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Aqua America, Inc. is looking for applicants for a Wastewater Operations Team Lead position

Wastewater Operations Team Lead

Tracking Code  2960

Job Location    Media, Pennsylvania, United States

Position Type   Full-Time/Regular


Job Description

Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law


The duties of the Operations Team Lead shall consist of those jobs necessary, but not limited to, hands on operation and supervision of union and non-union employees responsible for wastewater collection/treatment, drinking water production/transmission/distribution, , water quality testing, process control, emergency response, capital planning and budgeting, O&M planning and budgeting, adherence to capital and operating budgets, regulatory reporting, and adherence to established and developed practices to insure that the department’s overall operations are in compliance with applicable federal, state and industry regulations and internal standards. Directly responsible for the creation and maintenance of standard operational procedures, as well as implementation and enforcement of corporate procedures and requirements. Works under the direct supervision of the Sr. Superintendent WW. Incumbent follows manuals, directives, instructions and usual procedures in performance of duties.


  1. Provides training and supervision to Production Department employees.
  2. Has primary responsibility to ensure that all regulatory requirements are performed accurately and on-time.
  3. Investigates system upsets, determines corrective action and directs the operating staff on required responses.
  4. Monitors bulk chemical and materials inventories, completes inventory reports and maintains required levels of inventory.
  5. Oversee operations and maintenance of facilities and equipment related to wastewater treatment and drinking water facilities, pumping and storage facilities, and distribution/collection systems.
  6. Record measurements, verify drawings, and record data for proper record keeping and reporting on the Company’s facilities.
  7. Prepare reports required by the Company, state, federal and industry jurisdictional entities.
  8. Available for after-hours work and emergency response to maintain continuous service to the customer.
  9. Responsible for adherence to all Aqua safety and health policies and procedures.


Required Skills


B.S. Degree, preferably in Environmental Sciences, or Biology, or science related field

Desirable to have worked and supervised personnel in wastewater/water industry at least 2 years so that basic knowledge of operations and responsibilities are known. Possession of or the ability to obtain both a Pennsylvania Class A Water and Class B Wastewater licenses including all relevant certification subclasses within a reasonable time frame.

Basic knowledge of wastewater/water treatment plants and well and pumping station operations preferred, with the technical/mechanical/managerial ability to assume superintendent’s position Must have good computer skills including MS Office, with ability to learn Lawson, Maintenance Connection, LIMS, WIMS and other relevant software programs.

A valid US driver’s license.


Responsible for keeping the operations within budget and overseeing the capital projects and meeting budgeted goals.


Non Union: 10

Union: 4

REPORTING LEVEL: Sr. Superintendent of WW

Interested applicants can apply online @


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