Plant Manager - Rio Vista, CA

Plans, organizes and manages the daily operation, maintenance and testing of a water and/or wastewater system,
collection system or biosolids facility. Assures compliance with established environmental, safety, operating,
standards, policies and emergency response procedures. Maintains ongoing client interface to keep client
informed and enhance client relations.

PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Manages daily operation and maintenance and ensures compliance with operational, QA/QC,
safety, environmental, and performance metrics. Typically works through Operations, Maintenance
and/or Lab Supervisors to ensure that plant resources are being utilized to achieve project
objectives. Teaches cost control and provides effective counsel / direction, especially where
corrective actions are needed.
2. Manages the human resource functions of the facility or unit including hiring and firing, salary and
job change actions, and coaching and counseling team. Works with the HSE and training team to
ensure that all personnel receive safety and process training. Coaches and counsels team to
improve technical skills and interpersonal and problem resolution skills. Works to identify and
provide opportunities for the team to learn new skills and techniques. Administers labor
agreements to ensure compliance and effectively deal with representative labor union(s).
3. Reviews and evaluates water reports, records, logs, and graphs to confirm adequacy of present
and projected water needs. Ensures that uniform monitoring and recordkeeping are performed
facility-wide. Prepares reports concerned with chemical and bacteriological analyses of water for
administrative purposes and regulatory agencies.
4. Administers client contracts to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction and prompt
identification and client notification of scope changes.
5. Performs all baseline client relations duties, including preparation and presentation of progress
and special reports.
6. Participates in client meetings, special award programs and handles resolution of client service
problems in a professional manner.
7. Assists with the preparation and/or review of reports to regulatory agencies and assists with
public relations duties as necessary.
8. Works with Area Manager to develop site specific or functional goals and activities required to
meet overall business objectives. Maintains standards, guidelines and procedures. Identifies
needed process improvements, evaluates new concepts, technologies and practices.
Recommends and implements approved improvements.

9. Evaluates employee performance, matches abilities and job requirements and capitalizes on
talents to effectively meet business objectives. Ensures that business initiatives and progress
toward goals are effectively communicated to employees.
10. Proactively manages safety, plant appearance and environmental issues and ensures compliance
with Federal and State standards including Hazardous Waste Disposal and Air Quality Standards.
Ensures that issues are identified and addressed and elevated if necessary in a timely manner.
11. Maintains an up-to-date plan of action to be taken in event of emergencies such as machinery,
equipment or power failure, or need to release dammed water to affect flood control. Manages
emergencies in an effective manner.
12. Executes capital and facility improvement plans as required.
13. May oversee construction and maintenance of roads and communication lines used in operating
water supply systems. Oversees contractors as required.

Qualifications

Education / Experience / Background

● At least a two year degree in Business or Science or equivalent related experience with
completion of an accredited management course.
● Five to seven years progressive lead and/or supervisory experience within a water
/wastewater treatment environment with thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques,
principles, and practices of water/wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater
collection.
● Lab experience for permit testing requirements.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

● Demonstrated leadership ability with general knowledge of Human Resources / Relations
principles.
● Knowledge of Process / Operations Management, QA/QC procedures, Safety, Environmental
and Facilities / Capital Equipment Management.
● Ingenuity and initiative are required to coordinate problem resolution, resolve conflicting
priorities and to meet assignment deadlines within a team environment.
● Demonstrated ability to diagnose complex process problems and manage remedial action.
● Demonstrated knowledge of budget preparation and cost control and have the ability to
forecast budget, staffing and equipment needs.
● Demonstrated effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills in order to
interface with and motivate all levels of personnel.
● Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate, effective, complete and easily understood written
communications and reports.
● Strong PC skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database software and
the ability to optimize the use of technology and systems to communicate, manage budget
and to streamline processes and increase efficiency. Familiarity with maintenance,
operation, regulatory reporting and cost estimating software.
● Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection
Equipment).
● Demonstrated commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the
Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.
● Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

● Highest level of certification required by site. If from another state, must achieve certification
within one year of appointment to Plant Manager.
● Valid Driver’s license and safe driving record.
● HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Level I and II
certification if required by site.

Work Environment: Spends 50% of time in the operations environment and 50% of time in the office environment.
May need to work outside in inclement weather conditions and drive a company vehicle to perform duties.
Occasional travel for training or meetings.
Possible Work Hazards: May be exposed to possible operations hazards including dust, fumes, toxic and caustic
chemicals, rotating machinery, high pressure, hot or cold work temperatures, slippery surfaces, water and
electrical hazards.
Physical Demands: Amount of time spent – Standing 25%, Sitting 50%, Walking 25%
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch
and enter confined spaces. May be required to use ladders or stairs. May occasionally be required to lift 50 to 60
pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust
focus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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