- 25-Mar-2013 to 08-Apr-2013 (CST)
- Public Works - Wastewater
- Pearland, TX, USA
- Full Time
The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s medical, dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the dependant’s premium.
Job Summary: Responsible for the operation and performance of all wastewater plants; provides leadership and supervision to operators.
Manages four (4) subordinate Crew Leaders who supervise employees at each wastewater plant. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include conducting interviews, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• Regular and timely attendance at work.
• Makes repairs on equipment and assists in major work on buildings and grounds.
• Trouble shoots and solves problems with plant process equipment and control systems.
• Assists Superintendent, Engineers, and other City officials in the planning and design of new plants or expansion and upgrade of existing plants.
• Maintains availability through cell phone or other means for assistance or possible call-outs during weekend shifts or off hours.
• Monitors plants and solves problems as necessary, on occasion through the use of a lap top computer with the SCADA system.
• Oversees all wastewater plants by making inspections, monitors performance, and provides directions for making adjustments. Ensures that TCEQ and EPA permit requirements are being met.
• Works with purchasing officer to receive bids on equipment and services; arranges for purchases of equipment and supplies needed in the wastewater department; arranges for contract work as needed for repairs.
• Performs paperwork for TCEQ and other governmental agencies; keeps records for the City of Pearland.
• Performs lab work and substitutes for operators as necessary.
• Travels to different suppliers obtaining parts and equipment.
• Takes samples of creek water and checks manholes for dumping.
• Assists, as needed, with lift stations, wells, etc.
• Schedules contract work to be done at all the plants as needed, performs job performance appraisals, performs monthly safety meeting for department as a whole, and attends weekly meeting with superiors to relay necessary information to subordinates.
• Develops SOP's and monthly reports, review policies and updates as needed to and deals with personnel issues as needed.
• Serves as "essential personnel" and remains available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the Director of Public Works, Assistant City Manager, or the City Manager deem necessary.
• Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Licenses:
• High school diploma or equivalent is required.
• Five (5) years or more related experience as a Chief Operator or an Operator; in a category B Wastewater Plant, preferred.
• Knowledge of both conventional and S.B.R. type Treatment Plants preferred.
• Class "B" Wastewater Treatment certification or better.
• Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
• Ability to operate a City vehicle for business use, PC, lab equipment such as dissolved oxygen meters, PH meters, NH3 meters, cl2 and SO2 meters microscopes, power hand tools such as drills and saws, and electrical multi-meters.
• Ability to provide leadership and supervision to subordinates.
• Ability to establish and maintain a working relationship with subordinates, co-workers, department heads, vendors, TCEQ and/or other governmental agencies, engineering firms, and the general public.
• Ability to come up with temporary solutions to problems both with process controls and mechanical equipment, often using ingenuity and materials at hand to keep critical operations functioning until the proper solutions can be implemented.
• A working knowledge of TCEQ rules and regulations, discharge permits, and standard methods of laboratory analysis.
• Knowledge of EPA permits, regulations, and discharge reports.
• Knowledge of municipal rules and regulations regarding wastewater treatment.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee in this position is required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the Water Treatment/Water Production Superintendent, the Director of Public Works, or the City Manager deem necessary.
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