Lift Station Maintenance Supervisor Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the direction of Wastewater Collection Supervisor, performs supervisory work in the maintenance, repair and renovation of all sewage collection lift stations. Duties include supervision of all personnel associated with lift station operation, including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, structural and grounds keeping work. Incumbent exercises a certain amount of independent judgement in scheduling and developing workloads. Incumbent is expected to require that all work performed meet established and acceptable standards and is carried out in a safe, effective and efficient manner. Due to the nature and function of lift stations, incumbent will be required when necessary, to work after hours and on weekends and for properly delegating responsibility for all after hour lift station activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Directs training of new personnel, establishes work priorities, and assigns work schedules.

Supervises personnel through work orders and visits to work sites. Reviews work of personnel for proper performance.

Coordinates and works with other divisions and departments as necessary to ensure proper operation of lift stations.

Inventories and orders materials as needed for routine maintenance and specific jobs.

Maintains and operates an effective preventative maintenance program.

Keeps pertinent records and information on each lift station.

Organizes and maintains an effective work order system.

Assists in development and monitors the expenditures of operations budget.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Position requires High School diploma or G.E.D. and ten years’ experience in electrical/mechanical maintenance and construction with minimum of three years experience in a progressive role associated with lift stations. Also requires recognized certification of formal electrical/mechanical training, a Sewage Collection Technician Class B certification and a valid State of Florida Drivers license.

B.     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge and skill in modern management methods and practices.

Ability and skill to effectively supervise and direct the activities of subordinates.

Ability and skill to effectively generate and communicate through written reports and memos.

Working knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions that relate to lift stations and sewage collection.

Knowledge of required departmental functions.

Knowledge and skill to effectively implement the repair and maintenance of various types of lift station equipment including auxiliary standby generators and pumps.

Ability to effectively communicate oral and written instructions and to effectively maintain and generate accurate records and reports.

Ability to courteously and effectively communicate with the public.

Ability and skill to effectively implement and schedule preventative maintenance programs, to collect and correlate information and maintain detailed records on equipment and materials.

Ability to coordinate different trades in the construction of new sewage lift stations and to supervise the renovation of existing stations while maintaining continuous operation.

Ability to perform short and long term planning.

Ability and skill to coordinate work schedules through daily computer reports.

Knowledge of computer generated daily report and skill to program station configuration on computer. Strong understanding of basic computer operation as they apply to the City’s use of Data Flow Tac II system.

C.     PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to read and comprehend work orders, equipment/tool manuals, safety manuals, computer screen, computer print outs, and other printed and/or written material as it relates to the job.

Ability to understand and comprehend area maps as they relate to lift stations, sewer mains, and sewage treatment facilities. Also understand and comprehend pump and/or motor diagrams.

Ability to understand and comprehend basic math as it relates to volumes, flows, capacity, pumping rates, etc.

Ability to identify and comprehend colors as they relate to traffic and/or road signs, safety equipment, utility markings, electrical wiring, pump diagrams, and other utility related materials.

Ability to hear, understand, and communicates in the English language when spoken in a normal tone of voice with someone face-to-face, over the telephone and over two-way radio. Issue and/or receive verbal warnings and basic instructions while working in a noisy environment, confined space or in the immediate vicinity of heavy equipment, and/or lift station pumps/motors that are in operations.

Ability to write up work orders, warehouse material requisitions, vehicle service forms, and technical memos in a legible and understandable manner.

Ability to type instructions on computer key board and use touch tone telephone dialing keys in an efficient manner.

Ability to use a variety of manually operated and/or electric/pneumatic powered hand held tools such as, but not necessarily limited to, socket wrenches, open and box wrenches, screw drivers, drills, impact drivers, and saws in an efficient and effective manner. At times, may be required to use such tools while bending, kneeling, stooping, standing, sitting, and/or stretching. May be required to use such tools while moving laterally in any of the above mentioned positions or while standing on a ladder and/or scaffold. May also be required to use any such tools while retaining any of these positions for uninterrupted periods up to two hours.

Ability to lift and carry items which are considered hard to grasp and/or hold on to. Hold items weighing up to 20 lbs. for extended periods. Walk over and around cluttered work areas and uneven surfaces. Climb up and down ladders and/or steps. Set up and work from ladders and scaffolding. Work while standing on uneven and/or wet surfaces.

Ability to work in confined spaces such as a small above ground lift station structures, underground or “can” type lift stations, lift station wet wells, lift station valve vaults, sewer manholes and excavated holes/ditches. At times such work may continue for extended periods.

Ability and willingness to work in confined spaces that have toxic atmospheres while wearing life line connected safety harness and/or self-contained breathing apparatus.

Ability to work in and around raw sewage while wearing protective gear.

Ability to work during night and/or early morning hours or for extended periods in all weather conditions.

Ability to perform periodic heavy labor as required.

Ability to maintain a professional attitude while working in close proximity with others in confined spaces and/or under situations of duress.

Ability to issue directives, both verbal and written, to subordinates.

Ability to receive directives and incorporate constructive criticism from departmental management.



THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 8/10/05