Water 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: $16.00 per hour

Under basic supervision, performs a combination of basic and semi-skilled work in the operation of the Water Treatment Plants (WTP) 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:

  • Assists in the operation of WTP 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 WTP equipment and process control system; cleans, maintains and adjusts equipment and components to meet WTP 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 an essential function of the job.

  • City policies and procedures.
  • State and Federal laws and regulations governing water 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
  • Six months of process control industry experience. Associates Degree or higher may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Must obtain a Class D Water License within 1 year from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
  • Must obtain a Class C Surface Water License within 2.5 years from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
  • According to the needs of the City, additional training and certifications may be required.

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 indoors and/or outdoors and 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