Operations Supervisor

by December 5, 2017



Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks qualified candidates for the opportunity to lead and direct operations at the award-winning Mason Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant which is currently participating in the national Partnership for Clean Water initiative for optimization and continuous improvement.

We enjoy a strong partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with its reclaimed water program and we produce Class A, Exceptional Quality Biosolids, a majority of which are land applied locally by OWASA Staff.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with the ability to lead others in solving problems and identifying efficiencies. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Interpersonal skills are a must as is the ability and willingness to lead and assist the team to fulfill the mission and goals of the organization while ensuring safe work practices are followed.

With a positive attitude, this supervisor is responsible for coaching and developing staff to ensure successful wastewater treatment plant operations. This is accomplished by organizing and scheduling work; inspecting plant processes and making process control decisions to maintain regulatory compliance. Responsible for monitoring the computerized SCADA system, obtaining and testing water samples, providing plant tours, scheduling/receiving chemical deliveries and serves as Operator in Responsible Charge. Other duties include participating in spill response team; providing input for developing budgets; utilizing computer programs for reports, letters, correspondence, spreadsheets, etc.

Candidates should have three to five years’ experience supervising in a Wastewater Treatment Plant or similar environment with an Associate’s degree or equivalent.  Position requires the ability to obtain a North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission Grade IV and driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.

Successful candidate must meet and maintain requirements for a safety sensitive position. Physical requirements include the ability to frequently exert 10-25 pounds and occasionally 20-50 pounds.

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, creativity, diversity and inclusion.

Salary range:  $58,417 – $89,961
Closing date: December 29, 2017
To complete an application visit www.owasa.org

Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.


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