Plant Maintenance Supervisor

City of Brevard | Brevard, NC

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Posted Date 12/21/2023

This position is responsible for both supervisory and technical work in the operation, maintenance and repair of large and specialized machinery and equipment in the water and wastewater treatment plants, sewer lift stations, water pump stations, and water storage facilities.   This involves overseeing and performing work on a variety of pumps and motors and other equipment to include electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and SCADA work.  Position coordinates with the city’s ORCs about needed upgrades, repairs and status of existing equipment.  

Salary: $52,998.00 - $75,297.00 (Yearly Salary)

Position is part of a two-person maintenance team rotating on-call status two weeks on/two weeks off.  

Examples of Duties

  • Supervises and participates in checking, maintaining and repairing water and wastewater treatment plant equipment and pumping stations.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates technician on assigned duties.  Insures adherence to proper safety practices.  
  • Performs more difficult mechanical, electrical, and other diagnosis of equipment malfunctions and performs or recommends remediation action; trouble-shoots and makes repairs to electronic equipment; recommends and coordinates repairs by vendors; dismantles and overhauls various equipment; cleans, replaces and repairs gauges, engines, and other equipment; rebuilds and overhauls defective parts and machinery, instrumentation and equipment; performs welding and metal fabrication.   
  • Installs equipment used to monitor and /or control pump cycles, wet well levels, tank levels, alarms, and power failure; mounts electrical boxes for couplers, modems, transformers, and other equipment and wires everything together.
  • Installs new mechanical and hydraulic equipment.
  • Establishes and maintains records of preventive maintenance, repairs, parts, warranties, and related records; orders or informs necessary persons of parts and inventory needs.
  • Participates in operations and process control decisions at the treatment plant.
  • Plans and participates in regular preventive maintenance inspections such as checking and lubricating bearings, gear boxes, aerators, control switches, checking and replacing filters, cleaning out wet wells, packing pumps, and other preventive maintenance activities.
  • Coordinates the selection and work of vendors to make repairs when necessary.
  • Leads and participates in facility maintenance.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Graduation from high school supplemented by courses in mechanical, electrical, electronic, and/or plumbing trades, and considerable experience in water and wastewater treatment and/or pumping station maintenance and repair; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.    Previous supervisory experience is preferred.  Prior experience with and/or knowledge of motor control and automation is a plus.  

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
Successful candidate may be required to obtain North Carolina Wastewater Treatment, Collections System Operator and/or Water Treatment or Distribution Systems certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the installation, repair, and maintenance of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and hydraulic components of pumping stations and treatment plants.
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work.
  • Thorough knowledge of the tools, parts, and methods associated with diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of SCADA system operation, maintenance, repair and installation.
  • Considerable knowledge of electrical wiring and parts and ability to diagnose and replace some parts.
  • Knowledge of treatment plant operations and process control.
  • Knowledge of standard laboratory analyses and procedures related to the treatment process.
  • Knowledge of the application of information technology to equipment maintenance and preventive maintenance scheduling.
  • Some knowledge of the City’s personnel and purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of modern and effective supervisory principles and practices including motivation, communications, performance coaching and evaluation.
  • Skill in the use and care of equipment and tools of the trade.
  • Ability to detect malfunctioning of pumps and motors by observation, sound, and chart readings, and to take proper remedial action.
  • Ability to read and follow schematic drawings, blueprints, and written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and supervisor and provide team leadership.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and records and prepare reports.
Job Category
Local Government
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