Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance Su...
City of Rochester, MN - Rochester, MN

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Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor - WRP

Water Reclamation Plant

"First-Class City, First-Class Service"

The Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), as a division of the Public Works Department within the City of Rochester, Minnesota (population 106,000), is nationally recognized for its energy management initiatives. WRP is a continuously operated facility that runs a High Purity Oxygen Plant, rated at 19.1 million gallons per day, and an Aeration Basin Complex Plant, rated at 4.5 million gallons per day, parallel on the same site. The plant treats approximately 14 million gallons of wastewater per day, annually recovers over $850,000 in energy, and recycles over $650,000.00 worth of Biosolids per year.

Nature of Work:
The Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the overall operation (hardware, software and programming) of the WRP Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system; the maintenance, programing, and updates of the plant process computer system; all high-voltage systems coming into the plant; as well as the repair and maintenance of all plant buildings, grounds, and mechanical equipment by coordinating and prioritizing work projects with input from the Project Manager. This position also works closely with the Process Control Supervisor, Project Manager, Environmental Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, and the Laboratory Manager to ensure that all equipment, instrumentation, and computer programs are functioning correctly while researching and initiating plant projects deemed necessary for the continued operation of the plant. Supervisory responsibilities include providing direct supervision to all mechanical, electrical, electronic, maintenance and IT staff at the plant.

2012 starting salary $79,552.00 to $93,589.00 depending on qualifications, with advancement to $116,987.00.


  • Design, update and manage all aspects of the WRP's computer Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) including researching and implementing software strategy changes.
  • Coordinate the interfacing and installation of electrical, mechanical and electronic improvements for the WRP as designed by consulting engineers.
  • Provide leadership and direction to assigned staff including ongoing coaching and development as well as leading other performance management strategies.
  • Create and maintain parts and supply inventory levels by procuring parts for repairs and overhauls of equipment and keeping preventive maintenance tasks on schedule.
  • Schedule and supervise the maintenance and cleaning of plant buildings, grounds and equipment.
  • Assist in coordinating the application of biosolids.
Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in electrical, chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical, or sanitary engineering or technology; or in a physical or biological science; or a closely related field.

At least five (5) years of progressive experience managing electrical or mechanical projects, developing computer control strategies, coordinating software updates, and overseeing building and ground maintenance.


Valid Minnesota Driver's License

Certification as a MN Class C Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator upon hire or must obtain certification within three (3) years of hire.

Desirable Qualifications

Minnesota Type IV Biosolids Operator License for Land Application

Proficiency in the use of personal computers including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook, and databases.

Knowledge of: principles, practices, and equipment used in wastewater treatment and pumping operations; local, state, and federal regulations governing wastewater treatment facilities; toxic chemicals and their effects; principles, practices, and procedures of mechanical equipment maintenance and repair; buildings and grounds maintenance.

Skill in: scheduling, assigning, and evaluating general wastewater treatment operations and maintenance activities; directing and planning the activities of a semi-skilled and technical staff.

Ability to: plan and organize projects; supervise several teams working on more than one project at time; Observe and advise others working on a project while still allowing them independence; read and interpret mechanical drawings and technical manuals; verbally communicate with equipment manufacturers' representatives when troubleshooting problems; prepare and maintain technical operating reports and to prepare summary and budgetary reports of operations and activities; use Microsoft Office products including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access; organize and establish priorities and to develop procedures and programs; effectively communicate orally and in writing; work well with City, State and Federal agencies as well as with local industry; conduct independent and original research.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.

This position requires a majority of the workday spent walking and sitting with some standing and lifting required.

Some lifting, pushing/pulling and carrying is required with a maximum weight of approximately ten (10) pounds.

Occasional climbing of stairs and ladders is sometimes required.

Movements such as balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, crawling, twisting and reaching are rarely required.

Repetitive movements of the feet and hands are rarely required.

Ability to speak clearly, hear, and listen and the ability to operate a motor vehicle and golf cart are vital aspects of this position.

The majority of the workday is spent indoors with exposure to dust, noise, fumes, heat, and cold.

Work is sometimes performed outdoors with exposure to dust, noise, fumes, heat, and cold.

Occasional travel required.