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TRUCKEE, CA Full-time
Posted on January 9, 2020

Class Specification
Job Title: Maintenance Supervisor
Department: Maintenance Department
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Revised as of: 12/2019

Oversees and supervises mechanical, facility, collections and fleet maintenance duties associated
with the operation of the wastewater treatment plant and the Truckee River Interceptor within
the Maintenance Department; Plans and implements maintenance projects to ensure plant
equipment operates properly and efficiently; provides technical expertise on the more complex
maintenance issues; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of

The Maintenance Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full supervisory
responsibilities including planning, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates and
responsibility for overall maintenance activities of the Maintenance Department including
maintenance, rehabilitation, and installation of mechanical equipment.

Reports directly to, and receives general direction from the Maintenance Department Manager, or
designee. Exercises direct supervision over assigned technical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties
assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
• Implements goals and objectives related to assigned section; establishes schedules and
methods for wastewater treatment plant maintenance and rehabilitation; implements policies
and procedures.
• Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of staff involved in preventive and
predictive maintenance activities associated with the wastewater treatment plant.
• Evaluates operations and activities of assigned section; recommends improvements and
modifications; prepares various reports on operations and activities.
• Assists Maintenance Department Manager in developing and administering section budget;
prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for equipment,
materials and supplies; monitors and controls expenditures.
• Recommends to Maintenance Department Manager the selection of staff; provides or
coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline
procedures; evaluates employee performance; drafts and conducts performance evaluations.
• Assesses, schedules, and assigns predictive and preventive maintenance tasks; troubleshoots
mechanical equipment and systems; estimates time, cost, labor and material needs, and
orders necessary equipment and materials.
• Inspects locations where work is being performed; ensures conformity with work orders,
submittals, plans, diagrams and specifications; determines special equipment needs and
assesses and identifies solutions to problems; accurately diagnoses mechanical malfunctions.
• Prepares bid specifications and requisitions; assists in the preparation of plans; reviews bid
documents to ensure accuracy.
• Performs confined space entries to operate and maintain mechanical equipment, if needed.
• Works collaboratively with the Safety Officer to identify hazards and ensure safe work
procedures and processes are in place and followed.
• Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates complaints from the
public and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
• Represents the Agency with dignity, integrity, and the spirit of cooperation in all relations with
staff and the public.
• Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other Agency employees
and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of mechanical equipment maintenance, installation and rehabilitation.
• Principles and practices of facility repairs, such as carpentry, concrete and plumbing.
• Principles and practices of collection system maintenance, such as line cleaning and manhole
• Advanced methods for troubleshooting and diagnosing problems with equipment and
• Equipment, tools and materials used in wastewater treatment equipment maintenance,
installation and rehabilitation.
• Methods and procedures for diagnosing industrial mechanical malfunctions.
• Methods and procedures of competitive bidding processes including how to review and
prepare accurate equipment plans and specifications.
• Principles and practices of supervision, training and evaluating performance.
• Principles and practices of budget monitoring.
• Principles and practices of safety management and emergency response.
• Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.
• Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment including relevant software
• Operation of office equipment including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, printers,
telephones, voicemail and e-mail systems, etc.
• Oral and written communication skills; business English including vocabulary, spelling, and
correct grammatical usage and punctuation.
• Safe work practices.
• Principles and practices of customer service.

Ability to:
• Organize, implement, and direct the installation, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation and
troubleshooting of a wide variety of mechanical equipment used in the wastewater treatment
facility operations.
• On an ongoing basis, know and understand all requirements and essential aspects of the job
including laws, regulations, rules and codes related to area of assignment; know and observe
safety rules and identify hazards; intermittently locate, analyze, detect and diagnose problem
equipment and determine solutions; train and explain processes to others; when so assigned,
observe performance and provide input into review and evaluation of the work of others;
problem solve issues related to area of assignment; remember various processes and
requirements and how to operate equipment; intermittently access, review, and interpret and
adjust or enter data on work orders, reports and other documents; identify, interpret and
communicate technical and numerical information.
• Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
• Interpret and explain pertinent Agency and department policies and procedures.
• Diagnose complex mechanical malfunctions.
• Interpret, understand and explain drawings, sketches, plans and specifications.
• Accurately estimate time, labor and materials for proposed work.
• Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and prioritize workload to meet
• Read, write and comprehend the English language at a level necessary for effective job
performance, exercising correct English usage, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
• Communicate effectively, tactfully and positively in both oral and written form.
• Operate and use modern office equipment and technology, including computers and
applicable software.
• Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job
• Function in confined spaces and/or hazardous environment.
• Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of
• Supervise, train and evaluate performance of assigned staff.
• Contribute effectively to the accomplishment of Agency goals, objectives and activities.

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

Five years of increasingly responsible journey level experience in the installation, maintenance and
repair of mechanical equipment within a wastewater treatment facility or similar; and including
one year providing technical and/or functional supervision over assigned personnel.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade with emphasis on, or supplemented by, course
work in mathematics and chemistry or a related field.

License and Certificate:
Possession of a valid California or Nevada Class C Driver License is required at time of

Possession of a valid California or Nevada Class B Commercial Learners Permit, with tanker
endorsement, is required within three months of appointment.

Possession of a valid California or Nevada Class B Commercial Driver’s License, with tanker
endorsement, is required within 18 months of appointment.

Possession of a CWEA Plant Maintenance Technologist Grade IV certification is required within
three qualifying test cycles of appointment (approximately 18 months).

Possession of, or ability to obtain a forklift certification is required within six months of

Possession of, or ability to obtain a confined space certification within six months of

Persons employed in this classification are required to participate in Agency provided training
to acquire basic First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificates during the initial
12 months of employment and continued maintenance of a valid certificate as a condition of
employment for this position.

Possession of, or ability to obtain a 40-hour Hazwoper Hazardous Materials Technician Level III
certification within six months of appointment.

Position self and intermittently move so as to access, maintain, clean, repair and/or install
equipment; intermittently move, traverse and position self around the office, shop or job site
while performing work activities and to reach needed items; Work effectively for long periods of
time at a desk, table, counter, confined space, in a shop, or while driving vehicle or operating
equipment; position self to adjust equipment, use tools to review work of others or to access low
or high items; ascend and descend stairs, ladders or step stools to reach equipment or other items
and to access areas out of reach; manipulate, operate, activate and adjust equipment and tools;
and move or transport weight of 50 pounds or less.

Ability to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and Full-Face Air Purifying
Respirator (APR).

Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical
office noise and environment. Some duties expose the incumbent to outdoor conditions and
exposure to all weather conditions, along with possible exposure to chemicals (dust, gases,
liquids, solids, fumes) odors and noise.

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