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Wastewater Division Manager

Website City of Mishawaka



SALARY:  $3,446.84 BI-WEEKLY

HOURS: 7:00am to 4:00pm


Reporting to the Mayor, the Division Manager oversees day-to-day operations for the city’s water resource recovery facility. Responsibilities include managing the treatment plant, collection systems, and biosolids facility, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, preparing, and monitoring the utility budget, and leading a team in long-range planning and capital improvement projects. Additionally, the role involves negotiating contracts, responding to emergencies, and keeping city leadership informed of challenges and outcomes.


Must have sufficient knowledge and dexterity to operate:

1. Copy machine
2. Personal computer
3. Calculator
4. Telephone system
5. Portable radio/pager
6. Fax machine

Must be able to use safety equipment listed below when climatic or work conditions prevail:

1. Hard hat
2. Rain gear (parka and leggings)
3. Rain boots
4. Safety glasses
5. Facial respirator air mask
6. Air ventilating device
7. Gas detector
8. Safety color vest


The primary work location is the Division Manager’s office at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. May travel to lift station sites and other division facilities. Must be able to travel to other City and Utility Division headquarters. Duties may require out-of-town travel.


May engage in sitting, standing or talking for up to 2/3 of the workday. May engage in walking, climbing, crawling, stooping or reaching for 1/3 of the workday. Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 35 pounds.


Must be able to respond to all calls at any time of the day or night during all types of weather. May be required to examine structures or conditions at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in all types of weather. Must be able to walk on metal grates, oily/slippery surfaces, narrow passageways, and in noisy, odorous environments.


Supervise the performance of a variety of chemical and bacteriological tests on water. Plan and oversee sewage plant operations and maintenance programs. Formulate and enforce operating policies and procedures. Oversee the training of sewage plant personnel in wastewater treatment policies, methods and procedures. Coordinate and supervise the work of employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Prepare employee work schedules. Order and maintain required chemicals, equipment, parts and supplies. Conduct and evaluate studies on the efficiency of treatment processes and methods. Prepare periodic reports to the Indiana Division of Environmental Management and other regulatory agencies as required. Oversee the administration of the Industrial Pretreatment Program, and CSO Long Term Control Plant implementation.

NOTE: This list of basic duties and responsibilities include most but may not comprise all of the specific tasks which may have to be performed.


Attending all scheduled staff meetings. Conduct employee evaluations, oversee employee disciplinary action and update all personnel files. Interview job applicants.


Must have considerable knowledge of the methods, practices and procedures involved in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant. Must have sufficient knowledge of public health regulations and requirements relating to treatment plant operations. Must have considerable knowledge of the operation of mechanical and electrical equipment used in wastewater treatment. Must have reasonable knowledge of the principles of bacteriology and chemistry related to wastewater treatment process control. Must be able to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports. Must be able to train and supervise subordinate employees. Must be able to collaborate effectively with other officials, employees and the general public. Must be able to read and interpret mechanical drawings and blueprints, schematics and circuit drawings, and the directions and information found in various maintenance manuals.

QUALIFICATIONS engineering, or a related field

1. Should possess a bachelor’s degree in science, environmental studies, civil engineering, or a related field.
2. At least seven (7) years of progressively increasing responsibilities and professional experience wastewater utilities administration and supervision.
3. Possession of an Indiana Class 4 Public Wastewater Operator License, or the ability to secure a Class “4” Public Wastewater Operator License within six (6) months of employment         required.
4. Must maintain an elevated level of efficiency in the performance of the job.
5. Must adhere to the City of Mishawaka’s drug and alcohol-free policy.
6. Must sign and adhere to the City of Mishawaka’s Confidentiality Statement.

Resumes/applications may be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, or in person to:
Human Resources
City of Mishawaka
100 Lincolnway West
Mishawaka, Indiana 46544
Fax: (574) 254-0197

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