Under direct supervision of the Water Distribution Manager, co-supervises the day to day operations of the Distribution system, supervises and leads work crews, including contractors and skilled workers to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the Distribution System. This position requires a strong technical skill set, dedication to safeguard public health, and an obligation to meet all drinking water rules and regulations.
*Directly supervises 3 Water Operator III’s and/or IV’s and 2 Seasonal Water Workers. As a working supervisor, must be proficient in all functions of a Water Operator.
*Oversees the proper operation and maintenance of a complex distribution and metering system including 16 pump stations, additional pump stations in two treatment plants and three wells, 19 storage tanks, 130 miles of pipe, numerous flumes, weirs, and head gates, 5000 meters and service lines, 1000 hydrants, 1500 valves and other appurtenances.
*Monitors and supervises how the system is being operated by Water Operators on a regular basis.
* Approves purchases within specified limits and makes recommendations for the budgeting and replacement of capital equipment items.
*Assists Water Distribution Manager with recruitments and evaluations.
*Prioritizes and tracks all work done in the distribution system through a CMMS work order system.
*Participates in the planning and prioritizing of capital improvement projects and directly supervises contractors in construction and related work.
*Assumes responsibility for the Distribution System as assigned by the Water Distribution Manager.
*Distribution team is required to respond to emergencies 24/7/365 related to the public water system. Supervises and participates in monitoring and operating system on a 24-7 basis; responds to emergencies. Must have master level system knowledge to be able to make independent operational decisions in order to be part of on-call rotation.
*Coordinates operations with neighboring utilities and large water users.
*Directs and manages facility operations to optimize energy use, water quality, and asset life.
*Establishes and ensures all City and departmental safety policies and procedures are adhered to in day to day operations. Verifies that the work site is maintained in a safe and orderly condition.
*Utilizes knowledge, skill and ability to troubleshoot, adjust, calibrate, operate and maintain various pieces of electrical equipment - including: valves, pumps and machinery, heaters, motors, meters, computers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and monitoring devices (transducers, pressure switches, motor & power monitoring equipment etc.)
*Helps to establish and ensure all City and departmental safety policies and procedures are adhered to in day to day operations and participate in regularly scheduled Safety Meetings.
Develops and executes maintenance plans and schedules for all equipment, machinery, tools, building structures, including SCADA/telemetry hardware and radio equipment, pipelines, flow meters, pumps and motors, micro-hydro equipment, electrical equipment, buildings, vaults, and appurtenances, hydrants, valves, regulators, flumes and weirs, ditch head gates, wells, meter vaults, service lines, and cathodic protection equipment.
Implements industry best standards of practice utilizing American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards, operation and maintenance manuals, and SOPs.
Supports and coordinates resource sharing with all other divisions within the Public Utilities Department (i.e. Customer Service, Water Quality & Treatment, and Engineering).
Oversees technology requirements, SCADA systems, and local programming to achieve distribution system objectives.
Determines and recommends staffing requirements and schedules. Determines when to use outside contractors to fill resource or skill gaps and directs work of said contractors.
Coordination with other departments such as Legal, Building, Engineering, Public Works and IT.
Coordinates operations with outside entities such as snow making, golf course irrigation, partner utilities, and wholesalers.
Regular coordination with other water staff to determine water production requirements.
Recommends capital upgrades and replacement of facilities and assets.
Ensures distribution operator training requirements are satisfied. Conduct safety training and ensures safe practices including trenching, confined space entry, traffic control, machinery operation, and other potentially dangerous activities. Helps create, write, and implement SOP’s in the Water Distribution Division.
Oversees and directs landscaping, maintenance and improvements around facilities including snow removal and storage.
Oversees the use and recommends needs for City vehicles within the Distribution division.
Develops, monitors, and recommends budget requirements for the system.
Makes day to day spending decisions, approves purchases within specified limits, and compares invoices to estimates to ensure accurate and fair billing from contractors.
Other duties as assigned or directed.
Salary: $21.75 - $32.26 (Hourly Wage)
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 7 years’ experience in water distribution system operations and maintenance with 2 years administrative and supervisory responsibility.
- Utah certification, Class IV Distribution and Treatment Operators Certificate within 6 months.
- Valid Utah State CDL License within 6 months.
- Within 60 minute travel time for home for emergency response.
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
- Completion of AWWA Management Institute – Basic