Maintenance Supervisor

  • Delta Diablo
  • Antioch, California
  • Apr 16, 2018
Full Time Building Maintenance Grounds and Landscaping Services Sanitation and Solid Waste Water and Wastewater Treatment Supervisory
  • Salary: $9,516.52 Monthly
  • Salary Top: $11,884.84
  • Phone: 9257561900
  • Apply By: May 04, 2018


Delta Diablo has a career opportunity in the position of Maintenance Supervisor, a first-level supervisor responsible for overseeing and directing the day-to-day work activities of staff engaged in the maintenance and repair of the District’s recycled water and wastewater resource recovery treatment plant, pump stations, equipment, tools, vehicles, buildings and grounds. The supervisor also performs administrative and supervisory duties such as training and evaluating lower level maintenance, electrical/ instrumentation and warehouse personnel, scheduling work assignments, and maintaining appropriate records and logs in conformance with applicable statutes, regulations, policies, procedures and technical standards.  

The Maintenance Supervisor works closely with the Maintenance Manager to develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards to align with the District’s core values of integrity, trust and teamwork and further the vision and strategic goals of operational excellence. The supervisor must have the ability to build strong collaborations across departmental work groups and teams and work to engage diverse groups of staff in a collaborative work atmosphere that fosters open communication, trust and mutual respect. The Maintenance Supervisor provides consultation and technical expertise to District management and staff on maintenance and repair and resource recovery-related matters.

Job Description

Section Supervision:  Coordinate and direct the daily work for the operations, setting priorities and time limits for employees. Establish work and safety rules for the daily operations.  Develop operation work schedules, approve or disapprove employee leave requests and payroll records;  Participates in recruitment and hiring process of new employees; coordinate and schedule orientation and training sessions. Facilitate the training of employees on new or updated work methods and requirements. Regularly monitor and evaluate employee work progress; take appropriate steps to address and correct unsatisfactory job performance and/or behavior; make recommendations for disciplinary or termination actions and complete necessary documentation related to the recommendation. Formally evaluate employee performance and make recommendations for salary adjustments and formal commendations.  Investigates policies, procedures and practices related to grievances of employees and resolves or responds accordingly.  Personally performs work of subordinates during short periods of staffing shortages or as needed to maintain work flow.

Work Scheduling and Quality Control:  Establish and implement maintenance and repair schedules for preventive and corrective maintenance of water and wastewater system equipment, structures, machinery, and related buildings and grounds; heavy equipment, trucks and vehicles and hand and power equipment and tools used in maintenance and repair activities. Review maintenance schedules and determine needed adjustments; review accuracy of equipment and facility records, inspect equipment, facilities and grounds. Prepare information and data for equipment purchases and maintenance projects involving the application of multiple technical, safety or regulatory requirements.  Direct and monitor the maintenance of warehoused inventories of warehoused parts, materials and supplies.

Section Operations:  Develop and implement operating policies, procedures, schedules, forms and controls for use in requesting maintenance and repair services for system, heavy equipment, tools, vehicles facilities, buildings and ground; maintain work scheduling and work order production systems; maintain warehoused inventories of maintenance and repair parts, supplies and materials; maintain equipment data, documents and records; and routine servicing of vehicles and equipment in conformance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and industry methods and control practices.  Coordinate installation and monitor implementation of new or upgraded computerized operations and service systems.  Prepare periodic and annual reports; provide for retention of appropriate records.  Coordinate operations with other agencies.  Serve as liaison between the District and external agencies on matters involving water distribution services maintenance and repair programs.

Technical Support:  Provide reports, information and advice on statutory and regulatory requirements, technical standards and probable operational impacts of contemplated staffing, operational systems and equipment, or other policy changes relating to maintenance and repair programs.  Provide technical information and advice to departments on water and wastewater service and operations subjects.  Prepare time and cost estimates for budget preparation.  Participate in multi-discipline team evaluations of plant process control and improvement needs.

