Water Production Maintenance Supervisor Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general supervision of the Water Production Assistant Superintendent, performs skilled supervisory work as required to maintain operationally water treatment facilities, remote raw water pump stations, remote chemical feed stations, water distribution pump stations, and large water storage facilities. This includes supervising or performing repairs of electronic and electrical equipment, mechanical equipment and pipe systems, building and ground maintenance. Work is performed with considerable latitude and independence in decision making within established guidelines, policies, rules and regulations. Incumbent is expected exercise of sound judgment and initiative in solving complex problems. Work is reviewed through recorded documents, conferences, and observation of results obtained. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Supervises, checks and evaluates job performances; disciplines and assigns duties to water treatment facilities electro/mechanical maintenance staff; ensures maintenance coverage of division at all times.

Evaluates, diagnosis, troubleshoots facilities and prioritizes the repair of malfunctioning electro/mechanical equipment; clean raw water intake structure as needed.

Coordinates with Assistant Water Production Superintendent the electro/mechanical maintenance and repair of motors, blowers, pumps, valves, and other equipment to maximize treatment process efficiency.

Responsible for maintaining preventative maintenance program to extend the life of all equipment, through use of provided computer software. Must be able to monitor performance of electrical, electronic, and mechanical equipment. In addition, identify and procure needed spare parts, components and supplies to effectively and efficiently repair or provide preventative maintenance to water production equipment.

Responsible for maintaining accurate required records and logs of the facility’s electro/mechanical preventative maintenance and repairs in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

Actively participates in the planning and formulation of Division operational and capital improvement budget; plan and design projects.

Responsible for establishing uniform safety practices and procedures in the maintenance section of the division. Assures staff compliance.

Coordinates maintenance section training programs on safety and maintenance.

Informs Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent of pertinent matters.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school graduate or GED, preferably supplemented by college level coursework in mathematics, engineering, or the sciences; five years experience in the maintenance of equipment associated with a water treatment facility, including three years in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience. Must possess a valid State of Florida drivers license. Must possess or obtain a water distribution license within six months from date of hire or hold a valid Florida drinking water treatment license.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of water treatment processes and associated equipment.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety procedures.

Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

Ability to learn, comprehend, and adhere to City policies and personnel rules.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, co-workers, and the general public.

Ability to be available and willingness to respond to emergency repair calls nights, weekends, and holidays. Must provide home contact information and carry City supplied cell phone or pager.

Ability to use a computer to communicate via e-mail, prepare typed documents and to access or manipulate data.    

Ability to understand written and oral communications. Must be able to give written and oral communications.

Knowledge of the skills required to perform electro/mechanical maintenance of a water treatment facility including principles of industrial electricity; basic electronics (theory and application); metal fabrication and welding; pump, blower, and electric motor troubleshooting/repair; large pipe fitting/plumbing installation and repair; chemical feed equipment; flow measurement devices; drafting and blueprint reading; standby power generation systems.
 

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in normal tones of voice. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing, and touch as aids in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment.

Ability to see and read and comprehend letters, numbers, words, characters, or symbols which are both large and small, as well as identify and distinguish colors.

Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols which are legible and understood by others.

Ability to use small hand tools which require the use of hands, wrists, and fingers.

Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes, but not to exceed 8 hours consecutively.

Ability to walk continuously for more than 10 minutes at a time throughout the working day.

Ability to lift and carry items which weigh up to 50 pounds.

Ability to lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.

Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.

Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice-versa, periodically.

Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Ability to learn tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.

Ability to operate motor vehicles safely and within state and local traffic laws.

Ability to operate 65 hp outboard motor and boat in bad weather anytime of day to maintain intake structure in lake.

Ability to work in confined or closed spaces.

Ability to climb stairs repeatedly.
    
Ability to work on top of tall structures such as lime silos and water tanks.

Ability to climb ladder systems and very steep stairways up to 155 feet high for elevated storage tank inspections.

Ability to operate and maintain mechanical equipment such as an automobile, front end loader, farm type tractors, pickup trucks, lifting devices, portable pumps, etc.

Ability to work in adverse environmental weather conditions (day or night).

Ability to work with chemicals used in maintenance of facilities and water treatment processes while wearing the appropriate personal protection equipment.

Ability to work in undesirable conditions including dust, mud, dirt, heat, cold, fumes, odors, noise, wetness, and humidity.


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 - 12/03/07