Wastewater Operator / Water Operator [TCEQ licensed]

AdCode:  700
Date:  May 21, 2023
State:  TX
City:  Cypress
Business Unit:  Gulf Coast Utilities
Category:  Field Operations
Job Type:  Full-Time

SouthWest Water is a privately-held, American-owned service company with decades of high-level customer service. Today, we serve over 600,000 residential and business customers in six states: Alabama, California, Florida, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. Our teams work together to deliver clean, safe, and reliable water and wastewater services so that our customers and communities can thrive.


About Us

Imagine being part of a team that supplies the essential element for life. Water is the very foundation of this planet, the life-giving essence in all of us. Driven, knowledgeable and passionate about this essential resource, SouthWest Water is in the business of delivering a product everyone uses and depends on. 


We're proud of our work. Daily, we make a difference in the lives of people by providing them water and wastewater services. Don't wait, the opportunity is now to build yours and our planet's future with SouthWest Water!



  • 401(k) company match: 100% of the first 6% of your eligible compensation contributed to the Plan
  • Vacation accrual begins at 3 weeks per year
  • Take home company truck
  • 10 company-paid holidays
  • 16 hours of floating time
  • Training and education allowance
  • Sign-on bonus for licensed operators [C license or higher]



Our Texas Water Utilities division is searching for a  Water/Wastewater Operator - someone who knows the value of teamwork and appreciates the fact that our state's economy from oil and gas to agriculture and manufacturing, along with life in EVERY Texas town and city, depends on clean and reliable sources of water. Our operators are the heroes that make this happen!


The role requires good knowledge of plant operations, maintenance, and repairs. Must be TCEQ licensed. Must pass a background check and have a good driving record. 


Think you've got what it takes?

Purpose of the Job

Performs routine checks of the facilities; responsible for compliance with TCEQ or NPDES permit. Observes and monitors equipment and operations daily; assesses problems, diagnoses equipment failures; checks water well(s), lift station(s), treatment plants, etc. Respond to and investigate customer service calls. Pull motors and pumps for repair, and fabrication of parts as necessary.

Job Responsibilities

Perform routine checks
Maintain water and wastewater facilities
Operate belt presses


Delivering High Quality Work
Supporting Coworkers
Communicating Effectively
Working Safely


H.S. Diploma or GED in General


Driver's License

Physical Requirements

Field-Based Role

Work Experience

3 years 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.

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