Senior Manager, Maintenance

900 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA Req #140
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Water Production, responsible and accountable for the overall management of the SCADA, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance programs, which provides maintenance and repair on equipment at Aspinwall Water Treatment Plant, the Highland Park Microfiltration Plant (MFP), pump stations and storage facilities, and to all assets, systems, and facilities. The incumbent supports the Operations Department in the design, fabrication, maintenance, replacement, and repairs to components of plant structures, equipment, and grounds for utility facilities. 
• Develop and implement overall preventive and predictive maintenance programs. 
• Develop working standard operating procedures and workflow charts to demonstrate and support understanding of the SCADA system and maintenance programs. 
• Manage and organize maintenance activities and programs establishing plans for corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance for all processes and equipment.
• Serves as the point of contact regarding all maintenance programs at the Water Treatment Plant including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and SCADA projects.
• Monitor maintenance contracts and review and approve contractor invoices.
• Ensure connectivity through the SCADA networks at the treatment plant and sub locations, including but not limited to the pumping stations. 
• Maintain or upgrade all relevant license agreements needed to operate SCADA system. 
• Manage the security assets connected to the SCADA system and install SCADA and instrumentation at field sites as needed.
• Design and develop reports within the SCADA system for the operators. 
• Review and approve all drawings with the engineering department for all SCADA-related projects, including new construction. 
• Ensure that workers complete projects or work orders/assignments in a thorough and responsible manner.
• Prepare maintenance budget, monitor expenditures, and supervise the receipt and issuance of tools, equipment, materials, and supplies.
• Prepare project cost estimates, maintain operating and progress records, and prepare reports.
• Ensure the safety of all operations; Conduct safety meetings, inspections and provide documentation related to all safety issues.
• Develop and implement industry best practices for proactive maintenance and equipment reliability.  
• Supervise, evaluate, coach, mentor, train, discipline and motivate staff and contractors.
• Approve timecards, overtime and benefit usage requests, ensuring accuracy
• Performs other related tasks as assigned or required.
• Extensive knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). 
• Knowledge of process instrumentation, including flow and analytical instruments. 
• Knowledge of wiring schematics and field instrument wiring. 
• Understanding and working knowledge of Rockwell Software, PLC and HMI equipment.
• Strong ability to develop cost estimates and projections for capital improvement needs.
• Knowledge of engineering principles and practices applied to the water industry.
• Strong ability to use appropriate computer applications: word processing, spreadsheets, graphic presentations, etc.
• Knowledge of procurement procedures, budget requirements, and principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
• Knowledge of OSHA standards for general industry as well as water treatment/supply.
• Ability to demonstrate, by example, the importance and value of: constant striving to self-improve, taking on challenges, contributing ideas to advance improvements, providing solutions to problems, and treating all professional associates with the utmost diplomacy, civility and professional courtesy.
• Ability to establish, by example of behavior, the highest level of personal accountability and integrity; being open and transparent about all relevant job-related activities.
• Ability to communicate effectively through an effective combination of timing, tools, clarity, simplicity and content; being forthright and honest to create trust and respect.
• Ability to effectively establish, support and participate in a culture of teamwork; ensuring that your team shares the Authority's vision; encouraging cooperation and collaboration.
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.
• Eight (8) years of water plant operations and/or maintenance experience including calibration and test equipment, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of electrical and process control equipment. 
• Three (3) years supervisory/leadership experience. Work with SCADA preferred.
• 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 Maintenance Manager and SCADA Technician / Will receive supervision directly from the Deputy Director of Water 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 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 outdoor weather (sometimes extreme) and a moderate or quiet noise level in the office work environment. 
• 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 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 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 412-255-8800.
Position: Senior Manager, Maintenance
Division: Water Treatment Plant
Salary: $115,000-$125,000
FLSA: Exempt 
Application Deadline: Until Filled
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  • 900 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA