Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

  • 300 Austin Ave, Waco, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Water and Wastewater Treatment

Job Description

Primary Duties

Starting Minimum Rate: $17.99 per hour

Under basic supervision, leads a crew of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators to perform a combination of basic and semi-skilled work in the operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) for the Water Utility Services Department (WUSD).

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leads and trains a crew of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators operations of WWTP facilities and equipment; monitors operations, verifies proper functioning, makes process adjustments within scope of authority; performs work in accordance with all quality standards and WUSD procedures; performs manual labor tasks as needed; maintains daily work logs and records; performs duties within scope of authority and training and in compliance with City policies; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Assists in the operation of WWTP facilities and equipment; performs work in accordance with all quality standards, safety regulations and procedures; duties will vary according to job assignment and skill level.
  • Observes and monitors WWTP equipment and process control system; cleans, maintains and adjusts equipment and components to meet WWTP specifications; collects samples and checks equipment to verify proper operating conditions; maintains records of services performed.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency.
  • Driving is essential.

  • City policies and procedures.
  • State and Federal laws and regulations governing wastewater plant operations; including Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) standards.
  • OSHA safety rules and regulations and safety standards in utility plant environments.
  • Reading and interpreting gauges and recording devices.
  • Following and maintaining safety standards.
  • Closely following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Using a personal computer and specialized software applications.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • One year of WWTP maintenance or electrical experience.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Class B Wastewater license from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
  • According to the needs of the City, additional training and certifications may be required within 2.5 years.

Physical Demands

Heavy work:
  • Requires exerting up to 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or a up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Major activities are performed outdoors, may be exposed to all weather conditions.

EEO Statement
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

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Job Address

300 Austin Ave, Waco, Texas 76701 United States View Map