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Plant Maintenance Supervisor

  • ... Vallejo, Capellen, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 129773.7 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Plant Maintenance Supervisor   

JOB TITLE:

Plant Maintenance Supervisor

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Vallejo Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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THE POSITION
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy.
The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year.


The ideal Plant Maintenance Supervisor will have at least four years of journey-level experience performing instrumentation/electrical or mechanical installation or repair work which includes the maintenance, repair, and alteration of industrial instrumentation/electrical mechanical systems and equipment like those found in large municipal water treatment plants and have the ability to supervise, assign, review, and participate in the work of Water Department Facilities staff responsible for maintenance and repair services for the City's water treatment and pumping facilities, systems and equipment.


While not required at time of hire, the following licenses and certifications are required within specified period below:
  • First Aid CPR certification (within 18 months from time of appointment).
  • Forklift Operator certification (within 18 months from time of appointment).
  • Aerial Lift platform certification (within 18 months from time of appointment).

  • California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Mechanical Technologist Grade 3 certification (within 24 months from time of appointment).
  • State Water Resources Control Board (SWRBC) Grade 3 Distribution Operator license (within 24 months from time of appointment).
  • National Commission for Certified Crane Operators (NCCCO) Operators and Riggers license (within 24 months from time of appointment).

  • Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Maintenance and Reliability Technician certification (highly desirable).
  • State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade 2 Treatment Operator license (highly desirable).
  • Association of Boards (ABC) Plant Maintenance Technologist III certification (highly desirable).
THE DEPARTMENT
The Vallejo Water Department is a dynamic organization engaged in growth and positive change for the benefit of our customers and community.
The Department provides potable water to 121,000 customers through a highly complex system including multiple raw water sources, three treatment plants, a Sludge Dewatering Facility, 600 miles of distribution pipes, 8 pressure zones, 27 pump stations, and 37,000 service connections.
Vallejo Water is a Treatment-5/Distribution-5system.
In 2017, Vallejo water services transitioned from a division of Public Works, to a standalone Water Department reporting directly to the City Manager.
This change gives drinking water-related operations and issues greater visibility and strategic direction for the benefit of rate-payers.
The Water Department's strategic goals include: infrastructure reliability, public trust, sustainability, organizational performance, and financial viability.


The Water Department has six Divisions: Water Treatment, Engineering, Distribution, Watershed and Facilities Management, and Administration/Conservation.
The Water Quality Division of the Water Department is an important stakeholder in projects unfolding in Vallejo and the Advance Water Treatment Plant Operator is a key member of the team.


THE CITY OF VALLEJO
The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents.
Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento.
It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage.
Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer.
Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo.
Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejos delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmers market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades.
Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of Americas only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the full supervisory level classification in the Citys Water Department.
Incumbents are expected to provide supervision and coordination of work, and to perform the full range of duties for their assigned unit.
This class is distinguished from subordinate mechanical and instrumentation/electrical maintenance staff by the level of responsibility, complexity of duties, and high degree of independence in the performance of their duties.

This classification is designated as at-will.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Water Facilities Superintendent.

Exercises direct supervision over plant maintenance instrumentation/electrical or mechanical staff, depending on assigned unit.

Essential Functions

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification.
Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Important responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to the following:


Receive general written and/or oral work assignments from the Water Facilities Superintendent; assist in determining the type of equipment, personnel, and materials needed, as well as the relative priority of multiple tasks and projects.


Plan, prioritize, schedule, assign, supervise and review the work of subordinate staff.


Participate in the selection of assigned staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement disciplinary procedures when necessary.


Participate in the daily inspection, preventive maintenance, calibration, installation, and repair of a variety of instrumentation and electrical equipment or mechanical equipment, depending on assigned unit.


Read, interpret, and modify electrical or mechanical schematics, mechanical drawings, and specifications as necessary to install, service and/or repair equipment in accordance with related regulations; may design instrumentation, and electrical or mechanical system components and drawings, depending on assigned unit.


