Maintenance Foreman Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general supervision of the Water Production Maintenance Supervisor. Performs supervisory work in planning, coordinating, and directing the repair and maintenance of the Water Production plant. Position also requires specific front line supervisory work in the inspection, repair and testing of electro/mechanical devices. Work involves some independence within established policies, procedures, and guidelines. Work assignments are received verbally and/or through written requests. Work is reviewed through observation, progress reports, inspection or conference, and through results obtained. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Supervises and directs personnel in the repair, maintenance, and upgrading of the Water Production plant.

Gives technical direction in the repair and maintenance of electro/mechanical devices.

Assists the Water Production Maintenance Supervisor with maintaining a preventative maintenance program.

Assists the Water Production Maintenance Supervisor in estimating and procuring materials and equipment for assigned projects.

Assists the Water Production Maintenance Supervisor in the organization and distribution of daily work orders and reports.

Actively participates in the planning and formulation of the Division’s operating budget and design projects.

Investigates and inspects existing facilities for potential electro/mechanical problems.

Ability to use a computer to write memos and letters and to send/receive e-mails.

Regularly maintains and updates maintenance computer program. Monitors and assesses such programs and schedules inspection/testing of all facilities through computer generated reports.

Responsible for ensuring that subordinates adhere to all safety procedures.

Maintains pertinent records and information on each job.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Position requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. A minimum of five (5) years experience is required in the maintenance and repair associated with a water treatment facility, with at least two (2) of those years in a responsible progressive role that includes implementation of computer generated maintenance programs. Position requires a valid State of Florida drivers license.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of and skill in methods, materials, and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of water production facilities.

Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices, as they relate to the repair techniques associated with pumps, motors, blowers, piping, and fabrication within a water production facility.

Knowledge of principles in industrial electricity to include stand-by power generation systems.

Knowledge and skill in modern management methods and practices.

Knowledge and ability to implement occupational safety rules and safety procedures as they relate to water production facilities.

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

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees and the general public.

Knowledge of operations and repair of split case, turbine & metering pumps.

Knowledge of operations and repair of chemical feed systems, such as gas, liquid, and granular feed systems.

Knowledge of operations and repair of electrical motors.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

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

Ability and skill to operate heavy construction equipment when required.

Knowledge of and skill in the set-up and operation of well point systems, by-pass pumping systems, and trench shoring equipment.

Ability to respond to emergency situations as identified by City staff.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

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

Ability to comprehend and use math to solve basic water (volumes, pressure, flows, pumping rates) and electrical equations.

Ability to hear and understand instructions and directions given in the English language and spoken in a normal tone of voice with someone face-to-face and over a two-way radio.

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

Ability to type on a computer keyboard and use touch tone telephone dialing keys in an efficient manner.

Ability to, at times, work while bending, kneeling, stopping, standing, sitting, and/or stretching and move laterally in any of the above mentioned positions.

Ability to work over and around cluttered work areas an uneven surfaces. Climb up and down ladders and/or steep inclines. Work while standing on uneven and/or wet surfaces.

Ability and willingness to enter and work in confined spaces such as meter vaults and excavated holes/ditches. May be required to wear lifeline connection safety harness and/or self-contained breathing apparatus in the event of a toxic atmosphere. At times, such work may continue for extended periods.

Ability to work during the night and/or early morning hours or for extended periods in all weather conditions when 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 communicate in a professional manner with the general public, contractors, engineers, developers, and regulatory officials.

Ability to receive verbal and written directives and constructive criticism from departmental management.

Ability to work in and around damp, wet, and muddy conditions that are created by broken water pipes.

Ability to give and understand assorted and various hand signals as they relate to the operation of heavy construction equipment.

Ability to operate a 65 hp outboard motor and boat in inclement weather.

Ability to work around chemicals used in maintenance of facilities and the water treatment process.



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 - 10/17/05