City of Edinburg
  • 15-Mar-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant -Dept #6200
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • 15.30-23.77 Commensurate with Experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The City offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement system and optional deferred compensation programs.

Job Title:

Wastewater Plant Operator I



Reports to:

Wastewater Plant Manager

FLSA Classification:


Effective Date:


Job Summary:

Performs moderately complex plant operations and maintenance of equipment. Work involves operating and maintaining essential equipment, troubleshooting issues, taking wastewater samples and tests, ensuring the cleanliness and organization of the building and grounds at the Wastewater Plant. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.

a. Oversee day-to-day management, oversight, process control and operation of municipal wastewater treatment plants.

b. Ensure the good working condition and general appearance of the system's facilities and equipment.

c. Performs related work and reports as assigned.

Conditions of Employment:

  1. Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.
  2. Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.
  3. Must have a current valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.
  4. Preferred Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
  5. Achieve TCEQ Class "D" Wastewater Operator's License within first (1) year of employment.
  6. Achieve TCEQ Class "C" Wastewater Operator's License within three (3) years of employment.
  7. Achieve TCEQ Class "B" Wastewater Operator's License within five (5) years of employment.

Required Education:

High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalency.

Education Preference:

Community college, vocational business, technical, or correspondence school certificates are likely sources.

Educational Substitute:

Not Applicable

Required Work Experience:

No Experience required.

Experience Preference:

One (1) year of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Maintenance and repairs.

Supervisory Experience Requirement:

Not Applicable

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

a. Requires a working knowledge of wastewater treatment operations, lab operations, wastewater sampling and recoding of results.

b. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.

c. Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information.

d. Performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired results. There is some opportunity for discretion when selecting among a few, easily identifiable choices.

e. Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

f. Intermediate computer skills in database management, and record keeping, and in SCADA software systems.

g. Ability to read and interpret gauges and keep accurate records.

Equipment Materials:

General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

  • Personal computer
  • Copier/Fax Machine/Printer/Scanner
  • Pumps/Gauges/Generators
  • SCADA system
  • Dump Truck/City Vehicle
  • Lab/Protective Clothing/Safety Equipment

Work Conditions:

Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk.

Physical Demands:

The job has some significant exposure to hazards and physical demands are moderate. Duties involve considerable bending, lifting, and carrying or walking with little chance for variety, and/or using force equal to lifting 25-50 pounds.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; use math and mathematical reasoning; perform detailed work, multiple tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff and the public.

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