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Class Title: COMPOST MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT
DEPARTMENT: SOLID WASTE
Under direction, oversees the maintenance of the Solid Waste Division and the Compost Facility. Supervises warehouse technicians, maintenance technicians, private contractors, and vendors in work to construct, repair and maintain equipment, machinery and facility areas. Ensures safety regulations are met and required safety training is available. Performs accident investigations and submits findings in the form of accident reports in accordance with Department and County policies, procedures and risk management standards.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Supervises and oversees the maintenance and instrumentation operations at the Compost Facility.
Assigns and monitors the work of staff in the maintenance and repair of equipment and instrumentation, and fabrication and construction of mechanical component parts.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities for staff in accordance with County policies, procedures and applicable laws including hiring, training in job skills; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Diagnoses and analyzes malfunctions using various diagnostic equipment; installs, repairs and maintains parts on machinery, equipment and rolling stock as necessary.
Oversees the installation, maintenance and repairs of parts on machinery, equipment and rolling stock as necessary; provides training and/or guidance as needed.
Oversees and participates in calibration of shop tools, machinery and equipment to ensure that all operate accurately and efficiently.
Makes inspections of ongoing work to monitor progress of employees and contractors, and to ensure the efficient functioning of all equipment.
Ensures safety regulations are met; develops and ensures required safety training is available, and that safety programs are developed for the Division; provides accident and safety reports to the Division Manager and the Risk Management Department.
Attends and participates on Safety Review Board meetings/hearings; maintains division safety records and accident reports.
Prepares detailed project plans and participates in detailed planning for construction and/or renovations in concert with division management and engineers.
Creates specifications for contracts for bids for private contractors or vendors; participates in review and approval of bid contracts.
Oversees requisitioning of parts and supplies needed for repair and maintenance activities; and supervises warehouse inventory control.
Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of staff, attends management planning meetings, and assists in establishing policies and procedures for the Division.
Manages construction and renovation projects; coordinates work after bids are awarded to ensure adherence to prescribed standards, specifications and timelines/deadlines.
Approves payments for contractors and vendors upon determining satisfaction of contractual specifications and obligations.
Handles fabrication and welding work such as fabricating brackets for the safety fence.
Participates in and provides recommendation concerning the preparation of the annual budget.
Maintains attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances for this position.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Industrial Trades Hand Tools Industrial Trades Power Tools Diagnostic Tools
Vehicles / Equipment
High School diploma or GED; supplemented by seven years progressively knowledgeable and skilled experience in solid waste compost functions utilizing pump-mechanical industrial maintenance and repair principles and methods; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License class C.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the safe and proper use and care of manual and power hand tools and industrial equipment utilized in solid waste operations.
Knowledge of the semi-skilled to skilled tasks associated with construction and industrial equipment maintenance and repair.
Knowledge of intermediate level mathematical computations, including addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, ratios and percentages.
Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques utilized in the maintenance and repair of construction and industrial equipment components and systems.
Knowledge of effective supervisory principles and techniques.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and related documentation.
Ability to read and interpret complex blueprints, schematics, drawings, diagrams, technical documentation and a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with other employees, contractors, vendors, and the public.
Ability to provide supervisory training to staff in the more complex aspects of the work.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions on industrial equipment and associated components and systems.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
While performing the essential functions of this job, there is frequent need to lift and/or move 30 pounds, walk, stand, sit, talk, hear, ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms; bend body downward and forward by bending legs and spine; reach and extend hands in any direction; work with hands by handling, seizing, holding, grasping or turning objects, maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; move about on hands and knees or hands and feet; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, and distinguish between shades of color.
While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic substances, excessive noise, odors, grease, dirt, vehicular traffic, dampness/humidity, and otherwise unsanitary conditions. While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly exposed to possible bodily injury from electrical shock; falling from high, exposed places; and moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, and machinery.