Job Details
13-0475 Operations & Maint Tech Lead
DEFINITION: Performs a variety of advanced technical duties related to operation, maintenance, and instrumentation of the City's Distribution and/or Collection systems. This is an advanced career level core distribution, and/or collection position that requires a diversity of knowledge and worker flexibility in the areas of operations and process control, public health regulations, maintenance, and SCADA/instrumentation. The work emphasis for this position is to assist Department supervisors and managers with achieving strategic goals and objectives. In addition to core work assignments, employees are expected to demonstrate diverse skill sets and must participate in the Department’s Workforce Flexibility program which includes various skill blocks related to operations, infrastructure, mechanical maintenance, instrumentation/process control, and meters.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Research and troubleshoot technical problems using printed or electronic vendor manuals including technical information on vendor websites. Troubleshoot water quality and equipment reliability problems. Develop written procedures, checklists, and instructions for training purposes and use by workgroup to address routine work and special operating conditions. Train maintenance and/or operations staff on assigned areas of expertise. Lead other less-experienced staff related to critical operations tasks and decisions. Work with vendors and contractors to plan, document, and implement requested services. Work with staff in other Divisions to deliver shared work or to complete cross-Division work assignments. Inspect equipment and system processes to ensure reliable facilities. Assist with identifying appropriate monitoring plans and assist with process testing and control. Critically analyze effective operation of infrastructure and work with other staff to implement effective responses. Document operations and maintenance activities including contractor work as needed. Help refine and implement preventative and corrective maintenance programs including completing work-orders and updates to the Computerized Maintenance Management System. Ensure the safety of all crew members and regulatory compliance with pertinent safety standards. Ensure compliance with traffic laws, traffic control policies, ordinances, and rules while performing and overseeing tasks.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed outside and inside both night and day shifts, under varying and extreme weather conditions. Job includes emergency and on-call shifts, with an ability to respond to a site within the established time frame. Work includes exposure to noise, dust, gases and oils, solvents and chemicals. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs and body is needed. Position requires the ability to work under time constraints and in confined spaces and the use of respirators. The candidate for this position must be able to meet the physical requirements necessary to do the job.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade with course work in mathematics, chemistry, and biology, and four years of experience in a labor trades job with additional experience in the routine repair and maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment and machinery. An Associates’ degree in distribution, collection, water or wastewater operations, environmental sciences, or related technical studies is preferred. Special Qualifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date, Colorado Class IV Distribution and Collection Certificate and a minimum of a Colorado Class D Water or Wastewater Plant Operators Certificate. Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License. Possession of a Class “B” Colorado CDL with “N” Tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire date. Selection process will include interview, criminal history background check, physical abilities test and substance screening. CDL holders will be required to complete the FMCSR disclosure form.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION is required. All applications must be received by the Human Resources Dept, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO 80501 no later than 5:00 pm on March 21, 2014. For more information please call (303) 651-8609.