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Water Production Manager

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Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
18 days ago


Under the supervision of the Senior Manager, Production, responsible and accountable for daily management of all operational functions of the Aspinwall Water Treatment Plant, the Highland Park Microfiltration Plant (MFP), pump stations, and storage facilities to all assets, systems, and facilities. The incumbent supports the operations department and ensures a comprehensive, quality operations program that meets or exceeds permit requirements and process control of the treatment and distribution system.


• Provide day-to-day management for all operational assets, facilities, and systems of the Aspinwall Water Treatment Plant, the Highland Park Microfiltration Plant (MFP), pump stations, and storage facilities.
• Plan and monitor staff work assignments, and set priorities and job procedures.
• Support and monitor Key Performance Indicator (KPI) goals for designated crews.
• Ensure productivity levels meet KPI goals.
• Identify, order, schedule, and ensure the proper delivery of all water treatment chemicals.
• Manage procurement, contracting, invoicing, and payment for chemicals, equipment, machinery, and all contracted and consulting support.
• Provide training and/or technical assistance as requested or required.
• Coordinate activities with the Senior Manager, Production to ensure scheduled activities, equipment, and personnel are in place as needed. 
• Assist in the preparation of operating and capital budgets, monitoring the progress of expenses.
• Ensure that operational integrity is maintained, including regulatory compliance with the appropriate environmental, health, and safety regulations.
• Respond on a 24-hour-a-day basis to emergencies.
• Maintain operating and progress records and prepare reports. 
• Supervise, evaluate, coach, mentor, train, discipline, and motivate staff and contractors.
• Monitor work performance standards and employee code of conduct.
• Approve timecards, overtime, and benefit usage requests, ensuring accuracy.
• Performs other related tasks as assigned or required.
• Considerable knowledge of the safety hazards and precautions of the work environment. 
• Knowledge of hydraulics of treatment and conveyance systems.
• Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to water supply and treatment.
• Strong management skills (planning, organizing, analysis, problem-solving, teamworking, employee development), ensuring proper operations integrity (quality, environment, reliability, health, safety, security, etc.) 
• Considerable knowledge of the operation of the water treatment plants, pumping stations, storage facilities, and their component functions, including but not limited to an understanding of the treatment process, SCADA system, and other related functions and systems.
• Knowledge of procurement procedures, budget requirements, and the principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
• Some knowledge and experience with data collection, organization, analysis, and integrating data.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.
• Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
• Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all departments, associates, outside agencies and the general public.
• Work independently, use time wisely, and complete assignments in a timely manner as well as take both verbal and written directions.
• Skilled in a variety of technology and media platforms with proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
The following requirements list the minimum education/training/experience required to qualify for this job. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.
• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university.
• Five (5) years of water of treatment plant experience, with 2 years of plant supervision or management experience.
• Pennsylvania Class A Water Plant Operators Certificate; or obtain within 6 months after hire date.
• PADEP Pennsylvania Water Treatment Certificate Class A, E with the following sub-classes 1,6,7,8,10,12, and 13 is preferred.
• Applicant must present an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination at the time of application or prior to commencement of work (subject to applicable law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 reasonable accommodation requirements). 
• Applicant must present a current, valid Class C (Class 1) Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of application or prior to appointment.  A valid driver’s license must be maintained throughout employment. 
• Applicant must have permanent residency within one of the following Pennsylvania counties at the time of appointment and remain a resident within one of the noted counties throughout employment with the PWSA: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Indiana, Washington, or Westmoreland.  
Will directly supervise Plant Operators and Stationary Engineers / Will receive supervision directly from the Senior Manager, Production. 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and see, talk and hear. 
• The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. 
• The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and depth perception. 
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a moderate or quiet noise level in the office work environment. 
• The employee will frequently travel to different sites to perform duties. May perform work outdoors under extreme weather. 
• The employee may be exposed to confined, high spaces, like erect scaffolding; loud conditions with vibrations, traffic, mechanical, chemical, fire, and explosive risks; and odors, dusts, fumes, mists, poor ventilation, and gases which may require a respirator. 
• Availability to work all three shifts, as well as weekends, and holidays. Subject to remain on duty beyond normal hours and/or recalled during emergency situations or other extensive periods.
Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) physical examination performed by the Authority's examining physician.
Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) drug screening. Continued employment may be subject to randomized drug and alcohol testing conducted without advance notice and for reasonable suspicion.
• Ability to successfully pass a thorough investigation consisting of a criminal history check, verification of prior employment and performance, reference, and credentials checks, and in some cases credit history.
• Applicants are subject to a System for Award Management (SAM) or any successor system search as maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure compliance with federal procurement and non-procurement programs.
Applications: You may be considered for other available positions based on the qualifications provided on your employment application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Human Resources Department at:
PWSA Human Resources Department
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
An Equal Opportunity Employer: The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on any legally protected statuses, including, but not limited to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, or veteran status. PWSA is committed to providing candidates with reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities during our recruiting process; if you need assistance, please contact us at hr@pgh2o.com or 412-255-8800.
Position: Water Production Manager
Location: 463 Reservoir Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Division: Water Treatment Plant
Salary: $75,000-$95,000
FLSA: Exempt

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66742171
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)
  • Position Title: Water Production Manager
  • Job Function: Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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