The Maintenance Technician provides mechanical expertise in the design and analysis of advanced wastewater mechanical systems for AlexRenew. Work is of considerable difficulty involving troubleshooting complex problems and performing highly skilled mechanical tasks that must comply with strict regulatory requirements and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Under general direction, exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in reviewing system designs and recommending changes in plant mechanical systems. Designated as emergency personnel and must report to work in order to maintain the continuous operation of the wastewater treatment plant. Responsible for the prevention and/or mitigation of any environmental impact associated with job-related tasks, accidents, and emergency situations or conditions.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform major rehabilitation and replacement work on wastewater treatment equipment in order to maintain continuous operation.
Perform industrial mechanical maintenance (e.g., overhauls, rebuilds) on specialized wastewater plant process equipment.
Maintain, inspect, repair, install, troubleshoot, lubricate, and adjust AlexRenew wastewater machinery and equipment.
Record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in produce or test methods.
Review project instructions and specifications to identify, modify, and plan requirements for fabrication, assembly, and testing.
Set up and conduct tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate proposals for improving equipment performance.
Trouble-shoot complex problems and perform highly-skilled mechanical tasks. Observe and document variations to normal operating conditions.
Participate in the development, planning, and implementation of ongoing preventive maintenance programs. Perform operability review of processes, products, and plant procedures.
Retrieve, compile, compare, and analyze predictive maintenance data such as vibration reports, oil sample reports, and infrared analysis reports. Analyze test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, and modify or adjust equipment to meet specifications.
Review product specifications and system designs pertaining to wastewater treatment equipment.
Generate and close work orders using the AVANTIS system.
Attend training classes or seminars on new equipment and processes. May be asked to train other personnel who will be involved in the maintenance of equipment.
Actively promotes safe behaviors and health awareness at all times in the execution of daily tasks.
Other duties as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee may perform on an occasional to regular basis while performing functions of this job. A detailed Physical Demands Analysis is available in Human Resources and a copy will be provided to all incumbents in this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and stand for nine hours a day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 82 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception, near and far acuity, color and field of vision. The employee would be required to constantly communicate with management and coworkers, and to listen for emergency sirens and alarms.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Environmental conditions necessitate following strict safety guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs work indoors in a climate controlled environment, with outdoor trips between buildings and some outdoor work required. Some areas of the plant are hot and humid at times.
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Education and/or Experience:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
Five (5) years’ experience in wastewater or water treatment plants; or industrial facility required.
Knowledge of the general maintenance of pumps such as centrifugal pumps, and chemical metering pumps as needed to troubleshoot, perform inspections, and installation; wastewater equipment such as blowers, aeration systems, valves, regulators, disinfection equipment, bar screens, grit removal equipment, conveyance systems, level and flow controls, pneumatic and control systems, cranes, and centrifuges as needed to maintain continuous wastewater treatment plant operation required; operation of building service equipment such as boilers (200-400HP), heat exchangers, air compressors, auxiliary engines and diesel generators, HVAC systems, and fuel handling systems (natural gas and methane gas) preferred.
Ability to perform mechanical maintenance on building service equipment and wastewater treatment equipment such as pumps, blowers, aeration systems, disinfection equipment, grit removal equipment, conveyance systems, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems, boilers, HVAC systems, and centrifuges.
Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand and listen to others in order to take direction.
Ability to recognize trends in mechanical systems as needed to identify and recommend more efficient and effective replacement equipment.
Ability to analyze historical data from sources such as SCADA and CMMS as needed to troubleshoot equipment problems and determine reasons for equipment failure.
Ability to read technical prints, technical instructions, mechanical drawings, and procedure manuals desired.
Ability to write as needed to compose technical reports and create standard operating procedures desired.
Ability to conduct research as needed to keep abreast of new technology and product availability.
Ability to analyze various reports to include vibration reports, infrared reports, and oil sample reports.
Ability to review contractual specifications to ensure work is completed as required.
Ability to use computer software programs (i.e., MS Suite, Op10, Avantis, SCADA, Intranet, Internet).
About Alexandria Renew Enterprises
The Alexandria Renew Enterprises operates one of the most advanced wastewater reclamation facilities in the United States, located on a 35-acre site within walking distance of Old Town Alexandria in Northern Virginia. ARenew serves about 350,000 people in the City of Alexandria and part of Fairfax County, processing an average of 13 billion gallons of wastewater each year. ARenew is committed to being an environmental steward, good neighbor, and industry leader in its day-to-day treatment of water.