Imagine if you were given an opportunity to connect with others who work to keep our community the most livable and safe it can possibly be. If you have management experience and still like to work with your hands, and have basic mechanical and computer skills, then you may be a great addition to our Public Works Waste Water Treatment team. Make a difference with the City of Hutchinson!

Under the supervision of the Assistant Public Works Director, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent is an exempt position under FLSA which performs administrative duties. Supervising and overseeing the operations and maintenance of the wastewater treatment system, lift stations, and laboratory, are the primary goals of this position. Monitoring the department budget, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations is also required. This employee should possess excellent supervisory, mechanical, communication, organizational, and public relations skills.


Performs highly responsible, technical, supervisory, and managerial work directing the overall operation of the city’s wastewater treatment plant, biosolids handling operations, and wastewater collection system lift stations.
Supervises, evaluates, and schedules lab testing procedures and work duties for all subordinate employees at the wastewater plant.
Ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations and departmental policies and procedures in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facilities.
Perform highly responsible, technical, and supervisory work including the ability to troubleshoot wastewater equipment and biological treatment.
Manage the development and implementation of objectives, policies, and procedures.
Assists with department budget preparation, revisions, capital outlay, and fixed asset reports.
Analyze operating results with personnel, recommend and take corrective actions as required.
Evaluate, recommend, and implement process changes, new treatment processes, and capital investments to ensure regulatory compliance and improve water quality, treatment effectiveness, and operational efficiency.
Coordinate operations, maintenance, and laboratory activities as necessary, to ensure regulatory compliance and operational efficiency of the wastewater treatment facilities.
Coach/lead, motivate, develop, and evaluate assigned personnel.
Represent Wastewater Treatment with regulatory agencies, internal and external customers and stakeholders, and wastewater treatment personnel.
Ensure efficient and effective after-hours response to Wastewater Treatment problems.


EDUCATION: A high school diploma or GED is required for this position. A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, or a closely related field is strongly preferred.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of Four (4) years of supervisory and managerial experience in the wastewater field and/or a related field is Required. The employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment.
CERTIFICATIONS: A Class IV KDHE Wastewater Treatment Operator’s Certification is required within twelve months of the first eligibility date for obtaining certification. A valid Kansas Driver’s License is required.
LICENSES: Must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License.
RESIDENTIAL REQUIREMENT: Applicants must live within 25 miles of the City of Hutchinson Wastewater Treatment Plant facility, located at 3906 S. Halstead St., and be able to report to the facility within 30 minutes for after-hours emergency calls.


Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts: Medical & Dependent Care
Retirement: KPERS & 457 Retirement Savings Plan
Insured Disability
Life Insurance & Optional Voluntary Life Insurance
Death Benefit
Service Connected Death
Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Wellness Day, Floating Holidays & City Designated Holidays
Employee Assistance Program

The City of Hutchinson employs over 400 employees that serve our community every day. City employees make Hutchinson a great place to live, work, and play. We take pride in our work and it shows. Come be a part of a workforce that makes a difference! We’re always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team.

The City of Hutchinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.