Water Plant Operator

Austin, TX

Job status
Full time
Job description
Water District 17 (WCID 17) is a retail non-profit public utility that has been providing quality water and wastewater service to customers in the Lake Travis area for over 55 years.

We are now hiring a Water Plant Operator.

Salary for this position is dependent on qualifications–excellent company benefits include:
• Health, Dental, Vision/Hearing Care and AFLAC plans
• Paid Personal Time
• Paid Holidays
• Paid Sick Time
• Paid Vacation
• Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
• Company vehicle and uniforms
• Employer Match Retirement Account

In this position you will operate and maintain the water treatment facility, by performing tests on pumps, motors, and water; maintaining logs; and performing preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment.

You will report to the Supervisor of Water Operations. This is a non-supervisory position. However, you may provide direction to the Water Treatment Operator Trainee.
Education requirements
• High school diploma or equivalent or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, or abilities.
Experience requirements
• At least 2 years of experience in water treatment operations.
• Class C Surface Water Certification from the TCEQ.
• Texas driver's license.
• Must be able to be on call and respond to emergency situations.
• Must have knowledge of methods, practices, and equipment used in water treatment facilities; plumbing; minor electrical repair; basic chemistry; pumps and motors; water chemical analyzing equipment; city, state and federal water treatment specifications and regulations; and laboratory testing and procedures.
• Operate and maintain the water treatment facilities as required by state and federal guidelines.
• Perform periodic tests on water treatment facility pumps, motors, and water, and take appropriate reading of gauges and meters.
• Record plant telemetry information from satellite pumping stations and maintain records of water treatment facility operations.
• Perform routine inspections of water treatment facilities, monitor pumps, tanks, chemicals, and filters, visually and with computer system, and adjust equipment and chemicals to maintain specified operating conditions.
• Perform various chemical analyses, including pH, alkalinity, chlorine, turbidity, fluorides, and hardness tests, and ensure proper calibration of measuring equipment.
• Calculate various daily, weekly, and monthly chemical usage and water statistics and records data on logs and charges.
• Ensure cleanliness of water facilities and clean equipment as necessary.
• Perform corrective and preventive maintenance of water treatment equipment.
• Perform minor welding when necessary.
• Assist in preparing reports to state and federal regulatory agencies as required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
• Must learn and comply with state and federal regulations applicable to water treatment facilities.
• Must be able to perform simple mathematical calculations.
• Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication.
• Must be able to tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions, and maintain appropriate necessary certifications.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.