Coordinates and supervises the implementation of a county wide wastewater treatment plant maintenance program. Under general supervision of the Process Control Director of the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection, an employee in this class is responsible for developing and coordinating maintenance and repair procedures and supervising the proper installation of all equipment utilized in the wastewater treatment process. Work includes responsibility for developing and scheduling maintenance procedures to be carried out at the wastewater treatment plants throughout the county and to supervise the proper implementation of same. The incumbent meets with consulting engineers and equipment manufacturing representatives to develop procedures which are appropriate to insure that the equipment is installed and maintained in compliance with federal and state regulations. An employee in this class assists personnel with solving maintenance and repair problems, reviews new project plans as it relates to equipment installation and maintenance, and schedules weekly meetings and training sessions with all wastewater treatment plant maintenance personnel. Considerable latitude is exercised in making decisions and implementing policy as it relates to equipment installation and maintenance. The work includes modification of maintenance procedures, organizing new in-house maintenance programs and recommending approval of equipment installations at wastewater treatment facilities under construction. Work is reviewed through consultation with the Process Control Director and plant inspections by federal and state officials. General supervision is exercised over Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Maintenance Coordinators, Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Crew Leaders and an Inventory Control Supervisor. Does related work as required.




Coordinates schedule of all maintenance and repair procedures performed on all wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) equipment by consulting equipment manufacturers operating manuals and utilizing knowledge of equipment operations.

Supervises and assigns personnel to the maintenance and repair of screen machines, grit removal equipment, pumps, centrifuges and other wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) equipment, structures and buildings utilized in wastewater treatment to insure proper completion of repairs and maintenance procedures.

Develops and implements in-house maintenance programs and procedures for HVAC, pump station and wastewater treatment plant equipment.

Observes mechanical installations at construction projects to foresee whether equipment is installed and will function properly.

Reviews, files and maintains operating logs of mechanical equipment to ensure proper maintenance.

Assigns work tasks to Mechanical Maintenance Coordinators, Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Crew Leaders, Mechanical Engineer and Inventory Control Supervisor.

Assists maintenance personnel with maintenance and repair problems of wastewater treatment equipment when necessary, such as screen machines, force mains, grit removal equipment, centrifuges, pumps and all other equipment used in wastewater treatment.

Prepares annual budget requests for maintenance and inventory control programs.

Supervises ordering and inventory of mechanical stock utilized in wastewater treatment equipment maintenance and repair.

Makes periodic plant inspections throughout the county with federal and state officials.

Performs coordination of maintenance activities in a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Guides the proper use of a Computerized Maintenance and Inventory Control Management System, directing changes necessary for improvement.

Manages, supervises and directs the inventory control section of the department.

Reviews design specifications and drawings for construction projects recommending changes that will insure a quality product consistent with the department standards.

Performs as project manager for construction development and design.




Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices employed in the maintenance of wastewater facilities and warehousing operations.

Thorough knowledge of all equipment and machinery utilized in wastewater treatment maintenance.

Good knowledge of equipment operations, installations, maintenance and repair procedures utilized in the process of wastewater treatment and HVAC systems.

Working knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding wastewater treatment plant maintenance and operations.

Working knowledge of warehousing and inventory control methods and practices.

Working knowledge of computer hardware use and computer software programs equivalent to the department’s needs.

Ability to troubleshoot, locate, and solve problems in the installation and maintenance of mechanical equipment.

Ability to coordinate and assign duties to maintenance and inventory control personnel.



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Ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to train and instruct subordinates on installation, maintenance, and safety procedures.

Ability to deal effectively with consulting and contracting personnel, federal and state officials, and the general public.

Ability to use personal computer and industry-standard operating systems.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.





Three (3) years of permanent competitive class status as a Mechanical Maintenance Coordinator or Mechanical Engineer.



Eight (8) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in the maintenance and repair of mechanical, heating or air conditioning systems, five (5) years of which must have involved the maintenance and repair of equipment or machinery of the type used in a wastewater treatment system with three (3) of the five (5) years involving responsibility for the supervision of a comprehensive maintenance program for a wastewater treatment system.


NOTE: Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an associate or baccalaureate degree in mechanical or environmental engineering, mechanical technology, electrical technology or electrical engineering may be substituted for non-supervisory work experience on a year for year basis.




When required to operate a motor vehicle, possession of a valid New York State Non-CDL or CDL, including any special endorsements, as required for the type of vehicle being operated.



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