West County Wastewater (WCW) is seeking a dynamic, collaborative employee as their new Maintenance Manager. This position will provide leadership in the planning, organizing, managing, and directing of the Maintenance Division. This includes the maintenance and repair activities of the Water Quality and Resource Recovery Plant, lift stations, force main cathodic protection system and air relief valves, other WCW property, machinery, vehicles, control systems, equipment, and administrative buildings. The position coordinates and provides functional oversight of construction field crews during plant and lift station equipment and capital project upgrades and is responsible for using independent judgment to resolve the majority of daily maintenance or maintenance related operational problems.
The Ideal Candidate will:
Inspire others toward a common vision and fosters trust and ethics.
Accept responsibility for their own and their team’s performance, aligning organizational objectives with the employees’ skills, competency requirements, development plans, and the delivery of results.
Respond effectively to multiple demands, ambiguity, shifting of priorities, emerging situations, and rapid change; while encouraging cooperation, collaboration, and partnership.
Take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences, while finding solutions to difficult or complex issues.
Maintain positive and constructive internal and external relationships through both staff development and creating a workplace in which people of all backgrounds and cultures feel included, welcome, and valued.
Share information with, and receives information from employees using oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, while also responding to conflict situations, successfully alleviating, or eliminating discord.
Comfortably work with technology.
Take action to evaluate, establish, and maintain safety and training standards for employees and others.
Accountability-The willingness to accept responsibility for themselves and their team.
Adaptability/Flexibility-Responds effectively to multiple demands, ambiguity, shifting of priorities, emerging situations, and rapid change.
Communication-Shares information with, and receives information from employees using oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Conflict Management-Intervenes in conflict situations, successfully alleviating or eliminating discord.
Decision Making-Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Inclusiveness-Creates a workplace in which people of all backgrounds and cultures feel included, welcome, and valued.
Interpersonal Relations and Skills-Maintains positive and constructive internal and external relationships through staff development.
Leadership-Inspires others toward a common vision and fosters trust and ethics. Leverage Technology-Comfortably works with technology.
Management and Supervision-Aligns the organizational objectives with the employees’ skills, competency requirements, development plans, and the delivery of results.
Problem Solving-The process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues.
Safety-Take’s action to evaluate, establish, and maintain safety standards for employees and others.
Teamwork-Encouraging cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships.
West County Wastewater (WCW) is an award-winning wastewater treatment and resource recovery agency that collects and treats wastewater for reuse. Both district headquarters and the treatment plant are located in Richmond, California, several miles from one another. The WCW customer base of approximately 100,000 residents is within a service area that incorporates 34,000 residences and 2,450 commercial/industrial businesses within the cities of Richmond (northern subdivisions and north Richmond), San Pablo, and designated sections of Pinole. It also serves the communities of El Sobrante, East Richmond Heights, and the surrounding unincorporated areas.
WCW operates a 12.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant and maintains 249 miles of sanitary sewer collection lines, 20 lift stations (3 by contract) and six miles of pressure force mains. In 2014, WCW developed a comprehensive Master Plan, which integrated with WCW’s Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan was updated in 2018 and continues to serve as the roadmap for upgrading and maintaining infrastructure and operations moving forward.
Our Mission: Protect public health through safe, responsible wastewater collection and treatment, recovering the water for reuse and promoting environmental stewardship for our community.
