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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT MAINTENANCE CREW LEADER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is a supervisory position involving responsibility for planning, assigning, supervising and participating in the work of crews of subordinate employees engaged in wastewater treatment plant mechanical maintenance and repair work inclusive of process piping and related appurtenance. Employees in this class schedule and assign staff, plan and lay out work, provide instructions, track their maintenance crews’ activities using a computer maintenance management system, and inspect work. Direct supervision is exercised over subordinate employees. The nature of the work may require employees in the class to operate motor vehicles and power driven equipment. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises and plans the work for subordinate maintenance crews.
Repairs, maintains, and installs wastewater treatment plant mechanical equipment, process piping, and related appurtenances by using a variety of tools and equipment.
Determines material and labor requirements and may requisition needed materials and supplies.
Prepares, as needed, diagrams or technical directions concerning work to be performed.
Sets work priorities, assigns staff to projects and provides instructions or plans and interprets same when needed.
Inspects work in progress and upon completion to ensure quality and efficiency of work.
Fulfills reporting requirements relating to schedules, project status, assigned staff, and materials used using a computerized maintenance management program.
Provides on the job training to subordinate employees.
May evaluate work performance of subordinate employees.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of safety practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in installation, maintenance, and repair activities in wastewater treatment plant and related processing equipment maintenance.
Good knowledge of practices, techniques, and mechanical theory associated with wastewater treatment plant mechanical maintenance.
Skill in the use of a variety of hand and powered tools and mechanized equipment.
Ability to supervise others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to plan and lay out mechanical maintenance work.
Ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, and specifications.
Ability to instruct subordinate maintenance personnel using demonstration and lecture methods.
Ability to determine labor and material requirements for maintenance and repair or replacement of mechanical equipment including submittal of budget items with justifications as required.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to perform moderate to heavy labor.
Ability to use personal computer with an alpha-numeric keyboard.
Two (2) years of non-competitive class status as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Mechanic or three (3) years of non-competitive class status as a Pump Station Maintenance Worker II.
Six (6) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in plumbing or steamfitting or machine repair of heating, ventilating, or air conditioning equipment or water or wastewater treatment plant equipment which must have included laying out of work and diagnosis of malfunctions.
NOTE: Graduation with an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees, or its equivalent in technical or apprentice training, in mechanical technology or engineering or technical curriculum which relates to mechanical system maintenance, may substitute for a maximum of two (2) years of work experience.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
When required to operator motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid non-CDL or CDL with appropriate endorsements as required by New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle(s) being operated.