Maintenance Supervisor (Reliability Maintenance/Construction Coordination/Contracts Support) Orange County Sanitation District Orange County Sanitation District 19 reviews

At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we’d love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.

Honesty, Trust, & Respect

We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.

Teamwork & Problem Solving

We strive to reach OC San goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.

Leadership & Commitment

We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.

Learning/Teaching – Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.

We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OC San by our many talented employees.

OC San is currently looking to fill the role of a Maintenance Supervisor (Reliability Maintenance/Construction Coordination/Contracts Support).

The OC San Maintenance Program tracks, maintains and manages assets throughout their lifecycles from design, construction, commissioning, beneficial occupancy, operations, and maintenance, to the eventual decommissioning or replacement of assets to ensure that asset life cycle is maximized with the lowest risk to process failure by achieving the intended reliability, maximizing equipment availability at the lowest possible cost. The successful candidate will supervise a group of varying maintenance staff that are an integral part of a broad maintenance approach that provides necessary functions and services such as Construction Project Support, Operations Planning and Scheduling, Condition Based Monitoring, and Service Contract management.

The Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible for leading the Reliability Maintenance Group using standard industry methodologies for integrating and supervising the implementation of predictive maintenance of disciplines including vibration, infrared, ultrasonic, thermography, circuit analysis, and tribology; develop and optimize the predictive maintenance program for physical assets. The Maintenance Supervisor will lead and assist staff to provide engineering construction shutdown coordination support, development of shutdown and isolation procedures for electrical distribution, mechanical and instrumentation systems and support during project commissioning at the treatment plants and pump stations, and will also provide support to O&M during design and construction, planning & scheduling for complex maintenance projects such as digester cleaning efforts, relay and breaker testing, MV cable testing, pump rebuilds, and process equipment refurbishments and overhauls. The Maintenance Supervisor will lead and assist staff that provide coordination support, and oversight for on-call maintenance service contracts and provide support and coordination to the other maintenance work groups, assist with and coordinate environmental and regulatory compliance maintenance activities.

Specific duties of the Maintenance Supervisor include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing, directing, planning, prioritizing, assigning, supervising, reviewing, and participating in the work of preventative and predictive maintenance staff to research and create new planned maintenance approaches and strategies to optimize OC San resources, asset lifecycles, and equipment availability. Optimizing and managing the predictive mechanical and electrical predictive maintenance program and activities.
  • Ensuring OC San's Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is utilized effectively and efficiently to maximize and maintain assets according to manufacturer recommended maintenance requirements, parts needed, asset location hierarchy, and process criticality.
  • Supervise and coordinate maintenance staff and various work groups and contractor staff performing various on-call and contractual activities. Provides contract administration services; assists with the writing of scopes of work, purchasing and bidding requirements, contract budget oversight, assist with clarifications and field change orders; reviews and ensures that inspection documentation for contracted services is accurate and complete; and ensures that contract drawings are updated regularly to include contractor’s changes, and field changes.
  • Ensuring that construction shutdown and isolations procedures are developed in a timely manner, shutdown procedures are researched, analyzed, reviewed, and coordinated with engineering and inspections staff.
  • Ensuring the group complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and OC San policies.
  • Uses tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgement to lead staff and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with staff and with those contacted in the course of work within the general policy and legal guidelines.
  • Providing guidance to OC San management in areas of expertise on complex issues.
  • Overseeing the predictive mechanical and electrical maintenance program
  • Fostering cooperative working relationships with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of divisional goals, objectives, policies, and programs. Accomplishing work objectives and coordinating assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the public.
  • Supporting the Capital Improvement Program by participating in meetings, reviewing submittals, and supporting shutdown and isolation and commissioning activities.
  • Supervise and direct staff, train, coach, mentor, and evaluate staff performance and recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives.
  • Assisting in staff development for future assignments; selecting, training, motivating, and evaluating assigned staff; completing performance appraisals; identifying and resolving staff conflicts; working with employees to correct deficiencies; implementing disciplinary procedures; and applying OC San policies and procedures to assigned staff.
  • Working with other operations and maintenance divisions to provide support for their activities and for their requests or changes in the plant.
  • Ensure group compliance with ECAP (Environmental Compliance Awareness Program task.)

For additional duties about this position, review the Maintenance Supervisor classification specification on www.OC, Jobs, Class & Compensation.

Qualifications & Requirements

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or G.E.D., supplemented by specialized training or 60 semester units of coursework from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, in, construction, business or public administration, maintenance management, or a related field;
  • Six (6) years of responsible work experience in area of assignment operating and maintaining one of the following: pipes and plant facilities, wastewater collection systems, mechanical equipment, facilities maintenance, fleet vehicles and heavy equipment, electrical distribution or instrumentation systems, including three (3) years at a level comparable to a Lead with the District or two (2) years of supervisory experience;
  • Valid California Class C Driver's License; and
  • OC San will consider any of the following certifications, as this position is in a functional area not specified on the class specification: Valid Grade IV Mechanical Technologist OR Grade IV Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist, OR Grade III Collection System Maintenance Certification from the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) OR Valid CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional) OR CMRT (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician) Certification from the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP).
    • If candidates for this position do not currently possess one of the above certificates, the selected candidate must obtain the certification within 6 months of his/her date of hire. Information about CWEA testing is accessible here. Information about CMRP testing is accessible here. Information about CMRT testing is accessible here.


  • Experience in industries such as water, wastewater, oil refinery, or power plants.
  • Engineering and/or project experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, construction, business or public administration, maintenance management, or related field.
  • Experience with databases, spreadsheets, pivot tables, and data manipulation.
  • Technical writing skills and ability to develop scopes of work, sole source justifications, agenda reports.
  • SCADA, PLC, RIO systems
  • Fluent in:

    • Single Line Diagrams (SLD)
    • Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)
    • Schematics
    • Diagrams
  • Sound knowledge in:

    • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70B,
    • International Electrical Testing Association (NETA)
    • SCAQMD
    • EPA
Recruitment & Selection Process

Vacancies: 1
(an eligible list may be established for future vacancies)

Apply online at:

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Monday, February 22, 2021 by 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)

Hiring Salary Range: $112,049.60 – $123,531.20/Year
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect District maintenance sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points; ability to travel to various District sites, projects and/or meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas and to conduct inspections is required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 40 pounds or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

Environmental Elements
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees occasionally work in the field and may be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Disaster Service Workers
All OC San employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the OC San requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

OTHER information
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review the Job Application Guide.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OC San’s pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

Reference Checks will be conducted by OC San to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OC San are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:

  • Verification/Reference from current and past employers
  • Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.

Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.

OC San only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

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