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Wastewater Plant Maintenance Supervisor

Job Description: Department: Wastewater Treatment Plant
Position: Plant Maintenance Supervisor
Salary Grade: 18 $44,460 – $66,690

Upon hire, this position will be in a cross-training period for a number of months before assuming full responsibility. After initial training period, position will be part of a regular on-call rotation.
This position is responsible for both supervisory and technical work in the operation, maintenance and repair of large and specialized machinery and equipment in the water and wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations. This involved overseeing and performing work on a variety of pumps and motors and other equipment to include electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and SCADA work. The position is subject to hazards associated with wastewater and mechanical operations including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibrations, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding, and exposure to chemicals fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. The employee may be required to wear a respirator. Work around raw sewage is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood borne pathogens.

Essential Duties and Tasks

• Supervises and participates in checking, maintaining and repairing water and wastewater treatment plant equipment and pumping stations.
• Supervises, trains, and evaluates technicians on assigned duties. Insures adherence to proper safety practices.
• Performs more difficult mechanical, electrical, SCADA and other diagnosis of equipment malfunctions and performs or recommends remediation action; trouble-shoots and makes repairs to electronic equipment; recommends and coordinates repairs by vendors; dismantles and overhauls various equipment; cleans, replaces and repairs gauges, engines, and other equipment; rebuilds and overhauls defective parts and machinery, instrumentation and equipment; maintains and services electrical generators for emergency power sources during outages; performs welding and metal fabrication. May be required to fabricate new metal parts and equipment.
• Installs new SCADA and other equipment used to monitor and /or control pump cycles, wet well levels, tank levels, alarms, and power failure; mounts electrical boxes for couplers, modems, transformers, and other equipment and wires everything together.
• Installs new mechanical and hydraulic equipment.
• Establishes and maintains records of preventive maintenance, repairs, parts, warranties, and related records; orders or informs necessary persons of parts and inventory needs.
• Participates in operations and process control decisions at the treatment plant.
• Plans and participates in regular preventive maintenance inspections such as checking and lubricating bearings, gear boxes, aerators, control switches, checking and replacing filters, cleaning out wet wells, packing pumps, and other preventive maintenance activities.
• Coordinates the selection and work of vendors to make repairs when necessary.
• Leads and participates in facility maintenance.
• Performs related duties as required.

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities

• Thorough knowledge of the installation, repair, and maintenance of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and hydraulic components of pumping stations and treatment plants.
• Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work.
• Thorough knowledge of the tools, parts, and methods associated with diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining equipment.
• Considerable knowledge of SCADA system operation, maintenance, repair and installation.
• Considerable knowledge of electrical wiring and parts and ability to diagnose and replace some parts.
• Knowledge of treatment plant operations and process control.
• Knowledge of standard laboratory analyses and procedures related to the treatment process.
• Knowledge of the application of information technology to equipment maintenance and preventive maintenance scheduling.
• Some knowledge of the City’s personnel and purchasing policies and procedures.
• Some knowledge of modern and effective supervisory principles and practices including motivation, communications, performance coaching and evaluation.
• Skill in the use and care of equipment and tools of the trade.
• Ability to detect malfunctioning of pumps and motors by observation, sound, and chart readings, and to take proper remedial action.
• Ability to read and follow schematic drawings, blueprints, and written and oral instructions.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and supervisor and provide team leadership.
• Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and records and prepare reports.

Physical Requirements

• Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, hearing, and repetitive motions.
• Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly.
• Must possess the visual acuity to operate machines and equipment including close inspection of moving and small parts, using measurement devices, perform assembly and fabrication of parts, prepare maintenance records and operate a computer terminal.

Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from high school supplemented by courses in mechanical, electrical, electronic, and/or plumbing trades, and considerable experience in water and wastewater treatment and/or pumping station maintenance and repair; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory experience is preferred.
Special Requirements
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
Possession of North Carolina Wastewater Treatment or Collections System Operator grade III or Water Treatment or Distribution Systems grade B certification.

How to Apply: Visit: Resume’s may be submitted but will not be accepted in lieu of the City Application.

posted 3/22/21  (041821)

Wastewater Operator II

Job Description: Operator II- Carolina Water Service Inc. of North Carolina

Job Location & Contact:
Corolla, NC
Lane Chilton, Area Manager: 252-723-8953
Dana Hill, Operations Director: 252-269-2540

Job Description:
Job Summary Under general supervision, performs routine tasks related to the operation of water and/or wastewater treatment facilities. Maintains plant compliance with EPA standards and state water Commission. Performs general cleaning of grounds and buildings. Ensures plant safety and sanitary requirements.
Requires HS Diploma or GED and valid NC Drivers License. Successful candidate must hold, at minimum, Grade 2 Biological Treatment Certification with the ability to obtain Grade 3 within 12 months. Possession of Collections and/or Surface Irrigation is a plus.

CWSNC provides a competitive salary and benefit package, company vehicle, and a dynamic work environment.

How to Apply:

posted 3/22/21  (043021)