Town Manager Richard MacDonald announced this week that he has promoted a water department employee to the position of water superintendent.

MacDonald introduced Peter Mackin as the new water superintendent to the Board of Selectmen at their meeting Monday. Mackin, 36, was named acting supervisor when the previous superintendent Paul Anderson left in June. He has worked for Duxbury for the past three years as a water/sewer treatment plant operator.

Before coming to Duxbury, Mackin, who lives in Cataumet on Cape Cod, was employed by the Buzzard’s Bay water district in Bourne. There he served as a secondary operator for five years. He is a 1991 graduate of Bourne High School.

Mackin holds a variety of licenses and certifications related to water department operations.

MacDonald said that the team he assembled to interview candidates for the position were very impressed with Mackin.

“I look forward to serving the town of Duxbury for years to come,” Mackin told selectmen. Department of Public Works Director Peter Buttkus was pleased about Mackin’s appointment and praised his newest manager.

“I am thrilled,” said Buttkus. “He’s a great guy, a no nonsense, put-your-head-down and get-the-job-done kind of guy. He takes his job extremely seriously but he has a good sense of humor. He’s going to do very well.”

Buttkus said that since Mackin took over as acting water superintendent he has “hit the ground running” and been in the forefront of the completion of the new Birch Street water tank and been involved in the development of a new well.