Profession water treatment plant manager

Water treatment plant managers supervise water treatment, storage and distribution in a water plant. They ensure the plant's operations are compliant with regulation, and supervise staff. They also implement new policies, and oversee equipment maintenance.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

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Knowledge

  • Water policies

    Have a solid understanding of policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations concerning water.

Skills

  • Ensure proper water storage

    Ensure that correct procedures are followed and the required equipment is present and functional for the storage of water prior to treatment or distribution.

  • Manage supplies

    Monitor and control the flow of supplies that includes the purchase, storage and movement of the required quality of raw materials, and also work-in-progress inventory. Manage supply chain activities and synchronise supply with demand of production and customer.

  • Strive for company growth

    Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.

  • Create manufacturing guidelines

    Draft procedures and guidelines to ensure that government and industry regulations are met by manufacturers in both international and domestic markets.

  • Ensure equipment maintenance

    Ensure that the equipment required for operations is regularly checked for faults, that routine maintenance tasks are performed, and that repairs are scheduled and performed in the case of damage or flaws.

  • Negotiate supplier arrangements

    Reach an agreement with the supplier upon technical, quantity, quality, price, conditions, storage, packaging, send-back and other requirements related to the purchasing and delivering process.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Define manufacturing quality criteria

    Define and describe the criteria by which data quality is measured for manufacturing purposes, such as international standards and manufacturing regulations.

  • Develop manufacturing policies

    Develop policies and procedures applied in a manufactury such as employment policies or safety procedures.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Plan health and safety procedures

    Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Manage water quality testing

    Direct the procedures surrounding the testing and quality analysis of water and subsequent purification procedures by managing operations from collection of samples to laboratory testing, managing staff, and ensuring compliance with legislation.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Manage water distribution procedures

    Ensure the supply systems are maintained and the operations occur efficiently and compliant with regulations, in order to ensure proper distribution and supply of water from the facility.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Report on production results

    Report on production to the hierarchy. Mention a specified set of parameters, such as amount produced and timing, and any issues or unexpected occurrences.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

Optional knowledge and skills

hire new personnel use personal protection equipment supervise waste disposal supervise waste water treatments coordinate environmental efforts set management priorities in pipeline networks environmental legislation maintain water treatment equipment monitor automated machines develop water purification methods prepare timelines for pipeline development projects supervise laboratory operations train employees measure water quality parameters water chemistry analysis inform on water supply water reuse monitor legislation developments liaise with local authorities ensure compliance with environmental legislation ensure regulatory compliance in pipeline infrastructures develop water supply schedule recruit employees manage water treatment