Depending on assigned unit, install, maintain, monitor, repair, modify, calibrate, test and perform routine preventive maintenance work on water treatment and distribution plant equipment, including a wide variety of mechanical equipment or electronic recording, analyzing, indicating, controlling, telemetering and other test instruments used in large municipal water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks and reservoirs.


Use diagnostic routines, and test equipment to verify and/or adjust control system equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations, and/or utility needs.


Perform light building maintenance on pump stations, plant facilities, tanks, and reservoirs, including light carpentry, masonry, concrete, electrical and HVAC work.


Prepare various reports on operations and activities.


Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; assist in the development and planning of unit programs; establish schedules and methods for providing maintenance and repair services; coordinate with other departments/divisions for the repair of equipment as required; implement policies and procedures.


Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.


Obtain quotes and prepare specifications for material and equipment purchases; requisition supplies and materials as needed; ensure inventory remains stocked in warehouse.


Maintain field and/or shop records including cost estimates and supplies, materials, equipment, and/or personnel used in the course of work performed.


Ensure the adherence to City, departmental and safety policies and procedures by personnel; conduct training sessions with employees regarding safety, equipment operation procedures and related topics.


Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen or staff inquiries and complaints.


Investigate liability claims submitted to the City; provide information to appropriate staff; coordinate repair actions if required.


Assist in preparation of work site for service and ensure that materials and tools are clean, properly located on the job, in the shop area, or in the service vehicle in preparation for daily work; help keep the shop area and service vehicles generally clean and orderly; clean-up work area after job is completed.


Assist in the preparation of maintenance contracts for work to be performed by outside contractors; assist in the preparation of instrumentation/electrical or mechanical repair and alteration plans and specifications; oversee and inspect the work of contractors related to instrumentation/electrical or mechanical maintenance services; ensure work is accomplished in a timely and appropriate manner; ensure compliance with applicable codes.


Assist in a variety of Department and Division operations; perform special projects and assignments as requested.


Inspect City facilities for needed maintenance and repairs; coordinate a system for preventive maintenance.


Inspect work sites before, during, and after completion to ensure work is completed in a satisfactory and thorough manner.


Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


When Assigned to the Instrumentation and Electrical Unit:

Perform a wide variety of field and shop instrumentation/electrical work, including the installation, monitoring, repair, modification, calibration, testing, daily inspection, and preventative maintenance of electrical, instrumentation, SCADA, and telemetry equipment, and other test instruments used in large municipal water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks, and reservoirs.


Use a variety of hand and power tools, gauges, measuring and testing instruments common to the instrumentation and electrical trades such as multi meters, amp meter, megohm meters, signal generator, high voltage testers.


Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair high, medium, and low voltage equipment, substations, co-generation systems, solar systems, emergency power systems, transfer switches, motors, variable frequency drives, circuits, controls, motor control centers, valve operators, rectifiers, cathodic protection systems, pump control systems, meters, digital and analog instruments, printed circuits, differential pressure transmitters, multiplex equipment, process control equipment, loss-of-head indicators, level indicators, solid state equipment, alarm circuits and systems, pressure and temperature regulators, gauges and recorders, chemical feeder controllers, water quality analyzers, PLCs (Programmable Logic Controls), SCADA, radio communications, various network systems, and other utility related components.


When Assigned to the Mechanical Unit:

Perform a wide variety of field and shop mechanical work, including the installation, repair, and maintenance of mechanical equipment used in large municipal water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks, and reservoirs.


Use a variety of hand and power tools, gauges, and measuring and testing instruments common to the mechanical maintenance trades such as cutting torches, welders, impact wrenches, band saws, pipe threading machines, taps and dies, drill presses, grinders, milling machines, scales, micrometers, dial indicators, and Vernier calipers.


Install, maintain, and repair pumps, valves, piping/plumbing, chemical systems, air and hydraulic systems, clarifiers, ozone generators, co-generation equipment, emergency power equipment, and other utility related components.


Troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and install pumps, motors, mixers, gearboxes, bearings, valves, hydraulic controls, regulators, piping systems, chemical feed devices, oxygen systems, ozone gas production and distribution equipment, compressors, gas/diesel engines or generators, co-generation equipment, and other related equipment and machinery used in a water treatment plant and related facilities; change filters, check belt tensions, lubricate moving parts and bearings, and in inspect pumps, motors, compressors, plant equipment and facilities for proper operation and condition.


