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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3217 - Water Wastewater Maintenance Supervisor

Job Description

GRADE: 212

Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty in the diagnosis of major system problems and the coordination of repairs; responsible for crew operations and job assignments; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class performs skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of large pumps and motors and major water and sewage distribution systems; a substantial amount of time is spent assigning work to subordinate personnel assigned to crews. Considerable independent judgment is exercised in assessing the nature of system problems and in determining the methods and procedures and work assignments. Work is performed independently under the direction of Water/Wastewater Maintenance Manager.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Installs and repairs small pumps (e.g. 40 HP) motors, valves, piping and plumbing systems
• Performs minor design work and fabricates small structures in repair of piping systems or treatment processes
• Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in equipment operations and crew duties
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for assigned positions
• Maintains equipment (e.g. greases and lubricates engines, motors, pumps, etc.) used in operation of treatment plants and sewer and water systems
• Assists in repair and maintenance of heating and refrigeration systems (i.e. gas fired boilers, chillers, natural gas compressors, etc.)
• Operates tools, (e.g. lathes, milling machines, welders, saws, torches, etc.) in maintenance and repair of system.
• Operates basic and complex equipment (e.g. backhoe, flusher, front end loader, light bulldozers, etc.) in the excavation and repair of sewers
• Builds forms, pours and finishes concrete
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned; depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Methods, materials, tools and practices of sewer and water construction, maintenance and repair
• Applicable occupational hazards safety precautions
• Heating and refrigeration functions.

Skill in:
• Maintenance repair of pumps, motors and related systems.
• Use and operation and care of necessary tools and equipment.
• Planning, assigning and supervising the work of employees assigned to crew.

Ability to:
• Prioritize tasks
• Define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and recommend solutions
• Assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of subordinates.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, staff, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

• Supervises subordinate staff

Seven years of field maintenance and mechanical experience coupled with heavy equipment operations and diagnosis experience, plus two years of supervisory experience, or a an equivalent combination training and experience.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 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 frequently required to stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time, use hands and/or arms to operate tools and equipment and vehicles, climb, crouch or stoop, and lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment for this position regularly includes working near moving mechanical parts, with hazardous chemicals, and with fumes or airborne particles.

Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Illinois Commercial Drivers License (CDL).