The City of San Mateo is accepting applications for: Wastewater Treatment Plant Shift Supervisor
Why Join our Department?
The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a 15.7 MDG sub-regional facility that serves a population of more than 140,000 with an annual operating budget in excess of $10 million and has a staff of 28 professional and technical personnel.
The City of San Mateo is building a cross-functional team tasked with upgrading the City’s 15.7 MGD conventional activated sludge plant with new liquids treatment process facilities, including headworks, primary treatment, five-stage biological nutrient removal/membrane bioreactor (BNR/MBR) process, biological and chemically enhanced treatment (BioCET) process, and other general plant upgrades, including odor control to serve the new facilities.
What You’ll Do
• Act as and perform the duties of the Designated Operator-in-Charge as needed in accordance with State regulations.
• Supervise and participate in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, bio-solids effluent and bio-gas; monitor and adjust gauges, meters and control panels; observe variations in operating conditions; interpreting meter and gauge readings and test results to determine processing, status and requirements for adjustments.
• Monitor, adjust and troubleshoot as needed plant operational processes utilizing data-driven technology, such as the SCADA or PCS system.
• Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for shift operations; implement policies and procedures.
• Supervise and participate in the operation of valves and gates; start and stop pumps, compressors, fans, engines and electric motors to control and adjust flow and treatment processes; boilers and preheaters; perform routine maintenance work.
• Supervise and participate in the collection of samples; coordinate the performance of routine
These positions require shift work, nights, weekends, holidays with on-call emergency response 24 hours per day. However, along with this challenge is the benefit of working a 12-hour shift that results in a very favorable work/life balance and requires the minimum commuting days as compared to other standard 8-hour shifts.
Who You Are
• You have graduated from high school or equivalent.
• You have two years of experience comparable to a Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator III.
• You possess a Grade III Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California with the ability to obtain Grade IV WWTP Operator Certificate within one year of appointment.
What We Offer
Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health benefits
CalPERS retirement (2% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members. Classic employees contribute 7.5% to CalPERS and New members contribute 6.25% to CalPERS with participation in the Social Security Program
Free Fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation, Employee Assistance Program and Credit Union Membership
Bilingual Differential: $195 monthly (if applicable)
City contribution of 1.5% of base salary to Deferred Compensation and will match up to 1% Employee contribution
Employee housing loan up to $7,500 for home purchase or rental move-in assistance in the City of San Mateo
Representation by the San Mateo Management Association