Operations Supervisor

Approved STPUD:NH
Approved LOCAL 39:CS

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Manager of Plant Operations and the Chief Plant Operator, is responsible for the operation of the treatment plant on an assigned shift; performs routine laboratory testing and adjustments to the treatment process. Responsible for carrying out stated operational procedures, supervising operation assistants on an assigned shift, preparation of routine plant operational records and reports.

Job Physical Requirements Analysis

Job Specific Body Movements Occasionally
1/3 of time or less
1/3 ā€“ 2/3 of time
More than 2/3 of time
Sitting10% of day  
Standing25% of day  
Walking 35% of day 
Driving5% of day  
Hearing  100% of day
Speaking 50% of day 
Lifting 1-20 lbs X 
Lifting 20-50 lbsX  
Lifting 50+ lbsX  
Working/reaching above shoulderX  
Working w/arms extended @ shoulder level X 
Working with body bent over at waistX  
Working in kneeling positionX  
Crawling X 
Climbing stairsX  
Climbing ladderX  
Major HandX  
Fine Manipulation X 
Simple Grasping X 
Power Grip X 
Hand TwistingX  

Height from Floor of Objects to Be Reached or Worked On:

Object Height
Carbon scrubbers15ā€™ or more
Overhead piping16ā€™ or more

Equipment Used

  1. All related wastewater treatment plant equipment, including filters, pumps, gauges, clarifiers, valves, hoses, computers, lab testing equipment, chemicals, polymers, microscope, scales, generators, electrical motors, blowers.
  2. Vehicles including hydro truck, Utility ATV, cars, forklift, Camel trucks, snowblower, hoists.
  3. All solids handling process equipment including sludge pumps, centrifuges, dewatering polymers, chemicals for odor control, drying furnaces, etc.
  4. Hand tools, including wrenches, sockets, allen wrench, etc., and power tools including saws, drills.
  5. Monitoring equipment including ph, chlorine residual, odors, flow turbidimeter VFDā€™s and D.O. meters.
  6. Computers, both word processing and data base, computerized telemetry system, SCADA, motor control centers, telephone, pager, two-way radio, facsimile and copy machines.
  7. Safety equipment including respirators, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, and HAZMAT suit.
  8. Blowers, centrifuges, chlorinators, air compressors, bar screens, diesel engines, water cannons, pressure filters, shovel, level indicators, grit buggies.

Working Conditions

Works in extreme weather conditions (snow, rain, cold, hot), odors, H2S, chemicals ( CL2, sodium hypochlorite, NaOH, polymers, activated carbon), sludge handling, exposure to raw wastewater; must respond to chemical leaks, excessive noise conditions. Also includes indoor office work.