Treatment Plant Operations Superintendent


Job Details

  • Job Function: Other Entry to Mid-Level
  • Salary: $52,846 - $60,773.
  • Position Type: Full Time


Under very limited supervision, this position is responsible for the overall operations and performance of the wastewater facilities within the Operations Department. This position requires the entry and exit of manholes and other confined spaces, and the ability to operate motors, pumps, valves and other specific equipment associated with the treatment process; and deals courteously and effectively with fellow employees and citizens.

Oversees plant operation and program implementation to insure compliance with state and federal regulations.
Schedule and assign work priorities.
Managing apprenticeship program for wastewater operators.
Coordinate shift schedules and completes timesheets for payroll.
Update and maintain logs and records.
Receive customer complaints over the phone and coordinates services/repairs with various crews.
Write legible and descriptive reports on duties performed.
Receive, monitor and mix chemicals that require forklift certification and load HTH chlorine drums into the back of a standard pickup truck.
Perform routine maintenance and cleaning tasks with a variety of hand tools for equipment, buildings and grounds.
Maintain, calibrate and operate testing equipment.
Collect samples and maintain proper documentation as required by DHEC.
Record flow, rainfall, and other data changing charts as required by DHEC.
Perform visual and auditory inspections of plant equipment and maintains appropriate logs.
Maintains septage tickets and maintenance sheets.
Files and enters sludge tickets.
Purchases tools and chemicals for plant operations.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements to Perform Work:
High School diploma or equivalent;
Four (4) years of related experience in a pollution control plant;
Or equivalent education, and/or experience.
Class "A" Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate;
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license for South Carolina with safe driving record;

Special Requirements:
Departmental testing may be administered during interview;
A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of mathematical calculation methods and mapping systems, and have some knowledge of PC computers to interpret alarm systems.
Ability to give and follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to display supervisory capabilities.
Ability to display strong mechanical aptitude.
Proficient in utilizing computer programs that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and EAM Asset Management Software.
Ability to prepare purchase orders and manage inventory.
Ability to make budget recommendations and manage the budget.
Ability to use or repair small, medium and heavy equipment and machinery.
Ability to supervise employees.

Physical Demands:
This position requires the employee to sit and stand; use hands to handle, feel, finger, grasp or operate objects; reach, pull and push with hands and arms; balance, climb, crawl, crouch, kneel and stoop; use mental acuity and repetitive motion; and walk, talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to sixty (60) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Conditions:
The work is regularly performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs. Thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., with the ability to work flexible hours when necessary. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during emergency situations.
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