Under the direction of the Utility Services Manager, the Operations Supervisor is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations activities of Elkhart's three water treatment facilities, 20 MGD wastewater treatment facility and CBU affiliated Operations Team. This position holds a high level of technical difficulty, requiring a broad knowledge background in water and wastewater treatment process design, monitoring and control and leadership skills.
Coordinate with analytical laboratory staff for sampling protocols and monitoring in both the water and wastewater sampling programs.
Coordinate with Maintenance Supervisor on corrective and preventive maintenance work order activities that interface with operational activities.
Provide direction of day-to-day operational process control strategies, including iron and manganese removals, disinfection, activated sludge, anaerobic digestion and biosolids processing.
Coordinate activities associated with the formal and timely reporting of operational control data ensure compliance with all permitted activities.
Prioritize projects involving the replacement equipment, adding new equipment and identifying new technologies to enhance plant performance.
Develop and monitor operations budgets and trend expenditures.
Coordinate emergency operational activities such as provide guidance for emergency call-ins, assuring complete and comprehensive communications procedures and follow-up with proper documentation.
Develop technical specifications for bidding contracts for water and wastewater construction, equipment purchase and installation, service, supplies and chemicals.
Identify and qualify potential vendors for supplying chemicals, equipment or services for the Utility.
Identify and qualify potential candidates to join the Operations Team as positions become available.
Coordinate and lead weekly Operations and Maintenance Team meetings.
Perform other related duties as required, including cooperative joint efforts with other divisions or departments.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent and Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, General Science, Biology or Chemistry required.
Minimum of three years’ experience in the operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Hold or obtain a WT3 Water and Class IV Wastewater Certification as required by the Employer.
Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment technologies, including theory, major equipment components, process control, analytical methods and instrumentation.
Word processing, spreadsheets, database management systems and other specialized applications such as GIS.
Strong leadership and communication skills, both oral and written.
Provide guidance and direction to Operations Team Members to enhance professional development on personal level and as a Team.
Ability to communicate effectively, use courtesy, tact, diplomacy and persuasiveness when coordinating with and training Team Members.
Must have knowledge and ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be available for after hour emergencies and consulting with off hour Operations Team Members.
About City of Elkhart Public Works & Utilities
The Public Works & Utilities Department
consists of a variety of different divisions with a common goal of providing vital city services to citizens of Elkhart. These divisions operate and maintain the City's storm water conveyance system, drinking water supply and distribution system, wastewater collection system, and wastewater treatment.