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Water Plant Operator

BENBROOK, TX Full-time
Posted on November 24, 2019

Water Plant Operator


SUMMARY:  Under basic supervision, performs semi-skilled work in the operation of the Benbrook Water Authority (BWA) water treatment plants.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.


  • Assists in operating and monitoring the operation of BWA facilities and equipment; performs work in accordance with all quality standards, safety regulations, and procedures; observes and monitors equipment and SCADA process control system; collects and tests samples, and cleans filters; checks equipment and meters to verify proper operating conditions; recognizes abnormally operating equipment; maintains records of services performed; notifies supervisors of problems beyond the scope of authority.
  • Supports the relationship between Benbrook Water Authority and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and BWA staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and BWA information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • This is a full-time position of a minimum 40 hour week. Required to report for work punctually, work all scheduled hours, and any required overtime as deemed necessary.





  • BWA policies and procedures.
  • State and Federal laws and regulations governing water plant operations; including Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) standards.
  • OSHA safety rules and regulations, and safety standards in utility plant environments.


Skill in:

  • Reading and interpreting gauges and recording devices.
  • Closely following verbal and written instructions and procedures, and safe work practices.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.



High School diploma or GED equivalent; AND two years’ experience with water utility programs; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Class C Water Operator license from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is required; according to the needs of the BWA, additional training and certifications may be required.



Work is performed indoors at BWA facilities; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous equipment; ability to lift and carry 80 pounds unassisted; ability to work varying shifts; ability to climb, stoop, kneel and crouch.

The Benbrook Water Authority is accepting applications for a Water Plant Operator.

High School diploma or GED required. C Surface Water Certificate from TCEQ required. Must have a valid Texas driver license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Benbrook Water Authority’s vehicle insurance policy.

Shift work required.

Salary range $38,127 to $57,190.

Applications are available online at or at the BWA office located at 1121 Mercedes Street, Benbrook, Texas, 76126.

Resumes without applications will not be considered.