Wastewater Team Leader

Location: Fort Madison, IA
Located on the shores of the majestic Mississippi River in an affordable and vibrant community, we are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as a Wastewater Supervisor.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create efficient work schedules to optimize the productivity of our workforce.
  • Inspire, train, and guide employees in adhering to safe work practices and standards.
  • Manage labor costs effectively.
  • Procure high-quality supplies and repair parts.
  • Ensure the safety of employees by monitoring machinery and equipment.
  • Enforce the plant's comprehensive safety program.
  • Comply with all OSHA safety regulations and standards.
  • Maintain equipment and operate within the maintenance budget, while adhering to the union contract and USDA regulations.
  • Promote a team-oriented environment, prioritizing personnel safety, food safety, and uptime.
  • Oversee the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and monitoring of the wastewater treatment facility and its processes.
  • Manage the underground sewer system and ensure compliance with state and federal operating regulations.
  • Conduct sampling, monitoring, and testing to meet the wastewater treatment process, storm water, and sludge management regulations.
  • Assist with the installation and inspection of new wastewater equipment and services.
  • Supervise the installation, maintenance, and repair of the physical plant, pump stations, and their components.
  • Schedule and oversee regular and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment and machinery, involving both operators and contractors.


Note: Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required; Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in a related field preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Prior supervisory experience is a must
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, blueprints, schematics, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to effectively address groups of customers or employees
  • Strong numerical aptitude and ability to perform calculations
  • Ability to apply basic algebra and geometry concepts
  • Capability to solve practical problems and handle various real-life scenarios
  • Aptitude for comprehending instructions provided in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Familiarity and experience with Preventive Maintenance programs
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