Personal Protection Equipment Supervisor

Austin, TX

Posting Title

Personal Protection Equipment Supervisor

Job Requisition Number


Position Number


Job Type


Division Name

Asset Management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus five (5) years of experience in the diagnosis, maintenance, testing, and repair of complex or intricate personal protection, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electromechanical equipment including two (2) years in a supervisory or lead capacity.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Valid Class C Driver License
  • Must be able to obtain the vendor certification within eight (8) months of acceptance of position.

Notes to Applicants

Position Overview:

Austin Water’s Tech Shops team provides a diverse range of services including maintaining SCBA equipment, lite fabrication and welding, fiber optic repairs on sewer cameras, repairing Vactor truck hoses and fittings and troubleshooting onboard electronics, conducting pump and other small engine repairs during prescribed wildland burns, and servicing and repairing a variety of hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical repairs on equipment from three shop locations.

Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.

When completing a City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A resume is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.

Secondary Employment:

  • All Austin Water employees are prohibited from accepting or engaging in any secondary employment that might conflict or interfere with an employee’s duty and responsibility to the Department.
  • AW must review all secondary employment.
  • Employees are required to submit a Secondary Employment Application for review and approval upon being hired with AWU, as well as current AWU employees considering Secondary employment.

Driving Requirement:

This position requires a Valid Class C Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.


If you are selected to interview:

  • Your skill level in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel will be assessed.

If you are selected as a top candidate:

  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution and proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • If you are identified as a top candidate and are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.
  • A criminal background investigation will need to be completed.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

$28.04 – $34.34



  • Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM, with some flexibility.
  • Other hours as required to meet the needs of 24/7 utility operations.
  • No tele-work option

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Austin Water Utility



Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




Tim Louviere Service Ctr, 6301-B Harold Court, 78721

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience managing or acting in a lead role for an equipment repair facility or mechanic shop.
  • Demonstrated experience providing excellent internal and external customer service, facilitating resolution of customer issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing inventory repairs and lifespan.
  • Database experience and the ability to collect and analyze historical data, identify trends, and make equipment repair recommendations based on your analysis.
  • Experience using an electronic work order system/computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) similar to Maximo and Infor.
  • Experience with the budgeting process, including identifying needs, creating budgets and monitoring spending.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Responsible for developing and implementing strategic short- and long-range plans for equipment purchases, repairs, and replacements.
  2. Responsible for maintaining records related to field and protective equipment serviced and tested by the work group including life cycle documentation.
  3. Responsible for developing specifications for the purchase of equipment ensuring that those specifications meet operational needs of work groups. Coordinates purchase of equipment with the appropriate agent.
  4. Maintains warranty information on equipment. Ensures all required actions are met to keep warranty intact, and that equipment is repaired by manufacturer representatives when appropriate.
  5. Develops, tracks, and maintains preventative maintenance schedules in alignment with maintenance manuals for equipment assigned.
  6. Directs personnel in the daily operation of the departmental equipment repair facilities, including personal protection equipment.
  7. Assists in the development of equipment repair facilities and personal protection equipment budgets and monitors expenses.
  8. Reviews, authorizes, and tracks inventory, invoices, purchases orders, parts orders, contracts, and agreements.
  9. Manages and maintains environmental standards.
  10. Conducts routine inspections.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of equipment repair operations including, quality control methods, job standards, processing of work orders, pricing, labor hours, and equipment and materials.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws, and environmental standards.
  • Knowledge of City practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
  • Knowledge of operational function of equipment to be assembled, repaired, maintained, or tested.
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment used in performing equipment and component repairs, maintenance, and testing.
  • Knowledge of Federal guidelines (OSHA, DOT, Manufacturer Specifications) concerning protective equipment requirements
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in operating computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in testing and calibrating equipment or controls to close tolerance.
  • Skill in reading and following written specifications or procedures for assembly or repair.
  • Ability to comprehend technical manuals.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to resolve problems or situations that require exercising tact, diplomacy, and sound judgement.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair life support equipment.
  • Ability to use hand tools and standard and specialized measuring or testing equipment.
  • Ability to train employees in complex repair and maintenance procedures.

Criminal Background Investigation

This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.


Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within

the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications for the Personal Protection Equipment Supervisor position are Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus five (5) years of experience in the diagnosis, maintenance, testing, and repair of complex or intricate personal protection, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electromechanical equipment including two (2) years in a supervisory or lead capacity. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * How many years of experience do you have acting as a mechanic for small engine repair in a formal setting?
  • 0-2 yrs
  • 2-4 yrs
  • 4 or more yrs
  1. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word, Excel, and Outlook?
  • No experience
  • Basic: create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets, & emails
  • Intermediate: create/edit a variety of documents & spreadsheets; reformat document features such as color, font style and size of text, change page size/width, & filter/sort data fields
  • Advanced: create/edit complex documents & spreadsheets; integrate features such as tables, charts, mathematic formulas, hyperlinks, graphics; data/mail merge, import data from one document to another
  1. * Have you used an electronic work order management system to enter labor and materials and track work done on equipment?
  • No
  • Yes
  1. * Do you enjoy supervising and leading others, helping them be successful in their job and preparing them for future careers?
  • If I have selected those I lead
  • I find it rewarding to learn from others and share my knowledge
  • I like to share what I know with others
  • I enjoy learning from others
  1. * This position requires a criminal background check. By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful Criminal Background Investigation (CBI) to be hired.
  • I acknowledge and understand this position requires a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI).
  1. * This position requires a Valid Class C Driver License. Do you have a Valid Class C Driver License or if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a Valid Class C Driver License by your hire date?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide employee’s full name.

(Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

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