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Treatment Plant Supervisor - Wastewater

Company: City of Pearland, TX
Location: Pearland
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Summary: Responsible for the operation and performance of all wastewater plants; provides leadership and supervision to operators.Supervisory FunctionsManages 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.Essential Functions

  • 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

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Keywords: City of Pearland, TX, Pearland , Treatment Plant Supervisor - Wastewater, Professions , Pearland, Texas

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