Water Operator (Point Blank)

AdCode:  987
Date:  Apr 27, 2024
State:  TX
City:  Cleveland
Business Unit:  Gulf Coast Utilities
Category:  Field Operations
Job Type:  Full-Time

Established over 50 years ago in Texas, Texas Water Utilities has been a trusted provider of water services to approximately 60,000 customers across 32 counties. With operations extending to specialized areas like Texas Water Utilities – Hornsby Bend, Texas Water Utilities – Midway, and Texas Water Utilities – Windermere, we are dedicated to excellence in service and community support. Come be a part of our enduring legacy and contribute to a brighter, sustainable future.

Purpose of the Job

The Field Technician I performs routine checks of water and/or wastewater treatment systems; responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local rules/regulations. Assist in all areas of operations, maintenance, and customer service as needed for all facility systems within the company. Certifications required for the job must be obtained within the specified period of time.

What We Offer

•    401k Company Match: 100% of the first 6% of your eligible compensation contributed to the Plan
•    Vacation Accrual: Starting at 3 weeks per year
•    Holidays: 10 company-paid holidays per year
•    Floating Time: 16 hours of paid floating time per year
•    Additional Benefit Plans include Medical, Dental, Vision, Company-Paid Life Insurance and more
•    Training, Professional Certifications, and Education Allowance

Job Responsibilities

Reasonable Accommodations Statement 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position will be willing and able to perform the following duties and others as assigned:


  • Operates and maintains the water/wastewater treatment facilities as required by city, state, and federal guidelines;
  • Performs daily analyses of effluent samples; makes necessary adjustments to keep facility within permit limits; Makes operational adjustments as needed to comply with state and federal water quality standards
  • Adjusts chemical treatment to ensure water quality standards are met.
  • Assists with water and wastewater line repairs, new line installation, and other work as directed.
  • Inspect and maintains pumps, motors, valves, and other plant equipment in working order, troubleshooting problems as they arise.
  • Respond to and investigate customer service calls. Complete customer service work orders, updates and maintains activity with required documentation and closes work orders in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine tests on water treatment facilities including tests related to treatment process, chemicals, pumps, motors, and routine water quality sampling. Collect and analyze appropriate readings of gauges and meters;
  • Conducts routine testing, monitoring and maintenance of production wells, water/wastewater unit processes and basic laboratory analyses.
  • Performs and documents treatment process and maintenance of treatment facility equipment.
  • Documents plant performance including daily flow, well meter readings and chemical dosage and usage.
  • Other duties assigned.


H.S. Diploma or GED in General


Driver's License
TX - TCEQ Wastewater C

Physical Requirements

Field-Based Role

Work Experience

1 year of directly related experience in water and/or wastewater system operations, maintenance, customer service, and prefer experience operating back-hoe and/or track-hoe equipment.


Delivering High Quality Work
Supporting Coworkers
Communicating Effectively
Working Safely

SouthWest Water Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It’s our policy to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other opportunities based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status or disability, and in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws.

Nearest Major Market: Houston