Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
97350 05 ST J2 C 541-RP 09/01/1994
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05/01/1977 97350


DEFINITION: This is supervisory work in the operation and maintenance of a mine drainage treatment plant.

Employees in this class supervise the activities of employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of a mine drainage treatment plant. Work involves supervising employees operating, maintaining and repairing motors, pumps, aerators, slakers, flow meters, feeders, ph sensors, filters and related equipment in mine drainage treatment plants. Employees supervise the sampling and testing of plant influent or effluent to determine the mineral content and pollutants for environmental protection. Work includes scheduling work activities, assigning work, and reviewing work for adherence to established procedures and guidelines in the operation of a mine drainage treatment plant or on an assigned shift in a multi-shift operation. Work also includes training new employees in the operation and maintenance of mine drainage treatment equipment, evaluating employee performance, resolving grievances and supervising plant activities. Work is received in the form of oral or written instructions and completed work is reviewed by a technical or administrative supervisor for effectiveness of results
and continuity of services.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Supervises employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of a mine drainage treatment plant, or supervises an assigned shift in a multi-shift operation.

Plans and organizes work, assigns work, and reviews work performance.

Prepares and signs employee performance evaluation reports.

Interviews prospective employees and recommends selection or ranks applicants in terms of preferability for employment.

Receives grievances and complaints, conducts initial investigation into causes and conditions, discusses with employee, and resolves or recommends solutions to grievances and complaints.

Receives, reviews, and approved or disapproves requests for leave.

Trains new employees in the proper operation and maintenance of mine drainage treatment and equipment.

Reads meters and records findings on daily log, and makes necessary adjustments for the continuance of plant efficiency.

Interprets results of tests and adds chemicals as required.

Supervises preventative and operational maintenance of all plant equipment by insuring they are cleaned, maintained , repaired, and adjusted.

Reviews reports submitted by subordinates and prepares reports on plant operations and continuity of services.

Maintains adequate supply of treatment materials and requisitions supplies as stocks are depleted.

Operates Commonwealth owned motorized vehicles including automobiles and light weight trucks as necessary.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the operation of a mine drainage treatment plant.

Knowledge of the methods and tools used in operating and maintaining mine drainage treatment equipment.

Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions required while working with mine drainage treatment equipment and the plant's influent and effluent.

Knowledge of the chemical techniques and equipment used in testing mine drainage treatment plant influent and effluent.

Skill in interpreting the results of chemical tests.

Ability to plan, organize, assign and review the work of subordinates.

Ability to train subordinates in the proper use and maintenance of equipment.

Ability to learn the principles and practices of supervision.

Ability to operate and maintain mine drainage treatment equipment.

Ability to use and care for the standard tools of the plumbing trade.

Ability to read and write at the GED 3 level.

Ability to read charts, graphs, meters and other measuring devices used in mine drainage treatment plants and to maintain records on such readings.

Ability to read wiring/plumbing diagrams and schematic blueprints.

Ability to perform heavy physical labor for short periods of time.

Ability to work outdoors under varying climatic conditions.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Normal color perception.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: One year of experience as a Mine Drainage Treatment Plant Operator; or one year of experience in the operation and maintenance of a mine drainage treatment plant and successful completion of a formal training program in mine drainage treatment approved by the using agency; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid automobile operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.