Operation Supervisor at SJW Corp in San Jose, California

Posted in Other 17 days ago.

Job Description:


Job Title 

     Operation Supervisor 


Requisition ID  


Type of Employment   

     Regular Full-Time Employee


Job Openings


Compensation Range   

     98900.00 - 178100.00


Compensation Type

     Annual Salary

Founded in 1866, San Jose Water Company is an investor owned water company headquartered in Silicon Valley. With a service area of 140 square miles, it is one of the largest and most technically sophisticated urban water system in the United States. We serve over 1 million people with high quality, life sustaining water, with an emphasis on exceptional customer service.

We are actively seeking talented, driven and highly-productive applicants for the position of Operation Supervisor to join our dynamic team. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment along with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.  

Position Summary 

Under the supervision of the Manager of Operations, the Operations Supervisor directly supervises and has responsibility for the day-to-day activities of Systems Operators, Maintenance Crews, and Electrical Technicians performing a wide variety of water production, storage treatment, and distribution functions at a number of facilities; and performs other related work and analysis as required. 

Specific Responsibilities 

Plans, organizes, supervises, and evaluates the operation of a water distribution system on a 24-hour, 7-day basis.  

Uses supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software to efficiently manage the operation of plant equipment, maintain system water quality, and minimize customer outages and impacts.  

Observes and documents compliance with health and safety protocols. Provides training, resources, and materials as needed.    

Develops and reviews standard operating procedures in the areas of general administration, distribution system operation, preventative maintenance, plant equipment, chemical systems, and electrical/control systems.    

Periodically inspects equipment and facilities to ensure compliance with regulatory, maintenance, and organizational standards. Reports on observed deficiencies and takes prompt corrective action.  

Directs projects and programs to improve plant equipment, system water quality, customer service, and business continuity.   

Directly or indirectly supervises various water quality procedures including flushing, boosting, and sampling.  

Works with outside contractors and uses internal resources to accomplish tasks.  

Collaborates effectively with other workgroups throughout the organization. Provides support for Planning, Engineering, and Construction on large capital improvement projects.  

Reviews reports, records, and design drawings for accuracy and seeks opportunities for continuous improvement.   

Prepares daily and monthly reports, budgeting forms, and other written assignments. Performs data analysis and general administrative duties.  

Conducts hiring interviews, observes staff performance, and prepares written performance reviews.    

Interacts with customers and responds to inquiries regarding water service, system operation, and water quality. Takes corrective actions to resolve deficiencies and provides excellent customer service.  

Evaluates current practices related to distribution system operation and water quality and makes improvements to increase levels of service.    

Coordinates directly or indirectly with local city, state, and federal agencies to meet regulations and maintain compliance.   

Utilizes new technologies to improve workflows and/or resolve problems.  

Completes department-oriented goals and objectives annually.      

Performs other related duties as required. 

Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities 

Supervisory principles and practices. 

Safety practices in the operation of pumping, production, and storage facilities. 

Principles, practices, methods, equipment, tools, and materials involved in the operation and maintenance of potable water treatment systems and associated transmission and distribution facilities. 

Water quality samplings processes and procedures. 

Planning and scheduling construction and maintenance activities of electrical, mechanical, and water pipeline infrastructure. 

Experience using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software. 

Ability to interpret plant, piping, distribution, and engineering drawings. 

Resourcefulness, initiative, and independent judgement, particularly during emergencies. 

Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet varied and changing operational needs.  

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and staff. 

Effective verbal and written communication.  

Ability to utilize spreadsheet and word processing software to conduct detailed analysis and reporting.   

Required Education and Experience 

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent course work in electrical/civil/mechanical engineering, chemistry, environmental science, or a related field is preferred. 

Additional experience is desirable as either (1) an operator in responsible charge of a water filtration plant of distribution system operations, or (2) an engineer or other professional with responsible charge over water treatment and distribution activities. 

Possession of a SWRCB Water Distribution Operator Grade D3 certification is preferred, and candidate must make satisfactory progress toward possession of Grade D5 after appointment to this position. 

State Water Resources Control Board Grade T2 is desirable.  

At least 2 years of supervisory experience is desirable. 

Other Requirements 

Possession of a valid California driver's license with a satisfactory driving record. 

Willingness to be on-call for emergencies after normal business hours. 

EEO Statement

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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