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Sewer Inspector

Rochester, NY

Job Title:                    UG Sewer Inspector, Apprentice

Reports To:                Maintenance Supervisor (Water Team)

Shift Assignment:      Day Shift (M-F 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM) with after-hours requirements

FLSA:                         Hourly, Non-Exempt

Pay Band:                  Non-Exempt Band 2


Job Description


Summary:  Responsible for inspection, cleaning, repair and documentation of the Eastman Business Park industrial waste water collection and transmission system that routes waste water products from our customer locations to the RED-Rochester, LLC owned and operated Kings Landing waste water treatment facility.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

►   Maintain Clear and Consistent Communication relating to the current status, performance and needs of your assigned location with RED-Rochester team supervisor, maintenance planner and operations staff. Ensure all RED-Rochester customer communicated concerns are immediately communicated and appropriately responded to.

►   Assists Maintenance Planner to develop standard preventive maintenance routines to ensure maximum equipment uptime and lifespan is attained for all responsible systems.

  • Assists Maintenance Planner to develop corrective (repair) maintenance job plans as needed to ensure all equipment repairs are completed in a timely basis to maintain all system redundancies for optimum emergency performance.
  • Coordinates with Maintenance Planner, all shutdown planning (routine & emergency) for the execution of maintenance activities to include Customer end-user notifications.
  • Complete all planned maintenance routines for assigned locations, documenting all actions within the RED-Rochester work order management system (MAXIMO®).
  • Complete all assigned corrective maintenance actions, documenting all actions within the RED-Rochester work order management system (MAXIMO®).
  • Assist with any Plant Overhaul, Upgrade or Modernization Activities being completed within assigned locations.
  • Supervise any outside Contractor executing work within your assigned work location to ensure compliance with RED-Rochester safety policies and that the RED-Rochester standards for workmanship are maintained.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Health, Safety and Environmental Plans related to assigned locations.
  • Work, as needed within the larger team structure for Red-Rochester major emergencies or catastrophic failures.
  • Use of hoists, pulleys, dollies, rollers, trucks, overhead cranes and rigging, lathes, & shop equipment.
  • Potential to work with equipment such as boom lifts, scissor lifts, forklifts and power walkies.



Equipment/System Competencies, but not limited to:

  • Storm and Sanitary sewer components to include: UG pipe structures, UG pipe junctions, bends and interchanges, clean-outs, manholes and other associated drain or floor drain structures or parts related.
  • Storm and Sanitary sewer diversion or flow restriction equipment to include: Trailer mounted high capacity diesel pumps, temporary hoses, hose connectors, sewer line plugs and diversion equipment.
  • Storm and Sanitary sewer inspection equipment to include: VAC truck operation, Remote Control push & roving Camera systems and interface software, GIS Mapping software.


Soft skills Competencies:

►   Excellent and Clear Communication skills

►   Demonstrated ability to work independently or within a team environment.

►   Demonstrated Mechanical aptitude and abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand drawings and plans
  • Ability to follow procedures, work instructions and safety/environmental regulations
  • Ability to read and understand prints and drawings that pertain to all systems
  • Ability to complete and submit Government quality NYS Department of Environmental Conservation inspection documentation.
  • Technology accoutrement to understand, interface and operate several software packages to Include: POSM (Pipeline Service & Operations management), ESRI (GIS mapping, logging and interface, MAXIMO (Plant Asset Management and Scheduling software).


Education and/or Experience:

►   High school diploma/GED

►   2 years of applicable & relatable experience (or comparable Military Service experience within defined trade).

►   Applicable Associates degree preferred, but not required.

Qualifications or Licenses:

  • Enter and Register into an Apprentice Agreement (Form AT-10) with the NYS Department of Labor for the Plumber (Pump & Tank) trade [O*NET code: 47-2152.01], within 60 days.
  • Register and actively participate in a RED-Rochester Sponsored 4-Year Apprenticeship Training Program [Penn Foster College – Online or Comparable] within 60 days. For experienced candidates there may be an opportunity to test out of sections of the training path.
  • Must obtain required safety operator licenses, as needed for fork truck, man lift and scissor lift within 12 months (Employer Provided)
  • Immediately obtain OSHA 10hr certification.
  • Must obtain OSHA 30hr certification within 12 months.
  • Must obtain and maintain OSHA HAZWOPPER within 90 days.
  • Must have an unencumbered valid NYS drivers’ license
  • Must obtain a NYS CDL Class D drivers’ license, with both tanker & hazardous materials movement specializations (within 24 months).
  • Have or obtain NYS Dig Safe Excavator Certification.
  • Knowledge of Code rule 753 and Dig Safe NY Procedures helpful


Work Environment

  • Industrial environment/power plant/treatment plant atmosphere
  • Working outside in all weather conditions from street level to roof tops.
  • Possibility of temperatures ranging from extreme cold to over 100 degrees.
  • Work will take place in chemical areas, noisy areas and areas that may be very dirty


Physical Demands


  • Position requires strenuous effort, climbing, stair climbing, and crawling to accomplish equipment isolation and movement of material
  • Lifting and carrying of a variety of equipment weighing up to 50 lbs is sometimes necessary
  • Entering manholes underground (Confined spaces) and the Utilities tunnels



Employee DOES: (67-100%) Continuous (34-66%) Frequent (4-33%) Occasional (1-3%) Seldom ( 0%)      Never
Simple Grasping X    
Gripping with Force X  
Fine Manipulation X  
Pushing   X
Pulling X  
Bending X  
Kneeling   X
Twisting/Turning X  
Climbing   X
Carrying X  
Sitting   X
Walking X  
Standing X  
Working above shoulder level   X


Created:  8/6/14

Revised:  1/31/17

Revised: 2/15/19

Revised: 9/8/2022 MM