Water Treatment Plant Superintendents

WSSC Water
Potomac & Laurel, MD

WSSC Water, one of the nation’s largest water and resource recovery utilities in the nation, seeks Water Treatment Plant Superintendents to lead our water filtration plants (WFP).  The Potomac WFP, which treats water from the Potomac River in Potomac, Maryland, produces approximately 70% of our drinking water. 

The Patuxent WFP treats water from the Patuxent River in Laurel, Maryland and produces nearly 30% of our drinking water.   The Water Treatment Plant Superintendents are responsible for planning, directing and managing the overall operation of a plant and remote facilities and ensuring compliance with all government regulations.


Key Responsibilities:


• Responsible and legally accountability for the effective operation, maintenance and management of all aspects of a major water treatment plant and its remote facilities

• Initiates and participates in long-range planning, engineering, testing, acceptance, and transition to routine operation and maintenance of capital improvement projects for existing and future treatment plants and remote facilities

• Confers with supervisors and staff, analyzes, evaluates and makes determinations concerning plant operations and maintenance


• Reviews plant operating data to make operational and maintenance decisions which require immediate action

• Approves design and makes equipment/process modifications

• Performs operational review of plans and specifications for new plants, expansions and process modifications


• Develops and/or approves chemical, material and service contract specifications


• Supervises employees including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and/or termination or recommending termination


• Establishes and reviews standard plant operating procedures and manuals within the framework of WSSC Water policies and administration guidelines


Minimally, a qualified Water Treatment Plant Superintendent will have:

·      AA degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a related discipline

·      10+ years’ experience in a specific program area such as environmental, water and wastewater utility operations and/or maintenance

·      3+ years of management/supervisory experience

·      Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary concepts, principles, methods and practices in the field of civil, mechanical, electrical and process control engineering related to water plant and/or remote facility design, operations and maintenance

·      Thorough knowledge of the equipment, processes, materials, and operations and maintenance practices of a modern water treatment plant

·      Basic knowledge of budgeting and financial management

·      A valid driver’s license with no more than 4 points

Additional education, certification and/or experience preferred.