City of Edinburg
  • 16-Jan-2023 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant -Dept #6200
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • 13.77 per hour
  • 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:

Lift Station Operator



Reports to:


FLSA Classification:


Safety Sensitive Type:

Safety Sensitive

Effective Date:


Job Summary:

Performs complex work in the operation, construction, and maintenance of grounds, pumps, motors, instruments, and Lift Station equipment. Work involves coordinating the maintenance, operation, and repairs of equipment. 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. Inspect, maintain and repair the City's Sanitary Sewer Lift Stations equipment.

b. Operate and inspect lift stations wet wells and dry wells daily for proper operation.

c. May preform repairs or replace lift station pumps, motors, and valves.

d. Conduct routine maintenance of lift stations mechanical equipment such as re-packing pumps, replacing worn or damaged motor belts, and unstopping clogged pumps.

e. Take readings from meter gauges, ensuring Lift Station is kept clean and orderly.

f. Control construction related equipment such as pressurized sewer cleaners, portable generators, (gasoline & diesel), water pumps, air compressors, pipe cutters (manual & hydraulic), and fitting equipment.

g. Performs related work and reports as assigned.

Conditions of Employment:

a. Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.

b. Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.

c. Must have a current valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.

d. Preferred TCEQ Class "B" Wastewater Operator's License or higher.

e. Achieve TCEQ Class "D" Wastewater Operator's License or Wastewater Collection Class I within first (1) year of employment.

f. Achieve TCEQ Class "C" Wastewater Operator's License or Wastewater Collection Class II within three (3) years of employment.

g. Achieve TCEQ Class "B" Wastewater Operator's License or Wastewater Collection Class III 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 working in such related fields.

Supervisory Experience Requirement:

Not Applicable

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

a. Requires a working knowledge of wastewater collection and maintenance.

b. Respond promptly to emergency call-outs.

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

d. Basic computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.

e. Mechanical aptitude to troubleshooting and repair lift station equipment.

f. Requires some knowledge of lift station operation maintenance repair and record keeping procedures.

Equipment Materials:

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

· Personal computer

· Copier/Fax Machine/ Printer/Scanner

· 10-key Calculator

· Hand Tools

· Power/Safety/Protective Equipment

· 2-Way Radio/Pager

· City Vehicle

Work Conditions:

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

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 deadlines and concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff and the public.

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