Plant Maintenance Superintendent

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland

Salary Range: $160,440 - $185,724 Annually
Open Date: 08/09/2021
Close Date: 08/27/2021

Position Description

Opens online at on Monday, August 9, 2021
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2021
Internal Reference # 21-110

Under general direction of the Manager of Wastewater Treatment, the Plant Maintenance Superintendent plans, organizes, and directs a variety of facility, plant, and equipment maintenance activities for a large regional wastewater treatment utility including mechanical, instrumentation and control systems, HVAC, electrical, structures maintenance, and grounds maintenance; operation and maintenance of a power generation facility and its ancillary equipment including gas storage and flares. This class holds responsibility for maintenance of all East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD’s) Special District No. 1 wastewater, recycled water, and power generation facilities. This class is distinguished from the Manager of Wastewater Treatment in that the Manager of Wastewater Treatment has full responsibility for the overall plant operations and management, as well as oversight of the maintenance of EBMUD’s Special District No. 1 wastewater, recycled water, and power generation facilities.

Typical duties include:
• Planning, scheduling, assigning, coordinating, directing, and reviewing the work of employees engaged in mechanical, instrumentation and control system, HVAC, electrical, grounds maintenance, and structural maintenance for the EBMUD Special District No. 1 facilities; inspects facilities on a regular basis to determine maintenance needs; confirms annual schedules for work and periodically adjusts schedules for maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation projects.
• Planning, directing, and coordinating multiple short to long-term maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation projects through subordinate supervisors to meet prescribed schedules.
• Using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to ensure proper prioritization of work, effective turn-around time for work, accuracy of data entered by direct reports, etc.; preparing regular reports based on data within the CMMS for distribution throughout the Department.
• Determining, requisitioning, receiving, and maintaining a supply of replacement parts required for the maintenance and repair of all Wastewater Department plant equipment; overseeing the parts inventory warehouse for the Department.
• Implementing and assisting in planning a preventive maintenance program in support of the continuous operations of plant equipment and processes, and for facilities and grounds maintenance activities; developing, and implementing improvements in plant and facility maintenance procedures and work processes to increase effectiveness of maintenance programs.
• Preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of system outage requests for conducting maintenance work; coordinating with Operations for approvals and implementation of the outage requests.
• Interpreting mechanical, instrumentation and control system, HVAC, electrical, structural, and power generation facility drawings, diagrams, and specifications to subordinates; inspecting work in progress; ensuring that work complies with proper repair methods and techniques.

The salary range is $13,370 per month, increasing to $14,038, $14,740 and $15,477 after 6, 18, and 30 months, respectively.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

Position Qualifications

1. Completion of 60 semester units of college coursework* which has included sufficient general education, major, and/or elective courses to qualify for transfer to a recognized four year college with junior standing; and either,

2a. Three years of supervisory experience** planning, assigning, directing and reviewing the work of several journey level workers engaged in the maintenance and repair of equipment common to a large wastewater utility in one or more of the following trades: mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and process control, structural maintenance and repair, landscaping and grounds, or painting and coatings; OR,

2b. Four years of engineering experience** at the project manager or supervisor level in a large water or wastewater utility with responsibility for one or more of the following: design, construction, asset management, operational analyses, or closely related function.

*Applicants must possess at least 36 of the required semester units at the time of application and will be required to earn the units lacking within three years of the appointment date on their own time or appointment to the class will be discontinued.

**An undergraduate or graduate level degree in a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

3. Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2021. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability
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