Water Treatment Plant Operator LeadFull TimeWater Treatment

Hiring Salary: $18.51 - $26.69 per hour

REQ #: 102151 Position(s)

Supervisor: Basabe

Posted Date: 4/18/2017      Reposted Date: 9/28/2017      Closing Date: 11/9/2017

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7:00am - 4:00pm. Mandatory overtime required.

PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, oversees daily operations of 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:
• Oversees and coordinates the operations at WTP facilities; 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; assigns staff to work stations and assists with technical and operational issues; cleans, maintains and adjusts equipment and components to meet WTP specifications; checks equipment to verify proper operating conditions; orders supplies and equipment as needed; assists in preparing mandated reports for regulatory agencies.
• 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 water plant operations; including Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) standards.
• OSHA safety rules and regulations and safety standards in utility plant environments.

Skill in:
• 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 engineering software applications.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
• Supervising, training, assigning task and evaluating work performed.

Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE


High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required; AND four year WTP Operator experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Must possess A valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Class B Water license from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is required.
• According to the needs of the City, additional training and certifications may be required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The physical activity of this position
o Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
o Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
o Kneeling - Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
o Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
o Crawling - Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
o Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time.
o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
o Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
o Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
o Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
o Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
o Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
o Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
o Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
o Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.
o Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
• The physical requirements of this position
o Heavy work. Exerting in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
o Must be capable of performing confined space entry.
• The following personal protective equipment may be required and must be worn when required by the task being performed
o Hardhats, gloves, eye protection, face protection, ear protection, reflective vests and proper footwear up to and including steel toed boots.
• The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision.
o The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: viewing a computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
o The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades, tasks of a non-repetitive nature.
o The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
• The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position
o The work is performed primarily within outside environmental conditions; with some travel from area to area.
o The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
o The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
o The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding

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