Plant Maintenance Foreman

Company: Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority
Job Location: Pittsburgh PA, 15238 United States
Job Overview:
Under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager, supervise, direct, support and evaluate all preventative and corrective maintenance, repair, and replacement work at the Aspinwall Treatment Plant and Highland Park Microfiltration Plant (MFP).

• Support the maintenance manager and work with front-line staff to identify, document, organize, prioritize, plan, and implement all maintenance, repair and replacement projects for the Aspinwall, and Highland Park Microfiltration Plants as well as remote stations, reservoirs and tanks, related to assets facilities, and outdoor property; assist as needed to do the same for pumping and storage facilities.
• Plan, develop, direct, coordinate, organize, and control the materials, equipment, and personnel under jurisdiction toward the effective, efficient, and economical attainment of program goals, including maximum convenience to the public and safety of employees.
• Supervise, direct, support, and evaluates work of assigned personnel; communicates with managers, consultants, and staff in strategic assessments and improvements; provides training and/or technical assistance as requested or required; and recommends and implements approved disciplinary and/or corrective action as necessary.
• Manage area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees.
• Ensure that work is performed in accordance with Authority safety rules and regulations
• Support the development of relevant job safety analysis; and supports and implements all facility security requirements.
• Maintain accurate records of time and materials used on jobs; prepares accurate reports on each job completed.
• Respond on a 24 hour a day basis to emergencies and direct assigned personnel in routine and emergency situations.
• Serve as acting maintenance manager as required.
• Perform other tasks as assigned or required. 

• Considerable knowledge of the location, operation, and maintenance of the water treatment plant and its component functions, including but not limited to demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Aspinwall Treatment Plant, and the Highland Park Microfiltration plant’s as well as remote stations, reservoirs and tanks, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system.
• Some knowledge of relevant labor agreements and personnel policies and procedures.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, outside agencies and the general public.
• Demonstrate the ability to learn quickly and continuously to optimize ability to perform the job.

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:
• High School Diploma or equivalent education.
• One (1) year of experience working on water purification or water supply; equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered. 
• Have or obtain a State Certification for Water treatment within eighteen (18) months.

• A performance or written exam may be required prior to appointment.
• 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 in the City of Pittsburgh or the adjacent thirty-six (36) surrounding communities stated below, at time of appointment and remain a permanent resident throughout employment with the PWSA: Aspinwall Borough, Mt. Lebanon Municipality, Baldwin Borough, Mt. Oliver Borough, Baldwin Township, Munhall Borough, Bellevue Borough, O'Hara Township, Brentwood Borough, Penn Hills Municipality, Carnegie Borough, Reserve Township, Castle Shannon Borough, Robinson Township, Crafton Borough, Ross Township, Dormont Borough, Rosslyn Farms Borough, Edgewood Borough, Scott Township, Etna Borough, Shaler Township, Fox Chapel Borough, Sharpsburg Borough, Greentree Borough, Swissvale Borough, Homestead Borough, Thornburg Borough, Ingram Borough, West Homestead Borough, Kennedy Township, West Mifflin Borough, McKees Rocks Borough, Whitehall Borough, Millvale Borough, Wilkinsburg Borough.  

Will directly supervise Four (4) Equipment Repair Specialists, one (1) Welder, (1) Machinist, one (1) Steamfitter, one (1) Painter, one (1) Truck Driver – Hazmat, three (3) Plumbers, four (4) Electricians, nine (9) Utility Worker I / Will receive supervision from the Maintenance Manager. 

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. Subject to remain on duty beyond normal hours or  during emergency situations or other extensive periods.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a moderate or quiet noise level in the 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 drug and alcohol testing conducted without advance notice and without individualized 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 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 or 412-225-8800.

Salary Range: $34.04/hour