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Plant Maintenance Foreman

Berkeley County

Berkeley County

Moncks Corner, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023
Job Summary and Essential Functions

This position typically provides direction of crews of skilled and semiskilled workers performing duties in the installation, maintenance, operation, preventative maintenance and repair of all mechanical wastewater treatment equipment; trains new personnel and assists in the supervision of personnel and resources; and deals courteously and effectively with fellow employees and residents. 

  • Plans, assigns and supervises the work of treatment plant maintenance mechanics under the guidance of the Superintendent.
  • Reviews and edits plans and specifications as requested. 
  • Locates parts with vendors, submits parts request through the proper channels and ensures complete delivery.
  • Manages and performs the operation of crane trucks, overhead cranes for equipment removal and installation, generators during power failures, vactor truck to remove wet well debris and mechanical measuring instruments such as torque wrenches, tachometers, dial indicators, micrometer, pressure and vacuum gauges, etc.
  • Performs skilled leadership duties in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of centrifugal pumps, valves, gear reducers, blowers, aerators, grit collection, bearing replacement, mechanical alignments, piping installation/replacement, bypass setups and various other mechanical equipment associated with wastewater treatment systems.
  • Coordinates, operates and facilitates odor control monitoring and removal systems to include biological gas scrubber.
  • Documents all maintenance actions in the system and produces detailed reports. 
  • Manages moderately sized projects from inception to completion, including planning, developing specifications and material procurement and efficient utilization all of available resources. 
  • Provides continuous training for all personnel with an emphasis on safety procedures and documentation.
  • Performs lockout tag out management to include implementation of new equipment and training.
  • Performs after-hours duties, including emergency response for plant equipment troubleshooting and assistance as required.
  • Enters and exits manholes, pump station wet wells and other confined spaces in the performance of inspections, maintenance and repairs.
  • Prepares budgets and performs personnel actions to include hiring, termination and reviews. 
  • Collaborates with other offices and agencies to exchange information and coordinate activities.
  • Inspects physical conditions of warehouse, vehicle fleet and equipment and orders testing, maintenance, repair or replacement as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements to Perform Work
  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • Ten (10) years of related maintenance experience;
  • Must have and maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License Class B, with tanker endorsement, for South Carolina with safe driving record.
Special Requirements: 
  • Must have and maintain a Class A Wastewater Collection System Operator License;
  • Departmental testing may be administered during interview;  
  • A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file;
  • This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Knowledge in the use, methods, tools and equipment commonly employed in the mechanical sewer field as well as the ability to train others in the same field.
  • Knowledge of the construction and operation of wastewater collection and treatment systems.
  • Skill in using all Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point programs.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical equipment operating and maintenance manuals, including schematics, drawings, blueprints and technical data instructions.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and prepare written reports of activities performed.
  • Ability to perform after hour duties, including emergency response and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to wear and use a self-contained breathing apparatus.
  • Ability to understand and comply with Berkeley County safety regulations.
  • Ability to prepare purchase orders and manage the budget.
  • Ability to use or repair small, medium and heavy equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to supervise employees and establish policies.
Physical Demands

This position requires the employee to reach, pull and push with hands and arms; stand; use hands to handle, feel, finger, grasp or operate objects, tools or controls; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; use mental acuity and repetitive motion; and walk, talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ninety-five (95) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Conditions

The work is regularly performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs. Thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week. Normal working hours are between Monday through Thursday from 7:00am until 5:00pm with the ability to work after hours when necessary. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during emergency situations.