Operator I - Water Utility
SouthWest Water Texas

Job Info


The Operator I performs routine checks of water or wastewater treatment facilities; responsible for compliance with TCEQ rules or NPDES permit. The Operator I will assist in preventive and corrective maintenance and sometimes investigate customer issues.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Performs routine checks of the facilities; responsible for compliance with TCEQ or NPDES permit.
  • Must be familiar with industry standard analyses such as but not limited to:
  • Chlorine residual
  • pH
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Turbidity
  • Total Suspended Solids
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Settleability
  • Alkalinity
  • Hardness
  • Free ammonia
    • Must be also be able to do the following:
    • Inspect distribution or collections system for leaks
    • Perform routine distribution system flushing
    • Recognize lift station alarms
    • Interpret circular charts
    • Change charts
    • Perform standard maintenance tasks
    • Backwash filters
      • When on duty or on call: reports water leaks, sewer backups, and any other maintenance issues to the maintenance supervisor.


Education : High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)

Experience : One to two years related experience

TCEQ License: Grade C or higher

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite.

Other Requirements

Requires interaction and cooperation to coordinate work, resolve problems and obtain information. Requires application of a variety of procedures and guidelines and the adaptation of standard methods to differing situations. Job may require occasional irregular hours, shift work, working weekends, being on call.

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