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Performs mid-level routine work. Work involves maintaining and operating the City’s wastewater treatment plant system in a safe, effective and efficient manner, using technical expertise, practices and servicing required for plant equipment, lift stations, laboratory techniques and safety procedures. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of independent judgement. Operator must be able to be scheduled for “on-call” rotation. 

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work schedule is Monday – Thursday, 6:30 am to 4:00 pm and Friday, 6:30 am to 10:30 am. Work schedule is subject to change.
  • Conducts routine tests and instrument readings at regular intervals, record data.
  • Coordinates the testing and start-up of new process units, control systems or equipment.
  • Calibrates and monitors plant equipment daily, record data.
  • Cleans and maintains filters, blowers, pumps and other mechanical equipment.
  • Cleans and maintains other related plant facilities and grounds.
  • Collects samples for analysis, record data.       
  • Performs calculations and prepares written reports.
  • Inspects, troubleshoots, maintains and repairs equipment and systems and coordinates work with engineers, contractors, and other crafts.
  • Evaluates the operation, maintenance and repair of the plant, makes changes in flows and processes, and/or reports potential or actual problems with recommended solutions and other appropriate actions.
  • Subject to after-hours call out for emergency situations including on call rotation and special events. Subject to working shifts, weekends, holidays, overtime, and standby.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate or its equivalent. 
  • Minimum of two years work experience in wastewater treatment profession or technical training.


Required Certificates and Licenses:

  • TCEQ Class “C” Wastewater Treatment License.
  • Valid Driver’s License. (Approximately 10% driving time in a company vehicle.)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • Three or more years experience in wastewater treatment profession.
  • Valid Texas Class B CDL or the ability to obtain within 6 months of the hire date. 
  • TCEQ “C” Water Distribution License.
  • Basic first aid certificate or the ability to obtain one within 9 months of the hire date. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to operate construction equipment such as backhoe, chainsaw, shovel, two-way radio, cell phone, computer, measuring devices, meters (pH, Dissolved O2, Chlorine).  
  • Skill in wastewater treatment operations, regulatory requirements and effective management.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate licenses and certificates.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Skill in operating assigned equipment, tools, and vehicles safely.
  • Ability to handle dangerous chemicals and other hazardous substances in a safe manner.
  • Ability to work hours other than the regular daytime schedule such as shift work, on call, or emergency response situations.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to balance time pressures, emergency situations, irregular schedules with overtime, frequent change of tasks.
  • Skill and ability to analyze and prioritize multiple tasks using effective reasoning in a timely manner, analyze situations and adopt quick, effective reasonable courses of action.
  • Ability to write reports and perform complex mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to work safely. 
  • Must be able to wear city provided uniform and city issued personal protective equipment - Steel-toed leather boots, gloves, eye protection, head protection, safety vest, and ear protection.
  • Workers must be in compliance with safety procedures and usage of safety equipment.


Physical Demands & Additional Information

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and push, pull, drag up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Working Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works outdoors in extreme heat or cold temperature and during inclement weather; exposed to dust fumes and loud noises. Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.


Job offer and continuation of employment with the City of Leander is contingent upon:

  • Proof of education, certification(s) and experience as listed on the employment application based on the job posting requirements.
  • Satisfactory results from a pre-employment criminal history background and driving record check.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship. *
  • Compliance with the Selective Service Registration for male US citizens and immigrants, who are ages 18-25.


*The City of Leander participates in E-Verify! Information from each new employee’s Form I-9 will be provided to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to confirm work authorization. 


The City of Leander is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information in employment. 


Applicants should communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during the application process to our Human Resources Department at [email protected] or 512-528-2708. Deaf and hard of hearing applicants may contact our office via Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or 1-800-735- 2989 (TTY/TDD).


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