Foreman - Pollution Control Division

Description:

Under the direction of the Supervisor of the Pollution Control Division, the incumbent is responsible to provide assistance of a technical nature to the Manager, Supervisor and the Technicians of the Division and the Division's Customers. This Foreman will be responsible for; treatment plant(s) process controls, general maintenance activities for the treatment facilities and lift stations, pumps & motors repair & maintenance, emergency standby, record keeping, organizing and assigning the work of Wastewater Technicians, and coordinating work with contracted forces. The incumbent would be expected to perform the duties of the Supervisor in cases of the Supervisor's absence.

Position Summary:

Maintenance and Operations

  • Supervise Technicians performing work of the division.
  • Make repairs and or adjustments to pumps, motors, control systems, and SCADA

Trouble Shooting

  • Address and take appropriate action on issues as they arise, or as directed by the Supervisor of Pollution Control

Pollution Control Division Projects

  • Establish priorities
  • Ensure adherence to appropriate standards
  • Monitor Budgets and performance
  • General duties including; generating purchase orders, ordering equipment/chemicals, supply agreements.
  • Plan Review
  • Pollution Control Capital Projects
  • Upgrades to existing treatment facility & lift stations
  • Estimate costs for equipment (e.g., pumps, motors, VFD's)

Process Control

  • Ensure the treatment facilities are operating effectively and meeting identified regulatory standards
  • Interpret laboratory analysis and make appropriate changes to various unit processes
  • Collect, review, update and store information as required

Training

  • Assist other Managers of Division with staff orientation and training

Public Relations

  • Assist Staff handling public complaints
  • Performing other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an Engineering Technology Program (or approved equivalent combination of education and experience), a minimum of five (5) years experience in Wastewater Treatment & Lift Station maintenance and construction (including experience with submersible pumping systems and Activated Sludge Treatment), and at least two (2) years supervisory experience; Safety training (eg. WHMIS, First Aid, Confined Spaces, TDG); sound knowledge of supervision; sound knowledge of technical aspects of the job; Requires possession of a valid Class III driver's license.

Knowledge and Desired Skills:

  • Leadership - ability to create a shared understanding of requirements in the work environment and through influence, enable team members to fully contribute to team and departmental/corporate goals;
  • Teamwork - ability to effectively contribute to the establishment, maintenance and success of work teams, focused on achieving individual, team and departmental goals.
  • Supervise and motivate staff;
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and written;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other departments, government and outside agencies;
  • Negotiation skills - ability to use negotiation techniques and influencing skills in a manner that gains agreement or acceptance;
  • Problem solving abilities - ability to identify issues or problems and develop strategies, ideas and opportunities for resolving them.

SALARY

Step 8
Non-bargaining Salary Scale

Interested individuals may apply in writing to HR@fredericton.ca
or mail to:
Human Resources
City of Fredericton
397 Queen Street Fredericton, NB E3B 1B5

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