Operator II (Blue Sky Water Reclamation Facility) – Taylor, TX

Operator II (Blue Sky Water Reclamation Facility)


Taylor, TX


Operator II (Blue Sky Water Reclamation Facility)

Job ID: 12717

Taylor,  Texas,  United StatesPO Box 402Posted:  July 15, 2022

Permanent Full Time40 Hours per WeekCloses:  March 31, 2023

Department Description

6T EPCOR Services Inc.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, EPCOR USA's wholly owned subsidiaries build, own and operate water, wastewater and natural gas facilities and infrastructure in the southwestern United States. EPCOR USA provides water, wastewater, wholesale water and natural gas services to approximately 780,000 people across 42 communities and 18 counties in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. If you're looking for new opportunities, people who care and work that matters, apply today at epcor.com/careers.


Operator II (Blue Sky Water Reclamation Facility)

Highlights of the job

Weare hiring a Full timeOperator IIposition working at our Taylor, Texas industrial water site.


This position performs operational tasks involved in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant, equipment and processes. This position is subject to call back, overtime, weekend, and holiday emergency call-outs and on call duty.


What you’d be responsible for

  • Performs work involving the operations, maintenance, and control of various wastewater Treatment processes; analyzing chemical processes, canvassing the process and performing various functions in process controls.
  • Participate in the operation, maintenance, control, and repair of all related plant process equipment including; pumps, motors, chemical feeds, and basic laboratory instruments to ensure treated wastewater meets Local, County, State and EPA quality standards. Collects various samples for process and compliance testing.
  • Prioritizes activities between the different treatment facilities and systems, including the operation of valves, gates, pumps and machinery manually, locally in automatic mode or remote via computerized control strategy.
  • Recognizes the need and makes treatment and operational changes to the processes to meet water quality standards.
  • Adjust process equipment to allow for maintenance activities. 
  • Performs preventative maintenance on various pieces of equipment and report problems. Perform minor plumbing repairs and basic mechanical or electrical troubleshooting. Make equipment adjustments, lubrications, minor repairs and report equipment problems.
  • May assist with preventative maintenance tasks including assisting maintenance staff with repairs of related equipment.
  • Operate, monitor and adjust, as necessary, all related plant process equipment, including chemical pumps. Calculate chemical feed rates and change pump settings as needed. Monitor SCADA systems.
  • Operate the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system, which monitors and controls the Wastewater Treatment Plant and related processes and functions.
  • Assist in the safe unloading and storage of chemicals. Operation of heavy equipment (e.g. forklift, backhoe, front loader).
  • Perform housekeeping duties, in order to keep all facilities clean and neat, as you may occasionally conduct tours of treatment plant, pumping, and storage facilities.
  • Assist in training new operators.
  • Data entry
  • Perform other duties as required.

What’s required to be successful

  • All candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Texas driver’s license with good driving record
  • Knowledge and experience in laboratory practices required to properly evaluate treatment processes, such as BOD, DO, pH, jar test, CL2 residual, turbidity, COD, color, hardness, TSS, TDS, fecal coliforms and total coliforms.
  • Knowledge and experience in chemical, physical and biological processes used in wastewater treatment processes, such as coagulation, flocculation, settling, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection and activated sludge.
  • Knowledge and experience in basic operation practices and principles of advanced water treatment processes, such as microfiltration and reverse osmosis.
  • Experience in simple mechanical and electrical trouble shooting.
  • Perform all routine operator functions.
  • Operate and manage sludge presses and centrifuges
  • Determine processing requirements; sample the influent and effluent at various stages of processing and identify problems and ensure proper and efficient operation of the treatment plant.
  • Prepare simple spreadsheets and word documents using various software programs.
  • Proficiently perform computerized word processing, summarizing and writing/editing.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously, and use good judgment to prioritize schedule and work tasks to complete work within specified time periods and deadlines.
  • Make mathematical calculations and draw logical conclusions, using thoughtful and thorough analysis.
  • Listen, communicate and work effectively and courteously with a diverse group of people. Establish and maintain effective and courteous working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, contractors and the general public.
  • Attend or conduct various meetings as needed or directed.
  • Able to give some direction and train Operator I’s
  • Experience in the operations, methods, practices, techniques and servicing requirements of wastewater treatment and pumping facilities, and wastewater collection facilities. How to perform standardized wastewater laboratory analyses.
  • Knowledge of the safety practices in the operation of electrical and mechanical equipment used in wastewater facilities, and OSHA guidelines related to large treatment facilities.
  • Be able to perform accurate arithmetic computations, standardized wastewater laboratory analyses, read and interpret meters, charts, gauges and recording devices. 


The selected candidate must:


  • Have and maintain Wastewater class D certification from TCEQ
  • Obtain Hazwoper 40 hr certification within 6 months
  • Be able to pass respirator fit test within 6 months
  • Complete all OSHA/safety training as required.



As an EPCOR employee, you will enjoy a variety of benefits such as a competitive salary, an incentive award program, an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision and other insurance coverage, retirement plan with substantial company contribution, generous time-off schedules, training opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and certification support. We’ve been voted as a Best Places to Work employer and we value the safety of each of our team members through our robust safety training and celebration of safety milestones.


Headquartered in Phoenix, EPCOR USA owns, operates and builds water, wastewater and natural gas infrastructure and is among the largest private water utilities in the Southwest. EPCOR USA is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. We invest in and look after our communities and the environment. We’re proud of the work we do and the people we hire to do it.


Please note the following information:


  • A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in the United States.
  • If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, driving, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required.
  • To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-employment drug testing will be required.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

On Team EPCOR, we believe in building an engaging, inclusive and diverse work culture that inspires creative thinking, innovation and adds value to our communities. Our organization is a place where everyone is welcome, and where you can bring your whole self to work.

When you join our team, you’ll find a workplace where all opinions, beliefs and lifestyles matter. We encourage you to apply and are happy to provide reasonable accommodation during the selection process to meet your needs.

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