Drinking Water Plant Maintenance Supervisor

Soldier Canyon Water Treatment Authority | Fort Collins, CO

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Posted Date 10/21/2020

Under direction of Plant Manager, supervises, assigns, reviews and participates in the work of staff responsible for maintenance of water treatment plant equipment, machinery and related facilities; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Salary: $75,000.00 - $90,000.00 (Yearly Salary)


  1. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for maintenance of the water treatment plant including repair and installation of all electronic, electric, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment.
  2. Establish schedules and methods for providing maintenance and repair services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
  3. Participate in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
  4. Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; implement approved policies and procedures.
  5. Perform the more technical and complex tasks of the work unit including purchasing of all maintenance and repair equipment and supplies.
  6. Train all maintenance personnel in confined space entry and all safety equipment and procedures.
  7. Supervise the maintenance of the plant grounds by maintenance workers.
  8. Supervise and coordinate the activities of maintenance and controls personnel.
  9. Oversee the construction of electrical systems in the plant including assisting engineering consultants with complex electrical drawings; ensure all work complies with National Electrical Code (NEC) standards.
  10. Supervise HVAC systems for assigned buildings; ensure systems are in proper working condition and meet required standards.
  11. Participate in the selection of plant maintenance staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  12. Participate in the preparation and administration of the plant maintenance program and capital budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
  13. Prepare analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities.
  14. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of water treatment plant equipment maintenance.
  15. Perform related duties as required.



Education and Experience:

High School diploma or GED; and an Associate’s Degree in Environmental Science or a related field; and four years of progressively responsible experience in a water treatment plant with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications: Current Class “A” State of Colorado Water Treatment Operator’s Certification; Valid Colorado Driver’s License


Knowledge of:

Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive water treatment plant maintenance program.

Equipment vendors and sources of spare parts and replacement equipment.

Methods and techniques of troubleshooting, repairing and installing plant equipment.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Modern and complex principles and practices of equipment and materials purchasing.

OSHA rules and regulations.

Electrical codes and accepted practices.

Methods and techniques of stick, carbon arc, mig and tig welding.

Programmable logic controls, and SCADA system.

Methods and techniques of handling and transporting hazardous waste, chemicals and gases.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software


Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Abilities to:

Supervise, organize and review the work of lower level staff.

Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.

Troubleshoot and maintain treatment plant equipment, machinery and related facilities.

Operate electrical and electronic troubleshooting equipment.

Operate metal fabricating equipment.

Operate and repair heavy equipment.

Interpret and explain Plant policies and procedures.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Respond to and maintain order in emergency situations.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting software applications.

Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Working Conditions:

While performing essential functions of this job, employee is regularly expected to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

While performing essential functions of this job, employee is occasionally expected to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and maneuver chemical containers weighing up to 2500 pounds with mechanical assistance.

Specific vision abilities required for this job include: close vision, distance vision, ability to discriminate between colors, peripheral vision, depth vision, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing essential functions of this position, employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, work in high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock.

While performing essential functions of this position, employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and work in potentially explosive environments.

Incumbents working conditions are typically loud.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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