Water/Wastewater Operator/Apprentice
City of Killeen, TX - Killeen, TX

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Under supervision, monitors and controls water pump stations, water storage facilities and water distribution system; monitors and controls sewer lift stations and wastewater collection system. Performs semi-skilled mechanical maintenance; operate computer based control system. Complete daily and monthly reports, written and computer generated.

Essential Duties:

Inspect, maintain and repair failures in the water distribution system, wastewater collection system.

Make and/or inspects water taps (long/short) and wastewater taps.

Accurately performs line locates of water & wastewater mains and apparatuses under the rules of the Texas One Call Law for contractors, citizens and City Departments.

Interprets maps and drawings.

Performs physical inspection; monitors through computerized systems; the pump stations and chlorination systems; lift stations and water storage facilities.

Prepares daily and monthly operational reports, written and/or computer generated using Microsoft Software or SCADA system.

Performs or assists in performing chlorinator, pump and motor maintenance and repair.

Maintains facilities including cleaning, painting, and grounds maintenance.

Performs meter installation and repair, disassembling, cleaning, repairing, replacing and testing of defective or worn water meters including residential, commercial and fire hydrant meters.

Collects chlorine residual samples.

Works in confined spaces and trenches using proper safety equipment and procedures. Operates electronic gas detection equipment and maintains air packs for emergency use.

Inspect physical security safeguards.

Loads, hauls and unloads various equipment, materials, and supplies.

Operates, inspects and maintains various hand, power, and hydraulic tools and equipment, including welders.

Respond to customer service complaints.

Serves on stand-by shifts and may be required to work overtime.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or equivalent.


Must obtain a Class I Wastewater or Class D Water License within one year from date of hire.

Must have a valid Texas Class A or B CDL within one year from date of hire; Haz-Mat Endorsement to Texas drivers license preferred.

Supplemental Information:


Various motorized vehicles and equipment including dump truck, pickup truck (w/trailer), utility truck, sewer jet truck, rodder trucks, forklift, skid-steer loaders, mowers; backhoes, front-end loaders, ditcher, various power tools, tamper/compactors, lawn maintenance equipment/tools, cut-off saws, chain saws, jackhammers and tapping machines; various common hand tools, shovels, wrenches; safety equipment such as gas detectors, personal retrieval system, blower, chlorine residual test kits, air packs (SCBA), trench shoring and trench boxes, back support belts; two-way radio; telephone; personal computer; fax machine; duplicating equipment.