Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $32.41/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $56.09/Hr.
    Post End Date
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under the direction of Water Quality and Treatment Administrator and in cooperation with the Water Quality Treatment and Process Engineer, incumbent supervises the operation of all Salt Lake City drinking water treatment plants to treat and control the volume of incoming water according to established and complex technical procedures. This water must meet all federal and state Safe Drinking Water Standards, all environmental standards and department expectations. This is highly technical, skilled and administrative work.


    • Oversees the day‑to‑day operation of three water treatment plants, including monitoring personnel and ensuring water quality, routine maintenance and repair of plant equipment, machinery, buildings and grounds.
    • Maintains a respectful, culturally diverse work force, in which individual members are conscious of their personal responsibilities to the rest of the team. Personally displays the attributes desired within the work group, encouraging teamwork and cooperation.
    • Required to oversee and coordinate major plant upgrades and projects. Available to the personnel on all shifts. Works closely with the Department Engineering Division, including the Water Quality, Treatment and Process Engineer, and Department SCADA and telemetry personnel, and other City and Department Divisions on plant projects and daily operations.
    • Reviews plant operations and monitors test results, to assure compliance with state and federal regulations. Directs plant implementation of safety requirements. Oversees facilities operations to assure that standard protocols are maintained. Evaluates plant SOIs (Standard Operating Instructions) on an annual basis assuring operators have written and implemented SOIs for all major plant functions. Participates with Department management in resolving plant issues.
    • Accountable within assigned authority and control to prevent, respond to and resolve any plant problems. Provides technical assistance to plant operators in response to emergency and non-emergency situations as needed. Supports and assists Water Quality, Treatment and Process Engineer, Process Control Analyst, and SCADA and telemetry personnel.
    • Responsible for budgeting for capital improvements at the facilities. Develops and maintains a facilities management plan so as to budget for plant equipment purchases based on life expectancies and for necessary upgrades. Recommends an annual budget for approval. Reviews and approves all major purchases, assuring conformance with budgetary guidelines, goals and City Procurement policies. Reviews and maintains annual budget within guidelines.
    • Proposes and justifies short and long-range goals for plant improvements.
    • Resolves employee disputes and helps encourage a cooperative, motivated workforce. Addresses staffing needs. Maintains a culturally and ethnically diverse workforce.
    • Assists with major modifications of plant design and operation. May occasionally be required to modify existing plant equipment or plant design to meet needs and requirements. Modifies operations in response to needs and regulatory changes. Maintains written SOIs to assure compliance with protocols.
    • Conducts quarterly training sessions for operators. Provides for additional technical and safety   training of the staff. Promotes employee acquisition of higher technical skills.
    • Conducts public tours, and responds to treatment information requests as needed.
    • Makes oral and written presentations.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    • Associates degree in construction, engineering, environmental technology, physics, chemistry, microbiology or related field. Four years’ experience in construction management and maintenance of water treatment facility-type equipment. Additional work experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
    • Three years of supervisory experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to prepare and maintain accurate reports, draft and update original drawings.
    • Possession of Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade IV certification in Utah or the equivalent from another State.
    • Demonstrated ability to correlate with regulators, subordinates, superiors and the general public.
    • Knowledge of the equipment, materials, operating principles and procedures for operating and managing large water treatment plants.
    • Knowledge of the physical and chemical processes involved in water production, and their applications in treatment. Working knowledge of and experience with SCADA, CAD, and CMMS software.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Office.


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