Witchwater, Inc. 
Environmental Site Services
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                                                2005 E. 173rd Ave.

Lowell, IN  46356


                                                Mobile: 219-730-4210                                        




             Environmental & Wastewater Treatment Professional


Environmental Coordinator for large tankcar manufacturing facility for two years.  Responsible for all environmental reporting and training.  Ensured compliance with Title V Air Permit, RCRA requirements for a Large Quantity Generator and Pretreatment Permit with a Sanitary District.

Stormwater Coordinator for City Municipality


Systems engineer in charge of both operations and maintenance of industrial wastewater plants and industrial water treating.  Excel in communications, organization and planning.  Responsible for budgets and project costs.


Credentials are: Associate in Mechanical Engineering Technology; Associate in Pollution Control Technology; Class D Industrial Wastewater Operator’s License in the State of Indiana; Class IV Municipal License in the State of Indiana




Environmental Contractor  1996 to present

>Class D Wastewater Operator

>Demolition Site Compliance

>Stormwater Compliance contractor


Environmental Coordinator  - Union Tank Car   6/06 to 6/08

> Perform or oversee all regulatory reporting for Air (Title V) and Hazardous Waste (LQG Status)

> Responsible for shop compliance

> Updated Spill Prevention and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for site and did all inspections

> Renewed Title V Permit without consultant

> Operated Pretreatment Facility and did all reporting


Stormwater Coordinator – City of Hobart  3/05 – 5/06

Performed all functions necessary for this municipality to comply with Rule 5 requirements. Trained in the use of GPS mapping device and GIS software (Arcview).


Class D Licensed Wastewater Operator for local industries

> as Class D operator for AMEc/FosterWheeler, 2013 - present
> Project Manager & Operator for Ecolab 2012 - present
> Grace Davison, East Chicago, IN   1996 – present 

> Great Lakes Carbon, East Chicago, IN   3/08 - 7/11

>Secured permits from the DNR & Army Corps of Engineers for Erosion Control Project in 2002

>Compiled Industrial Wastewater Operator Training Course for National Steel, Midwest Div.  2002


ISG (formerly LTV Steel), East Chicago, Indiana (8/91- 6/02) 


Utilities Department, Systems Engineer responsible for Wastewater Plants

Supervised and operated 3 large wastewater operations totaling 100 MGD discharge volume.  Plant technology was pressure and gravity filtration, pH control, sedimentation and clarification units, DAF, centrifuge and filter press dewatering, oil separation facilities. Plants utilized SCADA technology.   Obtained Class D WWTP Indiana License in 1991.


Implemented training, upstream monitoring, treatment plant practices and process changes that were major contributing factors in reduction of NPDES violations previous to1994 for LTV.   These practices reduced pollutants and translated into $200,000 combined annual cost savings for production and for wastewater operations.  


Designed and implemented Integrated Process Control (Statistical Process Control) into Utilities Department –

Developed Environmental Management Practices (ISO14000) throughout all mill departments


Did startups on major equipment in Utilities Department 


Supervised thirteen operators, six millwrights and three instrument technicians.  Planned plant unit outages, scheduled equipment maintenance, gave technical assistance and listed specifications for repair and replacement parts and upgrades.   Familiar with all types of pumps, blowers, compressors and drying systems.  


Developed a P&M program for all major equipment. 


Designed and implemented a chlorination system for zebra mussel control in a 150 MGD service water system with three intakes and six outfalls.  This system has been 100% successful while reducing chemical usage by 33% since the initial startup (1992- 2001).


GATX, East Chicago, Indiana (1982-1990)


Operator for Waste Treatment Facility for Tank Car Cleaning

Class C Industrial Waste Treatment Plant with coagulation, sedimentation and dewatering facility

(rotary vacuum drum).  Coordinated and directed types of commodities cleaned together to enhance capabilities of waste treatment facility.  Brought facility into compliance with city ordinance for pretreatment.


Designed major changes in the cleaning rack and cleaning processes that boosted car-cleaning efficiency by 30%. 


Union Carbide, East Chicago, Indiana (1978-1981)


Lab Technician, Operator for Industrial Wastewater Facility

Ran chrome removal unit for industrial pretreatment facility, operated API oil removal system, lab tests for process control. 


Valparaiso Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant  (1974-1978)


Licensed Municipal Operator Class III and Lab Technician

Hired in as apprentice for OJT Training to accommodate technical program for Pollution Control Technology while attending IVY Tech.   Operated activated sludge systems, vacuum filter, anaerobic sludge digester.  Worked in analytical lab for NPDES Permit testing and reporting requirements.  Performed maintenance procedures on equipment, kept records on P&M and breakdowns.  Received Class III Municipal License while working in this facility.




Associate Degree from Indiana Vocational & Technical College in Pollution Control Technology

Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University


                                              TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Statistical Process Control

PLC Programming (32 hours GE Fanuc)/ (Self Teach Course LTV Development Center)


RCRA -  formal seminars, OJT training, Compliance Inspections by IDEM

Time Management

Interpersonal Skills

Metals Removal

Advanced Waste Treatment

Post Construction Stormwater BMP’s

                                               COMPUTER SKILLS


Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Autocad, Internet Search Engines, digital photography skills, FrontPage 2000








John Killion, Union Tank Car, Chicago, IL  312-431-3111
Kevin Martin, Ecolab   219-242-9834
Carl Muehlman, Grace Davison, 219-391-4647

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