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Area Supervisor, Water

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Chelsea, MA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Area Supervisor, Water

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Chelsea, MA

The MWRA is seeking an Area Supervisor to supervise the operation and maintenance requirements of assigned wastewater and/or water treatment facilities.

The work includes; supervises and instructs applicable operational/maintenance personnel as required; reviews performance for compliance and efficiency to ensure safe environmentally sound, efficient uninterrupted wastewater and water transport and treatment service; supervises, coordinates and participates in the operational and maintenance requirements of facilities including, chemical feed systems, grit collection systems, sludge collection, gas monitoring, operation of VFD units, emergency generators, system calibration and other related equipment as needed; supervises, controls and participates in the operation of plant treatment processing units, including settling tanks, sludge and scum conditioning and transfer equipment, digestion and gas control equipment, chlorine equipment, electric generating and control equipment and other treatment plant equipment as needed; supervises, coordinates and participates in the operation of all operational and support systems, including influent and effluent gates, the grit and screening systems, the air scrubbers, the boilers and ventilation systems. Operates and exercises emergency generators as needed. Communicates with other Area Supervisors, Unit Supervisors, Operations Manager and Senior Managers regarding operational, maintenance and process control conditions; controls pumping equipment, disinfection systems, storage facilities, screen units and ventilation systems; supervises and coordinates the cleaning, repairing and assisting in the maintaining of pumps, engines, electric generators, air compressors, vacuum pumps, water and oil circulating pumps, tests injectors for proper operating pressures, renews and repairs air starting values, directs oil changes and changing of oil filters; supervises applicable preventive maintenance and coordinate corrective maintenance with operations and maintenance personnel; maintains and reviews operational records and data. Prepares and submits daily and weekly operational reports with observations and recommendations as required. Requests materials, equipment and supplies necessary for operation. Reports needs for major equipment repair to avoid serious breakdown; makes regular inspections to monitor and document facility conditions.

This position requires basic reading, writing, mathematical, scientific and oral communication skills as normally attained through a high school diploma or GED; and knowledge of principles, procedures, methods, equipment and materials used in the operation, repair and maintenance of a large municipal wastewater or water treatment facility as acquired by 7 to 9 years direct experience of which 3 must be in a supervisory capacity; a valid Massachusetts Water Treatment or Water Distribution Grade 3 license in full.

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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or veteran status.

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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


Chelsea, MA
02150 USA



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