Water Treatment Plant Operator Full TimeWater Utilities - Water Treatment

Hiring Salary: $15.23 - $21.95 per hour

REQ #: 103791 Position(s)

Supervisor: Basabe

Posted Date: 10/13/2017      Reposted Date:       Closing Date: 11/24/2017

Hours: Various shifts with alternating days and mandatory overtime.

PRIMARY DUTY: 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 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 software applications.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

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


Driver’s License: Valid Class C Texas DL

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.

Experience: One year of Water Treatment Plant operation experience is strongly desired; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certifications: Must obtain a Class D Water License from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality within 1 year and a Class C Surface Water License from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) within 2.5 years of employment. According to the needs of the City, additional training and certifications may be required.

Physical requirements: 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.

Environmental Factors:
• The work is performed primarily within outside environmental conditions; with some travel from area to area.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
• The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: chemicals, fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
• The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, enclosed rooms, sewage and line pipes and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.
• The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
• The worker is subject to climbing towers and pipe systems that could exceed 20 feet in the air.

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