Treatment Plant Operator IV- Wastewater Treatment

Water Treatment, 209 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #144
Friday, May 19, 2023


Under general direction of the Division Manager of Wastewater Treatment Division to perform a variety of technical and supervisory work involved in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater treatment plant.


Exercises technical and functional supervision over lower level staff.


Direct other treatment plant personnel on an assigned shift; may assign and review work; train personnel; and assist with problem solving as necessary.

Oversee plant operating efficiency; maintain records; prepare reports regarding the operation of the plant and quality of the plant product; suggest methods of improving plant efficiency.

Troubleshoot and arrange for resolution of maintenance or operation problems.

Supervise and assist with conducting chemical and bacteriological analysis of treatment plant products using quality control data analysis data of plant products.

Make required adjustments based on the analysis of information from meter readings, gauges and other control/measuring devices.

Maintain effective communication and working relationships with employees, governmental officials, and the general public.

Perform process control laboratory analysis.

Maintain and enter process control as well as other data into the appropriate computer systems.                                                                                                                           

Oversee training practices and procedures of all new employees.

Must be available after hours for emergency responses.


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of: 

Methods, materials, practices, equipment, and facilities involved in a Wastewater treatment plant.

Applicable State and Federal regulations.

Workplace occupational hazards and standard safety precautions.

Safe driving principles and practices.

Skill to:

Use and maintain a variety of tools and equipment used in a Wastewater treatment plant and repair activities.

Operate basic computer equipment.

Safely operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to:

Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

Plan and supervise the work of lower level personnel engaged in treatment, maintenance and repair activities.

Perform laboratory process control testing.

Perform required computer operations in conjunction with position specific requirements.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Six (6) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater treatment plant is required.


A high school diploma or a GED is required.

A Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued “A” Wastewater License as well as all TCEQ required training, courses, and years of experience is required.

License or Certificate:       

A valid TCEQ “A” Wastewater Operator License is required.

A valid Texas driver’s license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days, or a military waiver is required.

Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, and climb.

With or without accommodation, ability to lift and transport up to 75 pounds.

Ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including supplied air respirators (SCBA) masks and other related Safety equipment.

Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, confined work spaces, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.

Ability to travel to different work sites.

Ability to work various shifts.

Ability to work on call work rotation.


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $51,311.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $62,154.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Water Treatment, 209 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America