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Wastewater Plant Maintenance Supervisor job in Nampa

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Job Ref:  14-0037
Organization:  City of Nampa
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Idaho (ID)
City:  Nampa
Post Code:  83651
Salary and Benefits:  $3,563-$3,919 per month, plus excellent benefits

City of Nampa

Maintenance Supervisor

Notice of Job Opening

Wastewater Treatment Plant

June 4, 2014

Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of Nampa Water Department has an opening for a full-time Maintenance Supervisor.

The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West 1-800-377-3529 or 7-1-1.

Department: WWTP

Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent

Grade/Level: 20/$3,563-$3,919 per month, plus excellent benfits

Amount of Travel Required: None

Job Type: Regular

Positions Supervised: Supervision is exercised over all plant maintenance personnel.

Work Schedule:

Revised: 10/01/2014

Generally 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; however, must be able to work flexible and varied hours.


Supervises all preventive and emergency maintenance of the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant; performs directly related work as required.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to supervise all preventive and emergency maintenance of the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure safe and efficient plant operation. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over all plant maintenance personnel. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, other City employees, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a waste water treatment plant environment with exposure to hazardous chemicals, airborne pathogens, and high voltage electricity.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

•  Plans, supervises, and evaluates the work of assigned personnel, including providing approval for the selection of staff, monitoring work schedules, interviewing for new or vacant positions, providing direction when necessary, disciplining as required, managing conflict, and rewarding employee performance when appropriate; or makes recommendations which are given particular weight about the change of status of other employees.

•  Provides for training of all maintenance personnel.

•  Develops, plans, and schedules daily, monthly, and annual preventive maintenance programs for the Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure safe and efficient plant operation.

•  Confers with other supervisory plant personnel to coordinate efficient maintenance schedules as required.

•  Monitors Plant equipment operations to ensure all Federal rules and regulations are met.

•  Maintains complete and accurate records of all plant maintenance activities, and prepares monthly maintenance reports and other reports as required, including maintaining all inventory control records.

•  Provides on call back up support for major mechanical or electrical failures and emergencies as requested.

•  Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned.

•  Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions.

•  Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.

Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.

Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.

Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.

Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines.

Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner.

Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others.

Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.

Thorough knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical components of waste water plant equipment

Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, and materials used in mechanical maintenance and repair of waste water treatment plants.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of operation of pumps, motors, and other related waste water treatment equipment.

Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair.

Thorough knowledge of the necessary safety measures precautions that must be observed when working in a wastewater treatment plant.

Ability to work in physically demanding conditions.

Ability to efficiently operate and repair waste water service related equipment as required, including hand and power tools, vehicle and related machines and equipment.

Ability to perform skilled mechanical or electrical maintenance and repair of plant equipment.

Ability to perform automotive tune-up and all types of welding.

Ability to efficiently perform required tasks from the direction of blueprints, diagrams, and sketches.

Ability to provide on call back up support for major mechanical or electrical failures and emergencies.

Ability to perform accurate mathematical computations as required.

Ability to analyze mathematical and physical data in an efficient and precise manner.

Ability to work with hazardous chemicals and air borne pathogens in a safe and proper manner.

Ability to effectively direct, supervise, and review the work of others.

Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations accordingly.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Assistant Wastewater Superintendent, other City personnel, and the general public.

Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language.

Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions, use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions, and prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.

Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.


Competency Statement(s)

• Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

• Analytical Thinking - Using a logical reasoning process to break down the work through a situation or problem to arrive at an outcome. Recognizing fundamental elements of a situation, clarifying the situation, examing the facts, evaluating, interpreting and inter-grating solutions.

• Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.

• Commitment to Safety - Understands, encourages and carries out the principles of integrated safety management; complies with or oversees the compliance with safety policies and procedures; completes all required training; takes personal responsibility for safety.

• Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

• Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.

• Interpersonal Understanding - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.

• Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.

• Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.

• Strategic Thinking/Planning - Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long range goals can be achieved. Understands and processes complex information and exercises sound judgment, considering the situation, the issues, the key players, and the levels of authority involved. Proposes courses of action that further the objectives, priorities, and vision of the organization.


High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required


4 plus years of experience in Industrial Mechanical, Electrical, and Welding Maintenance and Repair with Supervisor Experience

Or Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Computer Skills:

Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.

Certifications & Licenses:

Class II Wastewater Certificate.

Valid State of Idaho Class B Idaho Commercial Driver's License.

Other Requirements:

Have or obtain a resident telephone within 30 days of employment.
Must live with a thirty-minute response time from the waste water treatment plant.


The principal duties of this class are performed in a waste water treatment plant environment with exposure to hazardous chemicals, airborne pathogens, and high voltage electricity.



Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to efficiently operate hand and power tools and related vehicles and equipment as required; a personal computer, telephone and related office equipment.


Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.


Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.


Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to effectively monitor Plant facilities to determine any required maintenance and repairs; determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned; to make general observations of facilities and structures; to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form and perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection).


Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which enables the employee to efficiently access all wastewater treatment plant facilities and equipment to perform maintenance and repair duties as required.

Light work – exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently.

Special Conditions: The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving check (if applicable to position).

Dates to Submit Application: Application and position information may be found online at: www.cityofnampa.us. Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. First review of applications will be on June 7, 2014.

Position will remain open until filled.



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