Maintenance Technician - Aqua - Bryn Mawr, PA
At Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc., we know that water is a precious resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That’s why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth’s most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.
Together, the women and men of Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!
Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for a Maintenance Technician – Wastewater under the direction of the Operations Leader. The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the operation of the assigned wastewater facilities. This position will provide on-site operation and maintenance of these facilities to achieve compliance with PADEP permit requirements and provide quality service to the customers. Responsible for understanding and following all regulatory, operational, and reporting requirements as stipulated by the system’s permits and company standard operating and safety procedures.
Be knowledgeable of maintenance work related to mechanical equipment and minor electrical equipment associated with wastewater treatment plants and pump stations.
Must be capable of performing plumbing and piping work with all types of materials including PVC, PE, copper, steel, and cast iron.
Position requires good mechanical skills as required in the repair/replacement of all plant equipment, including but not limited to pumps, instruments, chemical feed equipment, etc .
Must be capable of operating all tools and equipment necessary for the completion of all plant and pump station related work.
Must be able to work on electrical components up to 240 volt including wiring power to motors, control wiring, and test basic electrical and electronic components of a system.
Monitor Operations of assigned wastewater facilities. Conduct testing and analysis required for proper operation and reporting for the facilities and to maintain compliance with regulatory permits.
Responsible for making and implementing recommendations regarding process changes and adjustments at facilities to improve operational performance.
Monitor collection system performance and pump stations. Make recommendations on improvements and upgrades as needed.
Coordinate of all chemicals, fuel, parts and supplies necessary for proper operation of the facilities.
Maintain facility records, prints, equipment manufacture manuals as well as all operating data.
Accurately and timely generate and complete work orders using company software platform.
Assist management and supervisors in developing and administering applicable safety procedures at facilities, as required.
Monitoring PLC network to review automated operation of wastewater facilities.
Assists with other tasks or projects as assigned
The starting rate of pay is $26.00 /per hour. All employees hired or entering the bargaining unit on or after December 1, 2003 will receive three dollars ($3.00) per hour less than the classification wage rate ($29.00). The wage reduction will be returned in one-dollar ($1.00) increases once a year over a three (3) year period. Employee will receive annual contract increases.
At a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent
Valid US driver’s license required
Required Licensing: Wastewater Class E collection system license.
Five (5) years of maintaining equipment and systems in an industrial environment is preferred.
An Associate’s degree or certification in mechanical or electrical competency is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Proficient in MS office or related software required; daily use of computer, data entry
Excellent written and verbal communications skills; communicate effectively (clearly, concisely, and professionally) with internal customers
Required to meet and follow all Aqua safety requirements dealing with any hazards including chemical, electrical, and PPE requirements, and follow lock-out and tag-out instructions.
Must be willing to be trained and able to provide additional operational support to other water/wastewater systems.
A team player able to work effectively in a team fostered multi-tasking environment
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
May be subject to extreme temperatures, noise, wet and/or humid conditions, mechanical, electrical, gas exposure hazards, fumes, dusts, mists, gases and/or poor ventilation atmospheric conditions.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Required to be on-call on a weekly rotational basis. In addition, must be available to assist with afterhours emergencies at all other times as needed.
Working conditions include travel to work sites of Essential Utilities and/or other constituents.
This position may operate in several areas including Chester, Bucks, Delaware, Berks, and Montgomery counties which includes the geographic areas of West Grove, Cochranville, Kennett Square, East Bradford Township, Thornbury Township, Willistown Township, East Whiteland Township, Tredyffrin Township East Brandywine Township, Chester Springs, Solebury Township, Worcester Township, Upper Merion Township, Limerick Township, Gilbertsville, Douglas Township, New Garden Township, and North Heidelberg.
Company vehicle will be provided
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Essential Utilities and its subsidiaries, including Aqua, Delta, and Peoples Natural Gas, requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowable under the law. To satisfy this requirement, new hires who received the one shot regimen of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine must receive the one dose shot prior to their first day of employment. Proof of vaccination must be provided on your first day of employment. For the two shot regimen of either Pfizer or Moderna, a new hire must have received at least one dose of the vaccine before their first day of employment. Proof of the second dose date must be received within the recommended timeline based on the manufacturer’s vaccine received. For example, for Moderna as soon as the 28 day period has elapsed and for Pfizer as soon as the 21 day period has elapsed. Failure to provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with Essential Utilities including its subsidiaries Aqua, Delta and Peoples Natural Gas.
If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical or religious exemption, you will be required to apply for an exemption on your first day of employment with Essential Utilities. As part of the process, you will be required to provide information and/or documentation to Human Resources about the reason(s) you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an exemption is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.