This list is illustrative only, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plan, direct, and coordinate the day to day activities of WCW’s maintenance division at the water pollution control facilities, lift stations, administrative offices, and grounds;
Organize, schedule, assign, review, and supervise the work of maintenance mechanical, and electrical/instrumentation technicians; building facility maintenance and grounds workers, and other personnel engaged in a variety of maintenance projects and activities at all WCW facilities and locations;
Review and prioritize work orders and project status records, set time limits and expectations for maintenance division worker performance, work closely with the plant operations supervisor on plant maintenance needs;
Supervise the work of maintenance crews for work order and project status conformance;
Ensure adequate response to emergencies on an on-call basis 24 hours per day, seven days per week;
Make critical decisions necessary to assure the continuing operation of the plant and lift stations;
As defined in the WCW’s safety program, develop maintenance division safety policies and procedures and enforce safety standards and requirements including safety training and documentation;
Develop and oversee the preventive, predictive, and corrective programs for a continuous maintenance system for all treatment plant facilities, lift stations, administrative facilities, and grounds;
Supervise the routine and emergency electrical, electronic, and mechanical, and other general facilities and grounds work performed on treatment plant and lift station equipment and machinery, WCW buildings, grounds, and facilities;
Schedule, assign, and review maintenance work performed on treatment plant, administrative, and other WCW grounds, lift stations, laboratory areas, and related facilities;
Assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities;
Assign, schedule, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate maintenance division employees in the maintenance, repair, and replacement of facilities at the treatment plant, administrative offices, and lift stations;
Manage workers or contractor(s) performing grounds keeping duties on WCW-owned property;
Perform and participate in a variety of personnel actions including performance evaluations, recruitment, hiring, selection, dismissal, transfer, and disciplinary actions;
Estimate and requisition materials, supplies, and equipment and coordinate usage with available staff and between crews;
Prepare specifications for maintenance supplies, materials, specialized equipment, and contractual maintenance and repair services;
Compile data and assist in the preparation, development, and administration of maintenance and departmental operational budgets;
Review and provide comments on plans, specs and other documents related to capital projects equipment replacement or modifications and other activities related to or affecting the work of the maintenance division;
Determine and implement methods for improving the operating effectiveness and efficiency of plant equipment and lift station equipment;
Maintain computer and other appropriate records and prepare reports related to various maintenance and repair activities, incidents, exposures, training, supervisory discussions, and hazard mitigation activities;
Perform other duties as assigned.
GENERAL ORGANIZATIONAL DUTIES:
Analyze complex operational and administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or implement effective courses of action;
Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and management controls;
Prepare clear and concise records, reports, correspondence, and other written materials;
Exercise independent judgment within general policy guidelines;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work;
Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for WCW’s maintenance division and other areas as assigned; delegate authority and responsibility as appropriate;
Plan, organize and direct the work of a comprehensive and complex division;
Apply principles and techniques to the solution of design, operation, and maintenance problems of substantial technical difficulty;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships in the Department and with other departments and divisions of the WCW and persons and organizations dealing with the WCW;
Lead, develop, mentor, counsel, and correct subordinate staff to effectively conduct the Department’s work, perform as effective team members, and develop leadership skills;
Prepare clear and concise reports, budgets, control expenditures, and specifications;
Perceive and analyze problems correctly and take effective action;
Proficiently use computerized and web-based information systems, programs, hardware, modern office equipment, and tools. Identify areas for improvement in systems and processes and implement appropriate procedures;
Be accountable for the effective and efficient attainment of assigned goals; prioritize work and meet deadlines;
Think strategically, and address both critical details and larger overall program goals;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide variety of audiences. Read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language;
Work in a standard office environment with some exposure to the outdoors, mechanical and electrical hazards, noise, vibration, and dust.
Qualifying Training & Experience
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Some college course work or recognized industry training in industrial technology, mechanical or instrumentation, wastewater treatment plant maintenance, or supervisory techniques. An A.A. degree from an accredited university or college which includes or is supplemented by course instruction in electrical, mechanical and plumbing fields would also meet the educational requirements.
Experience: Seven years of experience in the maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant or similar or related industries including at least three years in a supervisory position.
License or Certification: Possession of a Grade 3 Plant Maintenance, Mechanical Technologist, or Electrical/ Instrumentation Technologist certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association (or equivalent) must be obtained within 3 years of hire. Candidates with higher grade level or other relevant certifications will be given additional consideration for the position. Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.