Wastewater Treatment Maintenance Manager

JOB CODE: 1212


SALARY RANGE: $45,329 - $76,968

Department of Environmental Services

Under the direction of an employee of a higher classification, performs managerial and skilled work in directing the equipment and plant maintenance operations of the North, South, and remote sewage treatment facilities. Work involves planning, coordinating, and managing a comprehensive program and the work of field maintenance crews in support of predictive and corrective maintenance and repair activities. Work also involves ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. An employee of this class may be on twenty-four-hour call. Performs other work as requested.

Manages the predictive and corrective maintenance and repair of sewage treatment facilities and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements; manages vendor contracts. Develops and updates plans for predictive maintenance on a quarterly basis and corrective maintenance as needed. Reviews and monitors the maintenance of the North, South, and remote sewage treatment facilities, including work time, materials, costs, and vehicle usage, utilizing the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Oversees field maintenance crews and contractors performing maintenance on the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, instrumentation and control systems, high voltage equipment, generators, and large pumps and motors. Oversees, inspects, and ensures field maintenance crews and contractors are accurately cleaning and repairing treatment process tanks, pumps, valves, pipes, and other sewage treatment equipment. Plans, prioritizes, coordinates, and works with plant managers and supervisors to ensure efficient operation and maintenance of equipment. Interviews, selects, and evaluates employees; establishes shift schedules for employees and ensures employees adhere to City-Parish and departmental policies and procedures. Trains employees on current and new electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation equipment. Maintains records related to work performed on equipment; maintains parts inventory; requisitions parts and supplies for repairs and operations as needed.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of sewage pumping and treatment facilities. Knowledge of the construction, operation, and maintenance of sewage treatment plants, storage facilities, pump stations, gravity sewers, and force mains. Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the operation, maintenance, inspection, repair, and installation of sewage treatment components. Knowledge of the repair of programmable logic controllers, SCADA system, computer equipment, and electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic controls. Knowledge of pipefitting, mechanics, electrical, and instrumentation trades. Knowledge of mechanical, biological, and chemical processes involved in the operations of a sewage treatment facilities. Knowledge of computer maintenance management software. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of sewage pumping and treatment facilities and the electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation trade. Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, and regulations. Skill in the use of hand and power tools and precision instruments necessary to perform assigned tasks. Ability to organize, supervise, and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel performing technical maintenance operations. Ability to manage vendor contracts. Ability to diagnose and solve problems on critical and complex automated equipment. Ability to read and interpret electrical diagrams, schematics, pump curves, engineering drawings, and equipment specifications. Ability to maintain accurate maintenance records. Ability to work after scheduled hours and during emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency; supplemented by completion of vocational school in a mechanical or electrical related field or electrical, electronic, pneumatic, or mechanical control instruments and systems; and six years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of sewage pumping and treatment facilities, including two years of supervisory experience.

One year of experience in a related area may substitute for completion of vocational school; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Possession of a Class IV Wastewater Treatment Certificate issued by the Louisiana State Department of Health. Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.