JOB SUMMARY: The responsibilities of this classification include supervising and directing the overall maintenance program(s) for assigned wastewater treatment plant. Maintenance programs include but are not limited to the repair, replacement, and preventative maintenance of wastewater industrial equipment, electrical and instrumentation control systems. Incumbents supervise and direct the work of lead, skilled trades, semi-skilled trades, engineering, and technical support positions. Incumbents also assist the wastewater treatment plant manager in the development, implementation and revision of short and long term goals and objectives for the plant's operation and maintenance.
WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all candidates, Wastewater Teamsters Local 117 transfers will receive first consideration. "King County and the Wastewater Treatment Division values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans."
HOW TO APPLY: www.kingcounty.gov/jobs FORMS and MATERIALS: Please include/attach resume and cover letter to your application
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following: Skill in building appropriate rapport and developing constructive and effective relationships. Use of diplomacy and tact and ability to defuse high-tension situations comfortably. Skill in dealing with problems firmly, in a timely manner and not allow problems to fester with direct reports while treating staff equitably. Ability to have candid discussions while practicing attentive and active listening.
The most competitive applicants will have the following experiences and qualifications:
Highly advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience in an electrical / instrumentation trade or electrical engineering field or the equivalent combination of education and experience, including knowledge of typical electrical distribution systems in a major wastewater treatment plant
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in maintenance techniques and practices in a large wastewater plant environment including prioritizing maintenance work to ensure permit compliance requirements are maintained, life cycle analysis of industrial equipment, electrical and/or instrumentation systems or processes, and maintenance best practice and reliability centered maintenance.
Demonstrated advanced experience and knowledge in supervisory techniques and principles in a highly technical and political environment including demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor a diverse staff. Skilled in clearly setting objectives and measures. Monitors process, progress, results, and provides feedback.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the application of wastewater capital project management techniques and principles
Demonstrated knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) programs, audits, and associated requirements.
Demonstrated knowledge of combined wastewater collection systems, regulator stations and pumping stations including combined sewer overflow (CSO) facilities and associated design standards.
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable regulatory compliance requirements and knowledge of dangers and safety issues associated with the wastewater treatment and conveyance industry to include fall protection, confined space entry, hazardous energy control (LOTO), and pathogenic exposure.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in applying planning and analytical techniques and principles and business/managerial practices for assigned work area and services
Ability to communicate with others clearly and effectively.
Skill and ability in presentation and convincing others to initiate actions
Skill in using software applications such as word processing and spreadsheets
Experience in productivity and efficiency programs
Previous experience in a Lead or Supervisory role in an industrial facility
Washington State Driver's License or the ability to provide transportation to remote work locations with limited or no public transportation services
Journey Level Electrician status or Electrical P.E. desired
Internal Number: 2018SN07718
About King County Wastewater Treatment Division
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is a progressive, nationally recognized wastewater treatment utility serving a major urban and suburban area of 1.6 million. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, WTD provides wastewater conveyance and treatment services to 32 local governments in western King and south Snohomish counties through long-term service agreements. The individual local governments operate the local sewage collection systems that provide sewer service directly to residences and businesses, while WTD provides the major interceptors and treatment plants for the region. WTD employs approximately 600 people and has a current operating budget of $85 million. WTD is also engaged in a $1.7 billion capital improvement program intended to protect water quality and accommodate the substantial growth projected for the greater Seattle area over the next thirty years.
WTD is part of King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks, which also manages much of the region’s solid waste through its Solid Waste Division, and regional parks through its Parks Division. The department also undertakes and manages a variety of surface water services and water qua...lity activities through its Water and Land Resources Division. More information can be found at: http://dnr.metrokc.gov/
King County, one of the largest counties in the U. S., is governed by a directly elected executive and a thirteen member legislative body, elected by districts. It engages in a broad range of governmental functions and services and employs approximately 13,000 people.