Operator II

  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #697

Operational Technical Services (OTS) is one of the fastest growing private water and wastewater utility staffing providers in the country. We provide certified water treatment, distribution, wastewater treatment, collections, engineering, laboratory, water quality, maintenance, and training professionals to municipalities, special districts, and private utilities throughout the country. OTS offers temporary, temp to hire, direct hire and emergency on-call opportunities including great benefits.


SCHEDULE: Rotating every 12 weeks – Days and Nights 

SALARY: $28.00 to $33.00 per hour 


Operators at level 2 (or higher) perform operational tasks involved in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant, equipment and processes. This level of position is subject to call back, overtime, weekend, and holiday emergency call-outs and on call duty.



  • Performing 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.

  • Participating 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.

  • Prioritizing 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.

  • Recognizing the need and making treatment and operational changes to the processes to meet water quality standards.

  • Adjusting process equipment to allow for maintenance activities. 

  • Performing preventative maintenance on various pieces of equipment and reporting problems. Performing minor plumbing repairs and basic mechanical or electrical troubleshooting. Making equipment adjustments, lubrications, minor repairs and reporting equipment problems.

  • May assist with preventative maintenance tasks including assisting maintenance staff with repairs of related equipment.

  • Operating, monitoring and adjusting, as necessary, all related plant process equipment, including chemical pumps. Calculating chemical feed rates and change pump settings as needed. Monitoring SCADA systems.

  • Operating the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system, which monitors and controls the Wastewater Treatment Plant and related processes and functions.

  • Assisting in the safe unloading and storage of chemicals. Operation of heavy equipment (e.g. forklift, backhoe, front loader).

  • Assisting in training new operators.



As the successful candidate you must:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Texas driver’s license with good driving record.

  • Obtain Wastewater class D certification from TCEQ within 2 years.

    • candidates not possessing certification will be placed at an entry level Operator until they have achieved this certification.

  • Obtain Hazwoper 24 hr. certification within 6 months.

  • Be able to pass respirator fit test within 6 months.

  • Complete all OSHA/safety training as required.


Operational Technical Services, (OTS), is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colors, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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