Plant Operations Supervisor

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Manufacturing

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Job Announcement Exercises direct operational control over all wastewater treatment Noman M. Cole Jr. pollution control plant. The 64-million-gallon-per-day plant is required by law to meet, on a continuous basis, stringent effluent limitations established by state and federal regulatory agencies. Designs and delivers curriculum and learning materials for managing all phases of the operations training process. Develops standard operating procedure (SOP) on new processes and makes revisions if there are changes in the process, develops detailed training procedures and instructions for each duty work-station. Develops training procedures for lead plant operators (III's and II's) for competencies. Monitors process flows and other conditions by means of meters, charts, signal lights, and alarms. Makes frequent and thorough inspections of all treatment processes and, if necessary, initiates immediate corrective action. Supervises the collection of operational data and samples as part of a continuing program to improve the performance of the wastewater treatment system. Maintains an adequate inventory of process chemicals and supplies. In case of emergencies, takes prompt and appropriate action in order to maintain quality and continuity of the wastewater treatment process, and to protect plant personnel and equipment. Other essential duties. Split shifts are required for this position . Reinforces a safety culture and continually seeks to expand safety knowledge through training, mentoring, self-study or other methods of continuous learning; Investigates, documents, and reports safety issues; Clearly communicates safety expectations; Resolves safety-related matters in a timely manner; Complies with the safety competencies. Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities Extensive knowledge of the principles and operation of wastewater treatment; Extensive knowledge of wastewater permit and water quality requirements; Extensive knowledge of the biological, chemical, and physical processes involved in the treatment of wastewater; Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local regulations related to effluent limitations; Thorough knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), Computerized Maintenance Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management systems (EAM); Thorough knowledge of applicable safety regulations and procedures as well as common hazards and precautionary methods; Working knowledge of the practices, methods, material, and tools of the mechanical trades related to the maintenance of treatment plant equipment; Ability to identify and evaluate operational process problems and to develop and implement corrective procedures; Ability to make prompt and sound operating decisions in emergency situations; Ability to maintain accurate records and write accurate reports; Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinate employees; Ability to operate a computer; Ability to work in confined spaces; Ability to comprehend confined space training; Ability to maintain effective relationships with customers, employees, and managers. Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or GED issued by a state department of education and eight years of experience as an operator in a Class I wastewater facility which includes one year of experience in a position similar to a Plant Operator III. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience overseeing or managing preventive, corrective and emergency repairs to industrial equipment in the most efficient and effective manner in order to reduce equipment downtime. Ability to coordinate and collaborate with managers/supervisors on the periodization in the repair effort. Experience performing inspections of plant operating assets to ensure proper functioning. Strong excellent written and oral communication. One or more years of supervisory experience. Knowledge and experience facilitating classroom and on the job training. Experience with policies and procedures. Excellent skills using Microsoft Office Software to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: A Class I Wastewater Treatment Operator's certification issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia within one year of appointment. A valid driver's license is required. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a confined space training certificate or the ability to obtain one within one year. The appointee to this position may be required to enter permitted confined spaces using an OSHA certified non-entry system; which includes a safety harness with a weight restriction of 310 pounds. Must have the ability to climb stairs, ladders and lift to 50 pounds repeatedly and have good vision. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Appointees within this classification are subject to a criminal background check, driving record check and pre-employment physical prior to employment. Positions within this classification are considered essential to the maintenance and continuity of core county operations during the activation of an emergency or critical incident. Work Environment: May be exposed to raw waste. SELECTION PROCEDURE: A panel interview may include exercise. It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-###-#### for assistance. TTY 703-###-#### . EEO/AA/TTY.
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