Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

City of Mt. Pleasant | Mt. Pleasant, MI

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Posted Date 7/06/2020

Salary: $70,000/year DOQ

The Mt. Pleasant Water Department is staffed by one Water Treatment Plant Superintendent, one Lead Distribution Operator, one Water Distribution Operator, and six Water Plant Operators. The plant operates two shifts, seven days a week. The department maintains 100 miles of water main and a state-of-the-art lime-softening treatment plant that began operation in December of 1995. The plant is an 8MGD lime/caustic softening plant that is operated using a SCADA system. The Water Department staff operate and maintain the treatment plant, the distribution system, three well fields, two reservoirs, two elevated tanks, and a high service pump station.This exciting opportunity has become available following a series of employee transitions. We are seeking applications and resumes from strong leaders who are energetic, self-directed, team-oriented, and flexible to fill the position of Water Treatment Plant Superintendent. If you have a passion for the water treatment industry, this is a great opportunity for you.

The successful candidate will be flexible, analytical, organized, and capable of working on multiple projects and issues concurrently. Must be able to adapt and accept change in priorities with ease, provide guidance and direction to a strong team in a fast-paced environment, work with others to develop efficiencies within the department and across department lines, provide excellent customer service, and demonstrate strong leadership skills. Must be passionate about water treatment and possess a strong knowledge of water treatment processes, distribution best practices, and Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) regulations. A sense of humor and strong communication skills are essential.

The Superintendent must be technically skilled. We are looking for a candidate with a Bachelor's Degree in public health, public administration, biology, or related science field. Collegiate training in a related field with formal training in water treatment plant and distribution system operation, maintenance and testing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. EGLE F-1 license required, with at least five years progressively responsible experience, two years of which must be at plant management level. One year of experience in water softening plant operations is preferred. Possession of an EGLE S-2 license, or the ability and desire to obtain S-2 distribution certification within four testing cycles from the date of hire is also required.

To be effective and connected with the community, we request that the Superintendent live locally within 12 months of hire, reside and maintain principle domicile within the limits of Isabella County or within 20 miles from the nearest city limit, whichever is greater.

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