Utilities Mechanical Superintendent

City of Santa Rosa | Santa Rosa, CA

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Posted Date 11/14/2019


Salary: $7,463.92 - $9,683.75 Monthly

The Utilities Mechanical Superintendent is a single section head classification in the Water Department. Under the general direction of the Deputy Director - Utilities Subregional Operations, the incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment in the management of the maintenance for the Subregional Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation System. This work involves responsibility for the application of professional and advanced technical knowledge and skills to affect the research, analysis, planning and implementation of preventative and corrective maintenance. The incumbent may also be assigned to implement various Water Department special projects that require mechanical, electrical, and/or instrumentation expertise.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with several years of experience in supervision and managing a maintenance program in an industrial processing facility. The candidate will understand and have used an enterprise asset management system to determine current and future facility maintenance needs.


Essential Duties:
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the mechanical and electrical equipment;
  • oversee the maintenance of buildings,
  • grounds and related equipment;
  • organize, schedule, assign, supervise and coordinate the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment used by the Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation systems;
  • implement, maintain and review preventative and corrective maintenance programs;
  • review project plans and drawings with consultants, staff and contractors, making change recommendations based upon field observation and maintenance needs;
  • research, evaluate and recommend the purchase of equipment and contractors and oversee the development of specifications and Request for Proposals;
  • provide technical advice and assistance on difficult work problems;
  • evaluate work methods and procedures used in maintenance and repair, recommending and implementing improvements;
  • maintain records;
  • requisition supplies and materials;
  • receive, investigate and resolve complaints;
  • prepare and administer section and special project budgets;
  • select, supervise, train and evaluate subordinates;
  • prepare technical, operational and administrative reports;
  • oversee the work of consultants and contractors on projects;
  • plan, review and make recommendations for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Water Department projects and operations;
  • coordinate technical, administrative and public relations functions with other city staff and outside vendors and consultants;
  • perform special projects for the Water Department;
  • supervise safety training for compliance with City and OSHA safety regulations.
Additional Duties:
In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties section, the incumbent in this classification may perform the following duties. This position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned.
  • Prepare agenda items and presentations for the Board of Public Utilities and City Council;
  • perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge of: Principles of organization, administration, budget and personnel management; methods, practices, materials and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of utilities facilities, including pumps, motors, high voltage electrical facilities, instrumentation and control systems, telemetry and equipment associated with water and wastewater treatment plants or similar industrial facilities; principles and practices of project management; OSHA standards and safe work practices; enterprise asset management programs.
Ability to: Plan and direct the activities for staff, consultants and contractors; work in a cooperative and productive manner with employees of the City, staff and officials from other agencies, contractors, consultants and the public; identify and resolve operational problems; establish work procedures and project priorities; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; prepare reports and maintain record systems; select, supervise, train and evaluate subordinates.
Experience and Education: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience - Sufficient years of experience supervising the maintenance of pumps, valves, compressors, engines, electronics, buildings, tanks, and the associated electrical instrumentation systems to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above Education Completion of twelfth grade supplemented by coursework in equipment and building maintenance, business administration, pubic administration, or water or wastewater operations and maintenance.
Additional Information:
Work is performed indoors in an industrial plant environment and outdoors in a variety of extreme weather conditions. Supervision of staff requires climbing/descending ladders, stairs and steps, routine bending and stooping, walking long distances, walking on rocky or uneven ground, entering confined spaces such as manholes and vaults, standing for long periods of time, operating a 2 way radio, hearing alarms and occasional travel to remote locations. The incumbent communicates with staff and the public face-to-face, individually and in groups, and by using a telephone. Daily record keeping requires manual entry and computer data entry requiring repetitive arm/hand movement.
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Local Government
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