Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Maintenance Supervisor (Journey Level EL01) - Yakima, WA

Employer: The City of Yakima

Job Description:
Job Title: Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Maintenance Supervisor
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 10/28/20 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $34.20 - $41.56 Hourly, $5,928.00 - $7,203.73 Monthly
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Wastewater Plant: 2220 East Viola Yakima, Washington

The City of Yakima Wastewater Treatment Plant has received 7+ years of the Outstanding Performance Award from the Department of Ecology! Apply today to become a part of an award winning team!

The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:
•Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
•FREE healthcare clinic!
•WA State PERS pension plan
•Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) accruals
•Much more!

Requires successful completion of a vocational training program in an industrial electro/mechanical apprenticeship program OR journey level competency in electrical, mechanical and/or plumbing/pipe fitting trades; AND four (4) years progressively responsible maintenance experience in an industrial process industry, two of which MUST be in a supervisory or lead worker position.

Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and obtain a Basic First Aid Certificate within six (6) months of appointment. Washington State Electrical License 01 (EL01) or equivalent industrial electrician license is required. A Washington State Group III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator or Wastewater Collection Specialist III Certification is desirable.

Job Summary:
Under limited direction, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Supervisor supervises and performs the planning and coordinating of the installation, maintenance, repair, and operation of mechanical and electrical equipment, instrumentation, and industrial process control systems associated with stormwater, wastewater and industrial wastewater treatment facilities, collection systems and pump stations.

Essential Functions:
Supervises, coordinates, organizes and trains employees involved in the maintenance, repairs, replacement, installation, troubleshooting, and adjustment of machinery and equipment including, but not limited to the following:
•Electric motors varying in size from precision fractional through 400 horsepower (H.P.) including variable speed drive, electric controls and switch gear.
•Power Supplies up to 600 volt or Industrial Power Supply.
•Pumps varying from small chemical metering pumps through large capacity wastewater pumps; also aerators, screens, level and flow controls, air compressors, auxiliary engines, diesel generators; pneumatic, hydraulic and electric control systems.
•Piping networks for wastewater includes but not limited to steam, chemical feed, methane gas, wastewater, stormwater, etc.
•Instrumentation and control systems including calibration, adjustment, and repair of telemetry equipment remote machine controls, chemical feed equipment and machinery, laboratory apparatus, computer-based remote terminal units and related devices.
•Cathodic protection systems for transmission of wastewater.

- Organizes, assigns and coordinates work schedules; determines materials and equipment requirements; evaluates performance by reviewing work and safety practices and by inspection of completed work assignments of subordinates.
- Evaluates and develops preventative and corrective maintenance measures and requirements; evaluates equipment operation.
- Develops and implements an emergency response manual and implements regular scheduled drills to practice responding to various emergencies typical to a wastewater facility.
- Assists/makes recommendations in hiring, promoting, terminating Division employees; evaluates work performance and completes written evaluations of subordinate employees.
- Writes specifications for bids on new tools and equipment; inspects, tests and evaluates new equipment for purchase consideration.
- Designs and fabricates using machine tools, mig and tig welders, lathe, computer numerical control (CNC machine), mill, and various other hand tools.
- Writes requests for professional service contracts for repair, replace, rehabilitation of process control systems. Manages and administers Professional Service Contracts.
- Maintains and uses a computerized maintenance database including: inventories for equipment, tools, materials, and spare parts; work orders; preventative and corrective maintenance systems, measures, and requirements; evaluates equipment operation, specifications and work histories.
- Prioritizes and schedules maintenance with operation staff. Responsible for the planning, development and implementation of an ongoing preventative maintenance program.
- Reviews and comments on design and construction/maintenance plans and specification. Works closely with inspectors on projects and inspects the work of contractors and others within the wastewater unit.
- Develops and maintains hazard analysis for assigned tasks. Conducts regular safety meetings and ensures compliance with all applicable codes and regulations.
- Establishes and maintains effective cooperative working relationships with co-workers, other supervisors, other city staff and the public.
- Maintains and archives a variety of records.
- Requires regular and reliable attendance.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.

Major Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of:
• The methods, materials, and techniques commonly used in the maintenance, repair, and operation of electro/mechanical and instrumentation equipment and systems associated with industrial process control for wastewater and industrial wastewater treatment and collection system.
• The standard tools, materials, methods and practices of industrial electrical and mechanical construction, repair and preventative maintenance.
• Fiber/Wire based or radio communications technologies as applied to instrumentation and control in a wastewater utility environment.
• Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to mechanical and electrical maintenance and operations work.
• Wastewater treatment, collection, distribution and pumping practices, or similar heavy industrial experience.
• Supervisory best practices including coordination of multiple work tasks and projects

Ability to:
• Safely and efficiently maintain, operate and use with skill all tools and equipment associated with the corrective and preventative maintenance activities in an industrial process setting, including various machining and welding equipment associated with plant maintenance.
• Use computer terminals, software programs, and computer systems standard to the wastewater unit, including programmable logic controllers and data acquisition programs; and to perform off-line program upgrades.
• Read and interpret complex engineering plans, schematics, wiring diagrams, work orders, flow charts and technical manuals.
• Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and perform basic algebra; demonstrate knowledge of basic physics and science.
• Reprioritize moment by moment to adapt to shifting priorities;
• Communicate technical information clearly and concisely in English both orally and in writing; prepare written reports with appropriate use of business English including correct grammar, letter composition, spelling, punctuation.
• Work safely with electrical equipment, toxic chemicals, and unpleasant and/or dangerous conditions.
• Work independently and make decisions within broad guidelines

Relate to others in a courteous and respectful manner and maintain a work environment free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Work is primarily performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer terminal for periods of time or while standing for a period of time. Constant use of both hands in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while performing duties and operating computers. Frequently heavy work includes lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds and up to 100 pounds occasionally with the assistance of others and/or mechanical devices. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs and other inclines while maintaining balance. Occasional bending/twisting at knees/waist/neck. Constant use of all senses including feeling/talking/ hearing/seeing while performing duties and communicating with co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain long-term and short-term memory. May work outside in all weather extremes and be exposed to insects, dirt, dust, raw sewage, combustible and toxic gases, and caustic materials, unpleasant odors, construction debris, and rough and uneven terrain. May work at heights, in confined spaces, remote locations or in noisy work area. Will be required to wear safety protective gear when necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Exposure to raw sewage, combustible and toxic gases, acids and caustic materials, unpleasant odors, extremes of weather, heights and confined areas. May be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, shifts and are subject to emergency call-out or standby.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/yakimawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=2866744&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%2D1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND%5FKEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E
Base Pay: $34.20 - $41.56 HR

Posted on October 13, 2020

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