functions are fundamental, core functions common to positions in a classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive
list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class
specifications are designed to be descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents
may complete one or all of the job duties listed or tasks of similar kind not
specifically listed here.
· Directs the operation of the
sewage treatment process including coordination of wastewater collection and
pumping and sludge treatment and disposal operations for the Stickney Water
Reclamation Plant, TARP system, Racine Avenue Pumping Station, Main Stream
Pumping Station and other related facilities.
· Directs the maintenance and
operation of the collection system including large intercepting sewers and TARP
· Directs, coordinates and
manages the engineering and maintenance of the plant and facilities in the Stickney
area through the activities of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and
the Maintenance units; directs the maintenance and operation of a train and
rail system for the transport of centrifuge cake to LASMA.
· Coordinates the maintenance,
repair and preventive maintenance of plant equipment, process facilities, collection
system, buildings, and grounds. Checks
and approves work in progress and on completion.
· Reviews and approves
operating and/or maintenance records and reports and directs changes as
necessary to maintain or improve efficiency.
Supervises the collection, compilation, and correlation of plant
operating and/or maintenance data and the preparation of detailed reports.
· Approves work orders for
maintenance of plant equipment, process facilities, collection system, buildings,
and grounds and assigns engineering responsibility.
· Coordinates plant and
collection system maintenance and construction with operations. Reviews and approves completed work.
· Inspects plant equipment,
treatment units, collection system, TARP control structures, buildings, and
grounds for proper operation, appearance and maintenance requirements.
· Initiates long and short
term planning for repair, rehabilitation and construction of plant and
collection system facilities. Reviews
and approves plans and specifications.
· Coordinates the preparation
of technical studies and reports to evaluate process and/or equipment
feasibility and the application of alternative technology to District
facilities and procedures; oversees the preparation of correspondence.
· Oversees the District-wide
Building and Grounds service center responsible for major building and grounds
assets throughout the District.
· Assumes the duties of the Deputy
Director of Maintenance and Operations in his absence.
· Holds primary responsibility
for an operating budget between $30 - $55 million; directs the preparation of the
annual budget for assigned sections of the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant and
related facilities; oversees the on-going administration of the budget for
· Assigns, supervises and reviews work; ensures staff
compliance with district policies and procedures including Personnel Rules and
Administrative Procedures; completes performance reviews; addresses employee
complaints and grievances; may recommend employment actions such as hiring,
transfer, suspension, promotion or discharge.
May involve exposure to a variety of operating mechanical equipment and loud noise and/or noxious odors. May include working in all types of weather conditions throughout the plant facility and collection system.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois; however, for a candidate with registration as a Professional Engineer in another state, registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois must be obtained prior to appointment.
Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university majoring in engineering and nine years of professional engineering experience in the operation, maintenance, design or construction of wastewater treatment plants or collection systems. Five years of this experience must have been in the supervision of the operations or maintenance of a water reclamation plant, and three years of experience must have been in an administrative capacity.
Full-time graduate study in engineering may be substituted for the non-specialized experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.