Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District – Process Supervisor – Operations


Job Summary:
Provides for the safe, effective supervision of personnel, daily operations and maintenance of MSD treatment plants and pumping stations.

Essential Job Functions:
Schedules and provides direct overview of Operations & Maintenance staff. Plans, organizes and directs all activities affecting the operation of the assigned region and on a given shift. Implements procedures for the process operation of an assigned facility to assure compliance with MSD and other regulatory standards to assure a safe working environment. Ensures SAP work orders are initiated, updated with reliable information and closed in a timely manner. Develops and coordinates preventive maintenance schedules and assignments. Provides support and motivation to employees. Establishes and implements effective process control strategies for treatment plants to ensure efficient and environmentally sound operating practices. Develops and maintains effective standard operating procedures for pump stations, interceptor pump stations and associated force mains. Arranges for procurement and delivery of materials and supplies. Coordinates availability of process equipment for repair in order to minimize impact on the process. Reviews treatment plant laboratory sample results on a daily basis in order to determine efficient process parameters and compliance with permit requirements. Provides feedback to operators for adjustments to the wastewater treatment process. Performs projects in the design, review, coordination and acceptance of treatment plant and pump station upgrade, replacement and/or construction. Provides start-up and operator training. Responds to requests for assistance by MSD administrative staff for performance of special projects. Responds to unusual situations, makes investigations and initiates corrective action.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Necessary to the Work:
Knowledge of wastewater treatment principles, practices, laws and regulations; knowledge of wastewater treatment equipment maintenance; skill in operating a PC and associated Windows environment software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access); skill in managing multiple priorities; ability to supervise a diverse workforce; ability to resolve problems; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to perform physically demanding tasks as outlined above; ability to work under adverse working conditions such as inclement weather; ability to work effectively under heavy, unpredictable surges in workload; ability to work outdoors; ability to work 24 hour emergency response, various shifts and weekends.

Minimum Requirements:
Associate Degree in Environmental Science or a related field; five or more years experience in wastewater treatment, an industrial setting or a related field; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must have an acceptable and reliable means for being contacted during off-duty hours. Must have safe work and driving habits. Must possess a Class III Kentucky Wastewater Treatment License.



Dedra Houston
Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District
700 W Liberty Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Contact Email:



(502) 540-6532


Dedra Houston