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Wastewater Plant Operator

Company: Brazos River Authority
Location: Temple
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


Wastewater Plant Operator

Wastewater Plants - Temple/Belton and Doshier Farm

(may report to either plant)

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The purpose of this position is to safely operate and maintain wastewater treatment plants, lift stations; ensure compliance with permits; regulate process controls; and maintain plant efficiency. This is accomplished by collecting samples; performing analysis on wastewater samples for process monitoring and reportable analysis; monitoring the operation of the plant and or lift stations; adjusting plant valves, flows, and return rates; adjusting chemical dosages as needed; running various analytical tests; calibrating and maintaining lab and equipment; operating the sludge press and conventional areas of the plant; entering data from lab analysis; and possibly conducting local laboratory testing. Other responsibilities include assisting with training and mentoring less experienced operators; working within budget guidelines; performing general and preventative plant maintenance; ensuring discharged water is good quality; ordering supplies and chemicals for treatment; properly maintaining buildings and grounds; maintaining and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment; and any other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of methods, practices, and equipment used in all sections of wastewater treatment systems including activated sludge wastewater process, solids treatment, collection system operations and energy recovery; materials, methods, and techniques used in construction, maintenance, and electrical repairs; vehicle maintenance and repair; and welding and pipe fitting; methods, practices, and equipment used in a wastewater laboratory; state and federal regulations regarding wastewater treatment; and basic knowledge of chemistry; and safety procedures and first aid training.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:. High school graduation, or its equivalent, and five years of experience in wastewater treatment system operations; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

POSTING DATE: September 22, 2022 Open until filled.

WORK SCHEDULE: This position will require some rotating 24-hour on-call duty for emergency calls.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Current Texas driver's license and a good driving record are required. A Class B Wastewater License is preferred.


$19.63 to $25.03 per hour Plant Operator Class C or D Wastewater License

$22.52 to $28.71 per hour Sr. Plant Operator Class B Wastewater License

$24.19 to $30.84 per hour Lead Plant Operator Class A Wastewater License

Each of these positions is non-exempt.

BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, 457/401, Life Insurance, LTD, Wellness Programs, Tuition Reimbursement

BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY, EOE: The BRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 and exists to develop, manage and protect the water resources of the Brazos River Basin. Today, BRA's staff develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs. The BRA is looking for dedicated individuals who are team and customer-focused, perform their jobs ethically and with integrity, are adaptable and embrace diversity, seek innovative and creative ways to conduct business, have a desire to grow with a great organization, and are committed to the mission and goals of the BRA.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All applicants, including current employees, must submit an on-line Application for Employment Form to the BRA by way of the Brazos River Authority Web site at www.brazos.org/Careers.

Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply

The Brazos River Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Brazos River Authority, Temple , Wastewater Plant Operator, Professions , Temple, Texas

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