City of Platteville seeks an energetic individual to serve as our Utility Superintendent. This exempt position performs a variety of supervisory, administrative, skilled, technical, and maintenance work in the planning, construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of city water and sewer facilities and systems.

This is a full-time position, offering exceptional employee benefits and a minimum starting salary of $67,000—$75,000, commensurate with experience. Full position details, a recruitment brochure and application instructions can be found at


  • Plans, schedules, and implements construction, maintenance, and operation and construction activities designed to provide quality water and sewer service for the city; oversees construction and maintenance work to determine acceptability and conformance to standards.
  • Supervises the control and use of, and assumes responsibility for all materials, supplies and equipment used in the maintenance, construction and repair of water systems, sewer collection, and other department facilities.
  • Inspects and supervises the repair of water and wastewater treatment equipment, booster pumping stations, reservoir, towers, meters, and sewer system at frequent intervals to ensure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly.
  • Supervises, instructs, and assists as needed, assigned crews in installing new water and sewer lines, installing, and relocating fire hydrants and meters, and maintaining the existing water supply, distribution, and sewer collection systems.
  • Responds to complaints regarding water leaks, pressure loss or no water, and sewer problems; evaluates situation, determines if liability lies with the city or the property owner; explains findings to property owners and notifies appropriate water and sewer crew if necessary.
  • Oversees the safety of assigned maintenance workers and equipment operators by instructing individuals in proper safety procedures and monitoring work in progress.
  • Responds to emergency situations (water breaks, plugged sewers) as required.
  • Operates Water Plant in the absence of other licensed personnel when necessary.
  • Adheres and complies with DNR regulations.
  • Trains, supervises, and disciplines employees performing the duties of maintenance, construction and repair of water and sewer facilities.

Candidate Qualifications/Certifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ related experience
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously while maintaining high attention to details
  • Ability to support a culture of engagement and transparency by involving employees, elected officials and residents into decision-making processes.
  • Waterworks Operator Certifications
    • Grade 1 GD water exam (required upon hire)
    • Grade 1 GDI water exam (required to complete within 18 months of hire)
  • Wastewater Operator Certifications
    • Basic Sewer exam + at least one subclass—A1, A2, B, C, P, D, L, or SS (required upon hire)     (completion of remaining subclasses will be required within 18 months of hire)
    • Advanced sewer exam with subclasses A1, A2, B, C, P, D, L (within 36 months of hire)
  • Continuing education to maintain certifications will be required and will be recommended to be in the areas of water and sewer lab courses, operational courses and math courses.

Our Remarkable Benefits Package

  • 19 Vacation/Floating Holiday days in Year 1
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Earned Sick Leave (accrue 8 hours every four weeks)
  • Low Monthly Premium Health Insurance ($91.40/single or $265.04/family)
    • Low Annual Max Out-of-Pocket Cost ($300/single or $600/family)
  • Wisconsin Retirement System — 100% employer matched contributions
  • Term Life Insurance @ 1x Annual Salary (employer paid)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance (employer paid)
  • Flexible Work Schedule (outside of emergency situations)

How to Apply

To ensure consideration, applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressing their qualifications and relevant experience to Human Resources Manager, Chad Wilson at, by Monday, February 13, 2023.

For questions, please contact:

Chad Wilson, Human Resources Specialist

608-348-9741 ext. 2225 or