Metropolitan Council

Assistant Maintenance Manager - Planning...

Metro Plant - 2400 Childs Rd., St. Paul MN 55106, Minnesota
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Nov 04, 2011
Sep 23, 2014
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
RECRUITMENT TYPE:  This position is open to internal and external applicants.  This pool will be used to hire up to three (3) positions.  This is a re-post.
Hiring Salary Range:  $65,936 - $80,000
Full MANA Grade I Salary Range:  $65,936 - $98,400

WHO WE ARE:  Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) utilizes state of the art technology to provide wastewater treatment services to over 100 communities in the seven county metro area.  We operate seven wastewater treatment plants and 62 lift stations that pump or "lift" sewage uphill and convey the sewage to the treatment plants.  Currently the Metro Plant's Maintenance Department is in the process of filling the Assistant Business Unit Manager, Planning and Scheduling of Mechanical Maintenance.

THE HARD-WORKING INDIVIDUAL WE NEED FOR OUR TEAM WILL BE:  responsible for managing the planning, scheduling , and prioritization of maintenance and repair activities for MCES treatment plant facilities.  He/she will assist with day-to-day supervision of maintenance staff and also assist in development and capital planning.

WE OFFER:  great benefits, continuous on the job training, a team environment, secure and stable work, and advancement opportunities.

Example Duties
    Prepares job plans and scopes for maintenance projects and activities. Identifies key tasks, procedures, materials and safety measures critical to completion of these projects and activities.  Schedules preventive and corrective maintenance activities. Identifies maintenance, repair, modification or replacement needs.  Establishes and maintains a schedule of maintenance staff members to ensure availability of personnel to handle work orders.  Plans for outside contracted maintenance projects and activities that need to be contracted; selects contractors appropriate to the job required; supervises the work of contract personnel attending to assigned projects.  Prepares purchase requisitions, requests for quotations, sole source documents and contract initiation memos to support maintenance projects and activities; serves as Project Manager for assigned projects.  Facilitates planning meetings to discuss the upgrading and/or replacement of mechanical and electrical systems and equipment and establish work priorities and scheduling requirements.  Maintains necessary department records, files, plans, logs, computer programs and general office and tenant communication.  Improve workforce productivity and work quality by eliminating in advance potential delays and obstacles through proper planning.  Acts as principal contact and liaison between Maintenance, Operations and other departments served by Maintenance.  Directs the work assignments and schedules for 50 mechanical employees; and participates in or effectively recommends staffing actions such as hiring, transfer, advancement, work assignments, and discipline.


Mechanical - 2 year vocational certification in Mechanics or related field.*

Five (5) years of related experience, preferably in mechanical heavy industrial, of which two (2) years must be in a lead or supervisory role and two (2) years of planning, scheduling, and/or work estimation experience.

Equivalency:  Five (5) years of well-rounded work experience preforming heavy industrial equipment repair (servicing, maintaining, and installing pumps, compressors, generators, turbines, conveyor systems, mechanical drives, hydraulic systems, etc. and machining, fabrication, and welding experience) can be applied in lieu of the 2 year vocational certification.  This will be in addition to the five (5) years of related experience, preferably in mechanical heavy industrial, of which two (2) years must be in a lead or supervisory role and two (2) years of planning, scheduling, and/or work estimation experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
    Mechanical aptitude and knowledge of mechanical concepts. Knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations.  Intermediate skills for Microsoft Word and Excel, internet, electronic calendar and CMMIS.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical drawings and procedures, and government regulations.   Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of customers or clients.   Knowledge of Predictive Maintenance (PDM) such as Infrared, Vibration Analysis, Oil & Lubrication Analysis. Requires the skill and persuasion in dealings with others both inside and outside of the department.

    Interactions with others generally require influencing, instructing and negotiating with individuals to gain their understanding, cooperation and action. Interactions may involve efforts to persuade and negotiate with other representatives or officials outside of the organization, but does not have the authority to act on behalf of the organization in matters where there are legitimate differences of opinion.

Supplemental Information
Union: MANA Grade I
FLSA Status: Exempt
Safety Sensitive:  Yes, may be subjected to random drug tests.

Work Environment: Position works in an office environment and industrial plant. Ability to work non-standard hours, be required to change scheduled days off and assignments on short notice. Some travel to other facilities is required. Up to one third of the time this position works near moving parts or equipment, exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions and moderate noise.

Physical Requirements: Regularly required to sit for long periods, stand/walk occasionally, speak, hear normal conversation and telephone ring tones, operate a computer and other office equipment, must have adequate close vision for reading and computer work.

Selection Process:  Applications will be referred to the hiring manager for review and possible interview based upon the results of an Education and Experience Rating (review of application materials and answers to supplemental questions).  Finalist(s) for the position will be required to take a PDI (Personnel Decisions International) leadership competency assessment.

Contingent Offers:  Offers are conditioned upon a review and verification of education and employment through a background check, as well as passing a pre-employment drug screen and the PDI Assessment. 

Metropolitan Council employees who are applying for positions which are safety sensitive, supervisory/managerial, located in Finance, Information Services (IS), Human Resources are required to pass a criminal background check. 

If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify human resources at 612/349-7558.

Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities

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