This is administrative and technical work planning and facilitating maintenance activities across the water and sewer utility divisions to ensure maintenance activities are completed on time. The employee is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and improving the maintenance planning and scheduling flow processes. Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward goal attainment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Responsible for converting the organization’s asset management and maintenance strategy into workplace activities.
Plan and execute maintenance programs for the water treatment plants, source water wellfield, water distribution system, pump stations, sewer collection system, and sewage treatment plants.
Evaluate the full extent of maintenance work needed to conduct relevant repair/preventive/predictive activities of the equipment and facilities.
Utilize a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to evaluate and document asset maintenance needs, and train staff to use the CMMS.
Develop cost and time estimates of planned maintenance work for budgeting and staffing purposes.
Work with water and sewer utility divisions to ensure appropriate maintenance schedules are followed.
Determine needs and requisition parts, equipment, services, and documentation to perform maintenance tasks.
Recommend changes in procedures and instruct employees in new methods.
Maintain/develop processes to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Maintain chemical and parts inventory.
Coordinate plant operations with plant maintenance.
Maintain reference and resource materials.
The examples of work performed are not intended to be all-inclusive. The City of Wichita reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as needed.
REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Thorough knowledge of processes and systems used in drinking water treatment and sewage treatment.
Thorough knowledge of the functions, mechanics, servicing, and maintenance of the machinery and equipment used in maintenance of water and sewage treatment plants and distribution systems, including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems.
Solid understanding of risk management strategy and practices related to equipment and facilities.
Ability to organize and assign the work of employees.
Ability to estimate time and material needed for installation and repairs.
Ability to prepare reports on routine plant operations, read and interpret technical operations manuals, and read and understand specifications, drawings, blueprints and sketches.
Ability to use tools needed in maintenance work;
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of outside agencies, and the public.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Proficiency in using Microsoft suite including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas driver's license.
Ability to tolerate exposure to chemicals and fluids commonly used in utility equipment maintenance and repair, noxious gases, pathogens, and chemicals; machinery noise with the use of ear plugs; confined spaces; heights and depths; work outdoors when inclement weather conditions are present; and use a computer to access, interpret, and record information. Use of appropriate safety equipment will be required.
An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Graduation from a four-year college with courses in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering or a related field plus two years of experience using a computerized work order system or asset management system, or performing maintenance of utility-related assets. Equivalent combination of education, experience, and training will be considered. Offers of employment will be made contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical which will include drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a police records check.
About City of Wichita
Wichita, the largest city in Kansas with a population 389,965, is the county seat of Sedgwick County. Major highways, including the Kansas Turnpike, US 400 and Interstate I-135, link the city with a large trade area that encompasses a population of more than one million people within a 100-mile radius. The nearest large cities are Denver to the west, Kansas City of the northeast, and Oklahoma City to the south, and Tulsa to the southeast.
In 1918, Wichita became one of the first municipalities in the United States to adopt the Commission-Manager form of government. Currently, six Council members represent equally populated districts and the Mayor is elected at-large. Members serve four-year, overlapping terms. The City Council and Mayor conduct all legislative functions for the City of Wichita and establish general policies, which are executed by the City Manager.