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Suez-Na Assistant Maintenance Manager in Wantagh, New York

WE'RE LOOKING FORAssistant Maintenance Manager

Employment typeRegular / Permanent


Wantagh, NEW YORK

United States

Reference Numberreq21808

Who we are?With 90,000 people on five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances.

SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 6,700 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; and rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers. The company is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.

Who are we looking for?


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field is required or a combination of education and experience to meet the necessary skill level of the position.

  • Valid NY driver’s license is required and must meet risk management guidelines.

Work Experience Needed:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years managerial work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified above.

  • An extensive background in the maintenance of equipment similar to the equipment found within the treatment facilities

  • Proficient in personnel management and report writing.

  • Experience with automated purchasing, maintenance systems, and project contract administration in the water/wastewater utilities industry is preferred.

Special Skills/Ability Needed:

  • Familiarity and adherence to all environmental and safety compliance regulations.

  • Strong working knowledge in the use of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), including experience in planning and scheduling work orders, tracking work orders status, tracking material and labor, and backlog management.

  • Excellent proficiency in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple, simultaneous, complex tasks and projects, and perform under pressure and deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively to foster a cooperative work environment with a wide range of constituencies including client, internal customers, the public, employees, etc.

  • Ability to employ and interpret customer feedback instruments and resolve customer complaints and concerns.

  • Must have employee development and performance management skills.

  • Advanced verbal and written communications skills, and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.

  • Excellent knowledge of electrical, mechanical, instrumentation management principles methods and repair techniques.

  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, drawings, and blueprints.

  • Skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policies, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures.

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to develop, implement, and enforce safety programs and protocols.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the design and implementation of equipment preventive and predictive maintenance programs.

  • Ability to coordinate and/or supervise facility repair contractors and successfully integrate contract staff with in-house workforce.

  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex issues and develop creative, responsive solutions.

What will you be doing?Summary:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Manager, the incumbent will assist in managing the day to day work maintenance and asset management activities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance of mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation equipment.

  • Lead and direct the integrated maintenance and repair operations for the facilities and equipment for the Nassau County Sewer System (Bay Park STP, Cedar Creek WPCP, 58 Sewer Lift Stations).

  • Ensure the timely, accurate and cost effective delivery of maintenance services including: planned system overhauls, and renewal, replacement, and on-demand corrective repair services.

  • Serve as project manager for Capital Maintenance Events.

  • Provide input into the design and implementation of equipment repair and replacement solutions using the services of technical company personnel, outside consultants, and contractors.


  • Accountable for monitoring and managing established departmental Key Performance Indicators.

  • Assist in managing Maintenance staff including Supervisors and direct labor personnel.

  • Supervise/delegate/oversee maintenance teams and direct reports.

  • Manage, implement, and lead improvement projects related to maintenance management, asset management, equipment reliability, and training in pursuit of best in class utility services.

  • Assist in improving the reliability of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and automation equipment including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.

  • Assist in the redesign and installation of mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation equipment and processes to improve efficiency, operability, and maintainability.

  • Assist Project Management with inventory/cost controls, as well as SUEZ financial and budgeting requirements.

  • Assist Project Management with all efforts related to Contract Compliance.

  • Assist Project Management to develop a culture of focus and engagement at the project to achieve EH&S excellence.

Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Work with other plant departments, Engineering, and Contractors to coordinate projects.

  • Provide leadership and direction to crews and monitor all facets of equipment maintenance.

  • Direct performance of in-house workforce; responsible for performance management and ensuring adherence to Company and industry standards and compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations, and guidelines.

  • Administer and develop service contracts to ensure compliance with job specifications and adherence to unit cost agreements.

  • Oversee staff training and recruitment to ensure that the workforce is capable of operating and maintaining the building support systems and state-of-the-art wastewater treatment processes.

  • Monitor annual operating budgets and provide fiscal direction to the department.

  • Interact with project administrators, managers, and other customers; advise and counsel customers on products and services to enhance operating performance and customer satisfaction.

  • Direct the implementation of shop-specific safety training programs and assure workforce compliance with OSHA/NY OSHA job safety requirements.

  • Direct a comprehensive system-wide facilities preventative and predictive maintenance program.

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that support the pursuit of department strategic goals and objectives that are consistent with overall policies and ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.

  • Ensure development and implementation of comprehensive overhaul programs for key treatment process equipment to minimize downtime and optimize potential for completion of maintenance activities during unplanned outages.

  • Ensure that the CMMS functions effectively and provide work order processing, planning, and scheduling, spare parts/inventory management, monitoring and reporting for key performance indicators such as mean time between failure, equipment availability, workforce utilization, cost, turnaround time, backlog level, and aging to support the predictive, preventative, and on-demand repair programs.

  • Establish and direct annual maintenance programs, including off-season testing/overhaul of HVAC systems and associated control systems, as well as seasonal start-up and shutdown.

  • Conduct maintainability reviews of new construction design documents ensuring compliance with published standards; ensure reasonable repair and overall access to building and mechanical systems.

  • Continuously survey and assess internal customer satisfaction with on-demand facility repair services; identify shortcomings in responsiveness, quality of repairs, and customer communications; take prompt, positive action to maintain high levels of customer service.

  • Facilitate the analysis of trends in large-scale maintenance and renewal programs; translate negative trends to annual renewal and capital proposals.

  • Manage personnel to operate all Sewer Lift Stations throughout the Sewer System.

  • Participate in the “Emergency On Call” rotation.

  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Physical Demands. 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 talk and/or hear. The job requires average physical effort including handling of average-weight objects up to 50 pounds. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk, climb stairs or ladders; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to distinguish color, close vision, and distance vision.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.