City of Pflugerville
  • Public Works
  • Pflugerville, TX, USA
  • $15.08 - $19.84 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The Water Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for operations of the water plant and wells in order to ensure that residents have potable water in accordance with federal, state and municipal regulatory, policies and standards. 


With minimum direct supervision, work alone or with other members of the treatment crew in performing required daily tasks. Interfaces with other Utility Department personnel, City administrators, other City departments and the general public.


  1. Maintain plant records, both operational and regulatory
  2. Collect and perform the required operational laboratory tests.
  3. Performs daily checks of the Water Treatment Plant and well sites
  4. Performs daily reads on various meters
  5. Inspects, operates and performs routine maintenance on Water Treatment Plant and Well facilities and grounds
  6. Receives chemical shipments and maintain an inventory of treatment chemicals
  7. Performs control room duties; Monitor water distribution and pump system using a computerized SCADA system
  8. Performs daily check of wastewater treatment during off hour
  9. Assist line maintenance with emergency repair
  10. Maintain plant cleanliness
  11. Other duties as assigned.   


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of general laboratory equipment, metering pumps and instrumentation
  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Basic computer and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


Education/Experience/Certification Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Class D Water License must be obtained within 6 months of employment
  • Must obtain Class C Surface Water Treatment within 2 years of employment
  • Valid Class C Texas Driver's License

Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to safely operate machinery and vehicles.
  • Ability to remove and repair mechanical components of the treatment plant.
  • Ability to rake, shovel and clean

Working Conditions

  • Ability to work outdoors and under extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to work on-call and to respond to emergencies beyond the normal 40-hour work week.
  • Will work around hazardous chemicals; must possess knowledge of the various chemicals found in the treatment plant.
  • Will work around loud machinery noise; must protect from hearing loss associated with this hazard.


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