Perform, and assist in the disassembly, cleaning, lubrication, and reassembly of all related plant mechanical equipment.


Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, techniques, and operations involved in water treatment, pumping facilities, systems and equipment; specifically, as they relate to instrumentation/electrical or mechanical systems.


Principles, practices, and techniques of supervision.


Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive maintenance and repair program for water treatment and pumping system facilities.


Procedures, methods, practices, materials, and equipment commonly used in an electrical or mechanical maintenance and repair program for water treatment and pumping system facilities.


Occupational hazards and standard safety practices associated with an electrical or mechanical maintenance and repair program in a water treatment and pumping system environment.


Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.


Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting.


Principles of municipal budget preparation and control.


Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.


When Assigned to the Instrumentation and Electrical Unit:

Methods, practices, and tools used in maintaining, repairing, testing, and calibrating electro-mechanical recording and metering instruments, programmable logic controllers, process control equipment, mechanical linkage, and telemetering systems.


Lead supervision and training, safety practices, precautions and procedures pertaining to the work, computer-based data acquisition and control systems, microwave point-to-point and point-to-multi-point channel radio data communications equipment, telephone line interface for data communications, software diagnostic routines and test equipment, metering instruments and flow in open channel and closed loop systems.


Principles, techniques, and operations involved in water treatment and distribution; common equipment, tools and materials used in electronic and instrument maintenance and repair; applied principles of electronic and electrical theory including Ohm's law, basic D.
C.
circuit analysis, A.
C.
circuit analysis; and applicable mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry as related to specific work applications.


When Assigned to the Mechanical Unit:

Methods, practices, and tools used in maintaining, repairing, testing, identification and use of standard stationary, hand and power tool; the materials, terms, practices, and equipment common to mechanical trades, arithmetic and mechanical principles related to shop and field work.


Lead supervision and training, safety practices, precautions and procedures pertaining to the work.


Principles, techniques, and operations involved in water treatment and distribution; common equipment, tools and materials used in mechanical equipment maintenance and repair; applied principles of mechanical theory.


Ability to:

Perform a variety of advanced journey level instrumentation/electrical or mechanical work involved in the maintenance and repair of the Citys water treatment plants and related facilities.


Diagnose, disassemble, perform extensive repair, and rebuilding of various instrumentation/electrical or mechanical equipment and systems used in large municipal water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks and reservoirs.


Assist in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of instrumentation/electrical or mechanical equipment and machinery including pumps, valves, valve operators, and chemical feed equipment.


Supervise, organize, and review the work of subordinate personnel; select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; oversee the work of outside contractors.


Interpret, explain and enforce City and departmental policies and procedures.


Ensure crew compliance with Federal, State and local rules, laws and regulations.


Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports.


Perform responsible and difficult work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.


Conduct studies, prepare comprehensive reports, and determine cost effective ways for conducting the assigned plant maintenance operations.


Operate and maintain machinery and equipment related to the maintenance and repair of water treatment and pumping facilities.


Accurately determine work required and estimate the hours, materials and cost of such work.


Read, interpret, explain, and follow electrical and mechanical blueprints, drawings, specifications, technical manuals, and oral and written instructions.


Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including the public, coworkers, and vendors.


Work underground in tanks, channels, or other structures while assisting in the maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities.


Perform rigging as required for the lifting and placement of heavy machinery or equipment.


Operate mobile equipment such as forklifts, telescoping boom trucks, stationary cranes, and man lifts.


Perform various landscape and vegetation control duties within service areas.


Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for job assignments/working environments.


Perform confined space entries, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) weighing up to 40 lbs.
for extended periods of time.


Respond to emergency and after hours calls.


Must be willing to carry and operate a smart phone in support of 24-hour operations in assigned area of responsibility or to respond to emergency situations in off hours as required.


Must be able to pass a background/criminal investigation to gain access to military base for the length of employment.


Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:
Four years of increasingly responsible journey level experience performing instrumentation/electrical or mechanical installation or repair work which includes the maintenance, repair, and alteration of industrial instrumentation/electrical or mechanical systems and equipment like those found in large municipal water treatment plants, including one year of lead or supervisory experience.


Education:
High School diploma or GED, supplemented by college or technical school coursework in electrical or mechanical maintenance and repair.


License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.

Certified and proficient in confined space entry and rescue within 18 months from time of appointment.

First Aid CPR certification within 18 months from time of appointment.

Certified as a competent forklift operator in accordance with Title 8, Section 3650, 3664 & 3668 within 18 months from time of appointment.

Aerial Lift platform certificate 18 months from time of appointment.

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board) Grade 3 Distribution Operator license within 24 months from time of appointment.

NCCCO (National Commission for Certified Crane Operators) operators and riggers license within 24 months from time of appointment.

Class A drivers license is highly desirable.

SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board) Grade 2 Treatment Operator license is highly desirable.


When Assigned to Instrumentation & Electrical Unit:
Possess and maintain a CWEA (California Water Environment Association) Instrument/Electrical Grade 3 within 24 months from time of appointment.

California State Division of Industrial Standards Electricians license is highly desirable.

ISA certified control systems technician (CCST) Level II certificate is highly desirable.


When Assigned to Mechanical Unit:
Possess and maintain a CWEA (California Water Environment Association) Mechanical Technologist Grade 3 within 24 months from time of appointment.

Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician is highly desirable.

Association of Boards (ABC) Certification: Plant Maintenance Technologist Certification III is highly desirable.


  • Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.
    e.
    active and in good standing) at all times during employment with City of Vallejo.
    For continued employment with City of Vallejo, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

Additional Information

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Working Conditions
Water treatment plant, pump stations, storage locations and field setting with travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or around water; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces; occasionally work at heights; incumbents must be willing to work overtime and off hour shifts in emergency situations.


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office, plant and field setting; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.


Operating equipment and machines requires making precise arm-hand position movements, fine, highly controlled muscular movements, standing for extended periods of time unable to sit or rest at will.
Many aspects involve making skillful, controlled manipulations of small objects.
Performs tasks requiring: strength and stamina, such as lifting and moving equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; sitting, standing, walking on uneven or slippery surfaces, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, and grasping; ascending and descending stairs and ladders; work both inside and outside with exposure to weather, odors, dust and pollen; exposure to chemicals, skin irritants, fumes and solvents; frequent and repetitive hand and arm motion; hand and finger dexterity sufficient to use small tools and key pads; the ability to see well enough to read gauges and documents; the ability to distinguish colors; the ability to communicate verbally, including projecting a voice that can be heard in a noisy environment; the ability to hear and distinguish various sounds, such as alarms, voices of co-workers and sounds of operating equipment in both quiet and noisy environments; and the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.


Operating a forklift or crane requires coordinating the movement of more than one limb simultaneously.
Working on equipment often involves bending or stooping repeatedly or continually over time.
Working on overhead systems requires lifting arms above shoulder level.
Work is performed in sumps, vaults, galleys, and other small, cramped areas and involves sitting/standing for extended periods of time with the inability to change positions.
Work on overhead and or roof-mounted equipment is performed at elevated heights greater than 10 feet.
Work often requires walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces and is performed in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.
Water Facilities Maintenance staff must be able to hear alarms, carry equipment and or tools weighing more than 50 pounds more than 20 feet.


Some work is performed in enclosed spaces with exposure to temperatures as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
A self-contained breathing apparatus may be necessary when working in confined spaces and other hazardous locations.


Must be able to pass a background/criminal investigation to gain access to military base for the length of employment.


The Recruitment & Selection Process

  • Applications are due by 5:00 P.
    M.
    on Monday, April 8, 2024.
    Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered.
NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.
com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627.
City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues.
  • Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the week of April 8, 2024.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of April 8, 2024.
    The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview.
  • Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of April 29, 2024.
    Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates score.
    Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%.
    Those achieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year.


    The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions.
  • Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam.
    The number of candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring department.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.
Please contact Sukari Dixon at (707) 648-4398 or send an email to: sukari.
dixon@cityofvallejo.
net no later than April 8, 2024, at 5:00 p.
m.


