Backhoe Operator (4 positions available)

Status: Full Time (40 hrs per week)
Reports to: Corporate Office (Edinburg, TX)

Corporate Office Location

Construction Department

420 S. Doolittle Road

Edinburg, TX 78542

Description of Duties

Responsible for safely and skillfully operating a backhoe and other heavy equipment. Maintains heavy machinery / equipment by performing simple preventive maintenance and repair tasks as needed (replacing parts, lubricating equipment, etc.). Assesses digging areas prior to beginning work to ensure that areas have been properly marked prior to digging. Will construct and repair structural woodwork and equipment on current water and waste water projects or new construction. Assists in building and making repairs as directed by management, and assists in training other employees in equipment operation. Conducts probes in water, dirt, and mud in order to locate water lines for meter installation and repair of water lines. Responsible for the general cleaning of assigned vehicles and equipment, as well as the repair and maintenance of any equipment used at the job site. Will replace damaged pipes and other items as needed and as instructed by management. Participates in job specific training, and other various required corporate training programs; Complies with federal and state regulations and all established corporate policies and procedures. Other duties as may be assigned.

Job Requirements

A self-starting individual who possesses a high school diploma or G.E.D. and up to three months of related experience. Must be able to read, write, and follow written instructions. Must possess a current Texas Driver License, a Class “A” Commercial Driver License (CDL), and must be insurable by the Corporation’s insurance underwriter. Will be expected to take and remain current with the following schools: Utility Safety, Unit I Basic Water, Unit 5 Distribution, and Waste Water I. Must have good communications skills, in order to effectively present information to employees and management of the Corporation. Must be fluent in English (written and verbal). Basic mathematics skills are required (addition and subtraction of two digit numbers / multiplication and division by tens and hundreds) when calculating for monetary purposes or weight measurement. Must possess good judgment as well as exercise discretion in the performance of daily duties. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during the workweek and must be on call 24 hours a day. Position requires the ability to work submerged in water and mud as needed in order to repair or install pipe and install or find water meters. Position requires the ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and balance. Must have the ability to frequently lift and/or move items up to 100 pounds. Vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level associated with this position is generally loud.


One year prior work experience. It is preferred that the employee have or attain their Waste Water License and a Class D Water License from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) within twelve months of employment.


Offers of employment will be conditioned upon successful completion of pre-employment screening tests; including (but not limited to) a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen. Failure to submit a completed application may cause employment ineligibility.

To apply for any of our current job opportunities, please complete the Application for Employment as found below submit it to our Human Resources Department via email to  Applications may also be submitted in person or via postal mail to our Corporate Office at 420 S. Doolittle Rd, Edinburg, TX  78542.  Walk-ins are always welcome!  Feel free to stop by our office to visit with our HR Team about the current opportunities available and/or to drop off an Application for Employment.

If you have any questions about any of our open positions, please feel free to contact our Human Resources Department at (956) 383-1618 or via email at  We look forward to visiting with you about the opportunities that await you here at North Alamo Water Supply Corporation!

NAWSC Application for Employment

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  North Alamo Water Supply Corporation (NAWSC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NAWSC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  NAWSC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of NAWSC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.