City of Edinburg
  • 02-May-2023 to 06-Jun-2023 (CST)
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant -Dept #6200
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • 15.30
  • 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.

Wastewater Plant Operator I

City of Edinburg in Edinburg, TX is actively seeking a dedicated Wastewater Plant Operator I to perform moderately complex plant operations and maintenance of equipment. Are you seeking engaging work? Do you wish to advance your career as a Wastewater Plant Operator I? Does working for a rapidly growing city sound appealing to you? If so, please continue reading!

The Wastewater Plant Operator I position earns competitive pay of $ 15.30/hr. We provide great benefits and perks, including paid holidays, paid time off (PTO), life & ADD insurance, a retirement plan with a 7% employee contribution and a city match of 2 to 1, 100%-paid medical and 100%-paid dental with optional dependent coverage, workers compensation, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Additionally, we offer our employees an employee assistance program (EAP), a healthy lifestyle program, and access to Active Edinburg fitness centers. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, apply to join our team today!


Edinburg is the fastest growing city in the Rio Grande Valley, with a 23% growth rate since 2010, and is among the top five fastest-growing cities in the state. It has been recognized as an all-American city three times by the National Civic League, placing it among a handful of outstanding communities in the nation. Our wonderful city has exceptional entertainment, arts & culture, recreation, and education, which makes it a great place to work.

Our employees share our dedication to the city, which is why we like to show them our appreciation for their commitment. We do this by providing competitive compensation, exceptional PTO opportunities, and other great benefits to help them lead healthy, productive lives. We care about people, and that includes both our residents and employees!


As a Wastewater Plant Operator I, you spend your day 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. You are constantly on your toes and ready for any new and unexpected challenges that may arise in the city. When you are not out in the city, you generally participate in aiding knowledge of wastewater treatment operations, lab operations, wastewater sampling and recoding of results. You enjoy being helpful and have no problem providing assistance and support to other divisions within the department as needed. The city needs someone like you!


  • High school diploma, GED or equivalency
    • Community college, vocational business, technical, or correspondence school certificates are likely sources.
  • No experience required
  • Must have a current valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
    • Preferred Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
  • Achieve TCEQ Class "D" Wastewater Collection License within (1) first year of employment.
  • Achieve TCEQ Class "C" Wastewater Collection License within (3) three years of employment.
  • Achieve TCEQ Class "B" Wastewater Collection License within (5) five years of employment.

Are you someone who prefers hands-on work? Do you have excellent knowledge of sanitary sewer collection system infrastructure? Are you proficient in power tools? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Is dependability one of your strengths? If yes, you might just be perfect for this Wastewater Plant Operator I job!


If you feel that you have the right skills in wastewater plant systems to succeed as our Wastewater Plant Operator I, apply now using our mobile-friendly application.

Location: 78541

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