PRIOR TO HIRE
The selected candidate will be required to: 1) Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check.
3) Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam.
4) Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States.


Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo (\"City\") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers (\"DSW\") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109).
Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.
Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24.
A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application.


Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons.
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors.


Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

129773.7 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710395104-ecc061c988a039f7ce4abaed57053cd7

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

Vallejo

Job Origin:

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Description

PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY

THE POSITION
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year.

The ideal Plant Maintenance Supervisor will have at least four years of journey-level experience performing instrumentation/electrical or mechanical installation or repair work which includes the maintenance, repair, and alteration of industrial instrumentation/electrical mechanical systems and equipment like those found in large municipal water treatment plants and have the ability to supervise, assign, review, and participate in the work of Water Department Facilities staff responsible for maintenance and repair services for the City's water treatment and pumping facilities, systems and equipment.

While not required at time of hire, the following licenses and certifications are required within specified period below:
  • First Aid CPR certification (within 18 months from time of appointment).
  • Forklift Operator certification (within 18 months from time of appointment).
  • Aerial Lift platform certification (within 18 months from time of appointment).

  • California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Mechanical Technologist Grade 3 certification (within 24 months from time of appointment).
  • State Water Resources Control Board (SWRBC) Grade 3 Distribution Operator license (within 24 months from time of appointment).
  • National Commission for Certified Crane Operators (NCCCO) Operators and Riggers license (within 24 months from time of appointment).

  • Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Maintenance and Reliability Technician certification (highly desirable).
  • State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade 2 Treatment Operator license (highly desirable).
  • Association of Boards (ABC) Plant Maintenance Technologist III certification (highly desirable).
THE DEPARTMENT
The Vallejo Water Department is a dynamic organization engaged in growth and positive change for the benefit of our customers and community. The Department provides potable water to 121,000 customers through a highly complex system including multiple raw water sources, three treatment plants, a Sludge Dewatering Facility, 600 miles of distribution pipes, 8 pressure zones, 27 pump stations, and 37,000 service connections. Vallejo Water is a Treatment-5/Distribution-5system. In 2017, Vallejo water services transitioned from a division of Public Works, to a standalone Water Department reporting directly to the City Manager. This change gives drinking water-related operations and issues greater visibility and strategic direction for the benefit of rate-payers. The Water Department's strategic goals include: infrastructure reliability, public trust, sustainability, organizational performance, and financial viability.

The Water Department has six Divisions: Water Treatment, Engineering, Distribution, Watershed and Facilities Management, and Administration/Conservation. The Water Quality Division of the Water Department is an important stakeholder in projects unfolding in Vallejo and the Advance Water Treatment Plant Operator is a key member of the team.

THE CITY OF VALLEJO
The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejos delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmers market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of Americas only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the full supervisory level classification in the Citys Water Department. Incumbents are expected to provide supervision and coordination of work, and to perform the full range of duties for their assigned unit. This class is distinguished from subordinate mechanical and instrumentation/electrical maintenance staff by the level of responsibility, complexity of duties, and high degree of independence in the performance of their duties.
This classification is designated as at-will.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Water Facilities Superintendent.
Exercises direct supervision over plant maintenance instrumentation/electrical or mechanical staff, depending on assigned unit.

Essential Functions

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Important responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Receive general written and/or oral work assignments from the Water Facilities Superintendent; assist in determining the type of equipment, personnel, and materials needed, as well as the relative priority of multiple tasks and projects.

Plan, prioritize, schedule, assign, supervise and review the work of subordinate staff.

Participate in the selection of assigned staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement disciplinary procedures when necessary.

Participate in the daily inspection, preventive maintenance, calibration, installation, and repair of a variety of instrumentation and electrical equipment or mechanical equipment, depending on assigned unit.

Read, interpret, and modify electrical or mechanical schematics, mechanical drawings, and specifications as necessary to install, service and/or repair equipment in accordance with related regulations; may design instrumentation, and electrical or mechanical system components and drawings, depending on assigned unit.

