Position Description: Facilities Water Technician
The Water Technician is responsible for operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting Ultrapure Water, Process Cooling Water and Industrial Waste treatment systems& equipment. The Water Technician must accurately and reliably follow standard operating procedures for chemical reactions, perform laboratory testing, and complete correlations of process instrumentation. They will read and measure plant operating parameters to determine process changes required to maintain operations within specifications.
The Water Technician will work in cooperation with other technicians, engineers, and managers to ensure that all process specifications are met, and to ensure efficient completion of projects.
Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe workplace
Starts automatic feed of solid and liquid materials through equipment units, including heating and cooling vessels, mixing tanks, ion exchange beds, and filter presses
Operates and controls pumping systems, pH controls, heat exchanger bulk chemical systems and filtration equipment
Adjusts controls to regulate feed of liquids and gases through equipment in specified timing and sequence, or starts automatic feed
Sets up and adjusts indicating and controlling devices, for example gas analyzers, temperature and flow controlling devices, or gauging instruments to facilitate simultaneous analysis and control of process conditions
Observes gauges, signals, and recording instruments, turns valves, and moves controls to regulate temperatures, pressures, and flow of steam, coolant, and chemical constituents through system to effect prescribed reaction within critical limits
Performs preventive maintenance procedures at specified intervals to keep process equipment clean, and performing at optimum levels
Performs diagnostic and troubleshooting practices to determine root cause and corrective actions needed to maintain systems operation within specifications
Performs emergency and corrective maintenance actions to repair damaged equipment or correct out of specification conditions
Draws samples of product at specified stages of operation and performs temperature, pH, gas-analyses, or other standard tests to determine if reaction process is proceeding efficiently and in conformity with plant standards
Observes color or consistency of product through sight glasses, and correlates observations with test results, laboratory analyses, and instrument readings to facilitate regulation of process and production of standardized output
Maintains log of gauge readings, shift throughput, and equipment malfunctions
Patrols area to inspect equipment for leaks and hazards and to record tank levels and gauge readings
Ensures processing conditions and process output are within regulatory limits. Responsible for correcting conditions and alerting management of discrepancies
Ensure all requirements as specified by the manufacturer of equipment systems are met, and equipment operations, repairs, modifications, and maintenance meet environmental protection requirements
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Salary: $25-35/Hr., based on experience
Shift: Will just be working Mon-Fri first shift. Then after things are settled, they will be moving into a 3,4,4,3 shift schedule.
Benefits: Health Insurance - Medical, Dental, vision, and Employee Assistance Plan; Paid Leave - PTO, Holidays, Floating Days, and Sick Leave; Financial Security - 401(k) Plan, Tax and Social Security Benefits, Disability; Insurance, and Life & Accidental Death
Knowledge and Personal skills:
The Water Technician must have knowledge of industry standards, codes and regulations, and the ability to apply to maintenance operation of site Water systems.
Follow all safety policies and procedures at all times
Fundamental understanding of RO technology, Ion Exchange, pumping, filtration and automation.
Ability to read, interpret, and understand engineering drawings and specifications.
Ability to work cooperatively with other technicians, supervisors, engineers, and managers
Team building, Analytical and problem-solving skills
Sound decision making skills
Effective written, verbal, presentation, and listening communications skills
Computer skills including the ability to operate corporate email, spreadsheets, word processing, engineering drawing databases at a highly proficient level
Capable of working independently and exhibit effective time management skills
Willingness and ability to work overtime when needed for business purposes, or to be called-in to work in the event of emergency or business needs.
Contributes recommendations and suggestion for work method improvements, safety, materials, and tools.
The Water Technician must have an appropriate focus on personal, process, and work force safety.
Attributes should include honesty, trustworthiness, respect for others, flexibility, and sound workplace ethics
Experience, Education, and Training:
High School graduation or GED is required
Technical College or Trade Program is preferred
Experience with laboratory or analytical equipment is preferred
Previous knowledge in operation of industrial and/or commercial processing equipment
Five years’ experience with process piping systems, working in an industrial setting are highly preferred
Competency in basic mathematic skills including fractions, addition, subtraction, division