Water Reclamation Plant Supervisor Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Water Reclamation Superintendent and/or Water Reclamation Assistant Superintendent, performs responsible technical and administrative work in supervising the operations and maintenance of water reclamation facilities and equipment. Work involves providing technical supervision and assistance to each facilities staff. Work is performed with considerable latitude and independence in decision making within established policies, rules, regulations and guidelines. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports and results obtained. Performs other work as required. Fill in for the Assistant Superintendent in his/her absence. Incumbent is expected to exercise sound judgment and initiative in solving complex problems.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the water reclamation facilities and equipment.
Responsible for overseeing the activities of assigned employees, and assists in the preparation of monthly operating reports.

Responsible for facility compliance with local, state and federal laws and permit conditions.

Investigates treatment problems; takes or recommends corrective action. Coordinates routine maintenance and repair activities, including preventive maintenance, with other skilled disciplines.

Plans, schedules, assigns, directs and evaluates the work of subordinates.

Performs routine housekeeping and safety inspection of equipment, grounds, and the overall condition of each water reclamation facility.

Responsible for overseeing necessary changes in facility operations; carries out plans and procedures to ensure efficient facility operation.

Assists in preparing operating and Capital Improvement budgets. Responsible for procuring chemicals, materials and supplies as necessary to maintain and efficiently operate facility and related equipment.

Assists in research of historical records and documents to aid consultants and contractors. Compiles information in a professional/legible manner.

Available to be on call as scheduled or needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EDUCATION

High school diploma or G.E.D., possession of a current Class “A” Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate issued by the State of Florida; three years water reclamation facility operations experience at the supervisory level. Possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and equipment of water reclamation.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of biology, mathematics, laboratory procedures and chemistry as applied to water reclamation. High degree of process troubleshooting skills necessary.

Knowledge of safety risks and concerns associated with the water reclamation industry and ability to mitigate these risks through training, directions and issuing proper personal protective equipment.

Knowledge of modern management methods and practices.

Extensive knowledge of the operation and maintenance of water reclamation processing equipment, including preventative maintenance theory and practices.

Skill in the use of a personal computer and various application programs, including the ability to install and extract information and generation of reports.

Skill in interpreting the data on meters, flow charts and test results, applying results based on experience and judgment to enhance the operation of water reclamation facilities.

Ability to supervise the work of operating and maintenance personnel.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other Departments and the public.

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability and willingness to respond to emergency situations.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to operate motor vehicles (i.e., pick-up trucks, vans, etc.).

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in a normal tone of voice.

Ability to use senses, including sight, smell, hearing and touch as aids in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning processes and/or equipment.

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

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

Ability to walk, stand or sit for periods of up to one (1) hour.

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. Dexterity, including fine motor skills required.

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

Ability to move from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling or squatting position or vise versa.

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

Ability to traverse uneven terrain, up and down stairs and/or ladders.

Ability to work in undesirable conditions including dust, dirt, fumes, odors, noise, wetness, humidity, chemicals, welding flash, hot and cold weather.

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

Ability to work with and around various hazardous chemicals and materials




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 S 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 - 9/6/2018