Wastewater Mechanic

Website Veolia North America

Job Highlights

Title Wastewater Mechanic
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location East Providence, RI, United States
Company Veolia North America

Company Profile

Veolia North America (a Veolia Group subsidiary) offers a full spectrum of water, waste, and energy management services, including water, and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting, and resource recovery.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Wastewater Mechanic who will perform skilled mechanic work in the maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment equipment, such as motors, gearboxes, auxiliary generators, plumbing, heating and piping systems, pumps, diaphragms, and valves.

Operates welding and cutting equipment and machine lathe.

Assists Electrical Maintenance Supervisor as needed.

Performs related work as required.

Educational Level

  • High School Diploma or GED (required)

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)


  • A thorough knowledge of materials, methods, and techniques of the mechanical trades.
  • Ability to perform skilled mechanical tasks independently.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work from sketches or blueprints.
  • Deals with hardware and plumbing suppliers, electrical suppliers, machine ships, bearing dealers, electric motor repair and sales, chemical feeder suppliers, and oil distributors.
  • Determines the sources of equipment failure and decides on the most effective solution to get it back in service as soon as possible.
  • Instructs the Operators in the proper operation of all treatment equipment and minor maintenance or adjustments.
  • Maintains a personal computer database file on every mechanical item at the treatment plant, booster stations, and wells to keep track of service due dates and have a detailed history of equipment performance.
  • Maintains the water treatment equipment by performing periodic calibrations, scheduled oil changes and lubrication, alignment checks, and wear and tolerance checks.
  • Skill in the use of machine tools and equipment.
  • Some skill in the use of welding and cutting equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the methods, and equipment of the Water Pollution Control Facility.
  • May assist in other areas of the plant as directed.


  • Knowledge of water treatment procedures and the mechanical equipment necessary for water treatment as well as knowledge of electricity, electrical circuitry, industrial electricity, and basic electronics.


  • Driver’s License (required)
  • Grade I Operator RI Wastewater Treatment Facilities (preferred)


  • The company offers a benefits package that includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Also, entitled to participate in an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.
  • Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.

Employer’s Statement

Veolia North America is 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.

To apply for this job please visit veolianorthamerica.jobs.net.

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