Water Plant Manager

at City Of Moline % Personnel Dept in Moline, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Characteristics of the Job

Under general direction, is responsible for the operation, maintenance & regulatory compliance of the City’s drinking water treatment plant.  Managerial & technical skills are utilized in the management of skilled, semi-skilled & technical employees, who are supervised through oral & written work orders, reports & personal observation.  Work is performed exercising considerable independent judgment within the guidelines of established policies & goals.

Examples of Duties  

Plan, schedule & direct the operation & maintenance of the water treatment plant in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency water supply permit.

Supervise skilled & technical personnel engaged in the operations & maintenance of the water treatment plant.

Manage the treatment process by setting operational parameters, procedures & instructions; direct operations personnel in carrying out treatment process instructions.

Develop & administer budget items related to supplies, treatment chemicals, equipment & contracts associated with the operation & maintenance of the water treatment plant.

Ensure the continuous operation of the treatment plant.  Provide direction for operational laboratory testing to assure stability of plant operations.

Manage & coordinate the automated controls of the treatment plant.  Maintain SCADA, remote sensing & instrumentation to assure efficiency of treatment plant operations & maintenance.

Make recommendations for improving system operations.

Compile monthly, quarterly & annual operating reports.

Maintain manual & computerized record systems in the recording of inventory & equipment maintenance records.

Train subordinates in work & safety procedures.  Develop safety related instructions & protocols related to chemical, electrical, confined space & other treatment plant hazards. 

Hire, transfer, suspend, lay-off, recall, promote, discharge, direct, evaluate, reward & discipline employees, adjust employee grievances or recommend any of these actions.

Work cooperatively with other managers in the Utilities Division to accomplish operational objectives.

Administer appropriate sections of applicable rules, regulations, procedures, policies, laws & labor agreements.

Assist utilities general manager with various administrative activities of the division.

Other duties may be assigned.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this 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 regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to sit; & occasionally required to stand, walk & reach with hands & arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; & rarely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception & ability to adjust focus.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals & risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Residency Requirement

Non-union employees shall live within a 20-mile radius from the City's Emergency Center, located at 1630 8th Avenue in Moline, within 1 year of hire.



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Job Posting: 11870780

Posted On: May 02, 2024

Updated On: Jun 02, 2024

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