Depending on assigned unit, install, maintain, monitor, repair, modify, calibrate, test and perform routine preventive maintenance work on water treatment and distribution plant equipment, including a wide variety of mechanical equipment or electronic recording, analyzing, indicating, controlling, telemetering and other test instruments used in large municipal water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks and reservoirs.

Use diagnostic routines, and test equipment to verify and/or adjust control system equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations, and/or utility needs.

Perform light building maintenance on pump stations, plant facilities, tanks, and reservoirs, including light carpentry, masonry, concrete, electrical and HVAC work.

Prepare various reports on operations and activities.

Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; assist in the development and planning of unit programs; establish schedules and methods for providing maintenance and repair services; coordinate with other departments/divisions for the repair of equipment as required; implement policies and procedures.

Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.

Obtain quotes and prepare specifications for material and equipment purchases; requisition supplies and materials as needed; ensure inventory remains stocked in warehouse.

Maintain field and/or shop records including cost estimates and supplies, materials, equipment, and/or personnel used in the course of work performed.

Ensure the adherence to City, departmental and safety policies and procedures by personnel; conduct training sessions with employees regarding safety, equipment operation procedures and related topics.

Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen or staff inquiries and complaints.

Investigate liability claims submitted to the City; provide information to appropriate staff; coordinate repair actions if required.

Assist in preparation of work site for service and ensure that materials and tools are clean, properly located on the job, in the shop area, or in the service vehicle in preparation for daily work; help keep the shop area and service vehicles generally clean and orderly; clean-up work area after job is completed.

Assist in the preparation of maintenance contracts for work to be performed by outside contractors; assist in the preparation of instrumentation/electrical or mechanical repair and alteration plans and specifications; oversee and inspect the work of contractors related to instrumentation/electrical or mechanical maintenance services; ensure work is accomplished in a timely and appropriate manner; ensure compliance with applicable codes.

Assist in a variety of Department and Division operations; perform special projects and assignments as requested.

Inspect City facilities for needed maintenance and repairs; coordinate a system for preventive maintenance.

Inspect work sites before, during, and after completion to ensure work is completed in a satisfactory and thorough manner.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

When Assigned to the Instrumentation and Electrical Unit:

Perform a wide variety of field and shop instrumentation/electrical work, including the installation, monitoring, repair, modification, calibration, testing, daily inspection, and preventative maintenance of electrical, instrumentation, SCADA, and telemetry equipment, and other test instruments used in large municipal water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks, and reservoirs.

Use a variety of hand and power tools, gauges, measuring and testing instruments common to the instrumentation and electrical trades such as multi meters, amp meter, megohm meters, signal generator, high voltage testers.

Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair high, medium, and low voltage equipment, substations, co-generation systems, solar systems, emergency power systems, transfer switches, motors, variable frequency drives, circuits, controls, motor control centers, valve operators, rectifiers, cathodic protection systems, pump control systems, meters, digital and analog instruments, printed circuits, differential pressure transmitters, multiplex equipment, process control equipment, loss-of-head indicators, level indicators, solid state equipment, alarm circuits and systems, pressure and temperature regulators, gauges and recorders, chemical feeder controllers, water quality analyzers, PLCs (Programmable Logic Controls), SCADA, radio communications, various network systems, and other utility related components.

When Assigned to the Mechanical Unit:

Perform a wide variety of field and shop mechanical work, including the installation, repair, and maintenance of mechanical equipment used in large municipal water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks, and reservoirs.

Use a variety of hand and power tools, gauges, and measuring and testing instruments common to the mechanical maintenance trades such as cutting torches, welders, impact wrenches, band saws, pipe threading machines, taps and dies, drill presses, grinders, milling machines, scales, micrometers, dial indicators, and Vernier calipers.

Install, maintain, and repair pumps, valves, piping/plumbing, chemical systems, air and hydraulic systems, clarifiers, ozone generators, co-generation equipment, emergency power equipment, and other utility related components.

Troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and install pumps, motors, mixers, gearboxes, bearings, valves, hydraulic controls, regulators, piping systems, chemical feed devices, oxygen systems, ozone gas production and distribution equipment, compressors, gas/diesel engines or generators, co-generation equipment, and other related equipment and machinery used in a water treatment plant and related facilities; change filters, check belt tensions, lubricate moving parts and bearings, and in inspect pumps, motors, compressors, plant equipment and facilities for proper operation and condition.

Perform, and assist in the disassembly, cleaning, lubrication, and reassembly of all related plant mechanical equipment.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, techniques, and operations involved in water treatment, pumping facilities, systems and equipment; specifically, as they relate to instrumentation/electrical or mechanical systems.

Principles, practices, and techniques of supervision.

Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive maintenance and repair program for water treatment and pumping system facilities.

Procedures, methods, practices, materials, and equipment commonly used in an electrical or mechanical maintenance and repair program for water treatment and pumping system facilities.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices associated with an electrical or mechanical maintenance and repair program in a water treatment and pumping system environment.

Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting.

Principles of municipal budget preparation and control.

Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.

When Assigned to the Instrumentation and Electrical Unit:

Methods, practices, and tools used in maintaining, repairing, testing, and calibrating electro-mechanical recording and metering instruments, programmable logic controllers, process control equipment, mechanical linkage, and telemetering systems.

Lead supervision and training, safety practices, precautions and procedures pertaining to the work, computer-based data acquisition and control systems, microwave point-to-point and point-to-multi-point channel radio data communications equipment, telephone line interface for data communications, software diagnostic routines and test equipment, metering instruments and flow in open channel and closed loop systems.

Principles, techniques, and operations involved in water treatment and distribution; common equipment, tools and materials used in electronic and instrument maintenance and repair; applied principles of electronic and electrical theory including Ohm's law, basic D.C. circuit analysis, A.C. circuit analysis; and applicable mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry as related to specific work applications.

When Assigned to the Mechanical Unit:

Methods, practices, and tools used in maintaining, repairing, testing, identification and use of standard stationary, hand and power tool; the materials, terms, practices, and equipment common to mechanical trades, arithmetic and mechanical principles related to shop and field work.

Lead supervision and training, safety practices, precautions and procedures pertaining to the work.

Principles, techniques, and operations involved in water treatment and distribution; common equipment, tools and materials used in mechanical equipment maintenance and repair; applied principles of mechanical theory.

Ability to:

Perform a variety of advanced journey level instrumentation/electrical or mechanical work involved in the maintenance and repair of the Citys water treatment plants and related facilities.

Diagnose, disassemble, perform extensive repair, and rebuilding of various instrumentation/electrical or mechanical equipment and systems used in large municipal water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks and reservoirs.

Assist in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of instrumentation/electrical or mechanical equipment and machinery including pumps, valves, valve operators, and chemical feed equipment.

Supervise, organize, and review the work of subordinate personnel; select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; oversee the work of outside contractors.

Interpret, explain and enforce City and departmental policies and procedures.

Ensure crew compliance with Federal, State and local rules, laws and regulations.

Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports.

Perform responsible and difficult work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.

Conduct studies, prepare comprehensive reports, and determine cost effective ways for conducting the assigned plant maintenance operations.

Operate and maintain machinery and equipment related to the maintenance and repair of water treatment and pumping facilities.

Accurately determine work required and estimate the hours, materials and cost of such work.

Read, interpret, explain, and follow electrical and mechanical blueprints, drawings, specifications, technical manuals, and oral and written instructions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including the public, coworkers, and vendors.

Work underground in tanks, channels, or other structures while assisting in the maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities.

Perform rigging as required for the lifting and placement of heavy machinery or equipment.

Operate mobile equipment such as forklifts, telescoping boom trucks, stationary cranes, and man lifts.

Perform various landscape and vegetation control duties within service areas.

Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for job assignments/working environments.

Perform confined space entries, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) weighing up to 40 lbs. for extended periods of time.

Respond to emergency and after hours calls.

Must be willing to carry and operate a smart phone in support of 24-hour operations in assigned area of responsibility or to respond to emergency situations in off hours as required.

Must be able to pass a background/criminal investigation to gain access to military base for the length of employment.

Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:
Four years of increasingly responsible journey level experience performing instrumentation/electrical or mechanical installation or repair work which includes the maintenance, repair, and alteration of industrial instrumentation/electrical or mechanical systems and equipment like those found in large municipal water treatment plants, including one year of lead or supervisory experience.

Education:
High School diploma or GED, supplemented by college or technical school coursework in electrical or mechanical maintenance and repair.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.
Certified and proficient in confined space entry and rescue within 18 months from time of appointment.
First Aid CPR certification within 18 months from time of appointment.
Certified as a competent forklift operator in accordance with Title 8, Section 3650, 3664 & 3668 within 18 months from time of appointment.
Aerial Lift platform certificate 18 months from time of appointment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board) Grade 3 Distribution Operator license within 24 months from time of appointment.
NCCCO (National Commission for Certified Crane Operators) operators and riggers license within 24 months from time of appointment.
Class A drivers license is highly desirable.
SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board) Grade 2 Treatment Operator license is highly desirable.

When Assigned to Instrumentation & Electrical Unit:
Possess and maintain a CWEA (California Water Environment Association) Instrument/Electrical Grade 3 within 24 months from time of appointment.
California State Division of Industrial Standards Electricians license is highly desirable.
ISA certified control systems technician (CCST) Level II certificate is highly desirable.

When Assigned to Mechanical Unit:
Possess and maintain a CWEA (California Water Environment Association) Mechanical Technologist Grade 3 within 24 months from time of appointment.
Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician is highly desirable.
Association of Boards (ABC) Certification: Plant Maintenance Technologist Certification III is highly desirable.

  • Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with City of Vallejo. For continued employment with City of Vallejo, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

Additional Information

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Working Conditions
Water treatment plant, pump stations, storage locations and field setting with travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or around water; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces; occasionally work at heights; incumbents must be willing to work overtime and off hour shifts in emergency situations.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office, plant and field setting; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Operating equipment and machines requires making precise arm-hand position movements, fine, highly controlled muscular movements, standing for extended periods of time unable to sit or rest at will. Many aspects involve making skillful, controlled manipulations of small objects. Performs tasks requiring: strength and stamina, such as lifting and moving equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; sitting, standing, walking on uneven or slippery surfaces, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, and grasping; ascending and descending stairs and ladders; work both inside and outside with exposure to weather, odors, dust and pollen; exposure to chemicals, skin irritants, fumes and solvents; frequent and repetitive hand and arm motion; hand and finger dexterity sufficient to use small tools and key pads; the ability to see well enough to read gauges and documents; the ability to distinguish colors; the ability to communicate verbally, including projecting a voice that can be heard in a noisy environment; the ability to hear and distinguish various sounds, such as alarms, voices of co-workers and sounds of operating equipment in both quiet and noisy environments; and the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

Operating a forklift or crane requires coordinating the movement of more than one limb simultaneously. Working on equipment often involves bending or stooping repeatedly or continually over time. Working on overhead systems requires lifting arms above shoulder level. Work is performed in sumps, vaults, galleys, and other small, cramped areas and involves sitting/standing for extended periods of time with the inability to change positions. Work on overhead and or roof-mounted equipment is performed at elevated heights greater than 10 feet. Work often requires walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces and is performed in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements. Water Facilities Maintenance staff must be able to hear alarms, carry equipment and or tools weighing more than 50 pounds more than 20 feet.

Some work is performed in enclosed spaces with exposure to temperatures as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit. A self-contained breathing apparatus may be necessary when working in confined spaces and other hazardous locations.

Must be able to pass a background/criminal investigation to gain access to military base for the length of employment.

The Recruitment & Selection Process

  • Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, April 8, 2024. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered.
NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues.
  • Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the week of April 8, 2024.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of April 8, 2024. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview.
  • Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of April 29, 2024. Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Those achieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year.

    The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions.
  • Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam. The number of candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring department.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Sukari Dixon at (707) 648-4398 or send an email to: sukari.dixon@cityofvallejo.net no later than April 8, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

PRIOR TO HIRE
The selected candidate will be required to: 1) Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3) Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam. 4) Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States.

Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo (\"City\") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers (\"DSW\") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors.

Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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