Automation Support Team Supervisor (Supervisor I)

City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 9/30/2019


The Automation Support Supervisor is a highly skilled management position that performs a variety of specialized technical and supervisory tasks in support of the Automation Support Team in the Wastewater Group.  The position is assigned to supervise programs and personnel in maintaining a large activated sludge wastewater treatment plant and 98 pump stations located throughout the city. Under general direction of the Electrical/Instrumentation Supervisor, the Automation Support  Supervisor plans, schedules, organizes, and directs a work unit and program comprised of skilled personnel engaged in the operation and maintenance of large wastewater collection, pumping and treatment facilities automation; plans, develops, and monitors the budget for a work unit program; plans, evaluates, and monitors the performance of assigned staff; provides for program support and participation with internal and external stakeholders; and provides leadership to create an inclusive, high-performing, service-oriented and positive work environment. The Automation Support Team Supervisor is responsible for formulating and developing work unit goals and objectives and directing day-to-day activities. Work and results are reviewed through regular individual team meetings, direct observation, inspection and analysis of records, reports and performance metrics, etc. 


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:   
  1. Knowledge of  principles and practices of employee supervision, including directing staff and evaluating staff performance.
  2. Knowledge and experience of industrial process control including development and review of P&ID's, process and loop diagrams, schematic drawings, and process and loop narratives.
  3. Knowledge of techniques and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of automation equipment, including Programable Logic Controllers (PLC's), Personal Computers, and network/communication hardware.
  4. Knowledge of programming PLC's, stand-alone process controllers, and SCADA software.
  5. Knowledge of methods and techniques used to design and maintain automation communication networks for security and reliability.
  6. Ability to analyze difficult and complex program, administrative, operational and organizational objectives and issues, evaluate alternatives and reach sound conclusions and recommendations.
Applicants must also possess:


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Local Government
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