Maintenance Superintendent

Central Coast Water Authority | Shandon, CA

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Posted Date 2/07/2019

About the Position
This supervisory position reports to the Deputy Director of Engineering and Operations, and will plan and coordinate the maintenance activities at the Polonio Pass Water Treatment Plant, Santa Ynez Pumping Plant and the 140 mile long distribution system of the Central Coast Water Authority

Strong supervision and project management experience is required, with technical competence in industrial instrumentation and controls, as well as with either distributed control systems or programmable logic controllers (DCS/PLC).  Technical competence in network communication, SCADA, electrical, mechanical and instrumentation calibration work is also desirable but not specifically required.  

The Maintenance Superintendent will directly supervise the Instrumentation Department, which has a staff of three Technicians, and the Plant Maintenance Department, which has a staff of one foreman and two Technicians. In addition, the Maintenance Superintendent will work closely with the Distribution Department through directing maintenance activity.  The Distribution Department has one supervisor and five Technicians.  
Salary for the position is commensurate with work experience.  The salary range for the position is Grade 35, $8,112 - $9,896 per month ($97,340 - 118,755 per year).

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required of a successful candidate. 

Minimum Education and Experience:

Two years of experience in potable water distribution system operation and either a high school diploma or G.E.D. supplemented with technical courses in water treatment plant operations..

Knowledge of:

  • Techniques for the supervision of staff spread over a large geographical area and with a wide ranging skill set.  Also, an understanding of the basics of project management techniques. 
  • Industrial instrumentation and controls and distributed control systems or programmable logic controllers (DSC/PLC).  
  • Network communications, client server functions, database functions, data backup techniques, internet connectivity and cyber security concepts. 
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions Systems (SCADA), from system integration to routine operations.
  • Work methods, techniques, tools, test equipment and test procedures used for maintenance of pumps, valves treatment plant related mechanical equipment, instrumentation, electrical and SCADA/DCS systems, and programmable controllers.
  • Basic public procurement rules and regulations.
  • Standards contained in the Uniform Building Code and National Electric Code.
  • Safe working practices, procedures and regulations, including OSHA.
  • Basic water treatment and potable water distribution principles.

Ability to:

  • Effectively plan and direct a preventative maintenance program of water treatment and distribution facilities.
  • Coordinate work with the agency supervisors to identify and prioritize all appropriate maintenance activity based on plant, distribution system and network performance needs.
  • Further develop and implement a Computerized Maintenance Management System to ensure timely completion of maintenance tasks, maintaining appropriate inventory of tools and supplies as well as to optimize staffing levels.  
  • Motivate supervised employees to perform to the best of their abilities and initiate disciplinary actions as situations require.
  • Operate within the CCWA supervisory team with a common goal of reliable water treatment and delivery operations.

For more information about this excellent opportunity, contact:
Lisa Watkins, Office Manager
255 Industrial Way
Buellton, CA
805.688.2292 x 219

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Flexible Benefit Plan
Generally, CCWA provides a certain amount of funds for medical, dental and vision insurance under the plan. Premium costs associated with the various plans are deducted from the cafeteria plan allowance. Premium costs above the allowance are paid by the employee.
Group Health Plan
Because everyone has different health care needs and preferences, CCWA offers its employees a choice of medical plan options designed to best meet the individual needs of the employees and their families including HMO and PPO Plan options.
Dental and Vision Plan
CCWA offers a self funded dental and vision plan, for the specific plan information please contact Human Resources for a copy of the CCWA Dental Vision Plan.
Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
CCWA provides each full-time employee scheduled to work 30 hours per week, employer paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance. CCWA provides a life insurance policy in an amount equal to 1½ times the employee’s annual salary up to a maximum of $100,000.
All probationary and regular employees will be enrolled in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). The CCWA does not participate in social security, but does participate in Medicare.
457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
CCWA offers a Deferred Compensation Plan which permits employees to defer a portion of their income until retirement. 
Holiday Pay - CCWA offers 11 paid holidays per year. 
Vacation - CCWA’s vacation accrual varies by length of service.
Sick Leave - Regular and probationary full-time employees accrue 3.69 hours of sick leave per biweekly pay period (12 days per year).

Job Category
Local Government
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