Maintenance Manager
Veolia North America

Burlingame, California


Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021. www.veolia.com

Job Description

Summary

  • Manages all aspects of the maintenance function of a large wastewater treatment plant and high-volume merchant sludge incineration facility. Manages Preventive, Predictive and Corrective maintenance services, installation or repairs in one or more skills areas such as plumbing, mechanical, electrical repairs, pneumatic, hydraulic, installation, carpentry, painting or vehicle servicing.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities

  • Develops and manages Reliability-Centered Maintenance Strategies. Manages Preventive, Predictive and Corrective Maintenance programs for equipment, instrumentation and controls.
  • Establishes maintenance schedules and ensures that machines, equipment, tooling and other accessories are properly maintained and in top working condition. Assists in diagnosing and evaluating complex equipment and process failures.
  • Ensures that maintenance resources are being utilized to achieve project objectives.
  • Oversees the human resource functions of assigned team including hiring and firing, performance appraisals, coaching and counseling team. Recommends and provides input for salary and job change actions. Works with HSE and training team to ensure that all personnel receive safety and process training.
  • Coaches and counsels team to improve technical skills and interpersonal and problem resolution skills. Works to identify and provide opportunities for team to learn new skills and techniques.
  • Implements and runs CMMS and Asset Management programs.
  • Prepares work orders either manually or from a CMMS system as required and prepares work related reports, procurement requisitions, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensures that consistent maintenance and quality assurance procedures are followed in all assigned areas and shifts. Ensures that uniform recordkeeping is performed facility-wide.
  • Manages maintenance inventory, procurement and cost controls. Coordinates work with operational staff and assists in capacity management. Negotiates contracts with external vendors.
  • Provides leadership in achieving safety goals. Proactively manages safety and environmental issues and ensures compliance with Federal and State standards including Hazardous Waste Disposal and Air Quality Standards. Ensures that issues are identified, addressed, and that risks are eliminated in a timely manner.
  • Oversees capital projects and plant modifications.
  • Works on the plant leadership team to ensure optimum operational efficiencies and capacity requirements are met and that external customer requirements are achieved.
  • May occasionally be called upon to fill in or help handle excess maintenance demands.

Qualifications

Education / Experience / Background

  • Technical / trade school or licensing (plumbing, welding, electrician, HVAC, etc) a plus.
  • At least seven years in various positions within a water / wastewater treatment environment with knowledge of methods, principles and practices of operating, maintaining and repairing water treatment plant equipment, instrumentation and associated systems. Industrial waste treatment or incineration experience preferred.
  • Experience with pumps, motor, hydraulics, compressed air, electronics (VFD's, PLC's etc.), high speed rotating equipment and conveying equipment.
  • At least three years Lead or Supervisory experience required with understanding of human relations, training, performance evaluation and health and safety.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of current and pending water treatment standards, regulations and federal, state and local laws and codes.
  • Must have an understanding of water /wastewater treatment process engineering, water quality assurance, maintenance strategy and laboratory procedures.
  • Must demonstrate effective skills in troubleshooting, problem solving and team building.
  • Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution and to execute the schedule requirements within a team environment.
  • Must have a general knowledge of budget preparation and understanding of cost control.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills in order to interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, timely, effective, complete and easily understood written communications and reports.
  • Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
  • PC skills and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software for preparing work related reports, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements. Ability to use computer systems for preparing work orders and purchase requisitions. (CMMS Software)
  • Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.
  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Must hold or be working toward the highest level of Water / Wastewater Certification and highest level of Water Treatment Certification as required by site.
  • Employee Orientation. Standard Operating Procedures. Safety, OSHA & Quality Training.
  • Financial and performance management training.
  • Must stay abreast of advancements in technology and systems.
  • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Level I and II certification if required by site. Forklift certification if required by site.
  • May perform more advanced functions as part of training and development.

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • Typically spends 75% of time in operations environment and 25% of time in an office environment. May need to work outside in inclement weather conditions and drive company vehicle to perform duties.
  • May be exposed to possible operations hazards including dust, fumes, toxic and caustic chemicals, rotating machinery, high pressure, hot or cold work temperatures, slippery surfaces, water and electrical hazards.
  • Amount of time spent - Standing 25%, Sitting 25%, Walking 50%.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and enter confined spaces. May be required to use ladders or stairs.
  • The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds (occasionally 60 pounds). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Requires close visual observation to detect process non-conformance and machine malfunction.

Additional Information

A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) 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. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent.



 



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