Collections System Technician

Veolia North America | Richmond, CA

Posted Date 8/10/2020

Veolia provides Operations and Maintenance to the City of Richmond for its Wastewater Treatment Plant, sanitary sewer collections system and storm water conveyance system.

Summary: The Collection System Technician performs a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and manual work in the cleaning, locating and inspection of the wastewater collection system and storm water conveyance system; operate a variety of light construction equipment and wastewater system cleaning an maintenance equipment.

Primary Functions:

  • Responsible for operating heavy equipment including a HVVC combination truck, power Rodder and portable hydraulic cleaning unit.
  • Perform a variety of cleaning & inspection work including rodding, hydro flush cleaning, CCTV inspection & locating.
  • Assist in maintaining and caring for assigned tools & equipment.
  • Sit to drive or ride in vehicle, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel & twist while getting in & out of truck/vehicles, working in sewage; perform simple & power grasping, pushing & pulling, fine manipulation, use feet to operate foot controls, lift of carry weight of 100 pounds, hear traffic noise, & observe oncoming traffic for safety.
  • Required to communicate via radio & hear radio dispatch signal.
  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled & manual work involved in the maintenance, cleaning, & closed circuit television inspection of sewer lines & structures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Learn, observe all safety precautions as required by the Company, including, but not limited to, state and federal General Industry Safety Directives, may be required to enter confined spaces.
  • Ability to serve on 24 hour call rotation, nights and weekends to work overtime in response to emergency situations and alarms.
  • As a condition of employment, must live within 30 minutes of the office/garage to respond to emergencies, work shift, on-call, weekends, and holidays as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of a collections system or wastewater treatment plant, or related field.
  • Must be in possession or have the ability to obtain CDL class B license with tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be in possession or have ability to obtain CWEA Grade 1 certification within 1 year of employment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must maintain safe & efficient working conditions including housekeeping.
  • Ability to perform considerable walking, climbing, moderate to heavy lifting and carrying.


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Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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