Production Manager
Aqua America, Inc. - Marion, OH

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This position manages the water treatment facility for their assigned division including all production employees. The Production Manager controls the operation expense budget for maintenance, power, chemicals and miscellaneous small expenditures for the water production facility, booster stations, tanks and other equipment and identifies, requests budget and implements capital projects to improve or maintain the operational status of the water production assets for the Division.


1. Responsible for water plant operation and maintenance.

2. Performs chemical and bacterial analyses in water treatment plant and distribution system and supervises others in the division who perform the same task.

3. Supervises all production employees at the division level including treatment technicians/ operators, maintenance staff and laboratory personnel.

4. Prepares, submits and reviews regulatory agency required reporting and monitoring.

5. Serves as “responsible individual” for maintaining compliance with sampling schedules and parameter limits for water quality.

6. Maintains adequate reserve inventory for delivery disruptions and reports usage.

7. Processes invoices for all purchases in area of responsibility and follows through on payment issues to maintain vendor relationships.

8. Evaluates new treatment processes through pilot studies and develops capital projects or process changes to implement improvements in quality or efficiency of operation.

9. Receives and investigates customer water quality complaints and formulates appropriate responses.

10. Manages overall operational ready status of plant equipment including computerized control systems and monitoring sensors.

11. Prepares and submits forms for regulatory compliance monitoring within the guidelines of the oversight agencies.

12. Responsible for establishing and attaining functional group objectives, including department performance parameters.

13. Manage Maintenance Connection, integration of asset inventory.

Required Skills Must have 10 years experience in the industry with 5 years in a supervisory role; this relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Previous experience should also include work with computer control systems and programming, environmental chemistry and laboratory procedures, computational skills to calculate chemical dosages and determine calibration of chemical feed systems, basic mechanical skills to maintain large pumps, drives, motors, piping systems, chemical feeders and storage tanks, knowledge of electrical power distribution and control systems, interpersonal skills necessary to effectively conduct business with internal and external customers (customers, employees, colleagues, corporate office, regulators, public officials, vendors, communities etc.). Must be computer literate, especially with word processing, e-mail and spreadsheet applications.

Certificates and Licenses:

Must have Class 4 Ohio EPA Operator’s certificate.

Required Experience Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or engineering is preferred.

About this company
Aqua America helps keep water clean and people quenched. It is a holding company for regulated utilities that provide water distribution and...