Water Production Superintendent Job Description

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Under the administrative direction of the Public Works & Utilities Director, performs technical, administrative, and supervisory work in directing the City's water production activities. Work involves ensuring the continuous production of safe and potable water that meets all local, State, and Federal standards. Work involves providing technical supervision and consultation to subordinates. Work is performed with considerable latitude and independence of judgement in decision making within established policies. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and for overall results obtained. Performs other work as required.



Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinates.

Directs the activities of the water production facilities, including work schedules, operations, standards, reports, practices, laboratory techniques, and procedures as relates to public water supply.

Develops methods, policies, and procedures to ensure efficient facility operations; implements and counsels employees as to City rules and regulations. Ensures compliance with FDEP and USEPA quality standards, rules, and regulations.

Prepares and manages yearly budget for operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities, including personnel, chemical supplies, electrical, and mechanical parts and supplies.

Supervises the preparation and maintenance of reports and records necessary for effective management control, efficiency, safety and water quality; prepares and submits various operational and other reports to supervisors and to the appropriate regulatory agencies.

Interview applicants for employment within the division.



High School diploma or GED. Must possess a Class "A" Water Treatment Plant Operator's certificate issued by the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and five (5) years of experience in the management, operation, and maintenance of a water treatment facility. Two (2) years of experience in both surface and ground water treatment processes.  Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver's license.  Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.


Knowledge of the machines, operations, and equipment of contemporary water treatment facilities.

Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws as they affect the operation and management of water treatment facilities.

Knowledge of the chemical and physical processes involved in water treatment.

Knowledge of treatment processes of surface and ground waters.

Knowledge of the hazards to health and safety requirements involved in the water production and treatment of potable water.

Knowledge of modern management methods and practices.

Skill in the use of a personal computer and various applications programs, as well as general office equipment and lab equipment.

Skill in the principles of chemistry as they pertain to water purification.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of subordinates.

Ability to interpret tests, gauges, and meters used in regulating the operation of water treatment plants.


Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in normal tones of voice.

Ability to see and read and comprehend letters, numbers, words, characters, or symbols which are both large and small, as well as identify colors.

Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols which are legible and understood by others.

Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not to exceed 8 hours consecutively.

Ability to stand in a stationary position for periods less than 10 minutes at time.

Ability to walk continuously for more than 5 minutes at a time throughout the working day.

Ability to lift and carry items which weigh up to 50 pounds.

Ability to lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.

Ability to hold items (weighing 1 to 10 pounds) for a period less than 10 minutes.

Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.

Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice-versa, periodically.

Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.
Ability to climb stairs four stories high.

Ability to climb ladders up to 35 feet high.

Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.

Ability to operate motor vehicles (including pick-up truck).

Ability to see and work at night in low lighting as necessary and in poorly ventilated areas.

Ability to work in adverse environmental weather conditions (day or night).

Ability to respond to treatment process and mechanical emergencies at any time, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Ability to work in undesirable conditions including dust, dirt, heat, cold, fumes, odors, noise, wetness, humidity, and chemicals.

Ability to effectively work under pressure/stress with extreme accuracy.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Revision Date - 1/12/2018