Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager

Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager


SUMMARY:  The Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager is second in charge to the Treatment Plant Manager and is principally responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facility, collection system and associated equipment. The incumbent must be familiar with mechanical and electrical components of treatment plant equipment, wastewater treatment operations, and must have knowledge and experience with job safety rules and regulations.  This position provides technical support, evaluation of laboratory and process data, and ensures overall operational compliance with State discharge permit.  Reports for duty in emergency situations.


  • Provides technical support to plant staff, contractors, vendors and engineers.
  • Executes repairs or replacement of equipment as identified and computerized maintenance management program.
  • Supervises routine work of operations and maintenance crews. Fosters and maintains a collaborative work environment.
  • Determines need for parts and maintains inventories, orders repair parts and replacement equipment with appropriate approvals.
  • Researches and evaluates services and effectiveness, providing recommendations to improve operations and plant efficiency.
  • Coordinates facility and safety inspections to maintain State inspection requirements and licensing.
  • Provides recommendations regarding equipment repair or replacement. Supervises and inspects contractor work on premises.
  • Oversees and schedules routine cleaning of the collection system. Is available for 24-hour emergency response when required.
  • Troubleshoots and directs repairs associated with mechanical equipment or high voltage electrical components or devices, including plant and lift station controls, and reprogramming computer or communication software.
  • Directs selection, supervision, evaluation, discipline, training and instruction of assigned wastewater treatment staff.
  • Assigns equipment to employees for work projects. Organizes crews for utility equipment emergencies.
  • Promotes teamwork within the Operations and Maintenance sections. Designated in-charge manager in the absence of the Manager.
  • Establishes priorities, works with deadlines, responds to emergencies, and must be adaptable managing a variety of subordinate employee skill levels. Schedules operation and safety training for employees.  Answers questions regarding problems with the sanitary sewer system.
  • Examine laboratory and process data and recommends appropriate adjustments or modifications to the plant treatment process.
  • Reviews purchase orders, invoices, and monitors department expenditures. Estimates costs for budgets and orders materials for assigned projects.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment consumables and chemicals. Schedules facility and equipment repairs and corrective action.  Enters or supervises entry of work orders and updates computerized maintenance management system. Develops various standard operating procedures.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.


  1. Associates degree or equivalent in water, wastewater, science, engineering or industrial technology or a related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Wisconsin Wastewater Operator Advanced Certification with subclasses A1-Advanced, B-Advanced, C-Advanced, D-Advanced, L-Advanced and P-Advanced or the ability to attain within 12 months of appointment required.
  3. A minimum of five (5) years of specialized or technical training or experience in mechanical and electrical repair, including safe working knowledge of high voltage electrical, full working knowledge of low voltage electrical, and computer systems.
  4. A minimum of six (6) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants including plant processes and safety training.
  5. A minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience, preferably in a public sector wastewater treatment plant.
  6. Valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
  7. Advanced knowledge of wastewater treatment equipment, operations, maintenance, procedures and regulations.
  8. Ability to program PLC’s. Ability to troubleshoot computer systems.
  9. Knowledge in operation and repair of HVAC equipment.

Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered.

2024 SALARY RANGE: Salary Grade E – $38.96 – $50.65 per hour with excellent benefits.  $81,035.24 – $105,345.76 annually

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following:  training and experience evaluation; written, oral or performance tests; or other assessment methods.  The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations.  Oral examinations may include written exercises.  Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

APPLICATIONS will be accepted through SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024.  This deadline may be extended to meet the needs of the City.

APPLY ONLINE through NEOGOV via the City of Brookfield’s website ( by first clicking on the job title and then on the “Apply” link.  An email address is necessary to apply online.  First-time applicants must establish an account, including creating a username and password.  After an account has been established, applicants should select the “Build Job Application” link to continue the application process. Additional documents, including resumes, may be attached to the application,  however the application must be completed in its entirety to be considered further.  You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.  It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

For assistance click on “HELP” or, during business hours, contact Applicant Support @ 1-855-524-5627 or Ann Harvancik at (262) 787-3607 in the City of Brookfield H. R. Department.