Maintenance Supervisor-OWEF
Olmstead County
 Rochester, MN
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Position Description

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience Benefits Supplemental Questions

Starting rate of pay is based on education, experience and qualifying certifications held by the applicant at time of hire and will be added to the base wage. $26.67-$42.70 is base rate of pay. Maximum certification pay is $4.75 and would be added to the base wage.

Associate's degree from an accredited college in electro-mechanical maintenance or related field and four (4) years of experience in the maintenance in a related facility as listed in the work functions with three (3) of those years working in the operation and maintenance of high pressure steam and electrical power generation systems or related experience.


A combination of education and experience equivalent to six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions.

Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Required Special Qualifications:

Minnesota Provisional Waste Combustor Certification within six (6) months of employment, per MN Statute 7011.1280 Subpart 3.B:

  • A Certified operator of a Class I, II, III, A, C, or D waste combustor shall comply with the requirements in subitem (1) or (2)

(1) Persons who possess a Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry boiler license a=of at least second class engineer, Grade B, shall:

(a) Have one year of experience operating a steam generation plant or Class I, II, III, A, C, or D waste combustor at the licensure level of at least second class engineer, Grade B, and complete at least 24 hours of training approved by the commissioner which are designed to ensure competency to operate a Class I, II, III, A, C, or D waste combustor;

(2) Person who do not meet the qualifications of subitem (1), unit (a), shall:

(a) have three years of experience operating a Class I, II, III, A, C, or D waste combustor or in power generation and complete at least 24 hours of training approved by the commissioner which are designed to ensure competency to operate a Class I, II, III, A, C, or D waste combustor.

Desirable Qualifications:

Extensive background in industrial or manufacturing maintenance

Two (2) years of supervisory experience

Possession of a valid Minnesota Class A Stationary Engineer's License

Welding certification

Possession of a valid Minnesota Maintenance Electrician's license

Background in resource recovery

Nature of Work:Under general supervision, is responsible for the supervision of maintenance staff involved in the installation, maintenance, repair and inspection of mechanical equipment and electrical systems in a refuse fired cogeneration plant.

Examples of Work:

  • Schedules, coordinates, supervises performance, and performs maintenance tasks on heavy stationary boilers, electrical generation/transmission equipment and related support and auxiliary support systems
  • Executes and implements the Maintenance Plan as directed by the Maintenance Manager and Assistant Plant Manager
  • Provides assistance in determining manpower scheduling and material requirements in accomplishing work
  • Develops and maintains departmental external training, directly provides instruction or coordinates with internal staff, Safety, Operations, or Engineering, for internal training efforts
  • Coordinates with staff and contractors in the execution of projects and plant maintenance
  • Maintains records, prepares reports and compiles correspondence related to cost and labor of work efforts
  • Oversees the use of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) by maintenance staff, as well as keeping equipment and work order data current
  • Assists in maintaining spare parts/materials inventory; requisitions parts and materials
  • Responsible for coordinating with other regional utility providers to locate subsurface systems and facilitate projects requiring excavation
  • Supervises and performs miscellaneous housekeeping in and around the work area
  • Conducts employee performance reviews of maintenance staff
  • Participates in recommending, planning, budgeting and scheduling of major repairs, modification, training and preventive maintenance items
  • Plans and oversees welding and fabrication of materials for plant equipment and auxiliary systems
  • Conducts work order and preventative maintenance backlog meetings in the absence of the Manager
  • Performs accident investigation and reporting for subordinate staff
  • Ensures the use of safe work practices for OWEF employees as well as outside contractors
  • Performs supervisory duties in the implementation of County policy, the assignment of work tasks, the direction of work production, recognition of exceptional work performance and disciplinary action of subordinate operations
  • Recommends and authorizes hiring, transfer, suspension, promotion, discharge, assignments, rewards or discipline of employees, direction of the work and adjustment of other employees' grievances on behalf of the employer
  • Carries and responds to pager on assigned weekends
  • Performs related tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Extensive knowledge of the standards, materials, and methods required for the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam equipment and controls
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the generation of steam and electric power
  • Extensive knowledge of supervisory principles
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices involved in operating and maintaining electrical power
  • generation, power generation and transmission equipment, district energy systems, chillers, absorbers, air pollution control equipment, public wells and water supply systems
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws governing pollution control compliance
  • Knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and piping codes
  • Working Knowledge of PC based computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and applications
  • Working knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and variable frequency drives (VFD) and related software
  • Skill in the use of computers and technology
  • Skilled in the use of both simple hand tools and complex machine and measurement tools
  • Ability to recognize and diagnose the faulty operation of various power plant systems and components
  • Ability to effectively supervise and direct the work of others
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate programs and organizational performance in order to assess efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ability to adjust grievances, reward and discipline subordinate staff
  • Ability to read and understand plans, sketches, diagrams, and blueprints
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a technical environment, using written and verbal instructions, and established procedures

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

In compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands:

An Equal Opportunity Employer