Waste Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

Job Notice

The City of Ashland has an opening for Superintendent at our Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Michael Hunter, Director of City Utilities. 


What You'll Do:

  1. Plan and supervise the operation of the City's Waste Water Treatment Plant (Plant), develop and implement policies and procedures as directed by the Director of City Utilities (the Director); ensure Plant operations meet all Ohio EPA standards, federal and state laws, city ordinances, rules, and regulations; conduct research and plans for future department needs; ensures the continuation of quality standards; etc.)

  2. Review daily operational data, ensure equipment is safe and in good repair; confer with team to determine operational needs; order chemicals and supplies

  3.  Directly supervise an experienced workforce (organize, prioritize, and delegate routine tasks and special projects to team; assign work schedules; complete and submit timesheets; approves time off, etc); evaluates employee performance; train and coach employees; administer discipline if needed; follow-up closely on assigned tasks to ensure standards and schedules are met

  4. Ensure team members are trained on OSHA, state and federal guidelines, City polices and procedures; make ongoing training and skills development a priority for self and staff

  5. Prepare and maintain records, reports, and other documentation; sign and submit EPA reports

  6. Regularly meet with the Director to discuss Plant needs and goals

  7. Conduct Plant tours

  8. Miscellaneous duties as assigned or required to ensure efficient Plant operation

An Ideal Candidate:

  1.  Is self assured, self-disciplined, and takes pride in quality, timely work

  2.  Sets specific goals and standards for self and direct reports, and who will influence team to work to a high standard

  3. Can learn quickly, thoroughly, and in detail

  4. Can multi-task, is adaptable, and is comfortable with changing conditions and priorities when "something comes up," and is available for irregular hours when needed

  5. Has excellent communication skills with direct reports, supervisor, across departments, and with the public. Customer service is second only to safety

  6. Can make independent decisions, weighing risks against benefits, and take responsibility for them; will collaborate with others on decisions when appropriate

  7. Has intermediate computer skills for communication, time keeping, record keeping, reporting, budgeting, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A combination of training and experience equivalent toCompletion of secondary education & some college, plus 5 years of experience with water or wastewater treatment plant operations. Additional supervisory, management, or leadership experience or training, preferred

  2. Must possess a valid Class IV Wastewater Operator's Certification from the State of Ohio, or the ability to obtain within a specified period of time

  3. Must possess a valid Driver License from the State of Ohio

  4. Must be insurable under the City’s vehicle insurance policy

Compensation and Benefits:

  1. Annual salary, commensurate with experience and internal equity

  2. Eligible for insurance upon hire with no waiting period, which includes:

    -Dental, Vision

    -$40K term life insurance with the option to purchase additional term life coverage,
    -Voluntary FSA

  3. Pension membership in OPERS (Ohio Public Employers Retirement System)

  4. Paid time off
    Holidays, Vacation, Sick leave

How to Apply:


  1. Submit an application.  APPLICATION PORTAL


 The City of Ashland is an Equal Opportunity Employer