The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District invites applications for MAINTENANCE MECHANIC SUPERVISOR. The final filing date is September 18, 2019.
The District is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor to assign, inspect, and participate in the work of personnel involved in the installation, maintenance, repair, and servicing of mechanical equipment and machinery used in a wastewater treatment plant and pumping stations. The work involves the disassembly of heavy machinery and equipment, replacement of parts, reassembly, alignment and precise adjustment of such equipment. This is a full-supervisory classification that exercises independent judgment related to diverse and specialized maintenance, installation and repair of equipment and machinery utilized in the wastewater treatment plant, and pumping stations, with accountability and ongoing decision-making responsibilities associated with the work. Incumbents are responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of assigned facilities maintenance mechanical staff. Incumbents assist the Facilities Maintenance Superintendent in formulating and developing unit goals and objectives, and direct day-to-day activities.
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
Demonstrates strong leadership skills and a collaborative supervisory style. Creates a positive work environment. Has outstanding communication, interpersonal, and planning skills. Is enthusiastic and energetic about customer service. Respects and supports diversity and differences in coworkers and the public.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures; District personnel rules, policies and labor contract provision, including selection, training, performance evaluation and discipline; Principles and practices of leadership; Industry practices and technical methods of Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS); Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the overhaul and repair of sewage plant and pumping station equipment including diesel engines, pumps, fans, blowers, motors, valves and piping; Lubrication methods and practices including the use of proper lubricants; General principles and practices related to machinist’s tools, shop equipment, and operations; Working properties of various metals; Basic engineering principles relative to hydraulics and fluid mechanics; Applicable federal, state, and local laws and District policies and procedures relevant to the area of assignment; Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly; Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, project management, and contract development and administration; Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff; The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed.
Ability to: Supervise, train, plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff; Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards; Read and interpret drawings, specifications and manuals; Understand, interpret and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed; Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods related to assigned programs; Effectively represent the department and the District in meetings with governmental agencies, contractors, vendors, and various businesses, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations; Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials; Direct and assist in difficult repairs to mechanical equipment; Make sketches from broken parts for replacements; Read and understand wiring diagrams and prints of mechanical installations; Read operations and Maintenance Manuals and prints; Accept constructive criticism from supervisors, coworkers and subordinate employees; Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments; Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks; Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax; Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education/Experience:Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to graduation from high school and seven (7) years of journeyman millwright and/or equipment maintenance mechanic experience.
Licenses and Certifications: Must possess a current Grade III or higher Mechanical Technologist certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association at the time of application.
Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License at the time of employment. The ability to drive District vehicles is a specific requirement for this position. For that reason it is the employee’s responsibility to maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier or be subject to dismissal.
The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online at www.calopps.org by the filing deadline of September 18, 2019. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process.
The examination process (which includes a one-year probationary period upon hiring) may include, but is not limited to, a written examination, practical examination, application screening, oral board and/or selection interview. A selection interview has been tentatively scheduled for September 26, 2019. One or more of these steps may be used and in any order. Candidates successful in the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list. The list may be valid for up to two years. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the examination process. Placement on the eligibility list is not a guarantee of a final hiring interview. Successful candidates not currently employed in regular status by the District must pass a pre-employment physical, and if applicable, a pre-employment drug screen, to be considered for an appointment.
About Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District
Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District is an independent Special District created by the State of California to collect and treat wastewater, and protect the Vallejo community from flooding. Since 1952, the District has protected public health and the San Francisco Bay by collecting and treating the wastewater generated by residents of Vallejo and the surrounding area. In addition, the District helps save lives and protects property from storm water damage. Every day of the year, skilled, dedicated District employees protect our health and environment using advanced treatment methods.
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