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Supervisor - Filter Plant

Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35217

Company: Birmingham Water Works

Job Information


Job Title:  Maintenance Supervisor                                                      Dept: Water – Putnam Filter Plant

Reporting Relationship:  Plant Superintendent                                      Exempt Status: Exempt

Grade:  40

Salary: $31.29 ($65,083.20) - $44.57 ($92,705.60)

Shift: M-F, 7am - 3pm

General Responsibilities

Responsible for the preventative maintenance of plants and each plant’s residual handling facility. Works with Maintenance Crew Leader to insure plant reliability.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Responsible for preventative maintenance and minor repairs of high service pumps, chemical feed systems as well as general plant maintenance and repair.
  1. Train employees in the proper handling of chlorine and the use of self contained breathing apparatus (S.C.B.A) 


  1. Order maintenance and repair kits and parts for all aspects of the plant.
  1. Schedule calibration of all turbidity units from different manufacturers and models.  Responsible for scheduling maintenance of chemical feed systems.  Schedule preventative maintenance and lubrication of treatment equipment (mixers, pumps, clarifiers, alum feeders, and flocculators); schedule clarifier basin maintenance and tube settler module cleaning. Responsible for all level indicators (alum tanks, clear wells, recycle backwash station, clarifier overflow station and the flume level transmitters).

5. Coordinate repair of equipment or shutdowns for construction purposes as to not interfere with plant operations.

  1. Responsible for the proper operation of the filter backwashing system including all valves     and actuators. 

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 7. Organize and schedule all necessary plant painting operations.

8.  Work closely with SCADA, E&M Shop and vendors to troubleshoot problems and add new equipment. 

9. Evaluate and train new employees to perform specific job task.

10. On call 24 hours,

11. Must be able to successfully pass a respiratory facial protective fit test for the handling of chemicals (this may include no facial hair for the protective fit test to be effective).

12. Perform other duties as assigned.


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Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, or combination of education and experience. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registration:

Grade IV Water Certification

ADEM Certification

Backflow Certification

CL2 Certification





Six years of extensive knowledge of Water Purification Plant operations.  Maintenance experience required. Basic knowledge of electricity, computer and instrument functions required. Some maintenance experience required. Two years’ experience as a supervisor preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills, leadership skills and oral and written communication skills.


1-10 Employees Directly

Physical Demands

Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time

Reaching by extending hand(s) or arms(s) in any direction

Finger dexterity required, manipulating objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard

Lift up to 50 lbs

Communication skills using the spoken word

Ability to see within normal parameters

Ability to hear within normal parameters

Ability to move about

Work Enviroment

Loud noise, heavy machinery; indoors and outdoors, exposed to extreme hot/cold weather conditions and hazardous chemicals.


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham