JOB DESCRIPTION CREATED/LAST REVIEWED: November 30, 2016
JOB TITLE: Chemical Feed Technician
LOCATION: (Fort Bend) 2035 F.M. 359 Richmond, TX 77469
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Hourly Employee – Full Time (Non-Exempt)
SALARY/COMPENSATION: Depends on Experience. Full benefits package following probationary period.
REPORTS TO: Facility Maintenance Manager/Maintenance Coordinator
DRIVER LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Valid Class C Driver License with insurable driving record.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision from Facility Maintenance Manager/Maintenance Coordinator, performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties and responsibilities involved in the maintenance, repair, service, and installation or dismantling of chemical feed equipment/machinery at different water and wastewater facilities throughout the city.
- Inspect, maintain, repair and service chemical feed systems; SO2 Solenoids, CL2 Solenoids, Chlorinators, Analyzers, CL2 Leak Detectors, LAS Systems, Polyphosphate Systems, Caustics, Samplers, Bleach Pumps, Magnesium Oxide Pumps, Polymers, Ultra Violet Systems, Sodium Bisulfite Systems, Solphinators, Fluoride Pumps, and Dialer Batteries.
- Extract and reinstall plumbing systems and specialized water treatment equipment related to chemical feed systems.
- Inspect newly installed chemical feed equipment to ensure safe and satisfactory operation and functionality.
- Participate in the repair and maintenance of industrial chemical equipment.
- Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual preventive maintenance on all chemical feed related equipment.
- Keep accurate maintenance records/logs, work orders, and related forms to submit weekly for processing.
- Respond to emergencies and problems after hours and on weekends as directed.
- Inspect company vehicle and equipment daily prior to beginning daily assignments.
- Regular attendance at work site.
- Professional appearance.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Must have a minimum of 5+ years’ experience working on the repair and maintenance of machinery, preferably water / wastewater machinery.
- A valid driver’s license is required.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, ABILITIES & EXPERIENCE:
- Able to take direction, multi-task, perform work safely and communicate in written and verbal form.
- Thorough knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and materials used in treatment plant chemical feed equipment maintenance.
- Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with plant maintenance operations and ability to observe and enforce appropriate safety precautions.
- Ability to work with sketches or blueprints to close tolerances and to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other; good communication skills.
- Skill in the use and care of hands tools, machines, equipment, and company vehicle.
- Regular attendance is an essential function of this position
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
- The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
- Must possess mobility to work in wastewater treatment plant and related facilities; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces, around machines and to climb and descend ladders, and to operate varied hand and power tools; vision to read gauges and identify appurtenances; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the phone.
- The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, and climbing.
- Employee must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials/equipment and objects up to 75 pounds and heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.
- The employee will encounter a typical office environment with low level noise exposure and with a team oriented staff
- The employee will work outdoors and might be exposed to loud noise levels, hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.
- Must be willing to work outside of normal business hours and on weekends as required.
NOTE: The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this job.
Environmental Development Partners provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Environmental Development Partners complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.