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Operations Supervisor - City of Elkhart

Open Date: 04/26/2018 End Date: 05/26/2018

POSITION: Operations Supervisor

DEPARTMENT: Public Works and Utilities

STATUS: Full-time, Salaried - Exempt

REPORTS TO: Utility Services Manager

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.


  • 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.

Utility Services Manager
Elkhart Public Works
1201 S. Nappanee Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
or email to: laura.kolo@coei.org

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