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Senior MW - Wastewater PlantCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #14-09 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Senior Maintenance Worker - Wastewater Plant Department: Public Works Division: Wastewater Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent – Wastewater / Wastewater Superintendent Job Summary Under direction, serves as a group leader in maintaining and repairing pumps, motors, valves, gauges and general equipment in wastewater treatment processes. Coordinates information between lab, operations and sewer collections. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Implements division goals, policies and procedures established by the Wastewater Superintendent. Inspects and evaluates plant equipment, supplies and services. Schedules and prioritizes maintenance of plant equipment, staffing needs, training needs and outside contractor services. Inspects, evaluates, schedules and oversees maintenance and operations of collection system lift stations. Coordinates work teams working on various aspects of complex control, plant construction or processing equipment in the plant. Delegates and monitors assigned personnel, on a rotational basis, in repair and maintenance duties at the wastewater treatment plant and lift stations. Consults with operations on plant performance, improvements and repairs; determines cost-effective methods of operations and repair. Trains assigned employees including Maintenance Operators, Maintenance W orker II, Maintenance W orker I, Electronic Technicians and Treatment Plant Operators in maintenance procedures and appropriate skill development as well as safety procedures, Establishes technical and safety procedures and standards. Reviews, maintains and presents daily logs, schedules and reports. Inspects and evaluates plant equipment for installation, modification, redesign and/or development; troubleshoots equipment and plant repairs. Job Class #14-09 Wastewater Page 2 Updated 01/16/2020 Performs on-call duties, responds to emergencies of equipment failure at the wastewater treatment plant, lift stations and collection system; enters log of complaints and work records into computer. Contacts technical representatives and equipment vendors and suppliers; solicits bids and purchases supplies and equipment as needed; works with equipment vendors. Monitors work of outside contractors; evaluates compliance with contractual agreements. Consults with other division group leaders and evaluates plant performance; sets division goals; determines maintenance priorities. Performs inspections for stormwater management, spill prevention control and counter measures. Plans for new projects with staff for project improvements. Operates treatment plant when on-call or as needed. Writes specifications for equipment. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk , use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, communicable diseases, confined space and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Associate degree or equivalent from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required plus three years of experience in wastewater including two years in a Job Class #14-09 Wastewater Page 3 Updated 01/16/2020 supervisory capacity required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Iowa DNR Grade II Wastewater Operator's license required. Iowa DNR Grade III Wastewater Operator's license required within 2 years of appointment. Must live within 17 miles of the corporate limits of Iowa City, Iowa within one year of appointment to the position. Valid Iowa Class B commercial driver’s license with air brake and tank endorsement with satisfactory driving record required. Valid Iowa Class A commercial driver’s license required within 6 months of hire. T This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements including screening through the FMCSA Clearinghouse. A pre-employment drug screen is required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Supervisory experience in wastewater plant maintenance preferred. Iowa DNR Grade IV Wastewater Certification preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of wastewater treatment processes and related equipment. Knowledge of electrical, plumbing and mechanical maintenance methods. Skills in the operation of computers and specialized equipment used in wastewater treatment process. Skills in organizing and directing multiple projects and work teams simultaneously. Skills in oral and written communications. Ability to troubleshoot computers and mechanical equipment malfunctions. Ability to read and interpret technical materials and blueprints, specifications, electrical schematics, gauges, charts and data sheets. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and calculate capacities, flows and quantities. Ability to prepare written reports and logs. Skills in interpersonal and public relations. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.