The Wastewater Plant Supervisor coordinates and performs the work in operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and collection system, including lift stations, treatment plant, effluent disposal, sludge disposal and all related equipment; does related work as required.
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
Supervises and coordinates the work of subordinate employees to accomplish daily operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plant and collection system including lift stations. Performs daily operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plant, lift stations and collection system, and takes appropriate action in the event of malfunction.
Prepares and assigns daily employee work schedules.
Supervises and performs routine preventative maintenance and repair work on equipment.
Performs laboratory testing of samples. Analyzes results and adjusts plant processes for maximum treatment. Maintains required records and reports. Submits reports to the Department of Environmental Quality.
Coordinates and oversees training and safety programs for employees; insures adherence to good safety practices as position requires contact with hazardous material gases, chemicals and bacteria.
Consults with Superintendent regarding major problems and needs for the plant.
Assist the Superintendent in the hiring process for new personnel.
Assist the Public Works Superintendent in establishing an annual budget for the wastewater systems and works within that budget.
Reports employee conduct requiring disciplinary action to the Public Works Superintendent.
Operates in a competent, safe manner a wide variety of vehicles and equipment required to perform duties.
Develops, coordinates and oversees sludge management program.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Public Works Superintendent.
Four years' experience, including supervisory responsibility, in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant and collection system. Must have a valid State of Oregon commercial driver's license or have ability to acquire.
Required certifications: minimum possession of wastewater treatment III certification and ability to obtain wastewater treatment IV certification; possession of collections II certification.
Laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to assigned tasks.
Physics and chemistry related to pumping and chemical tests.
Wastewater treatment plant instrumentation.
Mechanical and piping systems including valves, line-ups, gauges and meters.
Methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other industrial chemicals.
Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) maintenance and use.
Record keeping techniques.
Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.
Health and safety regulations.
Requirements of maintaining wastewater treatment plant and related facilities in safe and proper working conditions.
Operate and maintain the wastewater treatment plant and assure plant processes are in compliance with local, State and federal discharge limits and the NPDES Permit.
Protect the health and safety of personnel, the public, and the environment.
Operate a variety of hand tools, machinery, vehicles and equipment.
Communicate technical information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
Maintain accurate log readings and operating information.
Recognize and respond quickly to operational information.
Perform plant maintenance.
Interpret, analyze and apply new technical information.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Work independently with little direction.
Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
About City of Umatilla, OR
Located in the Columbia Basin along the border of Oregon and Washington, energetic and inviting Umatilla enjoys a small-town atmosphere amidst the natural beauty from the Columbia River, surrounding farmland, forests, and mountains. With all the amenities you need in town and all the ones you want in town or nearby in Hermiston or the Tri-Cities, Umatilla provides an exceptional place to live, work, and play.