Utilities Mechanic Supervisor

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SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, supervises and performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment, pumps and/or meters to provide water for treatment and distribution; in the collection of wastewater, wastewater treatment in the maintenance of canals, lake system and water catchment area; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(Which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Plans, assigns and coordinates daily work in the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment, pumps and/or meters to provide water for treatment, distribution, in the collection of wastewater, wastewater treatment in the maintenance of canals, lake system and water catchment area.
  2. Assigns, reviews and evaluates work performance of assigned employees and recommends disciplinary action according to established City procedures. Conducts performance appraisals.
  3. Troubleshoots, maintains and performs skilled work repairs of equipment, machinery, and operational systems.
  4. Trains employees in health, safety and operational procedures and actively supports the City’s safety programs.
  5. Maintains records on equipment and work orders.
  6. Orders materials, schedules outside contractors, and rebuilds equipment for stock inventory.
  7. Completes required administrative records and logs, schedules crews, etc.
  8. Oversees and inspects contract work.
  9. Plans, schedules, selects or approves, and requisitions necessary equipment and related supplies.
  10. Oversees all work in progress to ensure quality, timeliness and safety.
  11. Schedules preventive maintenance on a regular schedule.
  12. Develops, recommends and monitors the operating budget for area of responsibility.
  13. Maintains inventory of necessary parts and equipment.
  14. Investigates and coordinates a response to citizen questions and complaints.
  15. Assists or participates in performing maintenance and repair work as necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of City, federal and state laws, regulations, rules, ordinances related to public utilities in area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of the operation, repair and maintenance of public utilities infrastructure, equipment and machinery.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of technical equipment, manuals and tools required in the performance of duties.
  • Skill in training work crews in the safe healthy use and operation of public utilities machinery and equipment.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting technical manuals
  • Skill in safely handling toxic chemicals.
  • Skill in assigning, reviewing and evaluating work.
  • Skill in prioritizing and handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves long hours with exposure to loud noises, chemicals, toxic fumes, air and waterborne pathogens, and mechanical equipment during the inspection of facilities and equipment, with the ability to detect mechanical problems. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, climb in high areas and on catwalks, lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and five (5) years related experience in equipment and mechanical maintenance and repair, electrical work and/or aquatic weed spraying, including one (1) year lead work or supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. Commercial driver’s license, Class B, and/or specific certification or licenses may be required depending on area of assignment.

FLSA Code: NE
B/U: SEIU
Last revision date: October 2001
 
Overtime: Yes
 
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