Other Assigned Duties

General Operations:  Participate in the general administrative operations of the department and the District.  Assume responsibility for covering a part of the work assignments of other supervisors or managers during short absences.  Respond to inquiries and requests from the public, customers, and outside organizations.  Participate in teams engaged with process and customer service improvements, cross-training, and team performance evaluations.  Participate in District related civic events, and activities of community and technical organizations; attend meetings and makes presentations.  Participate in District committees and staff functions.  Perform other assigned work which is consistent with the responsibilities assigned to the classification and necessary to the operations of the department and the District.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with demonstrated leadership skills that embodies a mentoring and coaching style of supervising and developing staff. The ideal candidate will also have working knowledge and experience to evaluate and handle the most complex maintenance and repair problems that may arise within the recycled water, wastewater resource recovery, and conveyance systems, and would be expected to respond or report to duty in emergency situations, which may occur after hours, on weekends and/or holidays. The ideal candidate will also have experience working with staff in operations, collections, electrical/instrumentation, engineering, laboratory, warehouse and purchasing, business services, and management.

The position requires a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in heavy mechanical equipment maintenance and repair work with at least two of those years involving hydraulic mechanical components of a facility of comparable size and complexity as that of Delta Diablo. The position also requires a High School Diploma or equivalent supplemented by coursework related to supervisory and leadership principles, managing people/building teams, and communications skills. A valid California Class B driver’s license is required at the time of hire or must be obtained within six (6) months of appointment.

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Additional Information

Delta Diablo

Delta Diablo (formerly Delta Diablo Sanitation District) is an innovative California special district that provides wastewater resource recovery services for over 205,000 customers in the cities of Antioch and Pittsburg, and the unincorporated community of Bay Point. These services include secondary treatment of wastewater; production and distribution of recycled water; pollution prevention activities; beneficial use of biosolids as a soil amendment at land application sites; street sweeping; and household hazardous waste collection. Delta Diablo owns and operates a water resource recovery facility (WRRF) that provides secondary treatment for an average wastewater flow of 12 million gallons per day (MGD) and tertiary treatment for approximately 6 MGD to produce recycled water for use at two local power plants, golf courses, and schools.

 In addition to meeting its core mission of protecting public health and the environment, exemplified by 14 years without a violation of its WRRF discharge permit, Delta Diablo has established a vision of becoming a national leader in wastewater resource recovery by embracing innovative technologies, pursuing leading-edge initiatives that add value to ratepayers while benefitting the environment, challenging traditional approaches, and fostering a strong organizational commitment to its core values of Integrity, Teamwork, and Trust.

The Organization

Delta Diablo is governed by a three-member Board of Directors that includes the Mayor of Pittsburg, the Mayor of Antioch, and the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors member representing the Bay Point community. Under the Board’s guidance, Delta Diablo has established a Strategic Business Plan that includes goals in five key areas—Financial Sustainability, Leadership, Operational Excellence, Workplace Innovation, and Stakeholder Engagement—as well as specific objectives for each year to continue progress toward meeting these goals.

Delta Diablo has a dedicated staff of 80 employees who are committed to ensuring the continuous operation of the system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

The Selection Process

Delta Diablo seeks to attract and hire individuals who possess a commitment to integrity, open communication and customer service. The candidate selected for this position will be a self-starter who can also work collaboratively as part of a team dedicated to safeguarding public health and protecting the environment of the community we serve.

This position is represented by the Professional and Technical (P&T) Representation Unit/ Public Employees Union, Local One and shall be filled following relevant provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding with the District and appropriate Delta Diablo procedures.     

Applicants interested in this position are encouraged to must submit a completed Delta Diablo Employment Application no later than the final filing date above (postmarks and faxes are not accepted). All material should be submitted on-line at (preferred) or can be submitted in-person or by U.S. Mail to the District’s POC Receptionist Desk:

Delta Diablo, 2500 Pittsburg Antioch Highway, Antioch, CA 94509, ATTN: Human Resources

Incomplete applications will not be considered. A resume may be included but does not substitute for a completed application form.

Following the close of the recruitment, a screening committee will evaluate the qualifications of each candidate who has met the minimum requirements for this position. Applicants meeting minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the examination. Those candidates whose application indicates their experience and education are best suited to meet the current needs of the District will be invited to participate in the examination and/or interview process.   The decision of the screening committee is final. Applicants may be invited to participate in an examination process that may involve a written test, a skills performance test, and a qualifying oral interview.  All applicants shall receive written notification regarding the results of the review process. NOTE: The information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

All final candidates for employment with the District are subject to a criminal background and reference check. Successful candidates not currently employed in a regular status by the District must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen to be considered for employment.

For more information about the Maintenance Supervisor position and the District, visit our website at The information contained herein does not constitute either or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.