Water Production Operations Supervisor Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Water Production assistant superintendent, performs skilled technical work in the operation and maintenance of Class A water treatment plants. Persons in this position are expected to have the knowledge and skills necessary to operate and maintain a modern surface water treatment and reverse osmosis water treatment facilities. Will be responsible for direct supervision of Water Production’s operational staff and in the absence of the superintendent or the assistant superintendent is responsible for the coordination of non-routine repair-maintenance or laboratory work. The operational supervisor is expected to exercise sound judgment and initiative in solving water treatment plant operational and employee problems. Persons employed in this position will be required to have excellent knowledge of water treatment practices, policies, regulatory rules, and is expected to complete various regulatory compliance reports. Work is reviewed through records, conferences, observations and results obtained. The operation supervisor will perform other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and assigns duties to subordinates, to include assigning work shifts.

Required to respond to emergency call-outs on holidays, at night and weekends.

Required to work during emergency situations and storm events as assigned by management.

Informs Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent of pertinent matters.

Responsible for evaluating the performance of the water treatment process and equipment and instructing the operational staff accordingly to achieve the best water quality results.

Set treatment operational parameters and determine chemical dosages requirements to meet all regulatory requirements and water quality goals for subordinate operational staff.

Informs maintenance supervisor or maintenance foreman of malfunctioning equipment and coordinates repairs and maintenance of equipment to ensure efficient operation of water treatment processes, remote pump stations, and water storage facilities.

Coordinates non-routine or special sampling and analysis as needed with the lab supervisor.

Assists management with training and education of personnel as needed.
Develop and implement training curriculum for operational staff.

Responsible for ensuring subordinates maintain accurate records and logs. Prepares regulatory and non-regulatory reports as necessary.

Ensures efficient chemical feed rates through the review of laboratory analysis and daily operational logs.
Works with operational staff to perform bench top jar test analysis as needed to determine chemical dosage changes.

Maintains water treatment chemical inventories and facilitate all chemicals are ordered and delivered as needed.

Responsible for ensuring operational staff and temporary assigned persons adhere to safety practices and procedures.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High School diploma or G.E.D., supplemented by college level course work in mathematics and chemistry. Minimum of seven years of experience in the direct operation and maintenance of a Class A water treatment facility. Minimum two years in the supervisory capacity of a Class A water treatment facility. Must possess a Class A Water Treatment Plant Operator license issued by the State of Florida. Must possess a State of Florida driver’s license. Applicants who possess an out of state driver’s license must obtain a Florida license within 10 days of employment. A knowledge test will be given to all applicants whose applications meet all minimum requirements.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of modern water treatment processes to include surface and reverse osmosis water treatment, and the application of advance technologies and equipment that are associated with these processes.

Knowledge of current regulatory compliance rules and analysis procedures.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures as they apply to the water treatment industry.

Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

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

Ability to effectively communicate in English orally and in writing.

Proficient in the use of a personal computer and various application programs.

Ability to work regularly scheduled workdays and extended workdays.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to respond to treatment process and mechanical emergencies at any time including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Ability to work and operate a vehicle, i.e. pickup, car, etc., at night and during inclement weather conditions which requires good eyesight.

Be available for work during hurricane storm events.

Ability to hear, speak, and understand conversations in English in a normal tone of voice, both in person and by telephone.

Ability to correctly identify colors, hues, tints, and shades of color by sight.

Ability to see and work at night in dimly lit conditions as necessary and during inclement weather.

Ability to see and read prints, letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols which are both large and small.

Ability to use senses including sight, smell, hearing, and touch in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment.

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

Ability to read and understand blueprints.

Ability to use small hand tools which require the use of hands, wrists, and fingers. Dexterity, including fine motor skills, is required.

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

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

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

Ability to perform data entry tasks on a computer which requires dexterity of hands, wrists, and fingers.

Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull items weighing up to 50 lbs. over uneven terrain, up and down stairs and/or ladders.

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

Ability to climb stairs four stories high.

Ability to climb ladders up to 35 feet high.

Ability to work in undesirable conditions which include heat, humidity, wetness, cold, dust, dirt, excessive noise and/or odorous environments and work around hazardous chemicals.

Ability and willingness to enter and work in confined spaces as necessary when provided adequate safety devices.




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 AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 06/29/2018