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Wastewater Maintenance Technician I – Springfield, MA

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Indian Orchard, Massachusetts

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Our Maintenance Team is Kind of a Big Deal!

UniFirst is seeking a reliable and hardworking Wastewater Maintenance Tech I to join our UniFirst Family. As a Team Partner in the Maintenance department, you will be repairing, maintaining, installing, and troubleshooting industrial equipment, systems, and components at the Springfield, MA location. At UniFirst we have a 5-day work week, enjoy Saturday and Sunday off!! We have an immediate opening and provide on the job training.

A candidate must hold a current State Wastewater Treatment credential which meets the minimum wastewater operator requirement in the State or Municipality this job is posted in or possess the ability to obtain license within one year of employment. A candidate must operate and maintain the pre-treatment system to ensure the wastewater discharged to the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) meets Industrial Discharge Permit limits. The candidate for this position must have the knowledge and skill sets to perform corrective, preventative and predictive maintenance on mechanical equipment and instrumentation / control systems to ensure the safe, efficient, reliable, and compliant operation of the wastewater pre-treatment system, following UniFirst guidelines and Best Management Practices. In addition to the job requirements described above, this role will repair, maintain, install, and troubleshoot industrial equipment, systems, and components; including but not limited to: large capacity washers and dryers, pneumatic and steam systems, conveyor systems, and boilers. A candidate will perform preventive / predictive maintenance, address safety issues, and perform indoor and outdoor facility and equipment repair.

Pay & Benefits: On the job training & great hourly pay + 401K with Company Match, Profit Sharing, Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Direct Payroll Deposit, Tuition Reimbursement, 30% Employee Discount, Employee Referral Bonuses.

What’s in it for you?


Our Team Partners receive ongoing cross-training, exposing them to different department areas.

Cross training

enhances performance and assists with career potential and advancement.

Work Life Balance:

We offer a 40-hour work week. Enjoy weekends off!

Career Growth:

Some companies like to promote from within, we love to! Culture: Our family culture is what makes UniFirst an organization that stands out from the rest.


At UniFirst, you'll find an environment packed with different cultures, personalities, and backgrounds. We believe our diversity makes us who we are, and we strive every day to build a culture where everyone feels welcome

What you’ll be doing:

• Perform equipment maintenance in the Wastewater area.

• Use common tools including but not limited to: hand and power tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, precision measuring instruments, and electrical and electronic testing devices.

• Ensure safe operation of machinery, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems equipment and components, following blueprints and schematics, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications.

• Troubleshoot sources of equipment problems.

• Perform boiler chemical testing; records result in logbooks; and makes necessary chemistry adjustments.

• Perform daily and weekly safety checks on boilers and makes necessary repairs.

• Record and analyze meter readings of utilities in logs and takes corrective actions where appropriate.

• Perform daily and weekly location and systems safety checks and follows up to address concerns.

• Assist with urgent repairs throughout the plant.

• Inspect motors and belts, checks fluid levels, replaces filters, and performs other maintenance actions while following maintenance procedures.

• Perform various welding activities including MIG, TIG, ARC, cutting, and brazing.

• Inspect, clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of location equipment per work procedures or technical manual.

• Utilize a Computerized Maintenance Management System.


What we’re looking for:

• High school diploma or GED is required.

• Two-year technical degree in an appropriate background is preferred.

• Will be required to take and pass UniFirst’s maintenance hiring assessment to be eligible for hire.

• A MA Industrial Wastewater Treatment license, MA3I or MA4I is highly preferred. If you don’t currently hold a MA Industrial Wastewater Treatment license, and you’re eligible and willing, UniFirst will fund your training and licensure within one year of employment.

• Equipment Maintenance Knowledge – Minimum of 6 months’ work experience repairing industrial processing equipment in a production environment required. Applicable military experience will be considered.

• Ability to read blueprints and schematics is required. • Ability to read and understand maintenance literature printed in English is required.

• Basic computer and Microsoft office skills are required.

• Experience using Hand & Power tools is required.

• Lockout/Tagout experience is required.

About UniFirst

The fabric of UniFirst is woven from its very unique family culture where our Team Partners enjoy a small company feel while taking advantage of the resources and stability that come with being a 2 billion-dollar organization.

UniFirst is an international leader in the $18 billion-dollar garment services industry. We currently employ over 14,000 team partners who serve 300,000 business customer locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. We were included in the top 10 of Selling Power magazine’s “Best Companies to Sell For” list and recognized on Forbes magazine’s “Platinum 400 – Best Big Companies” list. As an 80-year old company focused on annual growth, there’s never been a better time to join our team.

UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws

UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call (978) 658-8888 to let us know the nature of your request.

UniFirst Recruiters and/or representatives will not ask job seekers to provide personal financial information when submitting a job application. Please be vigilant as such requests for information may be fraudulent.

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