Full Time

Operations and Maintenance Technician

Posted 1 day ago by WSP
Louisville, KY
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Operations and Maintenance Technician**

Req ID **7938**

**Operations and Maintenance Technician**

**Who We Are**

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

**Our Business**

We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

**This Opportunity**

WSP is seeking a motivated, skilled Operations and Maintenance Technician (Environmental) to join our team in Louisville, KY. The successful candidate will assist our Certified Operator with operation and maintenance of a closed landfill and its associated wastewater treatment facility. Duties will include grounds maintenance (mowing, minor erosion/turf repairs, fence repair/maintenance, etc.), operation, maintenance and minor repair of pumps, piping, controls and other mechanical equipment associated with the treatment plant and grounds maintenance. Duties may also include sampling of soil, surface water, and groundwater monitoring wells, record keeping, or other field tasks in support of environmental remediation and may include work at other local project sites. The employee would work under general supervision of engineers, geologists, and environmental scientists, and report to the Certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator on-site. This position requires an individual with effective communication skills as client and team interactions are expected. Candidates should be self-motivated, have experience working in a team environment, and be able to work on projects with variable complexity. We offer competitive salaries and this part time position qualifies for our comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path.

**Your Impact**

This position will primarily support our operations at a closed landfill facility located in Bullitt County Kentucky but may also include support for a wide variety of other environmental projects. Some of the responsibilities of this position will include:

+ Collect field measurements and readings from operating equipment and field instruments, record those data on field reports, and submit those reports to others

+ Operate pumps, valves, control equipment, etc. as needed to manage treatment plant operations

+ Be observant, watch for maintenance issues, and bring potential problems to supervisor’s attention

+ Perform general maintenance and upkeep of facility, including cleaning, painting, organizing of supplies/materials, etc.

+ Use testing equipment and measuring devices

+ Evaluate field measurements and readings, and in consultation with others, make needed adjustments to operating equipment

+ Safe and effective operation of tractor, bush hog and other grounds maintenance equipment

+ Perform light construction work including piping and structural components

+ Assist in procurement and installation of equipment and parts

+ Work with Plant Operator and scientific staff on treatment system operation and upkeep

+ Set up, maintain, and calibrate equipment

+ Observe and document routine construction operations and prepare routine field reports

+ Observe and document contractor work on short term construction/repair projects

+ Interact with client, contractor, or subcontractor representatives on project sites

+ Perform a variety of non-technical tasks designed to assist others in preparing for and/or conducting office, laboratory, or field activities

+ Assist in other non-technical projects as appropriate

+ Work at remote sites around construction equipment and impacted environmental media

+ Occasional overtime or out of town overnight stays may be required

+ Some fieldwork may require working with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditions

+ Will spend most or all of time in the field, including at the landfill site, remote from the office, as part of on-site team

**Who You Are**

**Required Qualifications**

+ High school graduate or GED

+ Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record

+ Must pass Health and Safety Training and Defensive Driving Courses upon hire

+ Understanding of applicable scientific methods and technical methodologies

+ Ability to use laboratory and field test equipment in an effective and safe manner

+ Ability to understand procedural manuals and execute work orders

+ Ability to operate power tools, machinery and power equipment safely and effectively

+ Attention to detail and ability to follow directions

+ Ability to work independently

+ Ability to occasionally walk long distances or climb steep hillsides

+ Ability to work outside during poor weather conditions

+ Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 50 lbs and/or use shovels, rakes, etc. when needed

+ Ability to prepare daily reports and submit those reports on a timely basis

+ Proficiency in Word and Excel computer programs a plus

+ HAZWOPER certificaton preferred


**Additional Requirements**

+ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

**Additional Details**

+ **Travel Required:** N/A – No travel required

+ **Job Status:** Regular

+ **Employee Type:** Full

+ **Primary Location:** LOUISVILLE – BLUEGRASS PKWY

+ **All locations:** US-KY-Louisville

**About WSP**

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.