Wastewater Operator

AdCode:  1092
Date:  May 19, 2024
State:  TX
City:  Manor
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

Collects samples and performs routine monitoring and testing of water and wastewater, collects samples for testing, including effluent samples, flows, and settable solids. Assists with general maintenance duties at facilities; washes down thickener, digester basin, and walkway; washes down aeration basin wall and walkway; checks and washes down bar screen and strainer; cleans clarifiers; dumps and cleans scum basin; operation of belt press; cleans office area and rest rooms.

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:


•    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.
•    Operates belt presses; ensures that facility is clean at all times - scrubs and washes down facility as required. 
•    Orders supplies as needed in order to maintain inventory. 
•    May provide functional supervision of Field Technician in Training; establishes priorities, determines duties, schedules work, provides training as needed. 
•    Performs daily analyses of effluent samples; makes any adjustments necessary to keep facility within permit limits; sets up sampler for required regulatory samples. 
•    Maintains daily log of data for EPA and TCEQ reports. 
•    Assists with scheduling and performing routine preventive maintenance on equipment.
•    Assists with water and wastewater line repairs, new line installation, other work as directed. 
•    Inspect and maintains pumps, motors, valves and other plant equipment in working order, troubleshooting problems as they arise. 
•    Pull motors and pumps for repair, and fabrication of parts as necessary. 
•    Respond to and investigate customer service calls.


H.S. Diploma or GED in General


Driver's License

Physical Requirements

Field-Based Role

Work Experience

Requires no 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: Austin