Reports to the Commissioner of Public Services. The Manager directs the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, including the various phases of administration operations and maintenance activities. The Manager also directs the operation of the Gasification Plant.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Plans, directs and review the work of operating and maintenance plant personnel, both WWTP and Gasification.
Inspects the treatment plant periodically to ensure that equipment is functioning properly, and checks efficiency of Plant Maintenance Mechanics in operating and repairing machinery.
Checks and reviews plant log records, gauges, meters and other plant measuring and testing devices to see that equipment is functioning properly.
Participates in developing plans for wastewater economically, and for new equipment installations and plant expansions.
Establishes procedures for the operation of centrifugal pumps, control panels, chlorinators, electric motors, meters, flash mixers, flocculators, settling basins, filters, and other plant equipment.
Supervises adjustments and repairs of chlorinators and chemical feeders and all other equipment to obtain optimum results.
Supervises the cleaning, painting, repairing, upkeep and appearance of the general physical properties of plants. Conducts and supervises on-the-job training and career development of assigned personnel.
Compiles payroll and operating data for City reports. Prepares budget and expenditure estimates and reports. Maintains personnel attendance and payroll records, inventory control and various other records and reports incident to the operation of utility plants. Prepares State and Federal reports.
Make certain safety rules are complied with.
Makes certain that operations and procedures comply with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, EPA and OSHA regulations.
May be required to attend council meetings and council work sessions after normal business hours, as directed by the Public Services Commissioner.
Supervises the Great Trap and Cross Connection program and staff.
Other related duties as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the processes involved in the treatment of wastewater.
Knowledge of the functions and mechanics of wastewater treatment plant machinery and equipment, and of its servicing and maintenance requirements.
Ability to supervise skilled and semi skilled subordinated staff in wastewater treatment processes, the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment equipment.
Knowledge of basic chemistry.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with subordinates and other employees.
Ability to deal effectively with the public.
Ability to understand basic operation of the Gasification Plant.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and complex instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one- and small group situations to other employees of the organization. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to prepare appropriate State and Federal reports.
Reasonable Accommodations: It shall be the responsibility of the City of Lebanon Public Services Department to assess the type(s) of reasonable accommodations which may be necessary to allow the individual to perform the essential functions of this position and to provide such necessary reasonable accommodations to a qualified individual with a disability, provided that nothing herein shall be construed to require the provision of reasonable accommodations if doing so will impose an undue hardship on the employing agency or a direct threat to the safety of himself/herself or others.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
This position is subject to call out (working after normal hours and days).
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required to walk; sit; use tools; operate controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Education & Experience Required
Bachelor's Degree in biology, chemistry, engineering or related field, from an accredited college or university is required.
Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience within a similarly sized Wastewater Treatment Facility is required.
Certification - Grade IV Wastewater Operator's Certification is required OR must obtain required certification within 12 months from date of hire.
Driver's License - Must have a valid Tennessee Driver's License and clear motor vehicle records. Or ability to obtain a Tennessee Driver's License within 30 days of hire.
Residency - Must reside in Wilson County, TN or in the City of Lebanon within 180 days of hire.
Internal Number: 67814
About City of Lebanon, TN
Working for the City of Lebanon provides opportunities for talented people who want to improve their community and make an important difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. Lebanon offers competitive rates of pay for all positions. Regular, full time employees qualify for an outstanding and comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, health savings accounts, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance and disability insurance as well as 12 paid holidays and a generous, accrued Paid Time Off program.