to walk
Occasionally required to sit
Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
Frequently required to talk or hear
Frequently utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard
Frequently required to lift/push/carry items up to 50 pounds
Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather)
Frequently work near moving mechanical parts
Occasionally work in high, precarious places
Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals
Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions
Occasionally exposed to extreme heat or cold (non-weather)
Occasionally exposed to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials
Occasionally exposed to loud noise (examples: metal can manufacturing, large earth-moving equipment)
Occasionally exposed to very loud noise (example: jack hammer work)
Company vehicle, e.g. pickup truck or van
Various hand and power tools
Computer and/or tablet and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, scanner, and computer printer
Electrical troubleshooting equipment
Personal Protective Equipment when required