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Water Maintenance – Sewer Inspector

Rochester, NY

RED-Rochester is a multi-utility generation plant and district energy supplier to one of the world’s most comprehensive industrial parks: the Eastman Business Park. Supporting a 1,200-acre campus, RED-Rochester has the utilities, infrastructure, technical services, support services, space and complementary regional resources to benefit a wide range of industry verticals.  We are seeking an Sewer Inspector who enjoys the challenge of maintaining wastewater transmission and collection systems.  Our infrastructure consists of a blend of classic and modern industrial assets and requires a person with broad industrial and utilities expertise – able to instruct and advise others; able to manage both up and down the organization; and able to work collaboratively with other departments to achieve success.

Summary:  Responsible for inspection, cleaning, repair and documentation of the Eastman Business Park industrial wastewater collection and transmission system that routes wastewater products from our customer locations to the RED-Rochester, LLC owned and operated Kings Landing wastewater 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 associate degree preferred, but not required.

Qualifications or Licenses:

RED-Rochester will qualify the selected applicant for the following certifications in order to perform this job:

  • 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.
  • 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.